Munich: Spring in the Air

We visited Munich last week, a city known for its culture, architecture and beer festival (Oktoberfest). Munich has all the sophistication of a big city but in the meantime its very own Bavarian charm.

To my surprise, what impressed me most are not the famous Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg), the German Museum (Deutsches Museum), the State Court Brewery (Hofbräuhaus), the National Theatre (Nationaltheater)… but how quiet and green the city actually is.

It’s spring time, there is noting more beautiful than a stroll in a blossoming garden or park, bath the sunshine and feel the peace at heart. The Court Garden (Hofgarten), an Italian style Renaissance garden is located in the central of Munich. And within just a few minutes walk, you’ll reach another garden, the English Garden, a wonderful green oasis to explore and one of the world’s largest urban public parks (it is larger than the Central Park in NYC).

For these of you who want to experience or shop something special, Crooma Munich is a must see. This gallery/interior shop offers photographic art, lighting, furniture and accessories in a futuristic salesroom. Photographers represented include New York’s Tim Petersen, Paris’s Bruno Fabbris and London’s Zena Holloway. And the best thing is: you don’t have to own an art piece to feel pleased…

Picture Credit: Wallpaper


  1. jibjab
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Nice design of the music symbols in the garden!

  2. Fay
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Wow~ would love to see this Renaissance Garden one day!

    The floral art was nice. Was that a self-taken photo?

  3. Elysium
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    I have never been to Munich, it seems to be a very nice city.

  4. ceci
    Posted May 20, 2010 at 11:11 am | Permalink


  5. Posted May 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    jibjab, I like the charming detail too.

    Fay, ah…thanks for asking dear. It is a picture I found online (sorry I forgot to add the source, but correct it now. ;) ).

    Elysium, I’ve been to Munich many times, but most of them were business trips. So this is also my first “tourist” visit, hehe. It is indeed a wonderful city.

  6. Posted May 20, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Permalink


  7. shaonianxin
    Posted May 20, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Actually there are some great designers/artists in Germany.

    The photos in that gallery are lovely!

  8. 泥M
    Posted May 20, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Permalink





  9. 泥M
    Posted May 20, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink



  10. Posted May 22, 2010 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    shaonian,I agree. There are a few very talented artists, especially in Berlin.

  11. Posted May 22, 2010 at 11:59 am | Permalink


    那个不是我自己做的啦,在慕尼黑街上正好碰到有活动别人送的。叫作Lebkuchenherz,是这里的一个类似硬饼干的特产,一般都是心型的上面写了不同的文字。最常见的就是Ich liebe Dich!(我爱你),嘿嘿~~ 买来也都不吃,是挂脖子上当项链戴着玩的。 :-D

  12. Addrienne
    Posted November 18, 2016 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    Thanks for inutndrciog a little rationality into this debate.

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