The park is free. Nice place to walk and rest
You can get the park by going behind the castle. Feel free to enter as it is free. It is a great place to walk around and also have a rest. If you have your own light meal, it is the place to make a stop and enjoy your snack in a hot summer day. Take a sit on those benches under the trees. I like Munich parks!
Downtown is so nice and I like it very much. Especially, there is a day pass ticket for the subways. It does not costs much.
You can have a visit the BMW. It is worth to have a visit.
People are friendly to tourists !
Munich has 3 world-famous art galleries right next to each other, the "Pinakotheken". The "Alte Pinakothek", with paintings of 14th to 16th century artists, like Dürer and Rubens is the most famous one. The "Neue Pinakothek" houses Van Gogh, Klimt, Renoir and other artists from the 17th to 19th century, and the "Pinakothek der Moderne" is Germany's biggest museum of modern art, featuring Andy Warhole and some Picassos.
Bavarians are very warm and...
Bavarians are very warm and friendly people. If you try to speak German, You should try to speak it correctly and always use formal unless asked not to. They appreciate it. Having good manners is important when dealing with anybody especially Bavarian Germans. They will almost always return your kindness and consideration of their culture.
Badminton playing is a lot of fun. I am sure there are numerous places in Munich. However, I really like the “Aktivpark” in Gilching (a suburb of Munich). The Aktivpark is a complex with 4 Badminton courts, three tennis courts each inside, as well as outside, a large fitness studio with spinning machines, weight lifting equipment, cross trainers, rowing machines etc etc. The whole atmosphere is very nice – a lot of light wood and warm colours, not too loud music, great fitness hours (ski-gymnastics, yoga, tae bo, hot iron, step arobics etc etc.). Changing cabins are very large and safe, there are lockers, hair driers, very hygenic sanitary facilities… But the best is a supernice sauna. There are small saunas for men and women separated, but there is also a larger mixed sauna landscape including a hot sauna, a steam bath, foot baths, a cold pool, showers of all kinds, two relaxation rooms and an outside area to cool off. Furtermore, in the evening past 8 pm there are so called “Aufguesse”, where a guy heats up the sauna with herbal waters. Afterwards they serve oranges and lemons as well as cold tea for an immune system boost. Prices for weights, the fitness hours and sauna are about 10 Euro (you can stay as long as you want), for Badminton and Tennis prices depend on the time you want to play.
The center also has anice little restaurant with Apfelschorle, beer, lemonades and good salads and Italian food. Badminton racket (or you can borrow for 2 €)
Shorts and shirt
2 towels (1 for sauna, 1 after showering)
For directions see description below, but also:
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Unfortunately the Aktivpark cannot be reached conveniently by public transport. Directions coming from Munich downtown: take highway A-96 for around 10 minutes to the exit “Oberpfaffenhofen”. After the exit at the traffic light turn right into “Muenchner Str.”. Go straight until the second traffic light and turn left. You will then go drive through a small tunnel and go straight. Pass the upcoming traffic light. After the traffic light turn the third street to the left. Then again turn the second street right. There is sufficient parking in front of the studio. From Munich downtown it is half an hour drive.