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More Munich, BMW Welt, & Bier Welt

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Day Seven

We awoke to another big breakfast in our hotel before heading to the BMW Welt to check things out and get access to the VIP lounge. We will return to the Welt a couple more times before picking up our new car tomorrow.
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We spent a little time in Munich's city center - the Marienplatz:
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We climbed to the top of St. Peter's cathedral. Great views and a lovely church.
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DH had to stop for some wurst. No shortage of meat products in Germany.
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We used Munich's easy subways many times each day. Kind of fun!
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After exploring downtown in the heat, the kids and I gave DH a break and went for a swim at one of Munich's outdoor public pools. Prinzegentenbad was a hit! There were very few people and we made great use of the waterslide. So fun! I left the camera back at the hotel room so here is a picture of the pool that I found online:
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We skipped the biergartens tonight and opted for an easy Italian place close to the hotel.
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I ditched the family and found an awesome jazz club that was having a Monday night jam. If you're ever in Munich, check out Vogler's Jazz Club. I thought it was everything a jazz club should be. Great crowd, amazing musicians, good prices, and friendly atmosphere. I heard three different pianists. Two of them were absolute monsters on the keys. Wow! I should have played a tune but chickened out. Oh well.
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Day Eight - BMW Delivery!

After another wonderful hotel breakfast, we headed back to the BMW Welt to collect our new car!
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We thoroughly enjoyed the free goodies in the BMW lounge. The kids liked playing in the play area.
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After delivery, we drove a victory lap inside the welt before valet parking the car for a while. DH went on a factory tour while the rest of us checked out the BMW museum and the Junior Campus.
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After we all had our separate BMW excursions, we set off for the Bier Welt in Abensburg - about an hour from Munich. It was raining and we encountered lots of construction but still a nice drive in our new car.

The tour at the Kuchlbauer Brewery was in German and was LONG. The kids were very patient - we all were! I was most interested in the unique tower and didn't care much for the schtick with beer dwarves. Oh well. I'm still glad we checked it out.
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Beer - it's what the doctor ordered:
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The art work was really interesting and colorful.
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We drove another hour or so to the little town of Reisbach, our home for two nights. Another nice inn with a restaurant. I was a little excited to find Tabasco sauce to spice up the German food. It's delicious but needs a little heat! Tomorrow's big plan is to check out Bayern Amusement Park. I just hope it stops raining! Prost from Germany.
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Posted by familyineurope 14:50

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Loved the pictures of and the comments about Munich, my old hometown from 1932 to 1952! Danke!

by Helmut Plant

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