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  • If you'd prefer to sit down
    If you'd prefer to sit down
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    Breakfast Options at Munich Airport

    by ellyse Updated Apr 1, 2010

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    There're plenty of places to eat at Munich airport. What I saw on my transit during early morning were mainly cafes which open around 0530 or 0600. For a sample of prices (I took photographs of the menu at Dallmayr Bistro), figure on about 6.5-15 EUR for a breakfast set, 5-7 EUR for a sandwich, 2-3 EUR for a pastry/croissant, 2-6 EUR for a coffee/tea -- prices quoted exclude taxes. However I wanted to save my money and eat on the plane, so I didn't get the chance to try anything.
    If you're lucky enough (like me) to fly and transit on Star Alliance airlines, you'll be pleased to find that you can enjoy free cups of coffee, chocolate, milk or tea (or even just hot water) at the beverage stations in the transit area of Terminal 2. The options on the self-service machines are only in German, good luck figuring them out. ;) If you're an English-speaker and go to cafes frequently, most of the names won't be too difficult. It took me some time to figure out that "Heisse Schokolade" is hot chocolate (it was easier when I heard another traveller beside me reading it out!), "Milch fur Tee/Kaffee" will give you hot milk and "Heisse Wasser" is hot water. As for tea, you can have your pick of green, Ceylon (English), fruit and vanilla. There're plenty of paper cups, serviettes, sugar and stirrers available. If you read German, there're also a lot of newspapers and some magazines available for free, I forgot if there were any English-language newspapers but I think so.

    Shamelessly enjoying my umpteenth free cup of... Self-service beverage station in Terminal 2 Close-up view of what's available from the machine Tea options If you'd prefer to sit down
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    Airport first class lounges

    by Bavavia Written Jun 17, 2009

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    If you fly first or business class, dont forget to ask about the lounges you are entitled to visit as you wait for your flight.. each airport will have one. Just ask the information desk or when you get your boarding pass where the lounge is for your airline.

    Delta crown room

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    Kilian's Irish Pub and Ned Kelly's Australian Bar: irish breakfast

    by Puckfair Written Jan 7, 2008

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    There are actual an irish pub and australian pub down steps behind the Frauenkirche which is the church with the famous onion domes

    the Irish pub does lovely food we had the irish breakfast and for dinner another night we had standard meal , ie fish and chips cod of the day and my friends had steak , it was very tasty
    the fish i remember was lovely
    The pub itself gets very busy at night time and i could see some of the tables reserved obviously they knew that there would be shortage in seats
    There was a live band both nights we were there

    Favorite Dish: Irish breakfast
    that is if u want a change from german cuisine

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    vegetarians go home

    by magarwal Written Oct 12, 2007

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    if you are a vegetarian. & that too a poor Indian.. you are dead meat!
    only solution, find pizzerias which serve veg pizzas or chinese restraunts whgere the waiter can understand what you are saying.

    I am sure germans have many dishes without meat but the problem is that the waiter on immediately hearing that you want veg food will pump up salads. If you like them fine but in my case they amke em very hungry. With the help of some gr8 colleagues I used to give a good order at times- there is a dish which has pasta cookedin cheese (very heavy!). Another dish that the nice Brigit made me try at Sommerfest was very tasty cheese balls eaten with bretzel (local curved bread) it was really nice! Then there are mushrooms cooked in cheese. Sigh! You will grow fatter if u r veg on this cheesy diet.

    So best thing to do, my Indian friends-- pack some dal, atta, tawa, belan, chakla, & yes THE PRESSURE COOKER to survive. Trust me you won't regret the extra weight!

    local stove... no burn no fear

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    Munich Restaurant Guide

    by antistar Updated Dec 17, 2005

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    Munich is a big city with a wealthy business class, a huge student body and a large foreign population. To serve these disparate groups of people is a wide range of high quality restaurants, with more choice in food than in many other areas of Germany. Prices are often high, but the quality usually matches it, and if you are coming from the UK it will all seem very good value.

    To help you through the many choices there is an excellent English language guide run by the ex-pats over at Toy Town Munich. They rate and review many, but not all, of Munich's restaurants, and have many user submitted comments that allow you to get a good feel for the various places on offer. Each recommended restaurant from the site I visited was excellent.

    The place is run mostly by an Anglo-American contingent, so they have a bias towards food popular in those countries, like super hot curries, but I don't think you'd go far wrong to pick something based on the reviews here.

