APRIL 22, 2019
When we arrived at the central station, my high school friends (J & M) picked me up. My sister headed off to Heidelberg to see her best friend. We ate breakfast in a nearby bakery before dropping off our stuff in J’s place.
Since J was staying and working in Munich, he was in charge of touring us around. We first went to ENGLISCHER GARTEN (English Garden), one of the largest urban parks in the world.
The place was really huge that we had to use Google Maps to find our way to CHINESISCHER TURM (Chinese Tower). When we reached the place, we ordered the following for lunch: Käsespätzle (cheese pasta), Schweinshaxn (pork knuckles), Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, and Weißwurst. I also ordered Apfelschorle which looked like beer but it’s just apple juice + sparkling water. I was so happy that I was able to meet my high school friends because they made me feel like I was back home.
We did not have anything planned in the afternoon so J recommended a free walking tour that would start in MARIENPLATZ. We went there and it was a nice 2.5-hour tour to get familiar with some of the famous spots nearby such as Glockenspiel, Frauenkirche, Hofbräuhaus.
M left our group for a dinner with another friend so J brought me to another park – WESTPARK. I envy Munich for having large parks where you can stroll or run around for workout, without fearing death by pollution or cars.
As it was Easter Monday, a lot of restaurants were either closed or closing early. J brought me to one of his favorite burger places, FIVE GUYS. I got the cheeseburger and it was huge that I could not finish the whole thing. As a burger lover, yes this one was actually good.