Bavaria Things to Do

  • Tomb of St. Sebald
    Tomb of St. Sebald
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    Inside St. Sebald
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  • View from Marienbrucke
    View from Marienbrucke
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Bavaria Things to Do

  • Marienplatz

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    Daily a peal from a chiming clock with 32 figures almost in human growth represent stages from history of city. Rathaus-Glockenspiel Every day at 11 a.m. (as well as 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. in summer) it chimes and re-enacts two stories from the 16th century to the amusement of mass crowds of tourists and locals. It consists of 43 bells and 32...

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  • Schöner Brunnen - Beautiful Fountain

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Beautiful Fountain (Schöner Brunnen) sits in to the side of the central market square in Nürnberg. This Gothic fountain is a replica of the original that was erected at this site in the 1380s; the original can be found in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum. The original fountain was created by Heinrich Beheim, who was a stonemason in Nürnberg....

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  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    The term holocaust is an ancient word derived from the Greek language—"holos" (whole) and "kaustos" (burned)—but following the conclusion of World War II the term took on an entirely new meaning. The murder of 6 million Jews in killing centers controlled by Nazi Germany in the name of racial purity revealed the cruel lengths to which humans could...

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  • Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    At noon each day the clock on the west façade, Männleinlaufen, rings to commemorate the Golden Bull of 1356, when seven electors paid homage to Charles IV and it was decreed that each new Emperor would spend his first day in office in Nürnberg. The seven electors are represented on the clock along with the Emperor; the electors are the...

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  • Viktualienmarkt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    This is spectacular! I wish we had a market area like this back home. I would be shopping here all the time! Cheese, meat, olives, sandwiches, mushrooms, flowers and so much more! It was early morning when we walked through so not everything was opened yet. But, I managed to get some good pics! For more pics, please visit my travelogue.

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  • Castle

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    My sister took me to visit this castle which she told me had mostly been reconstructed after WW II. Apparently only the Roman double chapel and the Sinwell Tower remaining entirely intact. The Luginsland tower had been completely destroyed. She told me that the reconstructed part was used as an old folks home, but Wikipedia says it is a youth...

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  • Schloss Nymphenburg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    Schloss Nymphenburg was the summer-residence of the Bavarian kings and the birthplace of "mad" king Ludwig II. Nymphenburg is one of the most beautiful baroque castles in Europe with a large baroque garden around it. You will need the whole day in order to see all the various smaller castles and other places of interest in the large park around...

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  • Lorenzkirche - St Lorenz Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    St. Lorenz Church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is a beautiful three aisled late Gothic church. Severely damaged during the World War II bombing raids that destroyed much of Nürnberg, the church has been reconstructed to its earlier glory. The exterior has two almost identical spires on the west façade, with only minor differences while keeping the...

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  • Day Trip to the Alps

    Munich Things to Do

    Munich is an ideal hub for day trips into the surroundings. And the surroundings are great! The Alps are close and the pre-alpine landscape is majestic. Add to this countless little or bigger beer gardens, gorgeous monasteries, big and small churches and of course King Ludwig II’s castles of Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Hohenschwangau. Add to this...

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  • Nazi Party Rally Grounds

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    When Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer, built the Nazi Party Grounds and Zeppelin Field, he knew he was going to need a lot of electrical power, especially for his planned “Cathedral of Light” that would utilize 150 high powered floodlights to shoot beams of light up into the sky during the annual rallies. Near the Zeppelin Field is the transformer...

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  • Oktoberfest

    Munich Things to Do

    Hi, if you like big parties and you visit Munich you should definitely try to get there in the end of September. I was there last year. It was very crowded but if you are there early you have still a good chance to get inside the tent. Inside the tent there is a terrific atmosphere. We came there at ten a.m. and stayed in the tent till 5 p.m....

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  • Albrecht Dürer

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    Albrecht Dürer is arguably Nürnberg’s most famous son. The artist was born, lived, and died in the city, although he was well known for his travels to Italy and other parts of Europe. Dürer is buried in the Johannisfriedhof, which is located west of the city center, outside the city walls. To find the cemetery, you can walk out of the Neutor (the...

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  • Day Trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    Took train from Munich to Fussen, 2 hours, then bus to Neuschwanstein. Here are two castles possible. There were huge lines of people buying tickets for the castles, i only wanted to see the views of the castle Neuschwanstein, so got the mini bus 2 euro 50 return up to near Marienbrucke. The bridge has terrific view of castle so dont miss.The...

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  • Ehekarussell - Marriage Merry-Go-Round...

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Marriage Merry-Go-Round (Carousel) fountain is an interesting and controversial work. Situated in a pedestrian shopping area next to the White Tower, it was built in 1984 at a high cost. The large fountain, a dramatic portrayal of married life from courtship to death, was part of the storm wrought by the design. The fountain was designed by...

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  • Frauenkirche

    4 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    The most known symbol of Munich - Frauenkirche Cathedral. This building has the rich history closely connected with Vittelsbach and with their desire to create own crypt. The preceded significant building of first half XIII century was followed since 1468 with new construction. The assignment was given to Jorg fon Halspah. He built huge building...