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    in many beer gardens: Münchner Steckerlfisch

    by tini58de Updated Sep 5, 2004

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    The word "Steckerl" derives from the Bavarian dialect word for "little stick" and "fisch" means - "fish"!

    Whereas in old times any kind of fish from the lakes and rivers was used, now it is mainly herring and mackerel.

    The stick is inserted lenthwise up the fish, so that it can be put over a charcoal fire. This technique allows the fat to run down the stick and not onto the fire.

    Steckerlfisch is very popular at the Oktoberfest or the Auer Dult, but also many beergardens offer it during the summer season.

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    Germany's Infamous Pork Knuckle: Feast the PORK KNUCKLE!!!

    by DirtyRudy Updated Jul 12, 2004

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    Favorite Dish: Pork Knuckle is the staple food of Germany. OK, I'm exaggerating. It's probably not the staple food, but it's definitely good food. This is 100% exactly what the name is: Pork Knuckle. If you're into meat & fat all wrapped up into a heart-attack-on-a-plate, then this is it.

    At least you'll die happy. Try this at the Hofbrauhaus -- it rocks!

    Mmmm... Pork Knuckle
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    Here comes the Main Course: Menu Help: Meat and Fish

    by pedersdottir Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    The menu reads: HAUPTGERICHTEN. How--what? Translation: Main Courses. What to look for when you are really hungry:

    Braten: roast. Comes in variations such as -
    Brathendl: roast chicken
    Kalbsbraten: roast veal
    Rinderbraten: roast beef
    Schweinebraten: roast pork
    Hackbraten: meatloaf

    Eintopf: a stew or casserole
    Eisbein: pork knuckle
    Fleischpflanzerl: a Bavarian hamburger patty
    Frikadellen: meatballs
    Gans: goose
    Kalb: calf
    Leberkaese: a true Bavarian specialty, this is a ground beef, veal and pork 'meatloaf' that looks a lot like bologna, sliced THICK.
    Rind: beef
    Rippchen: loin ribs
    Rouladen: roll ups. Thinly sliced beef with various kinds of stuffings.
    Schnitzel: everyone knows this one! Lots of variations on the Schnitzel - try as many as you can.
    Schwein: pork
    Spanferkel: roasted suckling pig. Another yummy Bavarian delicacy.
    Tafelspitz: boiled beef filet - usaully served with a mild and creamy horseradish sauce.

    Favorite Dish: Not being close to the sea, Bavarians do not consume as much seafood as the North Germans. You may find these dishes:

    Austern: oysters
    Forelle: trout
    Heilbutt: halibut
    Hering: herring
    Kabeljau: cod
    Lachs: salmon
    Scholle; plaice, sole
    Steinbutt: turbot

    Bavarian Dining
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    Here come the Sweets!: Menu Help: Desserts

    by pedersdottir Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    Whether as a special afternoon treat or to finish off a meal, try a delectable sweet during your stay in Munich. Here are a few goods ones to sample:

    Eisbecher: ice cream sundae. Usually served in a grand manner, topped off with biscuits (wafer cookies).
    Kuchen: cake. Usually of a sponge base topped with any number of fruits. The pride of place is
    Obstkuchen: a multi-colored fruit torte.

    These are commonly used fruits -
    Ananas: pineapple
    Apfel: apple
    Erdbeer(en): strawberry
    Himbeer(en): raspberry
    Johannisbeer(en): fresh currant
    Kirsch(en): cherry
    Pfirsich: peach
    Pflaumen or Zwetschgen: plums

    Ingredients and toppings for various sweets -
    Mandel+ anything: contains almonds
    Nuss+anything: will contain nuts. If there is a concern about foods containing peanuts, avoid anything that says ERDNUSS.

    Favorite Dish: Cafes and bakeries offer the widest selection of sweets for your afternoon coffee. While in Munich make a point of trying BIENENSTICH. The name means bee sting. It contains no honey although the almond glaze topping is sweet enough. Think 'Boston Cream doughnut' -without the chocolate - and you can virtually taste it!

