Scott MacNeill

Christmas Day in Munich, Germany

Today we had breakfast with our friends and enjoyed a nice chat to start our Christmas day. Then our friend Ortun took us to the Bavarian National Museum where they had a collection of different nativity scenes from Bavaria, Tyrol, Moravia, Naples, Sicily and Provence, dating from the 17th to 19th centuries. Afterwords we went to the university and had a late lunch at one of the only cafe's open today. When we left the cafe it had started to snow and we walked in the snow over to Ludwig Maximilian University and saw the die Weiße Rose (The White Rose) monument which is a monument to the students that started leaflets actively opposing the Nazi regime which they were inevitably executed for. After leaving the university we stopped in at the church "Frauenkirche" which is the largest church in Munich. Then we stopped in at the church "Michaelskirche" which is the largest Renaissance church north of the alps. We finished our Christmas day with a delicious traditional Bavarian dinner that our friends made for us and good talk around the table.

Tomorrow morning we are leaving for Czech Republic with the town of Pilzn as our first destination. We will miss our friends in Munich. We have had such a fun Christmas here with them!


Ice Skating at Karlsplatz
Jessica and Christmas lights downtown
Siegestor (Victory Gate) while snowing
die Weiße Rose Monument
Jessica and Baltus (our friends cat)



A map of our traveled path.