Munich Travel Tips
Munich, rivaled only by Berlin as Germany's most popular destination, is a sophisticated city that enjoys contradicting itself. Don some ironic lederhosen and head down to the capital of Bavaria, where cutesy folk traditions ride alongside BMWs and Black Forest cake shares the table with haute cuisine.
The city is a haven for all sorts of culture, with a staggering array of museums, a vibrant arts scene and the infamous revels of Oktoberfest. Bavaria is souvenir-icon Germany at its postcard best, and the fairy-tale Gothic, Biergarten-filled city of Munich is no exception.
Written by JC, Germany, April 2012
Winter is a serious business in Germany’s coldest major city, Munich. As a consequence, the locals make the most of the warmer months when they eventually roll around. The whole city turns inside ...
Written by JC, Germany, September 2011
Minimalism schminimalism: sometimes the eye craves excess and that’s when Rococo comes into its own. Too much was barely enough for this 18th century child of the Baroque, with its gilded lilies, ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, February 2013
With its snow-blanketed landscapes, mountaintop castles and lush meadows, Bavaria has long inspired fairytales and if you’re looking for romantic destinations, Munich has plenty more strings to its ...
Written by JC, Germany, October 2011
Everyone knows Neuschwanstein. Part of the building’s ongoing allure is the legend of its owner, the so-called “mad” king, Ludwig II of Bavaria, who commissioned it as an architectural embodiment of ...
Germany’s biggest Baroque palace and one of Munich’s most impressive tourist attractions, the Schloss Nymphenburg, or Nymphenburg Palace, is reachable by tram from the city center and makes a ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
Seventeen steep curves and 40 chicanes greet the lucky adventure-seeker at the summer bob run at Blomberg Mountain. Fun and entertainment for all ages is the order of the day. Visitors can regulate ...
Written by JC, Germany, June 2011
Bock auf ‘n Bock? (“Feel like a bock?”). You might hear this pithy question a lot around Munich at the moment as the annual Starkbierzeit (literally, “strong beer time”) celebrates the feisty German ...
The four-cylindered BMW headquarters is one of Munich’s most distinctive landmarks. Next to it is a monument to four-wheeled (and two-wheeled) driving pleasure in the form of the BMW Museum, covering ...
Munich ’s legendary Hofbrauhaus beer hall is so renowned around the globe, that a number of international replicas have sprung up in its honor but nothing beats a visit to the original. First ...
Written by JC, Germany, July 2011
Munich’s Alte Pinakothek isn’t just the city’s foremost cultural institution, it more or less defined the fine arts museum as we know it today. The impressive neo-classical building, with its ...
After a long Bavarian winter, spring in Munich can feel like getting out of prison. The locals don’t take good weather for granted when it finally rolls round, so once the days outlast the nights, ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012
Nuremberg is probably best known for its association with the Nazi party during World War II, its defeat by US army forces in 1945 and the subsequent war crime trials that occurred there. But the ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012
As the crowds of Oktoberfest subside and the cold weather sets in, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Munich has little to offer as a holiday destination. Think again. With its Alpine backdrop and ...
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