Christmas lunch at the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl beer hall with friends
On Christmas day we rugged up in numerous layers and set our across the cold, quiet city of Munich to the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl. Having been in charge of organising and booking our 10 day Christmas and New Year adventure, Dan had decided that the one of the most famous beer halls in Germany would be the setting of our Christmas lunch. And what an awesome decision it was!
The decorated walls and ceilings, enormous steins of golden brew and traditional Bavarian music were enough to put us in the mood for a lunch of traditional pork knuckle and strudel.
Playing in the snow on Boxing Day
On Boxing Day we woke up to an amazing winter wonderland. It had snowed overnight and it was predicted to continue for the next few days – great news! We braved the madness and visited our friends Steve and Ala at their new home in Gemering, just 20 minutes on the train from Munich. It was a day of peaceful walks through the snow, snowball fights and glühwein (German mulled wine).
Visiting the Dachau concentration camp
Established in March 1933, the Dachau concentration camp was the first regular concentration camp for political prisoners established by the National Socialist (Nazi) government.