Munich is the capital of Bavaria, one of the most prosperous and pleasant cities in Germany and EU. I had a rather spontaneous trip and stayed in Munich for 3 days with a fellow forumer El_greco.
Besides Munich itself we did a 500km long trip around Alps (that included towns of Ettal and Oberammergau) and city of Innsbruck in Austria... hope noone will mind that I actually post photos from Austrian city in a thread about Germany (only a few though).
I will start with Munich first and then carry on with the rest just not to mess things up and keep it in order (as it always is in Germany )
First batches of photos may look a little boring and not that exciting but please keep in mind that I tried to cover all aspects of the urban life in Munich and that includes streets, pedestrians, cars, buses, U-Bahn/S-Bahn, views from Olympiaturm... and even more cars at BMW Welt... some views of Autobahns and regular roads (including traffic signs) will be included as well for those who are into this stuff... so please keep tuned because everything will be posted here in well over 200 photos
P.S. I am a car admirer so please forgive for a disproportionally large amount of Audis, BMWs and MBs in my photos
Before I start, my 2 cents of what impression of Munich and surrounding areas I have got. Munich is an incredibly pleasant and charming city which despite keeping its genuine traditional spirit is incredibly modern, efficient and adapted to the new days or urban development. I was especially impressed by the transportation system (both public transport and roads). I had that incredible feeling of "this is done right", "everything here looks better than elsewhere" or "this is how thing should be done"... the only other place where I had such a feeling was... Singapore. All in all Munich seems like a wonderful city most other cities can only look at with jealousness.
Historic skyline seen from the Bavarian Parliament building
A good quality lager (such as Warsteiner) is priced very reasonably and drinking in public doesn't seem to be "anti social" as it is considered in some countries. Which meant I had camera in one hand and bottle in another
The Bavarian Parliament
A typical view in the Altstadt (old town)
...and not so old
Many many more to come soon...
Sale ('Everything must go!')
Most taxi cars are Mercedes E Class