I’m visiting Munich, Germany,
and in this video I’ll show you the coolest places I’ve seen
here in Bavaria. Founded in 1158 on the banks of the Isar River,
in lands that belonged to Benedictine monks, hence its German name, München, which
means something like “by the monks’s place”, Munich is today the capital of Bavaria, the largest
and one of the richest states in Germany. The city is very touristy and everything
here has some history. This is Max-Joseph-Platz, home to the
Munich National Theater, dating from 1818, and right next to it, the Residenz, the former palace of the dukes and kings of Bavaria, between 1508 and 1918. This neo-Gothic building is Munich’s municipal
government headquarters, right here on Marienplatz, the city’s main square,
where a Christmas market is going on. I’ll explore it later tonight. I’ll introduce you to Thomas. – Thomas is my guide here in Munich…
– Hello! – And this is such a privilege…
A German who lived in Bahia! – Yes! That’s it!
– Is that so? – It was a pleasure. But it was a
long time ago, in the 90s… – And you still speak
this perfect Portuguese? – It’s enough to get by, right? – What’s the name of this square? – It’s called Königsplatz, royal square… – Königsplatz… – Yes, great!
– You see! I don’t speak German,
just a little bit… – A-ha! I didn’t know! – I speak Portuguese and “Bahianese”.
– Wow! – So, this is Königsplatz.
– Yes! Königsplatz is the king’s square. It was built for King Ludwig I of Bavaria. His son Otto became the king of Greece, in this
period of 1830, from which this square is. That’s why there are these buildings
in the ancient Greek style. It was the new entrance of the city in 1830,
when Munich had already grown a little. – We’re now walking through
the king’s passage. Only the king could pass here. – Oh, wait, only the king
could pass here? – Here, in the middle of this gate,
only King Ludwig could pass. No other person. The others had to
use the left and right sides… – Thomas I and Jayme I
also have the right to walk here. Come on! This is the Lenbachhaus, a museum
in the old Florentine-style house of the German painter
Franz von Lenbach. After his death in 1904, his widow sold
the property to the city of Munich, which in 1924 turned the place into a museum,
maintaining several original rooms. This is a painting in which Lenbach
appears with his family. However, over the years, the
Lenbachhaus also gained new wings and galleries, such as Der Blaue Reiter,
or The Blue Knight, with works by Russian immigrant artists such as Wassily Kandinsky
and other Germans like Franz Marc and August Macke. This is a room with several
Kandinsky paintings. Do you understand?
I’ll translate… Kandinsky made experiments with
colors and what he’s proposing to the visitors is to analyze these experiments
made by Kandinsky. Pay attention… When people laugh in a language we don’t
understand, we do the same thing… We laugh too… Thomas is taking me now
to a very different attraction. This is the Eisbach, a small man-made canal
at the entrance of the Englischer Garten park. People take advantage of the power of the water that
comes from the underground galleries to surf right here in central Munich, kilometers and kilometers
from the sea. Look at that! Listen to this… I just found out
that Thomas learned to surf in Bahia! – So, Thomas? Shall we go in the cold water?
– Oh no! – I can film you from here! – That’s way too much for me! – I don’t think I’d have the courage… That’s awesome! I had seen this
on video, I had seen other images, but live it’s very cool! Here’s the following… I always organize my trips in the last
minute and everything goes really well. I was very lucky to meet Thomas, who’s
taking me to the coolest places in town, speaking Portuguese without an accent,
and he learned Portuguese in Bahia, huh! So I’ll leave you his contact
in the video description because if you come to
Munich and he’s available, maybe you can have
him as a guide too… – I’m here for you. I’m here to
make things possible… – You’re making this city
even more special for me. I’m enjoying exploring it with you. We’re now arriving at the BMW Welt, the BMW World,
which is the experiential complex of one of the most famous car factories
in the world, headquartered here in Munich. BMW, by the way, is the German
acronym for Bavarian Engine Factory. Here you can admire not only
the latest BMW car models but also their motorcycles. There are so many models of motorcycles…
And as I am very clumsy, as you know, I already chose the ideal one for me.
