Whoa, sorry for the lack of posting on here. My parents just left (waahhh) after a super fun-filled week. I hope you have been at least following along on Instagram where I have kept up with life on there.
They arrived last Thursday afternoon, tired but ready to go! We walked around for a bit and then went to a restaurant called Bar Celona for some tapas. Dinner reservations were at 7pm so we just wanted a quick bite. After this, we couldn’t resist getting these itty bitty cannolis from this random Italian food tent set up on one of the bridges in the city. This was visit #1 of a few to this tent.
After a dinner of burgers and fries at Hans Im Glück, they called it a night and headed to bed.
Friday, we spent the day in Munich which was about a 2 hour train ride (we took a slower train).
Oh yes, they got Dunkin’ Donuts at the Nuremberg train station.
After wandering around Munich, we went to the Hofbräuhaus for lunch. It originated as a brewery in the late 1500’s. The building/restaurant today has been in existence for over 120 years. It is a giant, German beer hall with the typical long tables and benches. Luckily as it was 12pm on a Friday, it wasn’t busy. My dad, Tim, and I ordered liter beers, of course.
And a plethora of foods.
There was a variety of sausage and sauerkraut of course. We also had obazda (cheese spread), spaetzle (their version of mac and cheese), bread, and apple streudel. My dad was obsessed with the mustard and lo and behold, we were able to find it at a grocery store for him.I had to carry a packet of mustard around in my purse.
PS – there’s an Eataly in Munich!
We obviously had to look and I just had to compare it to the NYC and Chicago locations (smaller but still great). There was this amazing market near Eataly called the Viktualienmarkt which had all kinds of cool vendors. We went home after this and had pizza for dinner. Somehow it ended up being an Italian-filled day in Germany.
Saturday morning, we started off with breakfast in the Hauptmarkt near my parents’ hotel. After shopping, we went to the Nuremberg Volksfest which happens in the spring and again in the summer. It was so much fun! It felt like Oktoberfest but smaller and not as insanely busy.
We literally and I mean literally ate our way through as we gawked at the crazy rides, saw a random parade of old cars come through, and were amazed by the immaculate food and games booths. I can’t even believe how clean and unsketchy it felt.
A few beer tents were there too.
We ate that giant pretzel, fries, fried dough, churros, and popcorn. Seriously. But we did split this sooo it really wasn’t a ton of food. We told ourselves this anyways.
After hanging out at the apartment for a bit, we had a traditional German dinner at Bratwurst Röslein. Touristy but really good. My dad got brave and tried the pork knuckle (schewinehaxe) which was delicious.
Imma leave you in suspense and continue the visit in another post.