For some of our more relaxed days in Munich we spent time browsing the shops for Bayern Munich shirts and people watching in the Hofgarten.
Top - Primark, Jeans - Topshop (similar here), Flip Flops - Havaianas
Necklace - Primark, Shoes - Primark, Playsuit - Topshop (Similar Here)
There is this amazing department store (almost rivalling KaDeWe or Gallerie Lafayette) called Oberpollinger which has a special boulevard for high end brands and a unique design around the escalators. We loved window shopping here, trying on new scents and buying lunch from the food floor.
In the afternoons when the weather cleared up we would head to Hofgarten which is the perfect place to relax after exploring the area around Odeonsplatz. Englische Garten is a huge park connected to Hofgarten where people catch a tan by the Eisbach river (not wearing many clothes might I add and there aren't many places to divert your eyes!!) or catch a wave if that's your preferred afternoon activity.
I know what you're thinking, waves in the middle of Germany? Well there is the perfect surf spot for those more confident surfers just past a bridge next to the Haus der Kunst art museum on the man made Eisbach river which creates a 1 metre high wave! Getting comfy and watching is an easy way to pass the afternoon in the warmer weather.
Speaking of weather, we went in the height of summer and the weather was so UNpredictable. You can probably tell in some of my pictures. We had lots of rain and lots of sunshine everyday. Things can also change within an hour so you have to leave in the morning prepared for everything.
I believe it is the proximity of Munich to the Alps. Correct me if I'm wrong..?
Rob and I seem to have a little tradition brewing of visiting a Hard Rock cafe wherever there is one and tick it off our list. My favourite thing to order is the BBQ pulled pork or chicken with a different cocktail.
We celebrated our degree results with Jordan by drinking steins and watching the Germany game during the football world cup in the Hofbrauhaus which is the original and best beer hall with an incredible atmosphere.
Don't forget there is still part 3 and 4 to come and you can check out the first photo diary too.