Munich on a January Night


It was early January when I arrived in Munich and the air still held traces of holiday cheer. Before coming to Germany I’d thought of it mostly as a land of precision and efficiency, but Munich reminded me that it is also the land of fairy tales, home to both Max Planck and the brothers Grimm. Nighttime — with Christmas lights highlighting Gothic spires and brightly lit stalls selling treats to bundled up pedestrians — particularly played up Munich’s magical quality.

Munich on a January Night” was created by LSS for travel site Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved.

3 thoughts on “Munich on a January Night”

  • That’s true…I think of Germany mostly as these dull looking apartment buildings, lack of color, I’m basically picturing the communist housing & that sort of stuff…but Munich looks charming there at night in the glowy lights. I have a pen pal that lives in Germany in the countryside and it’s beautiful. I should ask permission to share some of his photos. Thanks for posting this. By the way did you buy anything from the stand you pictured last there?

    • Haha! I didn’t, mostly because I wasn’t sure what they were. I had to Google-Translate when I got home. 🙂 I’m sure the German countryside would be even more charming. I’d love to see photos. I know there’s a scenic train that goes through the Black Forest — I hope to try that someday.

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