By foot, Munich

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  • Easy to stroll the streets
    Easy to stroll the streets
    by BruceDunning
  • Getting around in the Viktualmarkt
    Getting around in the Viktualmarkt
    by BruceDunning
  • People move faster than vehicles can
    People move faster than vehicles can
    by BruceDunning

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    Walk Munich

    by claudia1975 Updated Jan 10, 2005

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    The downtown area as well as the quarters around it can easily be explored by foot. Many travel guides (also some english ones) contain longer guided walks, where you follow the guide book and get explanations, about buildings, churches, historic events etc. Asphalt walking can be very tiring. Wear comfi shoes and treat youself with a good coffee or small snack in one of the many bakeries or bistros. You can also just create your own walk with the help of a city map. Try to include the following spots:
    Sendlinger Tor, Viktualienmarkt, Isartor, Marienplatz, Odeonsplatz, Specialty foods Käfer, Frauenkirche, Karlsplatz, . If you have more time stroll through Schwabing, Haidhausen, the Glockenbachviertel or Maxvorstadt.

    Definitely take a walk up the tower you can see on the picture. It is located between marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt and you cannot miss it because it is the only one with a green roof. Going up their is one Euro. You get a fantastic overview over the city and it is good for a first orientation!

    Walk up this tower (Alter Peter)
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    Getting around Munich

    by barryg23 Written Oct 24, 2005

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    Central Munich is fairly compact and the best way to see it is is by walking. There's no real need to buy any transport passes unless you plan to see sights outside the centre. We bought day-passes on the days we were arriving from/going to the airport as they cost about the same as a single to the airport and used these to see some of the sights furhter out such as the Olympic park and Schwabing (hmm, we were a bit lazy here). The public transport is excellent if you do need to use it though I found it more expensive than in other German cities.

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    by jasonlammons Written Jan 22, 2007

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    Once you get there just manage to have some money (euro) and be thirsty! Then, after getting to the Oktoberfest you'll be ok! Just pass out in the grass near the entrance if ou get too wasted, you'll see alot of people doing that! You will most likely end up singing with the Germans and drinking so much beer you actually sound like you can speak German!!lol

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  • Go to see the BMW Building.

    by Gili_S Updated Apr 2, 2004

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    This it not a real transportation tip, this is a picture of the BMW building, not far from the Olympic stadium. It is very interesting building, it has also a car show in it with many of the worlds most famous sports cars.

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    Another trick to show you the...

    by shivan Updated Oct 3, 2003

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    Another trick to show you the inner Rathaus, and most of all of it was snowing!!

    This building is absolutely marvellous, and the one who says this comes from Rome you should really believe it! The snowy weather adds atmosphere to the scenery

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    Hitchhiking from Munich

    by lotharscheer Updated Jun 11, 2014

    Hitchhiking is quite easy in Germany,
    you can go by Nuernberg (A9 then A3 or continue to Berlin), go with U6 to Nordfriedhof and walk to the begin of Autobahn 9,
    or by Stuttgart (A8 then A5 or or continue to France),go with bus 143 (from S4 Langwied or S2 Obermenzing) to the start of A8,
    or to Rosenheim and further east (A8) or south (A8 then A93, crossing the Alps is not so easy), go with bus 155 from Ostbahnhof to Ramersdorf and walk to the start of A8.
    It´s good to have a sign with you destination (F for Frankfurt or France for instance). If you get a lift with someone not going to you destination get off at a Motorway petrolstation.

    BMW museum Maxmonument Marienplatz Peterskirche Rathaus
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    Your feet, or take your...

    by CK932 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Your feet, or take your chances on the autobahn. German drivers have that high speed thing down pat. If you choose to drive make sure you can keep up or you'll have to stay in the slow lane. And guess what? People know how to merge in traffic there, unlike in this country where everyone races to be first in a traffic jam. The change is refreshing.

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    Best Bet is Use the Foos-Feet

    by BruceDunning Written Jun 24, 2012

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    Once you have landed to a known place, the best alternative to get around is walk. it may take a lot, but the other choices are worse.

    Getting around in the Viktualmarkt People move faster than vehicles can Easy to stroll the streets
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