This is a wee belated, but we went to the St. Paddy's Day Parade in Munich a few weeks ago. By we I mean myself and friends Bonnie and Greg! The military offers trips here through the USO, and they do a pretty good job of having good trips every weekend. So, when I saw the parade in Munich, and a free bus ride there and back, I didn't have to think much about whether I would go but rather which beers I would drink once there! It is the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in Europe too. When we arrived it was quite dreary. It ended up drizzling all day and was in the 40's, so not exactly parade weather, but we made the best of it. The parade ended up being a bit of a disappointment. There were no wagons full of people dressed as gorillas jumping around like in Colorado Springs (I am so bummed I missed that!) and nothing really stuck out. I'm not sure if it had to do with the weather, but I wouldn't place it high on my to-do list for next year. The coolest thing they had was a little festival set up at the square at the end of the parade. There were multiple bands playing throughout the day, and many tents set up for all the Guinness, cider and whiskey you wanted to drink. Overall we had a great time, and I got to hear a bunch of authentic Irish accents all day (I love Irish accents).
This was right next to the festivities. They even let us bring our beer inside! The car cost 100,000 Euros. I think I need a new profession so I can afford this.