Today is all about Munich. We have been to Munich once before, but it was simply to drop a car off and hop on a train. We spent no time in the city at all.
The draw to Munich on this trip (just like all the other chosen cities is the Christmas market). But we knew we couldn't spend seven hours walking around the market, so we scouted out other things to do.
I don't have a particular appreciation for art (despite loving to paint), but in the last few years, I have discovered impressionism art. I don't know what it is, but it just draws me in. So to Kevin's dismay, I now look for art museums on our travels that include impressionism period art. So for non artsy peeps, this is Monet, Degas, Manet, Van Gogh...
The best museum I've been to has been in Paris - rooms and rooms of impressionism. So beautiful.
The Munich museum unfortunately was under construction, so all the best pieces were loved to a neighboring museum - however after walking through, there were very few paintings from my favourites which was quite disappointing. This is the only one that really resonated with me... Manet depicting Monet painting on the river. Such an interesting perspective.
At this point we were starving, and a short 20 minute walk led us to the market. All the food. We found an interesting booth selling deep fried potato like pancakes served with apple sauce. Yes... Sounds weird. Yes... Tasted weird. Can't say we would eat it again, but was worth trying.
But then... Then we found the holy Grail booth. It was the famous Zwiebelfleisch. What is it you ask? I'm not entirely sure except it was the best food I've eaten on the trip to date. We think it was pork... So porkchop like on bread with grilled onions. So good. I could have eaten a second one.
A short wander through the market - I'm determined to bring something home from one of these. But I want something homemade and unique. I've goty eye on something in Innsbruck, but always on the lookout. We were also wondering through towards a little church I wanted to see.
Boy was it worth it... It's a Baroque style which means over the top and shiny. It's literally squeezed between two other buildings and if it wasn't labeled, you wouldn't really know it was so grand.
More market shopping while waiting for our train -- then back to Innsbruck. We discovered a second part of the Christmas Market last night and I had my eyes on dinner..
Based on the weather and train times, we've decided not to go to Salzburg tomorrow. We've spent time there already, and have already seen the big sites. It's not worth that train journey just for a Christmas market. So we are now headed to Bolzano Italy tomorrow. Weather shows sunny and almost 50 degrees (Sorry everyone outside of the US... I don't know what that translates to your money... Lol).
We expect beautiful views of the Dolomite Mountain range (Italian Alps) and lots of amazing food.
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