I know I’ve written endlessly about our trip to France (perhaps because I’m a huge Francophile), but we also spent a couple of days in Germany.
Our top priority (Adam’s at least), was to visit as many Biergartens as we could. We made it only to three (rain put a damper on some of our plans), but they were amazing. The beer flowed endlessly, the variety of meats and sausages overwhelming, and the size of pretzels mind-blowing. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen Adam so happy!!
I’ll admit, the beer was pretty good, but a little bit of sausage and pretzels goes a long way for me. I’m pretty sure Adam feels oppositely.
We also made time for a visit to the Munich Olympic Stadium. What a beautiful green space was left for the community. It was full of people running and cycling and enjoying fresh air. Not much of the Olympic buildings were in use, and a little carnival was set up on the grounds, but we were able to tour the stadium where track and field, among other sports, took place.
While it’s been many years since the violence that occurred at the Olympic Games, there was still a heaviness. The dormitories where the athletes stayed have been turned into apartments and not much is left except a small memorial.
After a day of the Olympic Stadium and biergartens, we spend a day in one of the largest city parks in the world: the English Garden in Munich. This was a beautiful place for a long run, filled with people doing the same, rafting, cycling, and participating in a variety of other sports.
A couple pieces of advice to traveling runners: take euros with you when you run. Most bathrooms require a fee, and if you’re desperate in the middle of a run, you’ll be doomed. Or so I’ve heard….
I cannot wait for our next trip abroad. Where should we go next?