there's not much to say about...
there's not much to say about Munich, it's outstandig, it's clean, safe, interesting, good music, good theaters, good food, good connections,..... and not too expensive.
MUST do is I guess, the Oktoberfest, which actually is in September.
When in Munich or anywhere in...
When in Munich or anywhere in Germany and Europe the most exciting things apart from the wide and varied shopping and nightlife is the public Art works. Parks, Squares, Streets, Malls all contain magnificent sculptures and other Art forms, Europe is the Mecca for Art historians and/or just lovers of fine art. ranging from pieces dating back centuries to fine examples of todays Modern Art
Rub the lion's face for good luck!!
In front of The Munich Residence, there are lion statues with shields. On the shields are little lion's heads, which all of the locals rub as they walk by for good luck. Our bike guide told us this, and we thought it was just something that they SAY that they do, but when we went over to check out the place, all the people who walked by really did rub the lions face for good luck.
Football Fans - Get Yourself to The Allianz Arena
If you are a football fan, a visit to the stunning Allianz Arena is a must.
Tours - Take place regularly throughout the day but the one in English is at 13.00. We went on the 16.30 one which was in German. Still enjoyed it as you get to see otherwise inaccessible parts of the stadium although not knowing what is being said by the guide is a bit frustrating.
The tour lasts an hour, costs about 9 euros and you get a chance to shop at the large Bayern and TSV 1860 shops before and after.
Matches - We went along to see TSV 1860 Munchen on the Sunday v Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga Second Division. Tickets were easy to get from the booths in the sunken area as you approach the turnstiles. We were there about 45 mins before kick off and only had to queue for about 15 mins.Cost for best seats was 31.50 euros but cheaper seats were available.
Bayern tickets will obviously be more expensive and harder to get but unless they are playing a top side you should get in ok.
If you want to buy food or drink inside make sure you purchase an Arena Card which you top up to the value of what you intend spending.They dont accept cash which means very quick service as you place the card on a machine and your purchases are deducted from the amount you are in credit.A beer and a sausage in a long bread roll comes to about 8 euros.
Getting there- Take the blue U6 line to Frottmaning and exit the platform at the far end as this is the quickest way out in the direction of the stadium.Follow the crowds on match day or head for the very distinct white bubble in the distance. Its only about a ten minute walk.
Less than 2 hours from Munich, north on the superfast ICE line, is the wonderful Franconian city of Nuremberg. Officially part of Bavaria, but traditionally part of Franconia, the mythical medieval city offers a different flavour of Germany, but with all the relaxed prosperity you normally associate with Bavaria. The city is beautiful, relaxed, compact and filled with wonders and surprises. It's my local city, and easily one of my favourites in all of Germany.