Sunday, January 10, 2010

Skating in a Winter Wonderland

With more than a week of sub-zero temperatures, it seemed most of Munich flocked to the frozen lakes around the city. Here you can see the canal leading up to Nympenburg Palace, and the thousands of people playing games of Eisstockschiessen (or Ice Stock Sport - a sort of curling mixed with shuffleboard). We skated at the end of the canal today, and it was really fun, but at the same time crazy. I'm always so surprised when there is no order in Munich, but this was a good example - with really, really bad skaters playing hockey in the middle of the open skating surface and pucks whizzing by passing skaters. At any rate, I love this time of year in Munich, when you can skate on the frozen ponds with the palaces as your backdrop. Truly a unique Munich experience.

2 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

I just got to go ice-skating for the first time with our daughters just this afternoon! What a wonderful winter wonderland there and here!

mimika said...

Beautiful Muenchen, i'm jealous of the snow.
Here is springtime ,we haven't see the winter jet...