It was the last day of our tour today.
It seems to have just whizzed by.
We spent the day casually roaming around the old part of Munich – through the Viktualienmarkt to look at the Christmas goodies on sale…
Then through some department stores to see their Christmas sections, then out into Marienplatz at 11am to look up at the Glockenspiel clock and show of moving figures that lasts more than ten minutes and captivates all the spectators way below –
Then we went our separate ways – Sue and Bruce to climb tall towers, Jen and Angie to go to the magnificent Saint Michael’s church –
It was a relaxing day once again full of wonderment and delight. It’s constantly fascinating to see how the German’s celebrate Christmas.
In the evening we went to a nearby restaurant that specialises in pork knuckle. We had a massive plate – along with dumplings, fried potatoes (in case we didn’t have enough carbs from the dumplings), sauerkraut and two token bowls of salad.
The meal was a feast.
After dinner we wandered back to the luxurious Platzl Hotel, had some coffees, Ken and Bruce and Angie and Sue sang a version of the “Twelve Days to Christmas” song that included references to all the funny things that happened on the tour.
We videotaped it and will put it up on Vimeo later.
We said our goodbyes, sadly, because during this relatively short period we’ve had some truly wonderful and memorable experiences that will stay with us all for the rest of our lives.