Long overdue my return Munich visit. I’d visited Munich several times, but actually only for Oktoberfest. Ok, and once for a job interview. This weekendtrip is going to be my first real citytrip and actually mainly for visiting a friend. It doesn’t mean I’ll run from one sightseeing highlight to the next even so. Having a good time and getting in touch with Munich’s winter for the first time – these are my intensions.
Many people from Berlin don’t like the Bavarian capital or at least that’s what they claim. Sure, at first sight both cities don’t have many things in common. The cliches state: Munich is traditional, posh and expensive. Berlin is experimental, alternative and cheap. I would say these hard contrasts liquidate more and more. And I’m generally a lover of every big city. Almost. But exploring a new city is one of my preferably freetime activities for sure. Munich in winter time as well.
My first day in Munich was a little Berlin day even so. Mainly by coincidence. After my arrival in Haidhausen, my district for the weekend, I bowled with my suitcase over a cute christmas market near Rosenheimer Platz. Since cobblestone and plastic rolls aren’t best friends it was a short intermezzo. I don’t want to attract negative attention with arrival.
And so I stranded in a cute café called White Rabbits. Could have been a kids café in Prenzlberg. Everything white and pink, many mommys and kids and a lovely service team. I heat up my frozen fingers, sipped a coffee and enjoyed the homely atmosphere.
In the evening I had the pleasure for a by-invitation-only-party again. With DJ Roosevelt, sponsored by Toyota. I forecasted a lottery to win a car and a photo booth with Toyota in the background. Exactly what we got. I’m an expert since the mtv-pre-party. Mulled wine for free was already over. Damn.
My first day ended with a little midnight walk along Isar river in Haidhausen. It was bloody cold and foggy, but the river view with the historical buildings compensated everything. Once again I can state, I like this city. Also as a Berlin girl.