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    River rafting on the Isar - a...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    River rafting on the Isar - a romantic trip on traditional wooden rafts through the beautiful Isar valley. Riding down the Isar on a raft is a 200-year old tradition. Departure point is Wolfratshausen, a small town 30 km south of Munich. The ride takes 5-6 hours and is offered from May-September; up to 50 people will join to enjoy beer, bretzel, cheese and live music; price: 200DM

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    There is every possibility, by...

    by Buehli Written Sep 7, 2002

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    There is every possibility, by car, train or plane. From Switzerland the train is to recommend, from Zurich to Munich it only takes you about four and a half hours.
    The subway system takes you to the bigger places. To recommend, when you have a big distance to do. The bus is a good alternative.

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    There is every possibility, by...

    by Rahel Written Sep 7, 2002

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    There is every possibility, by car, train or plane. From Switzerland the train is to recommend, from Zurich to Munich it only takes you about four and a half hours.
    The subway system takes you to the bigger places. To recommend, when you have a big distance to do. The bus is a good alternative.

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    Depending from where you´re...

    by tabatha Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Depending from where you´re coming:
    airplane, form the airport you´ve got a bus or a s-bahn (something like the tube), which bring you directly to the main station
    train, car
    the ifra-structure is really good. you can reach almost everything with the u-bahn (metro), bus. if you prefer a car, take car if you are in the center of the city, it´s not very easy to find a parking place.
    if you stay for a longer time, check out the service from call-a-bike.
    after getting a member number, you´ll find at several places a bike. you have to call the center and they´ll give you a number for open the lock.
    You pay 1,80 DM for the rent and 0.03 DM/minute.

    Check for this www.callabike.de

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    By train, car, or plane,...

    by eliowny Written Aug 26, 2002

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    By train, car, or plane, Munich is well-connected with everything.
    Definitly make use of the S-habn, U-bahn, and trams. The maps from the Tourist Office mark these quite clearly, and everything (like everything else in Munich) is dead safe, whatever time of day. The only thing that is tricky is figuring out how to use the ticket system!
    You can also rent bicycles various places (eg the Hauptbahnhof), and bike paths are everywhere through the city and the English Garden.

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    It is simple to get from the...

    by Hagerty Written Aug 26, 2002

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    It is simple to get from the airport to the city center in Munich. The travel time is estimated to be close to 45 minutes. When you arrive at the airport it is easy to find the way to the S-Bahn. In Germany the cities divide the subway systems usually into S-bahns and U-bahns. The S-bahns are for the oputskirts of the cities and the U-bahns are for the inner city. The S-Bahn is a white S in a green circle. Leaving the customs point you can follow the well marked way by following the signs for the green circles. This will take you directly to the S-bahn entrance. The first difficult choice you have is which ticket to buy. There are too many to choose from. I suggest buying the full day ticket for the whole region. The public transport system in Munich is broken down into concentric circles which begin at 1 and continue to get higher the further away you get. The airport requires you to buy the whole net or gesamtz net ticket. These prices are close estimates. The cost for a ticket into the center is around 6-7 euros. To buy a whole day pass for the whole net is 11 euros. If you buy a pass to enter the center and then buy a pass once in the center it will cost you more. The prices also decrease as you add another person 15 euro for two. After buying the pass get on the train until you reach the Hauptbahnhof

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    I got a direct flight to...

