Today was as about as bizarre weather as you would find anywhere. At points the snow was flying in sideways, and at others the Sun shined like a bright spring day. And finally, the two occurred at the same time. So as a preview of things to come, I thought you would like this glimpse of Spring. And without question, Spring in Munich is going to be a busy time – especially if it ever warms up. One of my recommendations is to visit the botanical gardens just as everything starts to bloom. You can easily walk from the gardens into Nymphenburg Palace. If you are looking for a little more interactive Spring activities, try the St. Patrick’s Day parade, which drinks its way down Leopoldstrasse and ends at Odeonsplatz this Sunday. It turns out, there are no shortage of drinking opportunities during the Spring in Munich. The Strong Beer festival takes place in mid-March. The festival started out when the Paulaner monks made very strong beer (described as “holy father oil”) to tide them over during Lenten fasts. In addition, the Spring Festival, which is described as a mini-Octoberfest without the tourists, takes place April 16-May 2 at the famous Theresienweise. Finally, if looking for cleaner more sober activities, check out the big market called Auer Dult, which takes place at Mariahilfplatz, which takes place April 25-May 3.