It’s going to be this one… I think that with a helmet and well
protected, I’ll take less risks, right? Well, this is the Biker’s Lodge,
one of the restaurants… There are several restaurants in this building.
Remembering that it’s open to the public, ok? Everyone can come here
for lunch, coffee… There’s also a two Michelin
star restaurant, but it only opens for dinner. Here, there’s a super
technological amphitheater, where they hold lectures and
debates on the most different topics. Today, they’re discussing
the future of mobility. See these cars with their headlights
on, with people inside? These people have come here to get their zero-kilometer
BMW and will drive down this ramp. This is not a dealership. It’s just a
delivery point for new cars. And there goes a car down the ramp. This one has just been
delivered to its new owner. Guys, I gave up the scooter. What do you think?
I think this one suits me better… Beautiful, right? And for those who don’t know, because I didn’t know
and just found it out, Rolls-Royce belongs to BMW since 1998. Well, the choice is difficult, right?
My favorite is this one. I want a car like this.
Isn’t it amazing? Will someone let me drive this car? I want to get in. I want to take a picture. I’m going
to talk to someone, I have to make this happen… Who do I talk to?
I’ll find out! I think I made it… I’ll drive the car I wanted… What did I say… – Thomas, I don’t believe it! Thanks!
– You’re welcome! – Look at the surprise
he organized for me! – This is gonna be historic, huh!
– Enjoy! – Can I go? – Sure.
– Let’s go! – Go for it! He’s gonna
open the door. – Hi, very nice to meet you!
– Hi! – Can I go inside?
– Of course! – Wow! No way!
Look at that! I’m going in!
Check that out! See you! See you! There we go! – Is it easy to drive?
– Yes, it’s very easy. – Can I drive it?
– I’m so sorry, but no. Sorry. – This was an amazing experience!
Thank you so much! – You’re welcome!
– Thank you, my friend. – You’re welcome, have a nice day!
– Thanks! That was awesome! Now it’s Thomas’ turn! Because
after Thomas made this happen… – Thomas, now it’s you turn. After Thomas made
it happen for me, he has to ride this car!
This is amazing, right? I didn’t drive it, but at least
I was given a ride, right? That was almost an
impossible mission. Give this video a like just
because of this scene. – What about it, Thomas? Did you like it?
– Very cool! There was even an audience
to watch all the action… There goes the Isetta
back to his place. In this store, they sell, besides
toys, clothes, accessories… Look, my scooter is for sale.
How much is it? Let’s find out the price? It’s on the tag. Twenty kilometers per hour, headlights… 790 euros. How about this one?
Kids, who wants a BMW like that? Backpacks, bags, caps… Who’s a fan of the brand will have a lot of
fun here. It’s called BMW Lifestyle. Look how fancy! Ah, this is amazing!
I loved it! A BMW water bowl for your dog! I’ll take it to Antonio, the dog of
Marcelo Camacho, our editor in chief. Antonio, you’re going to drink
the most chic water of your life now… I couldn’t leave without
the car I loved, right? So, here it is, I bought
a miniature of it, look. For 4.90, I already have my BMW. I can park it in my bedroom. – Thomas, I’m super
impressed with this building. It’s beautiful!
Outside and inside. – Indeed. I also think it’s one
of the most interesting modern buildings we have in Munich.
It’s from 2005… – It became a well visited
place in Munich too, right? Tourists really come here. – Certainly. It’s among the
first attractions in the city now. More people come here than
to the Nymphenburg Palace. – Remembering that there’s also the
museum next door, which we’ll visit. – Yes, it’s great, with all
the old BMW models… Leaving BMW Welt, we’ll head to the BMW Museum,
which is just across this avenue, in that round building. This museum exists since 1973, but
underwent a major renovation in the 2000s and was reopened in 2008 with
a 5,000 square meter exhibition area. Here are the motorcycles. This is from 1925… 29… 31… 39… And here are the older BMW models. This one is from 1930. Beautiful, right? 34… 56… 36… You know the Isetta
I just took a ride? BMW made a short film about
it called “The Small Escape”, showing how one of these
cars was used in 1964 during the Cold War to take people
from East Berlin to West Berlin. In all, nine citizens fled
the Communist regime, one at a time, traveling hidden in an
Isetta’s engine compartment. Can you imagine that? I’m leaving the hotel now
for a night tour of Munich and the Christmas Market. And there’s a guide, who’ll be my guide,
and you won’t believe it, she’s Brazilian… – Hello, guys!
