We Visited the Residenzmuseum. A Residenz is a suitably grand palace that reflects the splendor and power of the ruling families of the area. There are residenz in many of the cities here in Germany, just as there are castles pretty much everywhere. The Munich Residenz was home to the Wittelsbach family, who lived here from 1385-1918.
Bikes are everywhere in Europe.
Outside the Residenz
Inside the Residenz. This is the dining hall. The family was obsessed with collecting Greek busts and used this room to display their collection.
In of the wings in the Palace. My iso on the camera was off so sorry about the blurry pic.
German food: it is so good (according to Jake). This is lunch: Nurmberg brawts, sauerkraut and a pretzel!!!
St. Peterskirche (church). Here you can pay 2 euro and climb up the bell tower. It was awesome. It had a super skinny staircase and narrow halls to get to a 1.5 foot platform that rewards you with a 360 degree view of the city. I recommend doing this if you go to Munich.
The View of Marienplatz Square, (old town square) with Altes Rathaus (old town hall). the Glockenspiel is on the front of this building. It is in the spire and is part of the clock and at certain times of the day 43 bells and 32 figures preform two historic events. The top half tells the story of the marriage of the Duke Wilhelm V to Renata of Lorraine. In honour of the happy couple there is a joust with life-sized knights on horseback representing Bavaria (in white and blue) and Lothringen (in red and white). Of course it is the Bavarian knight that wins. The bottom half tells the second story of Schäfflertanz (the coopers' dance). The myth is that the coopers danced in the streets to "bring vitality to fearful dispositions" during the plague which devastated Munich in 1517. Unfortunately we were not in the square at the right times. So here is a link to a video on youtube. the tour guide is pretty funny but the video is good.