Day 2: Science and Art Museum

We spent yesterday sleeping and getting adjusted to the time difference and Munich.  Today we wok up rather late and stopped at a little coffee house to get some pastries for breakfast.  It was then off to the old city square where we saw the Glockenspiel that is in the ‘New’ City Hall.  This would have been alot nicer if it didn’t involve standing around in the near freezing rain for half an hour.  Then it was off to the fantastic Deutsches Museum.  This is huge science museum that is much more adult oriented than most of the science museums in the US.  The guy above was giving a glassblowing demonstration.  They has a bunch of great manufacturing exhibits on everything from food to glass to textiles.  A decent amount of the plaques also had information in English, which made figuring out what we were looking at alot easier.    They also seemed to offer alot of demonstrations and tours, unfortunately the glassblowing was the only one that appeared to be running today.

From there we hit up a local grocery store to get some dirt cheap snacks and juice, and then went back to the hotel to take a nap.  When you are used to sitting at a computer all day, walking all over a city and standing around looking at exhibits all day is very tiring.

Then it was time to head to the art museum and get some culture.   The Munich art museum is split into three, the old, new and modern.  We went to the Old museum, which was quite large all by itself.  They had some great paintings there, with this being my favorite.  It shows the battle between Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia in amazing detail.  It was painted by Albrecht Altdorfer in 1529.

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