– This is Jessica! – I’m a big fan of him. I can’t believe
I’m taking him for a tour. – I’m so happy! When she got
here, she said she’s a follower of the channel!
How nice is that? – I am! When I learned it was Jayme,
I said: I know him! He’s very nice! His channel is very good!
I brought him a gift… – You are cool! It will
be amazing! Let’s go? – Let’s go! – Let’s go for a walk
around Munich, Jessica! Jessica is from Bahia. By the way, Bahia
is very well represented in Munich, right? Because today I met Thomas, who speaks Portuguese
very well, and he learned Portuguese in Bahia. – Thomas is also an official guide. We’re both official guides
of the city. And I also have the blog Deguste Seu Destino
(Taste Your Destination), with gastronomic tips from my
trips in Europe. And I do tours in Munich. – Follow Jessica. What’s the name of your blog again? – Deguste Seu Destino. – Your Instagram?
– Deguste Seu Destino too. – We’ll taste the whole
destination, come on! – Let’s taste a lot of good
food in the Christmas market… – Let’s go! I want to have fun
in this Christmas market, I want to have a beer! – Tell me, Jessica, what’s the
name of this beautiful square? – We’re now in the Marienplatz
square, birthplace of the city of Munich and here’s also where the oldest
Christmas market in the city happens. We’ll taste some delicious food here. – Help me with the name of the market because this city
has more than 20 Christmas markets, isn’t it? – Yes, that’s true.
– This is the main market… – This is the main and oldest one.
It’s called Christkindlmarkt. – It’s fancy how you speak German! – We’ll start by eating what
in this market tonight? – It’s a special bratwurst. Bratwurst is a German
handmade grilled sausage, very typical of Munich. And this sauce they put in it is a very special Christmas sauce, so you’ll remember
Christmas, with all the Christmas spices: cardamom, anise, cinnamon.
It’s a bittersweet sauce. You think it won’t match, but it goes
a lot with the sausage. It’s delicious. – Let’s eat it! Look at this, how cute is she?
She came in person to bring me… – Ah, you’re so sweet!
Thank you so much! – Do you like the sauce?
Is it beautiful? – It’s perfect!
Thank you so much! How sweet!
It’s delicious! – I have some sauce for you. Guys, I’ll take some
of the sauce to Brazil. She’s so cute. – Jessica, I’m in love with
the people of this city. – She’s very cute! – For me?
– Yes! – It’s small, so you can
take in your flight. – Thank you, it’s
very sweet of you! – Is it enough or you want more?
– No. It’s enough. It’s just for myself. – Ok.
– Thank you very much! – Jessica, what’s in this
kiosk behind us? – We’ll try a very old,
medieval recipe now. I call it medieval bread, that could be
the translation. It’s like a pizza bread, in fact. It’s very traditional topping would be
French sour cream, chives and bacon. – This looks delicious! – It looks so good. – It’s wonderful. I can’t
describe it… It’s so tasty… It’s a bread with french sour cream,
with chives, bacon… It’s delicious. I loved it! – It’s very tasty, right? – How do I tell him I loved it? – It’s very good. Very good!
I know how to say that… – Now we’re going to try this, let’s say, medieval German
Christmas panettone made with potatoes. And it’s hot. She makes it
hot for us to eat… And it’s made with potatoes,
but it’s sweet, ok? It’s like it’s… I can’t even explain…
Because it’s not a panettone, actually… – It’s like a pie with candied fruit…
– Do you think I liked it? Visiting this market is really fun. And we see everything here, from this different method of putting
mustard and ketchup on hot dogs to hot caipirinha with Pitu
Brazilian cachaça. – We’ll have three punches. This is the “eierpunsch”,
a punch made from eggnog liqueur, let’s say. – This looks like a
mimosa, but it isn’t. – Cheers! – It’s hot and tastes like eggnog. It’s an eggnog with alcohol. – Not my favorite…
– I see… – But it’s the house specialty. – I was happy with the straw,
thinking of a mimosa… – It tastes like egg…
– This is orange with baked apple. – This one? – It’s called München punch,
the Munich punch. – Now let’s go to the third. – And the cherry,
with the cherries inside. – Yes.
