Munich or München, the third largest city in Germany, is best know for its annual Oktoberfest. The name of the city means “home of the monks”, and it was those monks who started the beer brewing traditions for which Munich is still famous for.
To kick off my Europe tour, I went on a free walking tour around the city of Munich. I did it with Sandemans, a company that provides free tours as well as paid ones. It was recommended to me by my colleague Weiwei.
Meeting place was at Marienplatz, Munich’s famous square in the heart of the old town plaza. Marienplatz means Mary’s market or plaza, hence the Virgin Mary column erected in the middle. At each corner of the column are angels defeating four different beasts – lion, dragon, snake and basilisk.