Munich, July 2013, part 5 - Tollwood festival

On the day later I decided to go to Tollwood summer festival. If I understand it correctly, it started a small hippy music festival, and now it is a big hippy music festival. I went there mostly to wander around - it was too late to buy tickets even if I wanted to.

The festival is held in Olympiapark. The first thing you see when you arrive is the BMW museum:

BMW Museum

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Munich, July 2013, part 2 - Marienplatz

The major attraction of Munich is Marienplatz. A nice place, overall, not too exciting though

The new city hall tower with the Rathaus-Glockenspiel on top of it. Bunch of figures dancing to celebrate first a marriage of some Bavarian Duke. After that, other dancing figures show the dance to celebrate the end of the plague. It is still danced in real life every seven years. Our guide from a walking tour said that this thingy was voted as the second biggest tourist letdown in Europe. I don't know if it is true, but in the 21st century it is kinda lame.

The new city hall

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Munich, July 2013, part 1 - the airport.

Between 30/6/2013 and 9/7/2013 I was in Munich. I went there for EUCASS 2013, where I presented my work and I stayed for few days there.

Where do you start your trip? That's right, at the airport. Germans take the terrorist threat very seriously. Like, really, really seriously. For example, Israeli planes are met and escorted by a police armored vehicle. This one - it rolled next to us during the taxi when we landed and when we took off.

Police escort

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Stuttgart, part 3

Not really Stuttgart, but rather a town nearby. On my last day they took me to Esslingen.  It's a lovely town about 20 km from Stuttgart. If you are in the area, do go there.

The pictures are phone pictures - forgot the camera

Esslingen

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