Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Place in the Sun

OK, so we’ve had rain nearly every day for the past two weeks. But at the same time, we’ve had sun nearly every day for the past two weeks. This is Spring in Munich, and you can tell we are in seasonal transitions. But as you get ready for Summer, I think there are a tremendous amount of things to do outdoors around Munich. Here are some of my favorites, and a few suggestions from others. Bike, run, walk, sit, surf, skinny dip, sleep along the Isar. I hope you get the picture. Do anything (clothed or not) along the Isar. It’s great. Rollerblade around the Regatta near Schloss Schleissheim. Built for the 1972 Olympics, it’s 4.5 KM around and perfectly flat. Wander through the English Gardens and stop at EVERY beer garden you find. Bike through the Olympicpark, and explore all it has to offer. Try out one of the many outdoor pools, which are more like waterparks than anything else. Most people pay the cheap fee (usually around 3 euros), bring their lunch, and stay all day. For the hell of it, go test drive a BMW, and see how fast highway 9 turns to NO speed limit. OK. This is not outdoors, but find a convertible and call it good. Hang out at the endless cafes along Leopoldstrasse, and experience the heart of Schwabing. Wander between Nymphenburg and the Botanical Gardens. Like I said, there’s absolutely no shortage of things to do, so ensure you make the most of the part of day where the sun shines bright.

1 comment:

Babooshka said...

Couldn't agree with you more although I would swap my beer for a Jack Daniels. Absolutely beautiful image