From Regensburg, I set out for Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian alps. I had to change trains in Munich, and since I had a Bayern ticket, which gave me unlimited travel in Bavaria for one day (including the Munich S-Bahn), I decided to duck into Munich for a few hours.
From the Munich train station, I took the S-Bahn two stops to Marienplatz, the central square of the city. Unsurprisingly, it was packed with tourists.
This is the new town hall, built in the Gothic revival style.
Every day at 1100 and 1200, these figures move around the clock tower to the accompaniment of a mechanical glockenspiel.
This is the column of St. Mary.
In the Heiliggeistkirche, there is an installation entitled "Garden of Eden 2014" featuring lots of trees and paper birds.
Finally, this is the zodiac clock tower on the old town hall.
I would have spent longer in Munich, but the weather was nice, and I really wanted to get to Garmish-Partenkirchen so I could get in some hiking before nightfall.