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Panoramic Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Munich by Double-Decker Bus
"Explore the highlights of Munich at your own pace. See Nymphenburg Palace Olympic Park the English Garden the historic Old Town Odeonsplatz Marienplatz and more as you travel aboard a comfortable double-decker bus. Enjoy the full one hour loop or start hopping on and off immediately. Take advantage of the 24 or 48 hour pass along with other upgrades.This tour offers commentary on the bus in ""
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Munich 2-Hour Segway Tour: Historic Center and English Garden
"Your tour begins with a short introduction to driving a Segway. Try out the Segway scooter on the paths in the English Garden. In this historic center of the Bavarian capital you will discover nature as well as culture: ride through one of the largest parks in the world and alongside the Isar river to the top highlights of Munich.See further sights like Munich's old town Odeonsplatz Hofgarten Victory Gate Leopoldstraße the Maximilianeum and Peace Angel. Your guide will tell you all about the exciting history and the sights of Munich as well as the history of the city itself. The tour ends back at the starting point."
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Munich City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Munich Grand Hop on Hop off TourEnjoy Munich in our open air double-decker buses. Discover the highlights of our city with our comprehensive Hop on Hop off tour. Our route invites you to discover sights such as the Pinakotheken art museums the world famous Hofbrauhaus the National Theater with the Royal Palace Marienplatz and the Viktualien market with its colorful outdoor stalls.Our tour continues to the Palace of Nymphenburg the former summer residence of the Bavarian elector princes and kings with its beautiful and spacious gardens. To get an impression of modern Munich you will visit the Olympic grounds where you will find other attractions like Sea Life the BMW museum and the new BMW Car World. You will have a fantastic panoramic view from the top of the 290 meter high Olympic Tower. Later we will pass through the former artist quarter of Schwabing where you may stroll along Leopold street. The frequent
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Starnberger See - Lake Starnberg Tips (11)


Both are close to each other and have some unique sites around the lakes. They are about 25 miles SW of Munich and a lot of locals go her eon weekends. There are a number of little towns/villages around the lakes, and also one museum of note; the Buckheim, which is contemporary art for its art sake. Andechs Monastery was a big disappointment in that the place was overrun by drinking fools without and cherished thought of reverance for why such a place would be there to begin with. Wonder why Muslims will win in the takeover?? Not

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Jul 09, 2012

Near Munich: What a place for a grave!

On a snowy afternoon we went to Starnberger See (Lake Starnberg) for a walk at the lake. I had read about the memorial cross for King Ludwig II in my guidebook and wanted to see it because it looked like a nice place. I didn't expect this to be such a nice place. There was a lot of snow when we walked through a little park to the chapel (Votivkapelle) that was built in rememberance of the king who died in the lake in 1886. Underneath the chapel - which is quite big actually - there's a cross in the lake. It is said that Ludwig died here because he was found here. Some say it was suicide, some claim it was murder. We stood here for a while and enjoyed the silence and the views over the grey lake at dusk. A wonderful place!

The chapel and cross are located just outside of a small village called Berg on the eastern side of the lake.

It will take you approx. 30 mts from Munich by car to get here. There's also an S-Bahn to Starnberg. From there you have to rely on your feet or the local bus.

Jan 23, 2006

Central East shore of Starnberger See

The best known public swimming area at the lake of Stanberg is the village of Kempfenhausen, just one mile east of the town of Starnberg. However, in summer this area is often crowded with people and the lake floor is muddy. Due to the many people the water is stirred up and appears muddy also. Therefore the central eastern shores of lake Starnberg offer much nicer places to relax, picnic, and swimm. Pepply beaches with clear turquoise water and nice waterfront cafes and fish restaurants can be found everywhere on the central eastern shore of lake Starnberg. Especially around the village of Ambach swimming is good.

You need a bike or car to get there. E.G. you can take the S-Bahn 6 to Starnberg and then take your bike down the path on the eastern side of the lake until you find a nice spot. If you arrive by car park in one of the above mentioned villages. For map details on the eastern shore of lake Starnberg look at and investiagte the area south of Starnberg.

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Jan 10, 2005

When I first arrived my...