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  • Documentation Center

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    If you are interested in the why’s and how’s of the Nazi Party during the Third Reich, then the Documentation Center is a must-see. There are many places in Germany in which you can explore the aftermath and affects of the Nazi philosophies, policies and atrocities, but the Documentation Center doesn’t deal with that part. Instead, it focuses on...

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  • Englischer Garten

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    This "English Garden" was the first public urban park in Europe, and is still one of the biggest. It was started in 1789 when the Bavarian ruler, Elector Carl Theodor, decided to turn his private hunting grounds on the Isar River into a park that would be open to the public. The park was first designed by Benjamin Thompson (1753-1814), who was...

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  • City Walls - Fortifications

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Hallerturlein is an old pedestrian gate through the city wall to the west of Nuremberg's old town. This narrow gate has a tall thin Tower with a pointed roof, and is known as "GREEN - G." Walking through the Hallerturlein leads to the Hallerwiese which is the oldest park in Nuremberg. It runs alongside the River Pegnitz along the right bank,...

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  • Deutsches Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    Video of Lightning in the German Museum YOu need lot of time to see all things t this museum. Minimum should be one day. Don't go too late there, time is fast over there. There are some different, very interesting, shows. You can see one video here of a lightning. That's something you shouldn't miss. And here is a second video. You can't hear the g

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  • Sebalduskirche - St Sebaldus Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    St. Sebald Church is one of the three larger churches that stand out in Nürnberg and, at first glance, looks a lot like St. Lorenz Church with its nearly identical twin spires. St. Sebald Church is one of the oldest churches in the city, dating back to 1230 when it was built as a late-Romanesque basilica dedicated to St. Sebald, who died in...

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  • Olympiapark & Olympiastadion

    4 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    At nearly 300m the Olympic Tower soars above the relatively flat Munich skyline, and can be seen clearly for miles around. It offers stunning views whatever the weather and time of day, and the day I went up I was particularly lucky with the combination. After a fine sunny day, I went up to the top of the tower on the world's fastest lift, and...

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  • Henkersteg

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The area by the Weinstadel is a beautiful spot to take photographs with the Weinstadel building set along the River Pegnitz and the bridges spanning the waters (both Hangman’s Bridge and the Maxbrücke). There is also a small waterfall area just on the other side of the Maxbrücke. I enjoyed my time in this area taking photos on a beautiful sunny...

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  • Neues Rathaus - New Town Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    The central part of New Rathaus, that was constructed in three stages in 1867-1909 under direction of George Hauberisser, is the 85-meter tower. The building of the New Town hall is in style of Neo Gothic. A facade of the building with extent about 100 meters figures and decorate ornaments of the Bavarian dukes, princes, kings, allegories,...

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  • Heilig Geist Spital

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Heilig-Geist-Spital is another beautiful building set along the River Pegnitz. It is a former hospice that now serves as a senior citizens’ home, so it can only be viewed from the outside, except for visits to the restaurant within. And the best place to view the hospital is from the bridge between Königstrasse and Plobenhofstrasse (for this...

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  • Residenz

    Munich Things to Do

    The Munich Residenz (Münchner Residenz) is the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs of the House of Wittelsbach . The Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany. The palace of the Munich Residence is obliged by the luxury and the highest art quality to several generations of Vittelsbah. It was under construction from XVI till XIX...

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  • Zeppelinfeld

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    Designed by Hitler’s favorite architect Albert Speer, Zeppelin Field is the grand field where the Nazi Party rallies were held in the years before World War II began. The very large field (about the size of 12 football fields) and its adjacent seats could hold more than 200,000 people. During the annual party rallies, different groups would be...

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  • BMW Welt - Museum and Building

    Munich Things to Do

    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) is one of the largest companies in Munich. It was founded in 1913. BMW started off by building aeroplane engines. Then in 1923 they started building motorbikes. After that in 1928 they began producing cars. Shortly after the Second World War, BMW's factories were dismantled by the Allied Forces. The company was...

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  • Pegnitz River

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The names of the rivers are somewhat confusing in this part of the country. This river that flows through the center of Nürnberg is called the Pegnitz, but a few kilometers downstream it joins up with another river called the Rednitz, and from that point onwards the combined river is called the Regnitz. (OK?) The Regnitz flows in a northerly...

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  • Hofbraeuhaus

    Munich Things to Do

    Drinking at the Hofbrauhaus is not as much fun as it sounds like. The tankards are HEAVY, it's hard to find a seat, and it's really loud. Between the oompa band and the close tables of drunken partiers, you won't be able to talk to anyone else. Go for one beer for the experience, but it's not a thrilling experience.

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  • Hauptmarkt

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    Haupt Markt Platz is a large square containing the Schonner Brunnen - Beautiful Fountain. At the time of our visit there was a colourful fruit, vegetable and flower market taking place here. The Frauenkirche and the new rathaus overlook this square. There are also several restaurants and a little supermarket here, too.

