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Munich in Photos

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Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Pete Heck

Before arriving in Munich, we expected one thing –Β  good beer – and we were indeed not disappointed. Having the good fortune to also be house-sitting for a friend, we were afforded a bit more time to look beyond the boozy goodness and see what else the famous city of the south had to offer.

The city’s motto is “MΓΌnchen mag Dich” which translates to “Munich likes you“. With a motto like that how can you feel nothing other than welcome!


Munich is considered a green city due to its extensive number of parks throughout. Walking through the Hofgarten and Englischer Garten you can see live music, have a coffee or beer, or just enjoy watching other people.

Munich Hofgarten
Munich Staatskanzlei State Chancellery
Munich Hofgarten Gazebo_800x533

Can you imagine – surfing in Munich? Not dismayed by their land-locked geography, the city houses the Eisbach which is a tiny man-made river, flowing through the Englischer Garten. In 1972 a standing man-made wave was created on one section and in 2010 surfing was officially allowed.

Surfing in Munich - Collage

A city with 9 different colleges and universities means that there are usually students hanging out studying or enjoying a weissbier wherever you may be.

Munich Just Hangin out_800x566

The national theater which was built in 1901 is an architectural masterpiece.

Munich National Theater_800x533

For the vehicle enthusiast, an afternoon at BMW Welt is a fun place to dream away and maybe take a test drive.

BMW Welt at Night

So, after learning a bit more about this small European city – Hey Munich, we like you too.

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  1. Love these photos of Munich! I was only there for a few hours years ago but you definitely showed me a side of the city I haven’t seen. However, with all these university kids maybe I should go back and experience the college aspect side of life in Munich! πŸ™‚

  2. I think it’s so cool that there is a surfing section on the river. I’m not a surfer, but would love to watch. Although I’ve now been to several cities in Germany, I haven’t made it to Munich yet. Soon, I hope.

  3. I was waiting for the disclaimer at the bottom…”We were compensated by BMW for this post in the form of a 2012 M3 CRT” but I couldn’t find it. It would certainly be well deserved…your pictures are gorgeous.

  4. Beautiful photos! Need to visit Munich one day. I’ve heard it was one of the best places to live in the world πŸ˜‰

  5. LOVE the Englisher Garten! I wasn’t too taken by Munich – it’s a nice city, but a little too bourgeois-boring for my taste.

  6. Haven’t been to Munich and I already love it! I like the fact that they overcame their geographical limitation and build themselves a river. Love those surfing photos. Who would think that they were taken in a landlocked city? Love all the other photos as well.

  7. Great photos, as usual! My wife in another lifetime lived in southern Germany. She keeps saying she will take me to Munich at some point – I am ready to go whenever she is!

    One thing I have to say, though – while German beer continues to have the best reputation, my experience is that Belgian beer is better by far. Even American craft beer may be nudging the US ahead of Germany for best beer in the world, imho.

  8. I only visited Munich for 4 days, but I LOVED it there. People were so friendly and interesting, the beer was great, it was very pedestrian friendly. My friend and I just spent our time walking around all day. I can’t wait to go back. Oh, and it’s where I first learned to really love beer.

  9. Stumbled across your blog recently, loving your posts and had to comment on this one. That building on the right in the first photo of the English Garden, I used to work there. And for the time that I was there, some people (tourists) would wonder if they were missing something worth seeing every time I (Indian and all that) walked in and out πŸ˜‰

  10. I definitely did not expect to see surfing in the city of Munich. That is really interesting.

    Great photographs by the way πŸ˜€

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