When I first arrived my boyfriend and I took a train ride some 30 minutes from the city and found this picturesque lake, called Lake Starnberg. Imagine its summer colours it is very quite idyllic and serene, in winter,the snow was everywhere and a wonderful playground I have ever seen.

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Jan 25, 2004
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Visit Gilching im 5 Seen Land

Gilching is a beautiful village in the "5-Seen-Land" (five lakes country). For the over 18000 inhabitants and for tourists, there are numerous possibilities for rest, relaxation, sport or culture. In the near surroundings, there are many lakes, among them, the Ammersee, Starnberger See, Wörthsee, Weßlinger See... With the suburban train, Munich is only half an hour away.

Jan 22, 2004

Der Starnberger See

Starnberg, which is situated on the 48th degree of latitude southwest of Munich (Germany) was first named "Starnbergk" in 1226. Although it has been inhabited since then it gained it's status as municipality only in 1912. For the 21650 inhabitants (30.6.2000) and for many tourists, there are numerous possibilities for relaxation, sport or culture. There is a beautiful promenade, a native country museum and the castle of Starnberg. One can make a steamboat trip on the "Starnberger Lake" or hike to the place where King Ludwig II lost his life in the lake. There a wooden cross at the lakeshore of "Berg" reminds of the tragedy. Munich is only half an hour away with the suburban train.

Jan 22, 2004

The real StarnbergerSee

Honestly, Starnberg shouldn't be labelled a "off the beaten path" activity many tourists throng the lakefront...

The locals prefer to do their sunbathing and swimming a little lower down the way - take S6 to Possenhofen, one stop after Starnberg.

After alighting at the station, follow the locals for a 15 walk through the forest - after that - heaven!

Aug 28, 2003

Beautiful lake

Apart from the rather bleak reputation as the lake where Ludwig II "drowned", Starnberg is truly a beautiful lake you shouldn't miss if you drop by Munich.

It's extremely accessible too! Take the S6 in the direction of Tutzing and you would stop right at the lakefront!

Couple this with a visit to the farms at Gauting. There's a reliable Muller just at the exit of the train station, so you don't even have to pack a picnic!

Aug 04, 2003
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Starnberger See - Lake Starnberg

One of many lakes south of Munich, close to the Alps mountains. A great daytrip from Munich, easy to be reached by S-Bahn.

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Jun 02, 2003


Get the S6 southbound to Starnberg to see the lake and maybe try out the local sports centre with water slides, pool etc

Starnberg boasts a large lake where you can go cycling around, boating and if its not too cold, you can go swimming there too. More lakes are nearby, but I think you could do with a car to see them like the Woerthsee and the Ammersee.

Socially, it's not that great for a young wan like myself, as it's full of retired rich and sedate Muencheners.

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Feb 06, 2003

Munich has a number of lakes...

Munich has a number of lakes in its vicinity. Lake Starnberg is about a 30 minute drive from Munich. This picture was taken in the small village of Ammerland. See the travelogue for more pictures taken in February 2001.

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Sep 07, 2002

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So much see here at the Odeonsplatz.The Residenz ,Feldherrenhalle,Theatinerkirche etc......The Ludwigstrasse starts at the Odeonsplatz and ends at the Siegestor.This grand boulevard has Italian style...
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Alte Pinakothek

Inaugurated in 1836, the Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest art museums in the world. It was commissioned by King Ludwig I of Bavaria who employed the architect Leo von Klenze to design a building...
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Staatliches Museum Aegyptischer Kunst - State Museum of Egyptian Art

Strolling down the road I came to the Residenz, the old palace of royalty in the city and fairly hard to miss if you're in the area. Curiousity led me to explore some of the architecture and thus it...
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Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

Ok, now that I write this, in August 2016, we all northern hemispherers still celebrate summer (or how summer behaves this year), it is too early to think about Christmas. But Christmas comes soon, so...
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Residence - Residenz

The Munich Residence is a complex of buildings and courtyards that was the home of the Wittelsbach dynasty of dukes, electors and finally kings of Bavaria from 1385 to 1918, when the last Wittelsbach...
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Pinakothek der Moderne

It opened in 2002 as one of the world’s largest museums of modern art and as the complement of the other 2 pinakotheks, the neue (new)and the alte(old). It is divided in 3 floors and houses paintings...
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