Sad to leave Landshut :(
01.06.2014 - 01.06.2014
June 1st, 2014
This morning found us happily waking up around 9:30. You must have those days during travel where you get enough rest. We woke up to a beautifully prepared breakfast by Anna and Eva. There were pretzels and bread, eggs and vegetables, and most importantly, a Nutella-like spread! We sat and chatted for quite a long a time. We talked about our engagement, showed pictures of some of our favorite places in the states, and revisited some of our conversations from the day before. One of our new inside jokes is that iItold Anna and Eva in my ignorance, I had been pronouncing Landshut exactly like it sounds. Land....shut. They both thought this hilarious. For the entire time we were there, they both pronounced it this "American" way. It only got funnier with each use. This is how you know you can be great friends with someone. If after only a few hours you already have inside jokes.
After breakfast was completely done, I brought out all the ingredients for s'mores that We had been packing around Europe. Anna had said the she had roasted marshmallows but never made the traditional American camping dessert before. We didn't have a fire, but never fear, Anna brought out some candles for all of us. It was fun and hilarious to cook our marshmallows over such small flames. It was a treat to share part of America with these two. They weren't the best s'mores I've ever had, but it got the point across. After we were done Anna, in true teacher form, wrote out step by step instructions to get us back to Munich. Also she wrote down many places that we could visit in such a short amount of time. It was such a relief for us to have all that travel figured out for us. We sadly headed to the bus with Anna and Eva to say goodbye and leave Landshut. In true travel craziness, the normal bus stop was full of cars for a car show, with no busses to be seen anywhere. No big deal, the bus only leaves in five minutes. Eva and Anna to the rescue! After some quick German speak to some shop owners, which I am pretty sure translated to, "Where the heck is the bus stop?", we made it to the new bus location with just enough time for quick good byes. We really will miss these two and quaint Landshut.
After arriving in Munich without a hitch (thanks to Anna's instruction) we dropped our bags at the house we were staying at and headed for downtown Munich. We basically wandered around downtown for awhile before heading to St. Peter's tower. It was a beast of a climb. Up and up and up! We were rewarded with a commanding view of Munich. Munich is absolutely massive! There is so much to see. Old building sprinkled in with modern structures. We spotted a fair looking event and decided to head for it. There were some live bands and beer stands, but we continued through . After that climb in the tower, our bellies were rumbling for dinner, and that made it mission number 1 to find food. After walking around for far too long we found a nice place where we had some fantastic German food and more fruit loops! Refueled, we headed out to the English Garden. The English Garden is a massive park in Munich much like Central Park in New York. Our goal was to find the Chinese Tower in the park since Anna had highly recommended it. We did find it and boy was it fun! There was a live Bavarian orchestra playing in the tower. There were pastries and food and those massive mugs of beer everywhere! We were full but decided it was worth the experience to split our stomach lining. We ordered a Bavarian donut and grabbed a massive mug of fruit loops. We sat and whiled away the afternoon listening to the band a people watching. It was fantastic!
Back to the room, we flopped into bed, ready for the next day. A tour of Neuschwanstein Castle!