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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Paula, Munich, 1pm - 3:30pm

5 weeks after my foot surgery I put on the big girls shoes...ahhhmm ;-)) mountain boots and went for a brisk walk. Finally I collapsed on this bench. Maybe you join me there and I tell you where I walked today!

Weihenstephan (Mount St. Stephan), well, it is rather a hill, yet 724 St. Corbinian arrived here and found a little chapel sacred to St Stephan. Within 200 years a huge Bendictianen Monastry was built and since 1040 the monks brewed beer.

Means this brewery is today the oldest brewery in the world and the law of purity for beer goes back to the monks here.

Sorry, picture isnt great. Yet I love that the monks prayed between the brewing ;-) Today it isnt just a brewery but a cutting edge university creating the next generation of brewers. The students come from all over the world and it looks so funny seeing this hearty heavy set Bavarian man with a hugs moustache and on his side a petite all smiling, all nodding Japonese man! Think global and act local ;-))

The fountain which served the monks over 1000 years is still going strong, yet doesnt provide enough water to fullfill the needs of beer drinkers from all over the world.

The abbots garden is quite something. The students from all over the world adhere to the tradition and provide guided tours in many languages - currently more then 20!

I love this tree commanding the abbots garden. Wall structures from 9. to the 20. century can be found. It is such fun to walk through all these history, imagining the destiny of these monks as the sound of army boots echoed the holy grounds in 1803 when Napoleon secularized the monastry. Ever since the State of Bavaria holds the tradition of beer brewing alive!

University gardens. A pure pleasure to indulge in all these colors and scents.

Hope you enjoyed this walk through history. Have a wonderful start into the new week! Heckschs...... ;-)))))

1 comment:

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Paula, thank you for the amazing tour! I'm so glad you foot is healing! This monastery, although architecturally doesn't resemble it, reminds me of a trip I took to the cloisters in NY many years ago.(no beer there either).
Your pictures are wonderful. The green is so vibrant! And that enormous purple tree brings back memories of a tree my hubby and I used to love to sit under at an arboretum on Long Island.
Seeing your wonderful walk makes me want to find a new interesting place to walk too!
Have a great week!