Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
* 2 Liter of water;
* Fruit / power bars.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
* 1 extra t-shirt;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Fleece type jacket;
* Hat / cap;
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
* (Neck) sunblock;
Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of SD cards!
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm.
Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
* Compass.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Family Travel
Never leave home without ... a good map :)
Miscellaneous: Those who know me in person know that I am a passionate fan of German publisher Publicpress, who offers the most detailed and exciting maps of German regions for any kind of free time activities. Since some time they also have city maps. I gave a map of Berlin as a gift to a good friend and loved the details which were provided on the city map, similar like the ones I am used to on their leisure maps.
I was even delighted to see that Publicpress’s city map “Munich” is available in English!! On their website it says: English version of the City Centre map Munich. Bicycle tour along selected sights, with street index, Railroad and Underground map.
Scale 1:15 000. ISBN number for ordering: 978-3-89920-706-4.
The map is now available again and costs 2,95 Euro :-)
This map, like Publicpress's other city maps, has a thin layer of plastic - thus is weatherproof and can't crinkle as much as the ones of other publishers without coating like to do so often.
© Ingrid D., October 2012Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
- Budget Travel
Pack a small heating stove
Miscellaneous: Most small hotels in Munich do not provide a small kettle for boiling water, so if you are one not to spend about 7 euro for breakfast, and would like hot coffee in your room, pack a small heating stove (or element) with a metal cup, to boil your water. Of course, remember to bring your packaged instant coffee or powdered soup.Related to:
- School Holidays
- Budget Travel
get your moisturisers
Luggage and bags: don't buy too much , or u will end up like me (see the photograph)
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: gum boots if any, umbreallas are a must, raincoats
Miscellaneous: the weather is very dry Even in summers, get your lip balms & moisturisers & creamy soaps with you.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A sturdy pair of shoes for all the walking and climbing of steps that you will want to do.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: No need for aspirin as the German beer doesn't seem to give you any hangovers!
Photo Equipment: Remember to take plenty of extra film or memory cards as there are plenty of great pictures to be taken.Related to:
- Arts and Culture
- Beer Tasting
Few packing tips
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shoes: Take brown or black leather shoes. From what I saw, Europeans don't wear tennis shoes unless playing a sport, like tennis :). Better not to stand out.
The fasions I saw were really no different, so just normal sweaters and kakis were perfect for me.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Make sure if you have anything electric to pick up adapters before you leave.
Photo Equipment: Take you digital camera and an extra memory card. There are so many photo ops that you can quickly run out of room on your card. I take my laptop everywhere with me, so I tend to upload my pictrues to the computer evey couple days. This way, I can hop on the internet in a cyber cafe, and order prints that will be waiting for me when I get home.
Must Have's in Munich and Surrounding
Luggage and bags: - a comfortable backpack for hiking in the closeby Alps
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: - Hiking boots and Gore tex or similar waether gear (see also shopping tips)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: - you can get everything, so just bring special medications you might need
- sunscreen for hiking and skiing
- Aspirin or other headache medicine if you plan to experience the Oktoberfest or Bavarian drinking culture
Photo Equipment: - you can get it everywhere (see shopping tips)
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: - you can get it everywhere (see also shopping tips) but bring a swim suit or bikini not only for all the wonderful turquoise lakes all around Munich but also for the great public pools and sauna landscapes
Bring your own entertainment
Miscellaneous: If you're here for any length of time, you may want to bring books, DVDs, a portable DVD player or laptop computer, etc. Unless, that is, you actually like watching CNN or BBC World the whole time on TV. Everything else is in German, and probably sucks anyway.
Get your tix in advance
Luggage and bags: Many people come to Munich to watch the famous FC Bayern in the Olympiastadion!
Don't forget to buy your soccer tickets in advance - they are VERY popular!
Miscellaneous: People lining up to get tickets for FC Bayern München (best German soccer team) games.
Little tip bits
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good shoes or trainers if you like me and intend to walk around the city.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The food is excellent here so its unlikely you should get stomach upsets here. But you all know yourselves better than I do, so bring your medicines that keep you fit.
Photo Equipment: Yes of course bring your camera, video camera and take in this beautiful city.
Miscellaneous: Good company like a friend, neighbour, wife, girlfriend, wife's best friend (haha) you get the picture. But if you prefer then there's always your good oldself to take along.
Don't forget to take you manners with your and smile at people.Related to:
- Family Travel
Luggage and bags: Take a good backpack so you don't have to worry too much about lugging your bags around... A daypack is useful for day trips too...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes are a good idea...especially if you plan to do most travelling on foot...
Miscellaneous: Don't forget to bring your drinking shoes and strong stomach if you're going to the Oktoberfest! :)
Whoa! Forget the Jeans!
Luggage and bags: Pack an empty bag so that you'll have something to stuff all of those souvenirs in. Or, be like my mother. She packs one small backpack with everything she needs. Then she brings her suitcase AND a carry-on bag completely empty.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: People tend to dress up here. We always feel grungy by comparison. They seem to like black...And in the winter-fur. Bring something dressy to go out in.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can pretty much find anything you need at the Apotheke as far as medical supplies go. FYI for women: I have had a hard time finding tampons with applicators. You might want to consider this. The last time I was there, I had to buy in bulk-a box of 150. It lasted six months.
Photo Equipment: Film can be a tad high here. But it's Germany-they have the same things we have.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Maybe bring some beach stuff like bathing suits. There are several lakes nearby.
Miscellaneous: I like to bring along plastic sandwich baggies. That way, if I have a roll left over from breakfast or something then I can stick it in there and then drop it in my purse.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Please steer clear of sweatpants, sweatshirts and Reebok sneakers. That is the 'American Woman's Uniform' in Europe. Honestly, you can spot an American Woman a mile away in this getup. Stay away from traditional sneakers entirely -- you'll be pegged as an auslander straight away. Jeans are commonly worn. Basically, if you are not wearing work-out clothes, you'll be alright. Just make sure that you are comfortable. That may sound contradictory, but you can be comfortable without wearing sneakers and sweatpants (that goes for anthing made from sweatshirt material).
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can get everything you need in Munich. If you are particular to a brand, then definitely bring it with you. But otherwise, keep your load light and get it there if you need it.
Photo Equipment: You can get everything you need in the city. Don't worry about this.
Luggage and bags: BACKPACKING
When you travel backpacking every little item you pack happens to be much heavier than you first thought, so pack carefully.
A good way of knowing if you are taking too much stuff with you when you make your luggage is theBed Test: spread all the items on a single bed (double if you pack for 2). If all the items fit on the bed size, you are taking the right amount!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In November when we were there, when the sun got out it was actually very warm. Warm enough to have a drink outside. Don't be fooled. As soon as you move into shade the temperature pulmets. Dress in layers is the message
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