Winter in Munich
While I am excited for Spring and warmer temps, we have been loving winter in Munich. It was actually much milder than we expected. And there is SO MUCH to do here during the winter! The Alps are right here, which makes for the perfect weekend getaway for skiing and sledding. On one of the first weekends in January, we headed to the Alps for some sledding.
Sledding in Europe is not for the faint of heart! These toboggans are made for speed, and the toboggan runs twist and turn down the side of the mountain. Between cliffs and other tobogganers, it’s a lot to concentrate on at once!
I was nervous to try it, but we had so much fun. This was probably one of my favorite things we did this winter in Munich!
Patrick went down the toboggan run at top speed, but I went a little slower because I’m not as coordinated. I was so worried at first that I was going to go flying off a cliff!
Ice Skating on the Canals
When it got really cold, the canals froze over. Ice skate rental stands popped up along the canal, and everyone was out ice skating! Certain sections were marked for different things: hockey, curling, and free skate.
Glühwein and snack stands also opened up along the canal, which we took full advantage of! I am a sucker for those Glühwein mugs.
Even though I am ready for warmer temps, I have to admit the snow in Munich was beautiful. Snowy parks and frozen fountains make for beautiful scenery, but I am eager to experience Munich in the spring and summer. Bring on the beer gardens!