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  • Peterskirche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    For a small fee you can climb the narrow steps up to the top of the tower of the old St. Peter's Church and have another look out over the city. The church is close to Marienplatz and the Viktualienmarkt. Second photo: View from the tower of the old St. Peter's Church at dusk. Third photo: Looking up at the steeple of old St. Peter's Church.

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  • Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    I have been to a number of zoos during my travels but I found the one in Nürnberg is interesting for a number of reasons. Just after you enter the zoo there is an enclosure with some small monkeys. What was different with these was a rope suspended high above the ground connecting the enclosure to an area of trees allowing the monkeys to come and...

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  • Karlstor and Karlsplatz - Stachus

    Munich Things to Do

    The medieval center of Munich is bounded on each side by gates which are still standing today. On the east and west sides of the city center are Karlstor, in Karlsplatz, and Isartor near the river. Between these two gates runs Munich's main pedestrianised shopping street. Sendlingertor can be found to the south of the city, but on the north side...

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  • Germanisches Museum

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    Albrecht Dürer was born, worked, and died in Nürnberg; he is one of Germany’s most famous artists with thousands of people still traveling to Nürnberg to see his paintings and engravings. Although his works are spread out around Europe, Nürnberg and the Germanisches Nationalmuseum have quite a few of his works on permanent display. In 2012 the...

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  • Altstadt - Old Town

    Munich Things to Do

    In summer of 2005 in Munich the installation of figures of lions proceeded. They have filled all the city centre. Tourists with pleasure were photographed near to lions. I too have made it! You can watch my 1 min 20 sec Video Munchen Neuhauserstrasse out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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  • Christkindlesmarkt - Christmas Market

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    In its own little section of the market platz is the “Markt der Partnerstadte” which are special vendor stalls from each of Nürnberg’s sister cities from around the world. Each stall had unique items from their country and/or city. We were a bit excited to find the U.S.A. had a stall with Atlanta, Georgia, being the sister city. We ventured over...

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  • Pedestrian zone between Marienplatz and...

    Munich Things to Do

    Although we could take the train and avoid the cold it was nice to walk from Marienplatz to Karlsplatz. It’s an almost straight 900 meters long pedestrian route which gets packed by locals and visitors day and night. There are numerous stores for those who want to go shopping but you can also find some important attractions on the way (St....

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  • Museums

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Transportation Museum in Nürnberg is now officially called the DB-Museum because it belongs to the German Railway System (DB = Deutsche Bahn). It documents the history of the railroads in Germany from the beginning (which was right here, since the first line was between Nürnberg and Fürth) to the present day, or nearly so. Opening hours are...

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  • Asamkirche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    St. Johann Nepomuk, better known as the Asam Church (German: Asamkirche) was built from 1733 to 1746 by the brothers Egid Quirin Asam and Cosmas Damian Asam as their private church. Due to resistance of the citizens, the brothers were forced to make the church accessible to the public. The church is considered to be one of the most important...

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  • Courtroom 600

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    We had been to Nürnberg several times before we made it to the courtroom where the famous post-World War II Nürnberg Trials were held. The courtroom, still in use today, is only open on the weekends for tourists, although the accompanying museum is open every day except Tuesday. Audio guides help guide you around to understand what you are...

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  • Beergardens and Beerhalls

    Munich Things to Do

    A pleasant alternative to the more widely-known Englischer Garten is the Hirschgarten on the west side of town. Not far from the Laim S-Bahn stop and Schloss Nymphenburg, the park is something of an outdoor living room for local residents. The open park features plentiful space for picnics and Frisbee games. On the west side of the park is a...

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  • Tugendbrunnen - Fountain of Virtue

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    Near the intersection of Königstrasse and Lorenzerplatz at St. Lorenz Church is an iron fountain, the Tugendbrunnen, dating back to 1589. This fountain contains statues of seven virtues (three religious and three non-religious plus one at the top): faith, love, hope, courage, moderation, and patience. Each virtue has a symbol representing its...

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  • Isar River

    Munich Things to Do

    I was surprised to see so much green areas,parklands when walking into Munich.The river Isar, Englischer Garten etc has very quiet,peacefull parklands to enjoy.You can find a quiet place and forget you are right in the middle of the city.

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  • Altstadt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    On our way to the Hauptmarkt for the Christmas market we passed an odd sculpture at the corner of Plbenhofstrasse and Bischoff Meiserstrasse. Like other more modern sculptures in Nürnberg, this one experienced its share of controversy. The Ship of Fools was created by sculptor Jürgen Weber in 1987. It is based on woodcuts by favorite Nürnberg...

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  • St. Michael Kirche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    St Michael church (St. Michaelskirche) is a beautiful Jesuit church in early baroque style located in the city center. It was built by William V (Duke of Bavaria from 1579 to 1597) during the Catholic Reformation. Originally the construction begun in 1583 (after the lovely Duke pulled down 87 houses of the area) and finished in 1588. The church...

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