Magical München

After an early morning flight from Copenhagen, we arrived in Munich, but had four hours to kill before we were able to check into the hotel. We dropped off our bag and, in bleary-eyed wonder, took on Bavaria’s capital.

More coffee was a must.

Marienplatz, Munich’s “city center”.

We climbed thirteen flights of stairs like these to reach the top of Saint Peter’s church…

And were rewarded with a breathtaking view.

Walking through Viktualienmarkt, an open-air market near Marienplatz.

A stop at the iconic (and touristy) Hofbrauhaus, beer hall.

Hofbrauhaus biergarten

Dinner at  Schneider Weisses Brauhaus

Bavarian feast

Why, yes, you can buy Legos from a vending machine in Munich’s central train station.

We ended the night at the Augstiner Biergarten. A two-handed grip was essential for me.

Foreign travel is often a humbling experience–between the jetlag, language barriers, long hours of walking, and demands of way-finding–but today I experienced a sense peace within the chaos. Just let go of this false sense of reality that says everyone else knows what they’re doing but you. Look around, and I promise you’re not the only one.