City of Munich - the first impressions of Germany

It was so strange that we drove to fall in love.me to France, and I fell in love purely by chance in Germany. Well, not exactly to fall in love of course, but I definitely would like to go there again, for a long time, to look around, see culture and life, as well as understand how much the first impression coincides with the second.

We went from Prague to munich. And immediately after crossing the border with Germany, we felt that something had changed. The autobahns have become more autobanded, the trees are more green, and the sun is more joyful. In fact, of course, everything remained the same, only the roads became free, speed limits disappeared, and the cost of cars around us changed dramatically - solid new BMWs and Mercedes. We were even a little shy of our Logan, because the feeling was as if we were rolling on a cart, or on a VAZ penny. But the complexes were quickly defeated, and we rushed to the city of Munich, because it was there that the new friend from couchsurfing.

Free highways in Germany

Free highways in Germany

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Cyclists, greens, squares

The first thing we saw in Munich isthe sharpening of the city for cyclists: bike paths everywhere, traffic lights for them, and parking. Right future city of some kind. A little enthusiastic review of Munich, but my dream to move around the city on two wheels in the name of health and ecology could be realized here. In Moscow, you want to shoot yourself when you are riding a bike, well, so that it will be faster, until the drivers are crushed, or you are not poisoned with exhaust gases.

Solid bicycles on the streets

Solid bicycles on the streets

Cycle paths in Munich along each sidewalk

Cycle paths in Munich along each sidewalk

The peculiarity of Germany is that vyskotehnologichnost combined with green areas. This is how I imagine the future, and not solid metal, plastic, rolled into asphalt and spaceships.

Modern city munich

Modern city munich

It also seemed to us that in the city of Munich, and possibly in the whole of Germany, everything was somehow correct-pedantic and at the same time square. Everywhere order, the field of line, buildings with corners, the streets are straight.

The second thing we felt was how difficultbe backward. 15 minutes were spent on understanding how the ParkTrometer works - a device for collecting "donations" for parking. And this is not the last time when we immediately did not know what to do. Far away everything went ahead.

Couchsurfing in Munich

Oliver, that was the name of the manproviding us the opportunity to comfortably spend the night, turned out to be an interesting person, traveling a lot, as well as creative. We're zafanateli from designer finds, which he used in his apartment. Most of all we liked the homemade chandeliers - light bulbs, covered with colorful photos.

Munich - Oliver's apartment

Munich - Oliver's apartment

Munich - Oliver's apartment

Munich - Oliver's apartment

Munich - Oliver's apartment

Munich - Oliver's apartment

Munich - Oliver's apartment

Munich - Oliver's apartment

Munich - Oliver's apartment

Munich - Oliver's apartment

Oli, however, according to him, is not typicalGerman But as practice has shown, during our entire independent travel in Europe, we allegedly met all the time with non-typical representatives of our nations. However, everything in the world is relative, and just such acquaintances can dispel myths about countries.

We spent two nights in a row talking about life,politics about what is right and what is not. And what can I say - I had to learn English. I regretted so much that I understand only 50% of the entire conversation, and our girls, who knew the language well, carried away by an interesting conversation, constantly forgot to translate me.

We, all of our company

We, all of our company

Munich at night

On the first evening we managed to go only inthe university. Even in the evening, and at night, arrived late in the day. Why go there? Yes, it was just interesting to see. It turns out that in Germany, these institutions are public, open around the clock and do not need a pass there. Anyone can come here, both for inspection and to listen to lectures.

University of Munich

University of Munich

First university audience

First university audience

Near the university

Fountain near the University of Munich

Returning home, we noticed that the roadwork here is carried out at night, and not during the day at rush hour, creating traffic jams. And how did they just think of this? Moreover, imagine, it turns out, there are cars to remove asphalt. This is too fast! But what about the Tajiks with jackhammers? But how to create jobs and money for kickbacks? The Germans do not think about people at all. These are the features of the German economy.

Machines for removing old asphalt

Machines for removing old asphalt

Street in the city center of Munich

Munich street in the city center

Triumphal Arch. Munich city

Triumphal Arch. Munich city

Where to stay in Munich

In case the couchsurfing fails, orsomething didn’t work out with him, I had stock options for hotels. Munich is quite an expensive city, so you need to know the hotels in advance (and it’s better to book it right away), you can hardly find anything here. Here are two good hotels where you can stay, I recommend - Hotel Senator Munchen and Pension margit. The reviews are good, the location is good, the metro is near.

P.S. Eh, a great city, I want to go there at least once more.

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