Sunday, August 28, 2011

Beer and Wurst!

Our hotel is right on the edge of the Altstadt, or old city of Munich which means narrow, winding cobblestone streets, historical buildings, and Gasthäuser - restaurants that offer beer and Wurst (sausage) every couple of blocks.  We had lunch at Zum Dürnbräu, a small place tucked into a tiny side street.  Established in 1482, it’s one of the oldest Gasthäuser in Munich. I celebrated our return to Germany with Käsespätzle (noodles with melted Emmental cheese and crispy onions), while Mike enjoyed Schnitzel.

We wandered around the streets of the Altstadt in the afternoon, and met Eric and Catherine for dinner at the Weisses Brauhaus where we enjoyed Wiener Schnitzel and  Reibedaitschl (traditional potato pancakes) served by a waitress in a dirndl, the traditional Bavarian dress, at large wooden communal tables.

After dinner, we walked around the Altstadt, enjoying the throngs of people out for the evening, and finally stopping in the Ratskeller in the basement of the Neues Rathaus, for a glass of wine to end the evening.
At this point, we’d been awake for over 24 hours and were feeling the 6-hour time difference. Beds topped with feather comforters were very welcome!

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