Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Honeymoon Series: Munich, Germany

Over the summer, my husband and I went on our honeymoon shortly after our wedding. We visited many cool places, and you can read about all of that in this post. I'm going to be chronicling each stop on our amazing trip. Today's post will feature our favorite photos from our ninth (and final) stop: Munich, Germany.

(I will update the links below once all posts have been written and published.)

STOP 1 | STOP 2 | STOP 3 | STOP 4 | STOP 5 | STOP 6 | STOP 7 | STOP 8 | STOP 9

Ah, Germany. This was probably my least favorite place and one of Dan's most favorite. It's funny how that works. I still had fun in Munich, but the nearly constant rain put a damper on things. I think Dan enjoyed it so much because he studied German for a fews years, and his dad spent part of his childhood there, so he had heard stories about it his entire life.

We stayed in the Munich area. On the first night, we ended up at a university's cookout somehow, and that ended up being pretty interesting. We also ventured to the world famous Hofbrauhaus for dinner, which was quite the experience! I can't believe how crowded, busy, and loud it was in there - but the food was pretty good! I recently found out that there is one in Columbus, OH, so I'm excited to take Dan to that since he loved it so much!

We were also able to tour the BMW plant (which is HUGE), check out the Olympic Park, watch the show at the Glockenspiel, walk around the Nymphenburg Palace, and see several old churches. Overall, Munich was really cool - the weather just slowed us down for sure. We spent one day inside at a science museum to avoid the rain, which is something we both enjoy.

We did get the call to head back to the USA during this stop on our trip - Dan's mom wasn't doing well, and we needed to make it back to her. We booked a next day flight, took a train from Munich to Frankfurt, and flew through Alaska to Portland, where we were able to see her before she passed away. It was a difficult, emotional time for Dan, but we are glad we made it back in time!

Even though our honeymoon didn't end on the best note, we had an amazing time. All of the cities and countries we were able to see were gorgeous, and we had the best month together exploring new places. We hope to make it back to Europe in 2015 to continue our honeymoon while Dan is on break in between one of his graduate school quarters. We didn't make it to Prague, Warsaw, Krakow, or London, and we hope to hit a couple of those this year on Honeymoon V 2.0 - can't wait! 
  • Have you been to Munich?
  • What is your favorite city to visit in Europe?


  1. I am half German and this place has always been on my bucket list! It looks amazing!

  2. I almost studied abroad for a semester in Germany... Oh how I wish study abroad wasn't so expensive!

  3. Munich is one of our favorite European cities. We've been there numerous times. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy Germany as much. The weather is almost always rainy, dreary, and at least cloudy but it's still a beautiful place with much to offer! Our rule of thumb is to never let the weather get in the way of our plans, because if we do, we'll never do anything! It's true...