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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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Russian Lada-2111 in Minich

Russian car Lada-2111 brought us to Munich two times: in 2004 and 2005.

You can watch my 1 min 09 sec Video Along Munich by Lada-2111 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Mar 01, 2015

Travelling with (young) kids.

Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.

General:
Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."

Car:
Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!

Finally:
We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.

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Jerelis
Apr 27, 2013

driving to Neuschwanstein Castle

salzburg and fussen in totally different directions

I was in Munich past March ,and went to Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich about 140 Km and on the highway you will reach your destination within hour

Another day for Salzburg 150Km from Munich

have a save trip ,,

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S.VTM
Jul 18, 2012

Drive in the City if You Wish Stress

This is one of the worst cities I have been in for the traffic backup at all places, and severe delays on the autobahn besides in the main center areas. We were so frustrated after the first couple of hours, that we parked the vehicle and took the subway for the next 7 days.
Besides the sheer number of vehicles on the streets, the parking sucks, and they have zones outside of the main center whereby you are not allowed to park without a sticker.
We were on the other side of the highway for one traffic backup on the north side of the city A92 that the traffic was backed up for 20 MILES-yes-not an exaggeration

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BruceDunning
Jun 24, 2012
 
 
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Gassing up the rental car on Sunday

Lot's of German gas stations close Sunday afternoon, so if you are returning a car on Sunday be careful. At the Munich airport there is a Tankstelle (gas station) open on Sunday at the Hallbergmoos exit just before the airport. After you get off the Autobahn, take a left and go about a kilometer and left at the 1st round-a-bout. The OMV Tankstelle is on the left. This trip I also found the stations on the Autobahn were open.

UPYooper
Jun 10, 2011

Driving Bavaria

We rented a car to drive from Munich along the aptly named Romantic Road to Oberammeragau, Hohenschwangau, and Garmisch- Partenkirchen. The drive was so nice. The roads were great – clearly marked.

What was unbelievable was that I was driving 120, 130, 140 kph and cars were flying by us like we were standing still. Anyway the views were wonderful – lots of green grass, mountains, cute houses, and cows.

I would definitely recommend driving to the castles and further. It made a nice break from trains and planes!

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Donna_in_India
Jan 23, 2008

travelling by car

is fun in Germany, let it roll and bring it on. we startet in Hamburg and had a long trip south to the austrian border. and why not stop in Munich so we thought.
we had one of our breaks in Weissenburg, north of Munich. small town, amazing architecture and my first real bavaria beer and bavarian sausage, called weiswurst, with mustard, lots of sweet mustard. I think with out that mustard the sausage is actually tastless, no real flavour.
more later

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nipper1
Jan 16, 2006

share the streets with the horses

especially during Oktoberfest it is the very best, to stay away with your private car from the centre of Munich, as you will have to share the streets with horse-carriages, drawn by 6 horses, like shown on my picture.
These horses are well trained to walk next to the car-trafic, and each horse will also be accompanied by an attendant, walking beside the horse, but sometimes things get out of hands....

These kind of transportations are made quite often, as a kind of advertisment for the breweries and also for the inns outside of Oktoberfest, and they will stop there for a while in front of the inn (like here in Schwantalerstrasse) and all the cars parked there cannot go out of their parking...

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Sep 03, 2004
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"Munich - Oktoberfest & a lot more !"
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"Brezn, Bier and Beautiful Days in Munich"
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"Munich is nature, art, events and culture"
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Renting a car

This is the Renault Megane that we rented for the trip. Although it is a good handling car and fairly powerful for its size, it was very uncomfortable to sit in. That is unusual as most French cars are very good to the drivers. But if we put the car on a scale of 1-10, we would have to give it a 8. It took us from Munich, through Austria to Ferrara, Italy, to Croatia, through Slovenia, back to Austria and then Germany, lots of kilometers.

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Martin_S.
Oct 11, 2003

pay before you get in your car

I found out that for paid parking in munich, you drove into a parking lot after punching for your ticket that shows when you arrive. do not leave the ticket in your car. take it with you. on the way out, of say a mall or even just public parking, there's a machine you stick your card into and pay there. then you can get in you car, go to the exit, stick the ticket in and it shows that you've paid and will then let you out.
i've never had to do it that way before. so thought this might be useful to post here!
happy traveling!

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barbipez
Oct 04, 2003

Is that a car???

I don't know why but it seems I come across a strange car every time I'm in a new city!!! So, this time I had the pleasure to see my first limousine and, believe me, it was very very looooooong... :))

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Sarita76
Mar 16, 2003

From mainland Europe I would...

From mainland Europe I would recommend a car, there are some motorways around Munich!!!
If you are coming from somewhere else you will land at the Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport close to the city!
By tube, car or bus!

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Bigs
Sep 12, 2002

Things to Do Near Munich

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Odeonsplatz

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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