Monday, December 1, 2008

Home is Where the Heart is

Back in the heart of the city, for a bit of sunshine and the opening of the Christmas Market Season. Over the next few weeks, you can’t walk through downtown without tripping over a holiday market or two. Of course the center of the Munich Chriskindlmarkt is at Marienplatz, but I’m told that it is generally very expensive and only for the tourists. You can also find markets at Sendlingertor, the Chinese Tower in the English Garden, Wittesbacherplatz (the medieval market), Wienerplatz, and in Schwabing. Even the airport has a market this year. You can find information on all the markets here. I love this photo (thank you guest photographer) because it shows the heart of Munich with its beautiful colors at the Rathaus and the Frauenkirchen, but it also shows an overlay of centuries of history which make up Munich today.

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