visit Alte Pinakotek. This is...
visit Alte Pinakotek. This is Munich's most important art museum. Its collection is fantastic. The nearly 900 works on display in this Neoclassical building represent the greatest European artists from the 14th to the 18th century. There are numerous paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck. The Italian masters are well represented by Raphael, Titian Giotto, Botiticely…and much more…
Back on 'almost' dry land with two feet again.
The pedestrian Marienplatz.
Ever within sight of the onion-domed Frauenkirche, hosts treasures and entertainments in plentiful variety. Here, one of the many streets that extend out from and encircle the distant kirche offers the 'lost' traveller a compass when realizing, 'oh, those weren't policemen, and that's not even a police mini.' German-engineered...everything.
How to eat a Weißwurst
Probably the most local food you can try in Munich is a traditional Weißwurst. It's a white sausage that you eat for breakfast and that is served with a tasty sweet mustard. You only eat the inside of the sausage not the peel. Now how do you eat this thing? You can either peel it or do it the "a bit disgusting way" and suck it. I chose the peeling version of course. You just cut the length of the sausage and then use your knife, your fork, your fingers or your whole body to get the filling out. It works after a while and it saves you the embarrasment to sit there sucking a sausage ;)
In summertime, the 'normal'...
In summertime, the 'normal' beer is 'mass', which equals one liter. It is good for thirst. If you think that it is too big or say that to the serving personnel (this happened to my friend), they may think that you are from Prussia or then they ask you to run couple of runs around the beergarten in order to be more thirsty :-) Funny, indeed.
Go straight to the Heart - head to Freising
A small town that calls itself the Heart of Old Bavaria, Freising is a lovely cathedral town located north of Munich at the end of the S-1 train line.
The Old Town is centered on three mountains (hills, actually) that locals refer to as the Lehrberg, Wehrberg and Naehrberg. (It will be a fun German lesson for you to ask around and find out what that means.)
Of interest to you, the visitor, is the Naehrberg.
This is the seat of Weihenstephan, an ancient and honored brewery. Enjoy the shade under the chestnut trees while resting in the Biergarten sampling local goods.
Then pause to consider carefully your answer to this academic question: "Can life get any better than this?"