August 16, 2009

Nymphenburg Castle (Schloss)

Yesterday Greg and I biked around the area close to our apartment. We stopped off at the Nymphenburg Schloss (castle in German), which was started around the 1670s and added on to throughout the generations of royalty. Unfortunately, since it was a religious holiday, we think the museum was closed. In any case, it's amazing to think about all the people who have walked through those gardens going back to the 1600s.

We also went to a biergarten called Augustiner Keller with a guy from Greg's school who's been in Munich for 7 years now. Fantastic biergarten with a very nice atmosphere and of course, lots of beer and food. Today we're off to have a traditional Bavarian breakfast (white brat for Greg and omelet for me) and then we're meeting the teachers and staff of Greg's school at a place called the Andechs, which is apparently a centuries-old monastery and brewery. All week he was orientation, city tours, and biergarten visits with his new colleagues (and of course, I'm tagging along for the fun parts of it :-)

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