|Hotel Laimer Hof, our home in Hamburg|
At the train station in Munich we noticed a large police presence that appeared to be looking for illegal immigrants. We heard later that over 200 arrived each day in the city. They pulled over 2 young middle eastern looking boys that sat next to us in the train. I hope they were all right.
It was a short taxi ride to our really lovely small hotel of Laimer Hof in a quiet residential neighborhood right near the Nymphenburg Palace. The staff there couldn't be more helpful. Jan gave us directions to walk a few blocks to the Hirschgarten and it was so much fun. We joined at least a thousand others enjoying the sunshine, beer and snacks. All Munich is connected by bike trails so many of the families came on bikes. It was somewhat like a State Fair in the U.S. with not only the restaurant but booths, games and rides too.
After a good nap we went out to a very different restaurant for dinner - La Brasserie, a nearby French place with excellent food and service. I've included several pictures of our dishes - their presentations were outstanding. Afterwards we needed a long walk through the Nymphenburg Palace gardens before returning back to our room - at this time of year the sun sets really late.
|One of the largest beer gardens in Germany,|
Hirschgarten where we enjoyed lunch with a
few thousand Germans.
|An Um pa pa Band played on. Notice no one sits out in the|
sun. It was really hot!
|You can get a glimpse of some of our fellow diners|
|Yes Pippin, it does come in pints!|
|Unfortunately we weren't very hungry yet so just tried a little wurst|
and pretzels with our beer, although we were tempted by this
|La Brasserie Restaurant just down the street|
from our hotel.
|The soup tasted as good as it looks!|
|And so did this beautiful salad|
|Tenderloin of Beef on a Potato Cake, fabulous!|