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Munich

Derrick and I are in agreement that we are definitely cold weather people, as seen in both of our residential choices: Minneapolis and Boston; so today when the high in Munich was a balmy 85 degrees (Fahrenheit, because Celsius is confusing and America is stubborn), we weren't entirely happy. Though the hot weather did make us take a quick pit stop from exploring to find a hidden gem of lunch places where we dined on traditional München-style bratwursts and amazing soft pretzels, so the heat was definitely worth it. Today we saw the amazing architecture of many buildings lining the "platz" of Munich, which are basically little squares where the entire tourist population resides. Much like New York, the Germans took care to keep part of the city as a natural park (they call them gartens because their landscape work is impeccable). However, this park was much bigger and greener than Central Park, and boasted a roaring river where some of the more daring Germans strapped on wetsuits and attempted to surf the rapids. After walking most of the city, we found a rowdy little pub that was showing the Champions League final (Barca beat Juve 3-1 in case your wifi is as bad as ours) and enjoyed an amazing atmosphere while watching some incredible soccer. We are falling asleep to the sounds of welcomed rain and thunderstorms to cool this place off- leaving tomorrow for Vienna! (Which is in Austria for all of those who are as geographically challenged as I am)

 The monument of the Angel of Peace is a tribute to the 25 years of peace after the German-Franco war of 1870/71. 

The monument of the Angel of Peace is a tribute to the 25 years of peace after the German-Franco war of 1870/71. 

 Surfing on one of the artificial channels of the Eisbach River in the Englischer Garten. 

Surfing on one of the artificial channels of the Eisbach River in the Englischer Garten. 

 Surfer returning to the drop in point. 

Surfer returning to the drop in point. 

 The Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) in Marienplatz.

The Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) in Marienplatz.

 The beautiful Hofgarten lined with perfectly manicured grass and flowers. 

The beautiful Hofgarten lined with perfectly manicured grass and flowers.