Freising

Life in Munich has been interesting and exciting, to say the least. We ride trams and subways everywhere, walk down crowded sidewalks, and pass many a traffic jam. I hadn’t realized how much of a big city it is until today when we went to Freising, a sweet little quintessential European city north of Munich. One of my oldest friends who is traveling overseas had a layover here, so we met in Freising and enjoyed the cobblestone streets, gorgeous fresh fruit, and the hilltop cathedral.

We took a regional train to the town, an experience the babies were very pleased with. It was true train travel, as opposed to all of the underground travel we do around here.

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Before making the trek up the hill to the cathedral, we enjoyed the center of the old town and some sidewalk ham and cheese sandwiches.

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The Freising Cathedral, the Domberg, sits at the top of the tallest hill in the city, a fact I had forgotten about old European towns. The hike up the hill, pushing a double stroller, was quite the workout! Edith was a champion and walked the whole way up for me so I was pushing only one 27+ pound toddler, instead of two!

The cathedral itself is magnificent, and the view from the top of the hill lovely, as well. There is a little garden on the grounds, so the children had a lot of exploring opportunities as we waited for Juliet and Ryan.

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And the inside of the cathedral.

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Back down the hill, we shared some amazing cherries, soaked in the quaint, quiet beauty, and (no surprise) the babies had some ice cream.

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Today was just how I imagine European summer days; we only wish we had more time with Juliet and Ryan! This place was so lovely that we plan to take Travis back as soon as possible. I don’t think the babies will mind.

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