I wish I had more photos to share but by this stage of the trip (after such big days in Italy and given I was 6.5 months pregnant) I was absolutely knackered. I had to be put to bed each afternoon with the toddler which seriously cut into my sightseeing. However it didn't stop me eating my own weight in pretzels, sausages and schnitzels.
The first morning we hit the English Gardens in the centre of Munich. These massive, beautifully maintained gardens have playgrounds, music, places to eat, running/riding tracks and, my personal favourite, nude sunbathers.
Do you know how hard it was not to take photos? So, so difficult.
Loudest whispers in the world: what you hear when your two eldest children suddenly realise they are walking amongst nude sunbathers.
We also found this rather cool permanent standing wave in the Gardens, complete with (fully clothed) surfers strutting their moves.
The next day we visited the Deutsches Museum, which I thoroughly recommend. I loved the photography and textile sections while the kids rated the toy, aircraft and watercraft sections as well as the special kids area.
On our way from Munich to Switzerland we stopped off at the very famous Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles near Füssen.
Hohenschwangau Castle was King Ludwig II's childhood home (while his dad, Maximilian II was ruler). Neuschwanstein Castle was the fantasy palace Ludwig built himself within spitting distance of Hohenschwangau when he became king.
Neuschwanstein Castle (the inspiration for Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty's Palace) in the distance.
Unfortunately we missed the last tour of Neuschwanstein, but we did take the half hour tour through his boyhood home, which was as amazing as you would expect a castle to be.
Hohenschwangau is still privately owned by descendants of Ludwig II, and photography is prohibited within.
However there was still plenty of castle goodness to photograph around the grounds.
King Ludwig II's life story is a very interesting read. He blew Bavaria's budget on new castles, was sacked as a result (by reason of insanity) and then drowned mysteriously with his doctor several days after his deposition. Hmm, very odd indeed.
If you get the chance, don't hesitate to visit Bavaria. The beer is cold, the countryside is spectacular and the sunbathers are nude. I ask you, what more is there to life?