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|
|Passing by some other beautiful houses on the way back towards home|
|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!