Friday: Munich

We woke up in Ulm, packed up and checked out of the apartment, and drove to Munich just in time to see the glockenspiel chime for noon. Meg said watching the mechanical knights and dancers was better than tv.
It started raining, so we went to find some lunch and wait for the storm to pass. We first went to the Hofbrau house, but enough other people had thought of having lunch there that there seemed to be a wait, so we went across the street to the Augustiner house instead. Rob likes their beer better anyway.
We checked out a nearby church called the women’s cathedral, but I never quite got the story as to why. Amazing building though. We got some ice cream and strolled past the royal residence and some other impressive churches and monuments on our way to the University.
Meg spotted a beautiful fountain, which are her favorite sights. We stopped there while Rob told told the kids about Hans and Sophie Scholl and the White Rose resistance movement against Hitler’s activities during WWII. They we explored the monuments. The kids were impressed that Sophie Scholl was born the same year as Grandma Grand (Great Grandma Wolfe).
The kids liked the subway. We walked back to where we are staying through a cemetery and we were impressed by the gardens above each plot.
Later, Rob took the kids to the English Gardens to get some energy out while I took a nap. Meg got a fan today that she loves and goes everywhere and I will be surprised if it survives the week, much less the rest of the trip. But now we have plenty of pictures of it.
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