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