Our final day of the 2015 Boutique Group Trip has arrived. There wasn’t going to be time to see a lot of the city of Munich so I made arrangements for us to do a city bike tour.
This would not only be fun but would afford us to get around and see more of the city than by foot. We left our hotel for Marienplatz, our meeting point for the bike tour. We were a bit early and got to the New Town Hall just in time for the Glockenspiel performance in the clocktower of the hall. The performance tells the story of a royal wedding complete with jousting and dance which are all part of Munich’s folklore. The musical accompaniment is played on 43 bells in the clocktower. On to our meeting point and the start of our bike tour. Our guide was a young man, originally from Washington DC, who led us through Munich enlightening us on several historical aspects as well as adding his own touch of humor making it very educational as well as entertaining.
We saw several of Munich’s sites, the opera house and peace angel as well as riding through a large part of the English Gardens (Munich’s Central Park……but much larger), and stopped at Chinesischer Trum (Chinese Beer Garden) for lunch. This is Munich’s 2nd largest beer garden seating over 7,000 people. There are several different food stalls to choose from, each with traditional types of beer garden food. Now that we’ve re-nourished ourselves……because you know we’ve hardly had anything to eat on this trip…we’re back on our bikes to ride on.
We rode along the Isar River, where many people come to picnic and refresh themselves swimming and even surfing during the summer, winding our way back through the city to end our tour. This was our final tour of the 2015 Sonja’s Boutique Group Trip. It’s time to pack and head back to the U.S. to plan the next Boutique Trip.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our adventures and will join me on the next Boutique Trip....I promise you the trip of a lifetime!