Bavarians (part of the federal state of Germany called Bavaria) have their own way of greeting people, none of that “Hallo” or “Guten Tag” stuff.
The salutation Grüß Gott literally means “greet God”, and therefore maybe sounds somewhat Medieval. All part of the Munich charm.
This gave me plenty of time for sightseeing! Me happy.
It was a beautiful day to just walk around and admire the typical German/Bavarian architecture.
Over the years, the market has evolved from a farmers’ market to a popular market for fresh food and delicatessen. It offers exotic ingredients that are not available anywhere else in the area, and is renowned for its diversity and size: 140 stalls and shops offering flowers and plants, fruits and vegetables, venison and fowl, eggs, butter, honey, fish, meat, sausages, herbs, spices, delicatessens, wine and tea are assembled on an area covering 22,000 square metres.
Very close to the market you can find St. Peters church. Apart from St. Peter being my patron I have found “his” church to be spectacular. Of course, too much gold as in many churches but the interior of this one was memorable. You can as well WALK! 299 steps, get to the top of it and enjoy a great view of the city. On a sunny day you can see all the way to the Alps.
Just stroll around the main street Kaufingerstrasse, everything is close to each other. Even with all the shops you will find a nice fountain, facade of an impressive building in every corner.
Walking around in the old town you will eventually reach New and Old Town Hall (Marienplatz S Bahn station).
The Münich’s Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) is designed in Gothic style and build in 1909. It is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the city. Its cathedral-like tower looms large over Marienplatz, the city’s main square. The Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) was until 1874 the domicile of the municipality and serves today as a building for representative purposes for the city council in Münich.