At the Residenz Museum
On our way to Turkey Jon planned for us to have a day layover in Munich. As soon as we got off the plane we put our bags into storage and headed for the center of town. We walked up from the subway and on to the Marienplatz right at noon. The Town Hall's Rathaus-Glockenspiel chimes started to ring as soon as we stepped onto the square. Combined with the falling snow and the general beauty of the town square I felt a little bit like I was walking around in something straight out of a fairytale.
Because we had to make sure to have enough time to get back to the airport and through security for our next flight we had limited time in Munich. We visited the very impressive Residenz Museum, the palace that served as the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918.
After the museum we grabbed some beers and brats at a bier haus. At least five glasses were broken while we were there. Mind you, this was in the middle of the afternoon.
We walked around the center of town taking in the sights while we had the time. Soon enough we were headed back to the airport to complete the final leg of our trip to Istanbul. Unfortunately that fairytale snow caused our flight to be delayed by a couple of hours. We made it to Istanbul at 2:30 in the morning. Bleary eyed, anxious and excited we found that our shuttle had waited for us and with some effort we found our AirBNB rental. We fell into bed exhausted and ready to rest up for our first full day in Istanbul.