Originally posted 07/08/2013
Headed to Munich after Amsterdam, stayed at Sam's place and did a bit of sightseeing.
First full day in Munich we went for a wander around Olympiapark, which was where the Olympics were held in 1972. The whole area was terraformed with an eye for detail, it's pretty impressive. The area was flat and they basically added a hill in the middle of it, lake, and the various arenas. The hill looks ordinary from the bottom but commands an excellent 360 degree view of the park and city from the top. The Germans do subtlety well.
Went to a beer garden for dinner and had schweinshaxe (pork knuckle) and two litres of beer each. The pork knuckle tasted awesome. Although that may have been thanks to the two litres of beer.
Hit up a couple of castles in the next couple of days, first Nymphenburg castle in Munich itself, then Neuschwanstein, a few hours out of Munich in the Bavaria region.