Bavaria Things to Do

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

  • Dachau - Concentration Camp

    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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  • Schöner Brunnen - Beautiful Fountain

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    An outstanding feature of the marketplace is the accurately named Schöner Brunnen (Beautiful Fountain). Originally built around 1385 it was replaced with a replica earlier last century. The stone tower is 62 feet high and contains the statues of the Electors, along with heroes of Christian and Jewish heritage. Set into the railings around the...

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  • Marienplatz

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    Marienplatz Square used to be a market place, but then in 1807 Marienplatz's market moved to the nearby Viktualienmarkt. The large column at the center of the square is the column of St. Mary. It was built in 1638. On top of it there is a statue of the Virgin Mary dating from 1590. Marienplatz is the site of Munich's old and new town halls. It is...

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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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  • Oktoberfest

    Munich Things to Do

    Oktoberfest is usualy the last 2 weeks in september and finished the first sunday in october, book your accomodation as early as possible! Get there with U4 and U5 http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/en/homepage/index.html

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  • Lorenzkirche - St Lorenz Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Lorenz Church or St. Lawrence, is a Gothic Church that stands in the place of where the Lawrence Chapel once stood. Once again, it is a very old Church with beginnings from 1243. By the time I reached this Church it was closed. It was Sunday, and it closes at 4pm, so be aware of this if you wish to see the inside. I was disappointed, but...

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  • Viktualienmarkt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    The Viktualienmarkt is Munich’s premier place to shop for fresh produce, dairy, bread, and Bavarian specialties. In the heart of the Viktualienmarkt, you find a beer garden; shaded by hundred-year old chestnut trees, this is a wonderful place to take a break from shopping and to watch the bustling market scene around you. The beer garden, which...

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  • Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    Time to head inside and see some of the important pieces, like main altar, which was the high altar in the Augustine Church up until 1487, the "Star of David," embedded in the floor in remembrance of the old Synagogue that once stood here. There are many wooden sculptures from the 15th & 16th centuries, panel paintings, historical coats of arms and...

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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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  • Documentation Center

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    There are several worthwhile museums in Nürnberg, but the outstanding one in my opinion is the Documentation Centre (Doku-Zentrum) on the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds. This is an area on the outskirts of Nürnberg where the Nazi (National Socialist) party held huge propaganda rallies in 1927 and 1929, before they seized power, and also in the...

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  • Frauenkirche

    4 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    This very disctintive church is just north of Marian Platz and is dedicated to the virgin. This 12th century church is the seat of the Munich Archbishop and contains many crypts of the Bavarian royalty.

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

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The White Tower was interesting, but not as interesting as the "Marriage Carousel Fountain" located beside it. The Fountain is considered the largest European figure fountain in the 20th Century. Wow! I love these large European fountains with large scale architecture, this one has that! In 1984, a Sculptor by the name of Jurgen Weber designed...

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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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  • Sebalduskirche - St Sebaldus Church

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    Inside the Church of St. Sebald is the Tomb of Saint Sebaldus (or Sebald). Sebald was a Danish prince, who performed several miracles during his lifetime. One was transforming icicles into fuel for a warm fire. The story goes that he was staying in a Peasant's cottage, where the warmth from the fire wasn't enough to keep them warm. The couple were...

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  • Schloss Nymphenburg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    This huge structure was started in 1664 and continuend to be expanded well into the 19th Century. It has been used constantly since by Bavarian and Hofburg royalty and still today belong to the house of Wittelsbach, the last Bavarian royal family. It would be impossible either in text or pictures to describe just how enormous this place is.

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  • Nazi Party Rally Grounds

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    We spent an afternoon looking around the park where the famous Nuremberg rallies once took place. It is such a peaceful place now with lakes, greenery, birds, flowers, people canoeing, jogging, cycling, roller blading. Reminders of the past include the Zeppelin Stadium where Hitler once addressed the crowds from his little podium in front of a...

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  • Residenz

    Munich Things to Do

    Munich Residenz (Munchner Residenz) was the seat of government and residence of Bavarian Kings from 1508 to 1918 but opened to the public in 1920! The first building on the site was erected in 1385 and numerous extensions came through the centuries that follow transforming the small castle into the largest palace of Germany, hence you can see many...

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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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  • Albrecht Dürer

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    This house shows the living and working quarters of the great artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). There are no original Dürer paintings here, but a number of copies and reproductions, and a lot of information about his life and career. And about how he mixed his paint, for example. You wouldn't believe all the things he mixed in to get the colors...

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  • Neues Rathaus - New Town Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    The new town hall.This gothic looking building is the centre of town.There is an information store at the front of the building which can be very helpful for the tourist.A number of the walking tours start from here as well.It can very crowded and a bit of a tourist trap in the middle of the day.

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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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  • Hofbräuhaus

    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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  • 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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  • Altstadt - Old Town

    Munich Things to Do

    This is the center of Munich, with the city's best-known places to go. Surrounded by a ring of streets, it contains the city's most famous churches, beer halls, the Rathaus (City Hall), and museums. It's a perfect place to just stroll about. The heart of old Munich is the Marienplatz. Here is the Rathaus, with its famed Glockenspiel. This...

