Get to understand the...
Get to understand the devastating effects of war. Take a tour of the concentration camp at Dachau. You and your students cannot believe how many people were crowded into such small living quarters. I enjoy watching and playing soccer. If you are a soccer fan take time to visit the FC Bayrn Fan Club store in downtown Munich. Jerseys are inexpensive and you can get everything from cups to toasters with their logo on it.
If you stay in Marienplatz, behind Altes Rathaus you may find Heiiggeistkirche (St.Spirit Church). it is the oldest gothic church in Muenchen. The first buildings were pilgrims house, hospital and chapel and they were built in 1208. The general works were made in the end of XIV century. In 1724-1730 Asam architect made reconstruction works and the church got baroque style. In 1885 the outside view got new-baroque style then. Last reconstruction works were in 1946, just after WWII.
Maypoles are a Bavarian tradition, although their origin is debated and is possibly French. Anyways, every year a tree is planted in the center of towns and villages and young men climb up to prove how big their . . . courage is. Well, that's the tradition, but I'm pretty sure this one in the center of the Viktualienmarkt stays up on a permanent basis. It's painted in the traditional blue and white colors the represent Bavaria (you'll see the flag all over town).
If you have the time, and the energy, do as the Bavarians do, and spend a sunday in a beirgarten, until about 2:30, then catch the U-baun, and go to a soccer game, the Europeans are huge fans of soccer, and really get crazy at the games, the party last all day, you can drinnk till you forget your own language, and not have to worry about who's driving, also a great way to meet locals. The Bayern teams are Bayern-Munchen (red), and The Lyons 1869 (blue), 1860 is the original team, but the Bayern team was doing great in May, so, pick your color
Add one more to your Collection
In Bavaria interesting out-of-the-way places must also have worthy breweries. Here is one more to consider.
Erding. Home of Erdinger Weissbier. Take a pilgrimage to its hometown and you will be rewarded in pastel technicolor. Newly renovated, replanted and repaved the town center is a virtual Biergarten-Mall.
To reach it take the S-6 train line to the end. While there, pick up another souvenir beer coaster to add to your collection. If you won't be going for a while, click on the link below for a virtual sampling.