Munich Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Munich

  • 1. Glockenspiel at the New Town Hall

    Glockenspiel has it's own tower that now takes you by elevator to the top. Wonderful view but nothing compared with the view from St. Peter's tower of the Glockenspiel Clock in action. A magnificent...

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  • 2. Oktoberfest

    Most tents at the Oktoberfest are already closed early in the morning, because they are simply overcrowded. No chance getting in without a reservation... Last year, my friends and I decided to follow...

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  • 3. Hofbräuhaus

    Oh my.... the world famous Hofbräuhaus.... For me it is one of Germany’s biggest tourist traps, no matter if, according to Wikipedia, “it generates a two digit million Euro turnover per year”. The...

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  • 4. Marienplatz

    It isn't much of a "tourist trap" per-say BUT there are a lot of tourists that gather here. Keep the equation in mind: lots of tourists=pick pockets delight Be sure to keep an eye or hand on your...

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  • 5. THRIFTY at Munich airport

    Munich airport THRIFTY car rent return fraudThree weeks after returning the car with no damage, and no previous communication. The company charge us 650€ with...

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  • 6. Viktualienmarkt

    http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/de/tickets-preise/preise/index.html.The history of this sounds great, but they do have 140 shops that almost all are on the expensive...

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  • 7. Sea Life Center

    This is an aquarium located in Olympiapark - the entrace fee is higher than the official Tierpark/Zoo - yet you only see more or less 3 aquariums from different...

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  • 8. No need for bus tours

    Instead of paying 20 euros for the bus tour why not see Munich by foot and just walk around the city and discover everything on your own besides all the best...

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  • 9. Money Exchange - Best Exchange Rates

    This Tip is for Americans who have accounts with Bank of America. We all know that Money Exchange places are all rip-offs. If they advertise 0% commission, they...

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  • 10. Definitely NOT must buys ...

    Nowadays hardly any Bavarian wears the funny grey hats they sell in some tourist stores. Furthermore, people drink their beer from glasses and usually don’t use...

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  • 11. Money Exchange

    Do not exchange money at the Munich Airport...you will not get a good rate! If you HAVE to change money, ie you have no euros, only change as much as you will...

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  • 12. McDonalds

    McDonalds is probably a tourist trap wherever you go. It's convenient, familiar and too easy. At least at Karlsplatz, you can see the McDonalds sign in many...

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  • 13. BMW Museum takes you for a ride!

    There is very little to see in the museum- less then ten old cars, few automotive and aviation engines, couple of 10 years old prototypes, like a crude mockup...

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  • 14. No traps in Munich

    I don't think I want to add anything negative after I had such a good time in Munich.But if I was aware of any scams or things where my fellow Vt'ers should be...

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  • 15. The Bavaria statue at the...

    The Bavaria statue at the Theresienwiese!It's of no use climbing her head: it's very, very tight up there, you can hardly move without banging your head and it...

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  • 16. Maximilian's - Just for Wannabes

    It's not only a Tourist Trap, also many Munich people think the Maximilian's is a good nightclub ;-) The Maximilian's is one of the "most difficult doors" in...

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  • 17. cant really say...

    umm...no clue...there are so many tourists here...anywhere...Marienplatz, Altstadt, Schwabing, Olympiapark, Englischer Garten, Schloss Nymphenburg,...

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  • 18. Restrooms - Make sure you...

    Restrooms - Make sure you carry change with you and be prepared. Nearly all restrooms, including those in McDonalds of all places. Not being a man, I don't know...

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  • 19. It´s not really a tourist...

    It´s not really a tourist trap.Haus der 111 Biere (the house of 111 beers), has as the name say it 111 kinds of beer from 25 different counties.1. if you really...

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  • 20. Augustin Brewpub - Located on...

    Augustin Brewpub - Located on the main pedestrian shopping street between Karlplatz and Marienplatz, it is popular with tourists and looks great. However, twice...

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  • 21. When you chose a place where...

    When you chose a place where to sit, take a look around and see where the closest toilette is and try to understand if you will be able to reach it, I say that...

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  • 22. Don't forget to cancel your...

    Don't forget to cancel your ticket (even single trip tickets) before you get on these trains:http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/mvv_plaene/images/sbahn/sbahn.htmlLook...

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  • 23. DOS BeerRequires you to...

    DOS BeerRequires you to use your own can opener, and requires you to read the directions carefully before opening the can. Originally only came in an 8-oz. can,...

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  • 24. Where ever you are be...

    Where ever you are be carefull, dont drink too much and dont get hunted like these wild horses..Everywhere many traps are waiting for you be carefull(especially...

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  • 25. did you know? The hometown of...

    did you know? The hometown of PUMUCKL (little cobold) and its MASTER EDER is in an old carpenter work shop in SCHWABING! Children love this cobold ;-) more...

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