bike tour through munich

Since the weather has turned nice I have been using my bike for transportation from “point A to point B,” but I seldom ride for fun or stop to smell the roses while on the way. So, last weekend, Julius and I decided to take a bike tour through Munich to do just that – take our time, explore some new corners, enjoy a ride. It was a perfect day!

We crisscrossed our way through town at a leisurely pace for about about 39 km (or 24 mi). Here is my documentation of the day:

Starting off near home in the English Garden – indeed a familiar path
First goal: Olympia Park – Julius with the tower
Also in Olympia Park
A cute little church down an alley
Finding “palaces” on Nymphenburgerstrasse
The Benedictine monastery – Basilika Sankt Bonifaz
The Isar River in the Glockenbackviertel 
These have recently “popped up” all around town
St. Maximilan Kirche on the Isar
View of the Deutsches Museum from bridge over the Isar
Passing by Karlsplatz
Finally time to eat some lunch! We followed signs to “Fasanengarten” (pheasant garden) – not knowing where it would take us. We were happy to find a biergarten in the little suburb where we ended up. But there were no pheasants to be found in Fasanengarten… 
Chilling out after lots of kilometers 
Passing by some other beautiful houses on the way back towards home
Crossing back over the Isar
Back home and tired!
What a day! Julius had a general idea of some areas we could see, but did a great job improvising our route as we went. I wrote back in January about my semi-resolution for New Year’s to try to practice curiosity. I think setting out without a definite plan and being open to take unusual turns is part of cultivating an inquiring mind. Getting off the beaten path definitely rewarded us with some great (non-typical) views of Munich!

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