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Germany Munich Museum Rain

11 June 2016

The museum is overrated

The Deutsches museum in Munich

Normally I would title this day, 'the longest day' as my flight is not until 22:35. Ordinarily I am asleep by then, even whilst overseas on holiday, so the prospect of taking a 30 hour flight after getting up at 6am on the day of departure when the flight doesnt leave until late in the night (confused yet?) is somewhat daunting.

I had my long day pre planned before I left 3 weeks ago, The Deutches Museum, it is supposed to be excellent, it wasnt.
Unfortunately it is old, dilapidated, not much English (thats excusable), and despite having so many things they could put in the huge building, they somehow managed to only find boring stuff.
Also, the food was a new peak achievement in terrible, there were 3 cafes and 1 restaurant, and it went from bad to horrific. I basically had to leave because of that in the end.
Anyway, still it rains, and since the museum took less time than I imagined, I had hours to kill, so wander I did, in the rain, until it was late enough to leave for the airport to get there only 4 hours before my flight departs!
The good news, I left my bags including my passport at the sketchy hotel, and they were still there when I collected them.

Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - This is hot mashed potato, served from something like a soft serve ice cream machine, which you wander around and eat as a snack, after squirting butt

This is hot mashed potato, served from something like a soft serve ice cream machine, which you wander around and eat as a snack, after squirting butter and mayonaise onto it.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - Another excellent group of buskers. Not as good as last night so I gave them no money, but still good. Tibetan throat singers.

Another excellent group of buskers. Not as good as last night so I gave them no money, but still good. Tibetan throat singers.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - I took photos of the rain. In Europe it rains all summer, relentlessly, and it floods, all the time. 100% of the time, rain and flood.

I took photos of the rain. In Europe it rains all summer, relentlessly, and it floods, all the time. 100% of the time, rain and flood.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - The museum looks impressive from the outside, but then you go in and the ticket office is relocated to a shipping container in a courtyard in the rain

The museum looks impressive from the outside, but then you go in and the ticket office is relocated to a shipping container in a courtyard in the rain. I stood in rain for 20 minutes for a ticket, there were plenty of places to put it not in the rain. I thought Germans were logical?


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - The ship was ok I guess. But its just a regular sailing boat.

The ship was ok I guess. But its just a regular sailing boat.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - I got to fire a cannon, or a recreation of cannons.

I got to fire a cannon, or a recreation of cannons.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - This was the best thing they had, its an actual U-boat. Das boot. Except from WW1 not 2. ALARM!!!!

This was the best thing they had, its an actual U-boat. Das boot. Except from WW1 not 2. ALARM!!!!


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - Tractor of sorts.

Tractor of sorts.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - Now my quest for food, and even water commences, they had no water! The whole place is run by Sodexo (Serco), its a disgrace!

Now my quest for food, and even water commences, they had no water! The whole place is run by Sodexo (Serco), its a disgrace!


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - The cafes only had cake from 2 days ago, and had run out of coffee 30 minutes after opening time! I have been to museums all over the world, and this

The cafes only had cake from 2 days ago, and had run out of coffee 30 minutes after opening time!
I have been to museums all over the world, and this is the worst food by far. Even in places in China where the museum is barely still standing and hasnt been painted since Mao they manage to serve ok food and supply water.
Why are all those cakes floating in crap? To hide how stale they are thats why.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - I read that the flight part of the museum was great. No its not. It has 2 real planes and a bunch of models and some kites. Try the British Air Force

I read that the flight part of the museum was great. No its not. It has 2 real planes and a bunch of models and some kites. Try the British Air Force museum on the outskirts of London, which is free unlike the Deutches museum.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - It was also very hot inside, so I climbed up to the roof past 3 floors closed for permanent rennovations. Nice clouds. A rare gap in the rain.

It was also very hot inside, so I climbed up to the roof past 3 floors closed for permanent rennovations. Nice clouds. A rare gap in the rain.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - This was the space section. Germans invented rockets. Germans built all the American rockets, yet no rocket. I wanted to see real V1 and V2 rockets.

This was the space section. Germans invented rockets. Germans built all the American rockets, yet no rocket. I wanted to see real V1 and V2 rockets.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - Anyway, I left the museum, and star wars is still a thing, now its perfume. But its nothing compared to the level of star wars Japan achieved.

Anyway, I left the museum, and star wars is still a thing, now its perfume. But its nothing compared to the level of star wars Japan achieved.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - Then I found the biggest most amazing sporting and outdoor gear store in the world by far without exaggeration. Its 5 levels and goes a long way back,

Then I found the biggest most amazing sporting and outdoor gear store in the world by far without exaggeration. Its 5 levels and goes a long way back, with rock climbing walls, and a pond to try out kayaks in!


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - I had no idea there was enough of this type of gear in the world to fill such a large store.

I had no idea there was enough of this type of gear in the world to fill such a large store.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - Next up I found a second hand store that snaked around through a fire hazard labyrinth store where you pay for used crap by how much it weighs. I thin

Next up I found a second hand store that snaked around through a fire hazard labyrinth store where you pay for used crap by how much it weighs. I think this concept also exists in Australia.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - I got lost in amongst the knickerbockers and related items such as cow bells and whistles.

I got lost in amongst the knickerbockers and related items such as cow bells and whistles.


Germany-Munich-Museum-Rain - Then the town square was overtaken by militant hare krishnas, who have imported their public address system from deepest China to deafen us all with a

Then the town square was overtaken by militant hare krishnas, who have imported their public address system from deepest China to deafen us all with amazing distortion.


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