This was a very full day, there is a lot to see in Munich. We started by walking through downtown and seeing the monuments there.
We then went to the Residenz Museum, which is absolutely huge. However a huge thumbs down for Munich security measures and this museum that refused me entry with my fanny pack, the fanny pack where I put the things that are in my backpack that I already can't take in (a bit more understandable since it can damage walls and art).
I expressed my profound disatisfaction to the security lady about how pointless and stupid that rule was, while putting some of the fanny pack contents in my pockets in front of her to show how utterly useless it was outside of needlessly aggravating honest people. Usually Germans are better than this, but here they sunk lower than US TSA. I was not impressed.
Anyway, putting that aside, we got to enjoy the palace/museum, some 90 rooms or so:
We then went to the new city hall (Neues Rathaus), a beautiful building with a clock show 3 times a day, so we went to see it:
We then climbed to its top tower for nice central city views:
Next, we went to see Peterskirche, a fantastic church:
Nearby was Viktualienmarkt, a nice market place with varied of fresh produce:
fraises des bois, yeah!
We then went back to see Asam's Church, a weird church used to demo all decors you can put in a church, but sadly it was half closed all day for no good reason. We only got to see it from the entrance behind a grill, what a shame...
Then, more walking, this time to Frauenkirche
nice outfits :)
And then we went to St Michael's Church with a detour via a made up Michael Jackson memorial on an unrelated statue:
Then, we walked more (lots of walking this day) towards the Documentation Museum which explains the rise of Nazis and what they've done. It was well done and quite complete. I knew most of it, having learned it in school in France, but Jennifer not as much, so she spent 2H longer than I did, and I used that time to go to other nearby museums:
I then went to the Glytothek for 30mn before it closed, they had a good collection of greek artifacts:
From there, I went to Alte Pinakothek for some nice paintings:
And because some museums were closing at 20:00 that day instead of the typical 17:00 or 18:00, I even had time to go to the Egyptian Museum which was quite good too, and Jennifer met me there when she was done at the documentation museum:
By 20:00 we left the museum as it was closing, and we took a cab to Oktoberfest. There again, they tried to stop me from getting in with my fanny pack, but by choosing another security gate and person, I was finally allowed in with it (the first ones didn't even care what was in it and were just being stupid about it). We checked out a few beer gardens and walked by amusement rides (a nice collection) for a bit over an hour before going back to our room for some rest after this very long day: