It seems overnight, the entire city of Munich is filled with Tulips. In every platz, every city square, and in front of every public building – you find tulips. I’m not sure the rhyme or the reason, but it really brings the city to life and ensures everyone knows it’s time to break out of the winter hibernation. This particular scene is taken from what I believe is one of Munich’s more beautiful areas – Gartnerplatz. And the building in the background is the City Theatre, which has been used as an opera house since it was designed in 1865. Since that time, it has been Munich’s second opera house after the National Theatre, and in fact has stayed much truer to its calling of Opera. It’s one of Germany’s most active theatres with more than 200 performances each year.