    BIENENSTICH: A Classic
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    Working Your Way through Bavarian Cuisine: Menu Help: Soups and Veggies

    by pedersdottir Updated Apr 26, 2004

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    This is what you want for a light meal:

    Fleischbruehe: broth similar to consomme
    Flaedlesuppe: broth topped with crepe strips
    Frikadellensuppe: meatball soup
    Fruehlingsuppe: literally 'spring soup' this is broth with mixed greens.
    Gemuesesuppe: veggie soup
    Gulaschsuppe: paprika-laden beef and veggie soup
    Knoedelsuppe: dumpling soup
    Kraeuter(creme)suppe: similar to spring soup, but in a cream base
    Leberknoedelsuppe: liver dumpling soup. A Bavarian specialty!
    Linsensuppe: lentil soup
    Ochsenschwanzsuppe: oxtail soup
    Spargelsuppe: asparagus soup - an early summer treat

    Favorite Dish: Munich offers veggie lovers much more than Kraut (cabbage)! ROHKOST implies raw veggies, otherwise they are usually cooked. Look for these:

    Blumenkohl (Karfiol): cauliflower
    Bohnen: beans
    Erbsen: peas
    Gurken: cucumbers (with a prefix, they are likely to be a form of pickeled gherkins)
    Moehren: carrots
    Kartoffeln (Erdaepfel); potatoes
    Lauch (Porree): leek
    Pilze: mushrooms
    Pommes Frites: French fries
    Radi: large white Bavarian radish
    Radischen: red radish
    Rosenkohl: Brussel sprouts
    Rueben: beets
    Sellerie: NOT green celery but the white celeriac root
    Spargel: asparagus
    Spinat: spinach
    Wirsing: Savoy cabbage
    Zwiebel: onion

    ROHKOST: raw veggie salad
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    The best of Dumpling-Culture: Menu Help: The eternal Knoedel

    by pedersdottir Written Apr 26, 2004

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    In Munich and the surrounding countryside KNOEDEL is King. The main ingredient is either bread cubes or potatoes. A staple of the local diet for over a thousand years, Bavarian dumplings come in several types - all of them large! Here are a few of the most popular:

    Bauernknoedel: a savory potato dumpling containing onions and bits of meat - it could make a meal in itself.

    Leberknoedel: a bread dumpling seasoned with liver and onions. A tasty topping for sauerkraut - or main ingredient of Liver dumpling soup (Leberknoedelsuppe).

    Reibeknoedel: a bread and potato dumpling, this is often served with roast game or Sauerbraten.

    Semmelknoedel: the supreme achievement of Knoedel-cuisine, this is a flavorful, light yet satisfying dumpling made of day-old bread cubes. Yummy with anything - or all on its own.

    Zwetschenknoedel: a potato dumpling stuffed with plums for a fruity main dish or a substantial dessert.

    KNOEDELSUPPE: dumpling in broth
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    Working Your Way through Bavarian Cuisine: Menu Help: Breads and Breakfast

    by pedersdottir Updated Apr 19, 2004

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    The basics look similar to English: Brot und Butter. If you want to order more than bread and butter for your meal look for these items on the breakfast menu:

    Broetchen: bread rolls
    Honig: honey
    Kaese: cheese
    Muesli (now common in English too): mixed cereals with dried fruit or nut bits, often added to yogurt
    Saft: juice
    Semmeln: plain buns similar to Kaiser rolls
    Schinken: ham
    Vollkornbrot: whole grain bread
    Quark: farmer's cheese, similar to yogurt but unfermented
    Wurst: sausage

    Ei (plural: Eier) is the universal egg. Boiled eggs are the norm. Unless you are staying in a 5* hotel, Eggs Benedict may be hard to find. Here are typical variations:

    Gekochte Eier: boiled eggs
    Ruehrei(er): scrambled egg
    Spiegelei(er): egg sunnyside up

    WURSTSALAT is not for breakfast!
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    Schwabing's great Leopoldstrasse

    by Henkster Updated Mar 17, 2004

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    For many different bars, international restaurants and cafes all lined up on one big tree-lined boulevard go to Leopoldstrasse in Schwabing.

    Leopoldstrasse is always active, until late at night.

    Take U3 or U6 to Gisela Strasse and start your trip from there, walking up to Münchner Freiheit.

    Munich's famous skyline

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    Fast food: Macdonals and Burger king

    by diageva Written Mar 7, 2004

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    ok, I will tell you something that I hated at Munich, because I am not use to it, but I do know that its correct, but in Spain is so different ... ok ... I will tell you...

    at Munich when you go to a fast food ... you have to pay if you want a ketchup or mayonnaise little bag .... buuuuuuuuuu

    is the same at your place ????

    I know its the correct way ... for the recycling and all that ... but well ... I was not used

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    Street Locals: Local food

    by diageva Written Mar 7, 2004

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    I used to eat at the street food locals ... there are many and good ones. I loved to have orange juice and hot soups at Virtual Market ... and try new things ...

    In nearly every underground station you have plenty of backeries and sausages shops

    Virtual Market

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