The most authentic thing I did in Munich was a beer tour. A guide takes a group of about 12 people to many very Bavarian pubs (Beer garden) and you get a drink for free. My tour was the "size matters tour" with 3-5 stops included. We got a bit drunk, you have to be careful, the German beer is a bit more dangerous than other ones. But very tasty.
Fondest memory: The coolest thing was to get a beer stamp in my passport. I got it at the Marienplatz, there is a Kiosk and they stamp your passport. You can see it below. I love it, it's a nice souvenir.
I guess that one place that every visitor to Munich goes to is the Marienplatz. It's very busy, right in the centre of the city, chances are you'll pass through if you're in town any length of time. Must see the Rathaus. U Bahn- Marienplatz
Throughout December home of a Christmas market.
Fondest memory: My friend and I were watching a group of older gentlemen eating ice cream cones. She was fascinated (for some reason), and was positive that the man with his back to the wall would finish his last. She was right, as it turned out. Anyway, I thought I'd indulge her by recording the memory in a photo.
Favorite thing: Central meeting point in Munich is the Marienplat. Great place to sit and have a drink. Or to watch tourists looking up in awe to the big clock, waiting for the movement to start. Nothing much happens actually, but still people can't help themselves and keep on shooting film and pictures of the thing.
See Marienplatz, the main square of the city with its beautiful neogothic town-hall (Neues Rathaus), his old town-hall (Altes Rathaus) and the Marienseule (the column of Mary). It is a very pleasant and cosy atmosphere, with its nice caf?s. From Marienplatz? it starts Kaufinger Stra?e, the main street for shopping: very enjoyable...I can't tell how many hours I spent doing my shopping here, entering every single clothes shop, or jewels shop, and so on....From there you can go to the Frauenkirche (church of our lady). At the end of that street, there is Karlsplatz. Always starting from Marienplatz, with the Neues Rathaus on your right, take the first street on the right: you'll reach Odeonsplatz, with the Theatiner Church and the Feldherrnhalle.
Fondest memory: The nights at the cafè in Schwabing where we used to drink great cocktails :-)
Strolling 'round and 'round through the sites can tire you legs a bit, so why not have a seat in an area where everyone else is doing the same thing. You'll meet new people as you relax near Karlstor, sip a hot kaffee and munch on some Kuchen, or sample some schnellimbiss, fast food snacks such as sausage or hamburgers.
Or maybe you'll just want to rest the legs and eyeballs, like this photo captures, before heading out to explore once again.
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.
Fondest memory: Street musicians and artists entertaining the crowds.
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.'
Fondest memory: German-engineered...everything.
visit Marienplatz and have a good look at the Neues Rathaus (doesn't look like a new townhall, but it is definitely newer than the old one!).
Fondest memory: The food! Some great restaurants can be found in Munich - personal favourites here include Cafe Ignatz for vegetarian food in Schwabing, Steinheil on Steinheilstr. for the best value local meals and the Pakistani place on Barerstr. near the Pinakothek.
Favorite thing: I loved just wandering the little streets especially around Marienplatz. There are some great little shops to browse in. I loved the book stores as well. I like to collect a book on each place I go to for a reminder of my trip. One thing that amazed me was that dogs were allowed just about anywhere, the airport, shops and in eating places. I was forever getting disorientated in the underground. It was like an never-ending maize.
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