The 850 year Munich anniversary party continued today, with an absolutely packed Altstadt. There were places today, where you simply couldn’t move. They city came out in force, and as I understand it there were a few people coming in from out of town for the party. As the city planned to pass out 850 pieces of birthday cake on one side of Marienplatz, a mobile lumber yard was brought through the center of town. And what can be described only as “true Bavarian men” went to work on a tree trunk the size of a beer keg – taking breaks of course for a smoke of a pipe or a drink of a beer of course. The Frauenkirche and the Rathaus look on from the background with noted approval.