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  • Heilig Geist Spital

    4 out of 5 stars

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    It was a lovely sunny day when I came across the Hospice of the Holy Spirt. What a picture this building was, for part of it was sitting over the calm water of the River Pegnitz, resulting in some beautiful reflections. This old building, built between 1332 and 1339, was able to be built because of a large donation from a very wealthy person,...

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  • Altes Rathaus - Old Town Hall

    4 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    The Old Town Hall is tucked away shyly in the eastern corner of Marienplatz. It's much less precocious a building than the extravagant newer model, instead making do with a pale, austere Gothic tower to impress those who pass underneath it. The original of this building was built back in the 15th century, but was then rebuilt in an exacting replica...

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  • Hauptmarkt

    4.5 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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  • Alte Pinakothek

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    An amazing collection of Rubens, throw in an El Greco, some Zubaran and friends, and you have one great museum. The free guides are very easy to use and, most importantly, well written and informative.

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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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  • The Alps

    Munich Things to Do

    The Bavarian Alps include the most beautiful landscapes of Germany. Lakes, snow, hiking, great food, ... Don't forget to pass by the Romantische Strasse (the romantic street), the lake at Chiemsee and the Neuschwanstein Castle.

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  • Christkindlesmarkt - Christmas Market

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    World famous apparently. Well, not my kind of thing but worth a wee look. It centres on the Hauptmarktplatz, but spreads out all around and particularly in the street between there and the main railway station. Leaving aside any presents you might buy - plenty to choose from there - the idea is to meander up and down between the lines of stalls,...

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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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  • Grosse Strasse

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    One of the elements of Speer's Grand Design for the Nazi Party Rally Grounds was the Grossen Strasse (or 'Great Road'), which was 60m wide and designed to be 2km long (although only 1.5km could be completed before the outbreak of war). The road is paved with granite blocks which were prepared with a 'non slip', roughened surface by forced labour...

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  • Schloss Neuschwanstein

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    Neuschwanstein is a fairy tale castle (actually, Disney used it as his inspiration for Cinderella's castle in Disneyland). In castle terms, Neuschwanstein is young. The castle was constructed between 1869 and 1886, on a peak overlooking the dense green forests of Bavaria. The entire region abounds with nature's finest clear lakes and mountains....

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  • Germanisches Museum

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    This is a large museum with numerous departments devoted to art works and historical artifacts from various periods of German history. The museum is spread out over several interconnected buildings, some new, some old and some very old. There is a department of Pre-History and Early History, for example. Also painting and sculpture from the Middle...

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  • St. Michaelskirche

    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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  • Courtroom 600

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    This is the courthouse where the "Nuremberg Trial" was held from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946. On trial were 21 high ranking representatives of the Nazi regime, charged with conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity. At the end of this marathon trial twelve defendants were sentenced to death by hanging, three...

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  • Peterskirche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    St Peter’s church(Peterskirche) –also known as Alter Peter(Old Peter)- is one of the oldest churches in Munich. It’s a roman catholic church that was built in 1368 in gothic style replacing the one from late 12th century that was destroyed by the great fire in 1327 but on the same spot there was a pre Merovingian church since 8th century. Once...

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  • Zeppelinfeld

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    The Zeppelintribuene is one of a few structures finished on the nazi party rally grounds (Reichsparteitagsgelände). Its only purpose was to be a stage for Adolf Hitler and other nazi politics during the conventions of the NSDAP (nazi party). It only served this purpose beween 1933 and 1938, from 1939 these events were cancelled due to the war...

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  • Karlsplatz (Stachus)

    Munich Things to Do

    Karlsplatz is known locally as Stachus. It is a large square in the center of Munich, On the square there is a big fountain in the summer. In the winter there is an open-air ice rink. Underground there is a shopping center. At the entrance to this square there is an attractive looking gate called Karl's Tor. Nearby there is an interesting spitting...

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  • Henkersteg

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    I have decided to follow the River Pegnitz and cross the River each time I see a bridge. The next bridge I came too, was a wooden, covered Bridge that was built in 1457. Named "Hangmans' Bridge," I was wondering if hangings took place here. I believe they didn't, it was named such, as the Nuremberg hangman lived in the tower and the roofed walk...

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  • BMW Museum

    Munich Things to Do

    The new BMW Museum is currently under construction (2005) and won't be ready until 2007. Thankfully there is a temporary display at a special building underneath the Olympic Tower, but unfortunately it isn't quite as big a display as the full museum. All the same you get to see the entire spectrum of BMW's grand automobile history, including its...

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  • Elisabethkirche - St Elisabeth Church

    Nürnberg Things to Do

    Located a short distance from St. Jakob's Church, is another - a very grand, imposing church, with column's and a huge 50 metre copper dome. This is St. Elizabeth, a neo-classical styled Church which was badly damaged during World War II and had to be rebuilt. The interior was only finished in 1902. Originally, St. Elizabeth's Church was a small...

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  • Neue Pinakothek

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    This museum is only one of three great painting museums located in the same area: Neue Pinakothek, Alte Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne. This one is off the Alte Pinakothek. If you like painting, specially this interesting period: XIXth century, this is undoubtedly your place!. This modern shaped building encloses a hughe and magnificent...

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