Go to the Oktoberfest if you are in Munich at the right time of the year. It is really a great experience and lots of fun!!!
The Oktoberfest goes for 15 days prior to the first Sunday in October. It is held at the Theresienwiese grounds (about 10 minutes walk from the Hauptbahnhof)...
Get there early to make sure you get inside a great tent! And HAVE FUN! :) I would say the earlier you get there the better tent you will get. We ended up in the "Aussie/NZ/South African" tent because we got there too late...
Also, if you intend to go on all the rides then I'd suggest not drinking too much beer beforehand... ;)
Marienplatz is the most central spot in the city. It is here, that you can watch the Glockenspiel, have a look at the Neues and Altes Rathaus, drink a beer in a beer cellar or do a little shopping. Street musicians and artists entertaining the crowds.
This occurs most frequently in neighborhood restaurants where the name contains the word LOKAL or GASTHAUS, but it happens in certain beerhalls, too.
The restaurant might be quite full, yet near the back there is a vacant table. It may have a little paper tent or mini-flagpole in the center with a single word printed on a sign: STAMMTISCH. If you see that, just move on and look for another seat. Sometimes the sign is missing altogether but the vacant table 'sticks out like a sore thumb'.
What gives? The Stammtisch is a table reserved by custom and tradition rather than by formal booking. It's a place where a group of locals meet nightly for dinner, drinks, or post-dinner card games. Like your assigned seat in school, it is 'personal space' and not to be invaded by outsiders.
Restaurant staff may be too polite to make an issue of it, but if you accidentally wander into a Stammtisch Zone and the regulars show up, they will likely mince few words in setting you straight. This is not the time to create a 'stupid tourist scene'. Just apologize and move along.
Sign of Olimpic Games 72 Munchen
During Munchener Olimpic Games 1972, I was in Hamburg I watched on TV the plays. I also wached how the terrorists killed some Israili sportlers. It was a sad Olimpics. I wish all people to live in peace."Peace at home, peace in the world" a quatation of Ataturk.
Just past Ettal is a magnificent lake called the Eibsee. Even from the pictures taken on this cloudy day, you can see that the views are tremendous. In 1994, you could pull over at any number of free parking places. It is my understanding that, while the parking places are still there, they're no longer free.