Saturday, June 18, 2011

Munich: “Velcome to za Neuschwanstein Castle”

On our way from Wengen to Munich we stopped at the Neuschwanstein Castle. It is the castle that inspired Disney. The view from and of the castle were incredible and I felt happy to be there. On top of all that, we had a tour guide that was incredibly hilarious. He made the visit that much more funny and will definitely go down as the most awkward, quoted times of our trip to Europe. Don’t worry, we have actual video footage of the tour and many clips of us impersonating the tour.

We got into Munich late, so we only had a little while to walk around the city. We ended up eating at a pub where I experienced my first wiener schnitzel. It was surprisingly good! It reminded me a lot of country fried steak. We also went and saw the world’s largest pub (they couldn’t grasp the fact that we didn’t want beer) and the famous Glockenspiel.

The next day we had two business visits. Our morning visit was to BMW and I absolutely LOVED it! We were able to get in some super sleek cars and hop on some super sexy motorcycles. After feeling rather gluttonous, we sat down to a Q&A with a BMW employee. I absolutely loved it because he worked in brand management for BMW. My favorite thing he said was “You don’t sell the product, you sell the experience.” It definitely made me consider brand management as a career path. The second visit was to KPMG. It was about audit and accounting. Enough said.

I’m sad that we did not have more time in Germany, because I’m sure I would have loved every minute of it. I’ll just have to come back!

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