– There you go! – Thank you! – Welcome to Munich!
– Thank you so much! – Between them all, the one
I liked the most was this one. – It’s my favorite too. – So, I’ll have this one.
Cherry, okay? – Cheers! I was here earlier at 10 AM and there
were already some people drinking beer. But now it’s absolutely packed. Look at that woman
selling pretzels! And since we’re in Munich, cheers! I’m feeling at Oktoberfest
during Christmas. – Oh! Cheers! That’s how it goes. You mingle with people.
You sit at each other’s tables, start chatting, it’s a party. We don’t know these people. You share
the table… Pretty cool, huh? I was thinking this beer to be too big…
I’m already finding it small… I finally bought a pretzel… – Good morning! I’m starting a
new day with my friend Thomas and we’re going to a
place that’s probably one of the most
visited places in Munich… – That’s true.
– Where are we going? – In Bavaria…
– In Bavaria! His Portuguese is better
than mine, you see? – So where are we going?
– We’re going to Neuschwanstein, the castle of Neuschwanstein. – Also known as the Cinderela castle.
– Exactly. – It’s the castle that inspired Walt Disney
to build the famous Cinderella castle in the park that everyone loves, right?
But we’re going to the real one now. – How long from central
Munich to there? – Not more than two hours.
The road is very beautiful and you won’t even notice the time. – It’ll be wonderful.
Let’s go! Our first stop on today’s tour will
be at the Nymphenburg Palace. Built in the 17th century, it was the summer residence
of several generations of Bavarian monarchs until the end of World War I in 1918. Filming is not allowed
inside the palace, except for this ballroom
built in 1750. And here’s a curiosity: when he was only 7 years old, Mozart,
accompanied by his older sister, Marianne, who played the harpsichord,
performed here for Prince Maximilian. And they were very successful. We just got to the freeway, which
in Germany is called “autobahn”. A curiosity, for those who don’t know,
is that there is no speed limit here. Do you want to know our speed?
We can’t even feel it… – Oh, not too fast…
160 kilometers. – 160, we can get to 180, 200… Well, by his speedometer,
we can go up to 260. – There we go! – Now, we’re going up to the mountains. The car is struggling to reach 200… – It’s hard to reach 200, right, Thomas? – Yeah, we made it!
– U-hu! As we get closer, the
snow volume increases and the road gets more
and more beautiful… One more stop. Now to see
the Pilgrimage Church of Wies. It’s said that in 1738 an image of
the scourged Jesus Christ shed tears here and that began to attract pilgrims to this region of the Bavarian Alps. Because of that, in 1754, this church
was built in rococo style to house the image of Christ
and welcome its visitors, who, to this day, credit to
it several miracles. I entered the church to pray and thank for having
such wonderful people watching the channel… Thank you for being with me
on so many trips… And as soon as I leave the
church the sun shows up… And now, yes, we’re finally
arriving at the Neuschwanstein castle, built by the controversial
Bavarian King Ludwig II, who was also known
as the Swan King. And it’s no coincidence that Neuschwanstein
means the New Swan Stone. – Walt Disney was inspired by this castle
to build Cinderella’s castle, isn’t it? – It’s true!
– When was it built? – Between 1869 and 1886. Seventeen years… It wasn’t
completely finished. Some details are lacking in the interior,
in the decoration of some rooms and bedrooms. But all that has been completed
can be visited on a guided tour. – To visit the castle, you can
only take a guided tour. And there’s a detail.
We can’t film inside… So, I’ll share with you
what we see from outside. I’m in one of the liveliest squares
in Munich trying to make a selfie and this very nice group from Stuttgart
showed up behind me to appear in the picture. So I’ll say goodbye
to Munich with them. – So, I’m saying goodbye to Munich.
Could you please help me saying goodbye to Munich? – Goodbye, Munich! I hope you enjoyed this video. Give it a like, subscribe
to the channel and follow me on Instagram
@carioca_nomundo. Thanks and see you soon! – Goodbye!