Happy Birthday, Munich!

Each year in June, the City of Munich/Germany is celebrating a giant birthday party. Founded officially in 1158, the city is now in its 849th year. There is nothing too exciting about the event itself, though. You have some free music (with both rock bands and humptah bands playing) plus the usual assortment of stands offering food, drinks, and artwork. The visitors are mostly locals, with some tourists as well. At least some folk groups show up in historical frocks, but again nothing too exciting. The weather was quite beautiful, but I was not in the mood to do a lot of shooting.

I just hope it will be more exciting next year, when it is the “round” 850th birthday.

View across Odeonsplatz
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Historial Frocks and a Horse
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Humptah Band Playing on Marienplatz
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One Response to “Happy Birthday, Munich!”

  1. Happy anniversary! It’s good to retain the classic culture and practices of a particular city in order to make people remember it. Munich is one city that has a rich culture and very accommodating people. By the way, will you also have free beer or beer-drinking contest during the celebration?