I survived the “Worst Storm” (named Kyrill) Europe has seen since 1999! I followed much of the weather on CNN.com, oh, and out the window! Munich was relatively unaffected by the storm, although one child was killed by flying debris. The winds were hurricane strength so staying in and watching TV was the perfect way to spend the evening.
Before we retired to the safety of their apartment, we braved the winds and went out for the traditional Kaffe und Kuche. This is similar to the high tea of England. Except for the tea and sandwiches. 🙂
It’s actually coffee and dessert, served from 2 until 4 every day. I had the hot chocolate and apple cake, both which were quite yummy!
Today, Mel took me to see Munich’s most famous attraction, the Rathaus Glockenspiel. We made it there just in time to see the 11 am “show”. The chimes and the 32 life-sized figures re-enact, first, the story of the marriage of Duke Wilhelm V complete with a joust, then the story of the celebration of the end of the plague that struck the area in the 16th century.
From there we headed to a local restaurant for a traditional breakfast of weisswurst; pretzels, mustard and…BEER! Of course, I did not have the beer. Instead, I had an apfelschorle, also known as an apple juice spritzer!
When Marco came home from work, we headed out to another local restaurant. Nothing like hanging with the locals! I would like the set up of the restaurants much better if I understood the language. There were only three of us, but we sat at a table for 8. As we were there first, we sat as far down the table as possible, making room for others to sit.
Here, I had the Rinderrouladen; a slice of beef rolled around pickles, onion and bacon. Dinner was followed by Kaiserschmarrn, a dessert consisting of pancakes cooked in butter, covered with powdered sugar and mixed with cooked apple slices. DELICIOUS!
With that, my vacation comes to an end. Weather permitting, I’ll be home tomorrow night.