One of my first sights of Munich, apart from the airport of course. I was so happy when I reached Munich because there was sun! When I landed in London, it was gloomy and hazy and then it rained of all things! Rain and cold - where is the summer? So Munich was a breath of fresh air.
I love it when I rode the escalator from the station to the top and saw the Neues Rathaus in front me. What a sight. I don't care if people said that the place is too touristy or has too many people. I personally liked it very much. And people walking everywhere, resting and eating underneath the colourful shades. The plaza is named after the Mariensäule or St. Mary's column which you can see in the middle of this picture. This column was erected to commemorate the end of the Swedish occupation.
At each corner of the St Mary's column, there is a statue of a putto, created by Ferdinand Murmann which symbolizes the city's overcoming of war, pestilence, hunger and heresy.
And the famous Carillon is under repair unfortunately for me. Sort of marred the view a bit. I didn't stick around to see if the Glockenspiel or Carillon did their famous dance at the set hours.
I think I had been here like four times in the past 4 days that I was there! I had not much time to really see Munich; I was there mainly to see my friend and I had such a great time. Thanks so much Joyce! And of course Heiko, Marvin and Uncle. Big hug :)
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