On our last day in Munich, Mr. Selfish and I went to the BMW Welt and Olympic Park, both of which are in the northern part of the city. Although both were interesting, we wished that we had spent another day at Oktoberfest.
The Olympic Park was the site of the 1972 summer Olympics. Despite being over 40 years old, it looks quite modern. Apparently, they still hold events at the Olympic Park (i.e., Nickelback concert). Also at Olympic Park is the BMW Welt, which is an exhibition hall for BMW. You can even pick up your brand new BMW from the Welt. It was a nice exhibition hall but neither Mr. Selfish or I are that interested in cars. (My dad would’ve loved it though.)
What really thrills Mr. Selfish and I is food. Hence, the rest of this post is about the different types of German food we had in Munich.
The first very German dish we had was currywurst. From our time in Berlin, we knew that the Germans loved their currywurst, which is pork sausage in a curry ketchup sauce. It is fast food that can hit the spot – especially with a pint or two of beer.
We also enjoyed a lot of Bavarian food, which is basically sausages and potatoes (as far as I can tell). We ate at a restaurant called Nürnberger Bratwurst Glöckl Am Dom for authentic Bavarian. Mr. Selfish had a sausage and potatoes, and I had Bavarian meatballs. Both were quite yummy.
Throughout our entire stay in Germany, I had a hankering for spatzle (homemade egg noodles), but unfortunately, it is not Bavarian. It is actually Swabian, which is an entirely different region of Germany.
Mr. Selfish and I searched long and hard, and we finally found one place that was serving spatzle. It was a little pub called Theater im Fraunhofer, which was very quaint. We ordered the beef and spatzle and, then, for good measure, we ordered a salad (since we had eaten so much meat already). Although the spatzle was on point, the salad was drenched in some kind of creamy dressing. I guess we should’ve played to the German’s strengths – meat and not salad. Next time, we’ll stick with the meat dishes.