We finally make it to the English Gardens (Englischer Garten). I read in the guide book that people surf here. I look for where there could possibly be surfers. My husband doesn’t believe me. I never find the surfers. The park is 3 miles long. We only conquer a portion of it. As we walk past some large meadows we witness people picnicking and playing in the first one. We walk a little futher and we view a very tan man standing at attention with his fists on the sides of his waist. He is totally naked and facing the walkway. I did read it was clothing optional in the park but we were not expecting Sargent Naked Dude (my name for him). He seemed really proud of himself and appeared to be seeking attention. We continue to walk past him.
We soon find the peaceful stream we viewed when we entered the park developed at some point to a lazy river of sorts, only with a faster current. We sit and watch many floating down the river.
After viewing the river fun for a little while we head down to the Chinese Tower beer garden. It is a lively beer garden with lots of food vendors.
We decide to try the Stecherlfisch like the locals.
On our way out of the garden we cool our tired feet in the stream. It refreshes us for the rest of the day.
On our way out of the park we hit another park and find a group playing bocce ball.
After selfie time we walk back to closer to where we are staying the night.
It is a beautiful evening and I am not ready to go back.
I talk Carlos into stopping at the famous Hofbrahaus for one last beer.
It is loud and crowded. Even though the fun band is indoors we decide to try our luck outside since it is hot and steamy inside.
We stand around for a bit but now is not the time to be shy. Full tables don’t just open up. You invite yourself to sit with others. We sat down at a not so lively table. The people at our table are not in a good mood. We soon learn why, service is terrible and very slow. And it seems like the tour group of drunk teens at the table next to us get high class attention while our table is ignored. They finally take our order, but before the others at our table….I feel bad. At least we have the fun stag party to watch while we wait forever for our food and beers.
We also see an example of the beer garden cookie that men are supposed to by for the lady they are sweet on. I did not get one 😦
I am glad I went at least once but not sure I will return to this beer garden. It was too touristy. The music was fun though.
We decide to call it a night. We need to pack our bags to leave for Nuremberg and later the airport.
I wish we budgeted more time in Munich. Vacations are way too short!!!