A beautiful swan looks after its new flock or cygnini at the entry of the English Gardens. Only 100 meters from the surfing paradise (at least by Munich standards) of the Munich Eisbach, the US consulate, the Haus der Kunst, and the busy street of Prinzregentenstrasse begins the peaceful streams that run the length of the English Gardens. Over the past week the mood around Munich has really changed. It is a city transformed. All of as sudden, it’s not just the swans that are coming out of hibernation. It’s the Munich locals that are coming out of hibernation, and they are met with beautiful days and beautiful evenings where it’s light until past 8 pm. In only a dress shirt, I enjoyed a beer on the terrace tonight. That’s the way Munich is supposed to be, and we’ve missed it during the endless Winter.