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... more
Oktoberfest is a huge massive fair, the area is really big with wide space between the different brewerys's tent. Still, during the weekend you have to expect a big crowd. We were there during the... more
On Viktualienmarkt you will find three fountains which are decorated with statues of Munich's best loved humorists and singers - Karl Valentin (1882 - 1948), Weiss Ferdl (1882 - 1949) and Liesl... more
Go on a day excursion to CHIEMSEE ('Bavarian Sea') where the beautiful SCHLOSS HERRENCHIEMSEE is situated! This is Ludwig II's most ambitious palace, a replica of Versailles. However, only the central... more
Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In Germany it was sometimes... more
We probably made a mistake by not giving ourselves enough time. We were trying to cram too much into too little time.
Munich is a place to which we plan to return and give ourselves at least three... more
Visit Olympiapark, where the 1972 Olympic Games took place. This park is still a lively and crouded part of the city. Do not forget to take the elevator to the top of the tower for great views of the... more
We also visited the Dachau Concentration Camp which was nearby. It was a very dreary day which suited this place perfectly. It was terrible but interesting to watch the short movie about the camp but... more
This photo was taken while we went on a hike to the bridge (Marienbrucke) nearby...
There are some amazing views on that walk and I would recommend it to anyone!! :) The bridge is very high though... more
Alois Hingerl - Dienstmann Nr. 172 , aka "Aloisius" is one of the most popular caracters created by Ludwig Thoma.
Alois Hingerl was working as an outporter (I found this word for Dienstmann in my... more
I loved being able to just relax and people watch here. Everyone was very friendly to me (especially on the subway) so I got around with no troubles at all. That left me with plenty of time for lots... more
On a cold winter's day in January 2011, with a layer of snow on the ground, we stopped to watch two brave souls who were surfing on an artificial wave in the river within the grounds of Munich's... more
The weird museum of stuffed animals (Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum) on Neuhauserstr. just off Marienplatz. Just don't approach it as a serious museum ... because the taxidermists apprently... more
This is another trade mark of Munich, twin tower Frauenkirche, 1 minute walk from Marienplatz. I was trying to make a pic of the church to capture its full size on the pic but found this an impossible... more
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... more
You can get to Residenz walking from Marianplatz or from Odeonsplatz. This is a beautiful palace with an expectacular garden in the front, that like others where partly destroyed during the II WW. At... more
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... more
Sorry about this pic's quality. Camera's 'no flash' setting truly deteriorates the image, but this interior was incredibly moving, a must see when in München. Photographs of wartime destruction found... more
Avoid the Deutsches Museum! I was dragged along there TWICE during my stay, and it certainly didn't seem any better the second time! If you like transport museums, you'll probably love it here, and... more
Take another close look of LINDERHOF: Ludwig's favorite castle which was the embodiment of his Baroque fantasies.
The route from Neuschwanstein to Ettal & Oberammergau is so romantic & refreshing... more
Visit Odeonsplatz. Shown here is Feldherrnhalle (Field Marshall's Hall). This is the where of the infamous Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 took place. A bronze plaque commemorates the four policemen who got... more
Munich Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn)
The Munich Zoo is one of the biggest Zoos in Germany. Even if you are not a special fan of animals behind bars: Zoos can teach children to understand the variety and... more
This is the entrance to the Pedestrian zone and one of Europe's busiest squares.
In the middle there's a huge fountain, which was built for the Olympic Games in 1972.
Munich has one of the biggest... more
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Munich is one of the biggest tourist attractions of Germany and it deserves to be for its nice architecture and...
Or the City of Singles, or any number of names the locals give it. Munich is a big city, with a small town atmosphere. It is many things to many people. Many people love it, some people hate it, but...