Our lightning stop in Munich began with an early arrival at Hauptbahnhof. We took the U-Bahn to our hotel but we were too early to check into our room so we headed straight out to explore. The city map we were given at our hotel had a short walking tour so after an excellent breakfast at a city centre cafe we strolled around the city taking in the sights. For lunch we visited the wonderful Viktualienmarkt where everyone was tucking into substantial pieces of pork. We tried the wurst and traditional Munich meat loaf. Both were very good. We also had a very simple but delicious sandwich of herring and raw onion in a crusty roll.
We spent the afternoon at the Pinakothek der Moderne. We spent a few hours admiring the four sections and we discovered that the IKEA BILLY bookcase is a design icon. For dinner we had no option but to visit one of Munich’s excellent beer halls. We enjoyed great food and very good beer at Augustiner am Dom (we also managed to squeeze in a visit to the Löwenbräu Keller.)