Last Stop in Germany: Munich

I spent one day and one night in Munich. It’s a good city, though I liked Berlin and Dresden better.

Check out their Science and Technology museum, the largest of its sort in the world. Also don’t miss McFit, a gym in Munich which offers guests their first visit free. I had a headache going into the workout, and it all melted away two hours later. One interesting observation in the gym: I was the only person listening to an iPod in the entire gym (which was huge!). In America every person has some personal audio device. There, no one was listening to anything (well, I guess the main gym music, which was on pretty loud and playing good songs, but still).

Munich, like Zurich and Paris and probably other European cities, has a tourist gig with different kinds of animals donated by patrons (and ultimately sold for charity) that you can pose with. For Munich, it is lions. When I first started seeing them on every street corner I had a weird sense of deja vu. A minute of thought and I knew why I thought I’d "been here" before — I had seen the beautiful Amy Batchelor pose in a moment captured by The Lion of blogging. Amy — I may not be wearing lion-colored mittens, but at least I didn’t need an umbrella!
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4 Responses to Last Stop in Germany: Munich

  1. Brad Feld says:

    She is a lot cuter than you are (Amy’s husband and photographer Brad.) But – we love you anyway!

  2. Nick B. says:

    Did the gym have water fountains?

  3. Ben Casnocha says:

    Nick — No! I can’t believe I omitted that crucial detail. It must mean I am starting to accept this low standard of water availability, which is disturbing.

  4. Arnie says:

    Hi, I’m interested to know why you liked Berlin and Dresden better than Munich. Having spent much time in Munich, family is there, and no time in the others, I have a hard time believing they are more beautiful than Munich. Especially Berlin, which I’ve been told isn’t much.
    Arnie

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