A January 2001 trip
to Munich by zabelle
Quote: In January there is no hint of Octoberfest in Munich. But the museums more than compensate. The Residenz Palace and the Treasury are overwhelming.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 31, 2001
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For an appetizer I had Piaz Pakoras which was fried onion balls with 4 sauces. We all agreed these were delicious. My husband had Tandoori chicken legs which were bright red, spicy and delicious. I had Thali which was a platter with 3 kinds of curry, dal, rice, pappar and roti. All very interesting. The only problem was from our friend who ordered Murgh Tikka and the chicken was just too spicy for him and dry as well. (This was his first Indian meal so I suspect that he just can't take the heat.) We were served a large plate of Basmati rice with our order.
For dessert we had mango cream which was a good choice to put out the fire. Lastly we were given Mango Schnappes which was one of the best drinks I've ever tasted. My only complaint was that it took us 2 1/2 hours and the restaurant was not busy. It took way too long.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 31, 2001
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Having said that, it was a fun experience. We started of with Lowenbrau Pilsner in tall Pilsner glasses. I decided to be brave and had a Lowenbrau Hell which was a darker heavier beer. We got our drinks quickly but our waiter had a hard time standing still long enought to get all 4 of our orders, if one of us hesitated for a moment he was gone again. Luckily we were cold and tired and didn't mind just chilling out. In all fairness in some cases it was our questions that caused the delay.
Anyway, the salads were great, the soup- the usual potato was one of the best with bacon and croutons. My husband had the mixed sausage plate (roast veal sausage, beer bratwurst, Nurnburg sausage) and it was a good chance to try several of the many sausages Germany has to offer. It came with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. I had Kasespatzle which is homemade Swabian noodles with Emmental cheese which turned out to be a huge bowl of macaroni and cheese, delicious comfort food on a winter day.
For once I was too full for dessert. This place felt very German and I would certainly go back there again.
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This collection was begun by the Wittelsbach family and has grown into one of the premier collections in the world. There are 6 paintings by Albrecht Durer including his famous self portrait (the one where he looks like Christ) his painting of Lucretia, and his panel work the 4 Apostles. There are 3 Raphael Madonnas and a Madonna by da Vinci. I loved the Lippi Madonna and child. She is in a side gallery and she has a wonderful pink dress with a blue cloak, her head and neck are covered by a lacy headdress that the child is reaching for.
There is a Roger Van der Weyden altarpiece and several pieces from Lucas Cranch the elder. There are works by Rembrandt, a room full of Rubens including portraits of both his wives, Van Dyke, Hals and there are a whole section of Bruegels father and son.
You will need at least 2 hours to do this museum justice and maybe even more. They have a nice gift shop and a small cafe where you can get a rest and some nourishment to continue across the street at the Neue Pinakothek, which is also reduced in price on Sunday.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 4, 2001
Barer Straße 27
Munich, Germany 80333
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Attraction | "Residenz"
There is a large, carved wooden rosary with beads about the size of a Faberge egg with the mysteries carved inside. The mantle of the kings of Bavaria, a whole room of religious items including ivory crucifixes, gold chalices, lots of enamel and lots of gems. There is a garter from the English order of the garter that belonged to the winter king, Prince Rupert's father, also the ceremonial crown of the kings of Bavaria made in France in 1806.
There is one whole room full of crowns, orbs, scepters and 2 cases full of medals encrusted with every imaginable gem. And this was just the treasury.
The Residenz itself is more than 100 rooms. I can't even begin to describe them all but there was a magnificent throne room, an ancestral gallery of pictures, rooms of porcelain, silver and magnificent furniture. Depending on your interest, this can take hours to see in total.
Munich, Germany 80539
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