Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Munich: A Day at the Museums

Our last day in Europe ended up being something of a bust, although Taegan was a good sport about it.

We were excited to take her to the BMW Museum, as we had thoroughly enjoyed it in Fall 2014.

First, a balanced breakfast at the Munich City Hilton's breakfast buffet, and then a couple of U-Bahn trips.

We rode there, found our way in, and paid the entry fee. It looked somehow different. It slowly dawned on is that our previous visit had been to the Mercedes-Benz Museum near Frankfurt - wrong city, wrong car manufacturer!

Although this is one of the very top-rated attractions in Munich, it just can't match the Mercedes exhibits of really old cars, fire engines, buses, and other vehicles.

Don't get us wrong: This is one terrific museum but not one to particularly appeal to a typical 12-year-old girl.

We'd forgotten that BMW bought Rolls Royce.

We kept our visit fairly short and made our way back by U-Bahn to the Deutsches Museum, a magnificent display of technology. Our favorite part of the exhibit was closed for renovations, however, and we spent too much time hiking up and down stairs and fighting crowds.

We redeemed ourselves somewhat by finding a restaurant that serves Wiener Schnitzel mid-afternoon, Taegan's request for the final meal of her first trip to Europe. We pack later tonight, girding ourselves for extra airport security and a long day of flying back to Seattle via Chicago: MUC-ORD-SEA.


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