Our first stop on this trip was Munich, Germany. This is a wealthy city full of shops and historical locations. This city though large has a small town feel to it and none of the buildings are taller than their main church. We spent four days in this city.
After this sobering adventure we returned to the center of Munich and explored their market and main shopping street. Frustratingly though I did not have euros so I spent my time window shopping until I got hungry enough to find a bank and grab some money for food because a much larger percentage of shops than I was expecting did not take cards.
Though I have never been to much a fan of beer I figured since we were in a country known for their beer I should at least try some different types. At this stop I tried a non alcoholic beer. I can state with confidence that even though I still don't like beer the alcohol definitely helps. Once we left the beer gardens we rode on through the city and to Theatine Church of St. Cajetan and the monument made in the road as a replacement to a Nazi monument and then touched the lion faces across the way for a bit of luck before we headed back to our bus so that we could head off on another adventure around Munich.
On our fifth day we Left Munich and headed to Frankfurt. This three hour trip was taken up mostly by sleeping and eating so I was glad to get off the bus and move around once we reached the city. While there we actually stopped at a museum that was located in an unfinished building that was intended to be a gathering place for the Nazi movement. But with world war two they ran out of money as they allocated their resources elsewhere.
Prague is a beautiful lively city where the old is mixed in with the new, which you can tell just by looking at the skyline. Where skyscrapers are mixed with tall gothic roofs. We had much more free time in this city and took the chance to explore a much larger area. We climbed a tall Eiffel tower replica type building where we got to see the city from above. Went to see the castle square which was dominated by an old yet new gothic church. and went down to where the walls of the city used to stand and the remains of town hall which had been partially destroyed by bombing in world war two. we tried the food, tried the beer, learned I preferred schnapps to beer and immersed ourself in the local culture. Shopped from street vendors and watched the street performers in the city square.
At night we went to explore the city underground. It was too dark to take pictures, but we learned that the whole city at one point was about four meters lower. But the seasonal flooding of the city made them decide to fill in the city and level it off creating a network of the old first floors of buildings now located underground. The city has taken advantage of this by creating underground bars and restaurants to draw in customers looking for something that isn't so usual.
This is the most recent generation of Billy goat mascot on their brewery campus. Apparently he bites so we were not allowed to touch him but that didn't stop anyone from taking a million pictures, myself included.