    by cjohnson46 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    I got a direct flight to Munich by Lufthansa Airlines. These people are great!!! I can not say enough about them. I spent a total ofover 26 HOURS on two planes and these fight attendants were the best! All the drinks that you want!(remember 'free drinks' on international flights and no age restrictions!) These people wait on you hand and foot. I got onto Expedia.com and got a package deal with the flight and hotel together. I paid $1040 for the package. Not bad for no connections and from California.
    There were to ways to get around and that is the subways(U-bahn) and the buses. You can get anywhere by the subways, just make sure that you buy a subway pass!! I was there the whole time and didn't buy a pass, and then the last day, right before I was going to my hotel a man came up to a group in the back of the sub-car and asked everyone to see their pass. I freaked out and he came to me and said 'let me see you pass' in german then in english, so I acted stupid and said I didn't know I was suppose to have one. Then he started to write me out a ticket, and he asked if I had 60DM, lucky me, I did. He gave me the ticket. I don't know what I was suppose to do with the ticket? Maybe goto court? I don't know,it was in German! So next year i might have a warrent or something..lol Who knows....... Anyway it pays to buy a pass. Or just ride a horse!

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    By flight or train..flight is...

    by newsfreak Written Aug 26, 2002

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    By flight or train..
    flight is the best if you are not coming from an european location...
    the central train station is smack in the middle of the city. you can go from Hauptbahnhof to any where in the city by U-Bahn, S-Bahn or trams...
    Undoubtedly, the public transport system.
    a single ticket (for the day, week or month) allows you to travel on the underground, S-Bahn, buses and trams. its quite cheap.

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    At the time there was a...

    by danmcf Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    At the time there was a network of offices in Germany that would arrange riders with drivers for a small fee. Using this service I traveled with two German students, being driven by an Italian who worked for German radio. Beautiful scenery and interesting company.

    The Italian contended that the reason the US had so many social and criminal problems was due to the fact that most of our immigrants were misfits in their home country (why else would they be leaving). In his opinion, this strengthened the character of the Europeans, while weakening the American's character. Oh ya', he also felt the 'Mafia' really was running the country (USA)!

    Like I said, it was an interesting drive to Munich.
    I used public transportation exclusively while in Munich.

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    Getting to Munich is no...

    by oja Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Getting to Munich is no problem, be it by air or by land. It may be possible to sail there up the Isar (or streams of beer running about at the time of Oktoberfest), but but ask somebody more competent before you try!
    As every big German city, Munich has an excellent network of public transport. U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams, buses - what they don't have you don't need! Although it seems very easy to go joyriding around town, the checks do happen, and paying a 60 DEM fee is always a waste. So buy yourself a daily or a weekly - or, if you're in a group, a ticket valid for 4 days and up to 5 people for only 42 DEM! An unbeatable offer, isn't it?

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  • That is my favorite, a nice...

    by lorigirl Written Aug 24, 2002

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    That is my favorite, a nice ride in ten minutes you'll get to the summit of Germany's highest peak and... you'll get to enjoy amazingly beautiful views from there. Summit of the sky is so close!!! You have to experience that at least once.

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    I flew on US Air despite the...

    by richiecdisc Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I flew on US Air despite the turmoil surrounding the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. Flight was predictably empty.
    Munich has great mass transit from metro, suburban trains, to buses. But to get the beer to Oktoberfest, a more traditional approach is taken.

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    We've flown into Munich twice...

    by KathyW Written Aug 24, 2002

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    We've flown into Munich twice and also arrived once by train. Both are fine. A cab from the airport to the city center is expensive-- take the subway instead, then get a cab at the Hauptbanhof to your destination.
    Public transportation! The subway is easy to use and very convenient.

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    Depends on where you are...

    by Star_Dust Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Depends on where you are comign from...but teh plane gets you ther no problem. I got there by tran form Paris..and i got off at the WRONG spot!
    Getting around is pretty simple. If my grandparents can do it at their age, anyone can! Simply take one of the many subways lines, the streetcars, and even the bus. Just remember to stamp the ticket. It works based on teh hnour system, but if you get caught...TROUBLE!

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    Cars are excellent, but so are...

    by barcodex Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Cars are excellent, but so are trains. The only thing that can be uncomfortable to tourist, is the self-service of buying a Fahrkarte ticket. Coins, bills, credit cards - you can use everything to buy the ticket, but you must use your brain a little bit to do it at first time.

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