I arrived yesterday morning and spent the day walking around Munich before catching the train to the buddymollys town in rural Bavaria. It's cold and covered in snow here but the scenery is quite pretty, especially in the countryside. My utter and complete lack of German hasn't been too much of a problem except for when I ordered lunch in Munich and ended up with a giant pile of bologna with pickles and onions on top. I also had to change trains in Nuremberg within my six minute layover, so I basically accosted a German man and showed him my ticket and he nicely helped my find my train and made sure I got on the right car- a lot of the trains split during the journey, the front half going on one route and the back half to another locale, which could have been very problematic.
Off to Berlin for the weekend! I can't figure out how to post pictures on this computer but will add some photos and beer (or bier) reviews early next week.