Around the world... (Munich)

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
- Saint Augustine

As I might have mentioned before, the hubby and I are planning to go to Europe later this year with a couple of great friends. And, as always, I am always looking forward to the adventure it will bring. All the new places we get to see and all the food we can taste. But, most of all, the experience of it all. 

One stop on this trip is Munich, Germany. It is the capital and the largest city in Bavaria, and the third largest city in Germany. It's native name, Munchen, means "by the monk's place," as since Benedictine monks founded the city. There is a lot of history in Munich, just like any other European country, and I am looking forward to seeing how today's Munich and medieval Munich intertwine. 

The plan is to attend Oktoberfest while in Munich. Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival that runs from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the famous events in Germany and is an important part of Bavarian culture. It is one of Germany's biggest tourist attraction and brings in about $1.4B to Munich's economy. It has been held since 1810 when Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Bavaria and the weeding was celebrated with a horse race. It was repeated the following year and from there on out, the tradition of Oktoberfest began. And during this time, many people from the world come to Munich to toast the town and share in the people's attitude of "live and let live."


Aside from going to Oktoberfest, Munich has a lot to offer. It has an interesting mix of historical building and impressive architecture. It also offers gardens, museums and many others. I can't wait to see what the city has to offer. If you have any ideas on what to do, where to go, what to eat, let me know.

This is the start of The Nomad Series, which chronicles our adventures...


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