What comes to mind when you think of
Munich and Bavaria?
Munich is the jewel of Germany - a viabrant, fun and fascinating city.
So what's new in Munich in 2019?
Are you travelling to the city with children and want to make sure you experience the best of Bavarian food and drink? Check out our new guide to Eating out with kids in Munich - 10 places parents won't want to miss.
Would you like to see what's going on in Munich this very minute? Check out a range of different views on the Munich webcam page.
There’s plenty more to see and do, and this site is here to provide you with all the information you need to plan and enjoy your visit to the region.
•Status: Capital of Bavaria, the biggest
and richest state in Germany.
•Population: 1.5 million
•Known for: Oktoberfest, lederhosen, BMW,
in ’72, birthplace of the beer garden
•Language spoken: German and a local
dialect called Boarisch
•Useful phrases: -Grüss Gott (formal hello),
-Servus (informal hello, goodbye),
-Gut schaust du aus (you look great),
-Noh a Moss, bitte! (One more litre mug of beer,
-Hast du ’was Klopapier? (Have you got any loo
•Famous past residents: Vladimir Lenin,
Lola Montez, Freddie Mercury, Joseph Ratzinger (former Pope), Lou Bega
•Currency: The Euro € . One Euro equals about 1.06 US
dollars, 0.85 British pounds, 1.42 Australian dollars and 2.32 Tonga Pa'anga
•Common souvenirs: Beer steins, lion
dolls, Oktoberfest hats
•Quote: "Today is the good old times of
tomorrow"–Munich comic Karl Valentin
To introduce this beautiful part of the world let’s join a "tour" of the city centre…
BMWs and fine brews, lederhosen and Dirndl
dresses, what comes to mind when you think
of Munich? Pic: Traveller_40
"First time in
Munich? Then welcome, and as we say here, servus! Let's start the tour,
We’re standing in Marienplatz,
the beating heart of the city.
Directly front of you is the Neues Rathaus. That’s our neo-gothic City
Hall. Impressive, don’t you think? In its centre is the famous Glockenspiel. It jumps into
action three times a day.
"And over there to your right is the Fish Fountain. It’s the city’s favourite meeting spot so if anyone gets lost on the
tour just head back here and we’ll find you.
But don’t let anyone throw you in like they used to do to the butchers.
"Now look up there to your left. See the two towers with the onion
domes? That’s the Frauenkirche, our cathedral. We’ll go inside later
and see the Devil’s footprint.
"I think you'll like the story behind that. One of the towers is a
little bit higher than the other, can you tell which?"Have a look
around here but please don’t take too long. There’s heaps to see in
this city and we’re just getting started. So come along now, the Hofbräuhaus is right around the corner…
There's a lot more to Munich than the best beer
in the world. It can, however, be a good place to
start. That's me on the right in my lederhosen,
can't wait for the Munich Oktoberfest 2019.
5. SLEEP EASY: Find the right place to stay for your budget and tastes, be it a five-star luxury hotel, a budget family guesthouse, a student-friendly hostel or even a campsite! Accommodation Munich
6. GET AROUND: Train, tram, subway and bus, the site has a complete guide on getting around Munich and how to buy public transport tickets: Getting Around Munich
7. GET OUT OF THE CITY: Age old towns, mad kings and castles, mountains and romantic roads - Bavaria is the stuff of dreams. Here are some ideas to help you explore it: Day Trips from Munich
8. STOP YOU FROM GETTING LOST: Destination Munich includes dozens of inlaid maps of attractions, festivals, transport networks, etc. There are also links to where you can download free PDF Munich maps.
Each review page also includes directions you’ll know the quickest way to get to where you’re going: Munich and Bavaria Maps
9. GIVE YOU THE BACK STORY: Bavaria’s culture is unique in the world and its history is turbulent and fascinating. Here’s where we scratch past the surface and find out what makes it so unique: Munich Backstory
10. SELL YOU A TAKE-WITH GUIDE: Years in the making, the PDF eBook Destination Munich and Bavaria can now be yours to own. It’s 285 pages of maps, photos and info. Print it out or use it on your tablet or smartphone as you travel: Destination Munich eBook
So, that's about all from me for now.
Please enjoy reading
about, and hopefully coming to, the city they call Europe’s biggest
Local time in Munich
Every once in a while a book comes along that changes your life.
Until it does, please consider buying Destination Munich and Bavaria, the grooviest, most informative guide on the market :-)
It'll give you full-colour maps, practical info and hundreds of tips on how to get the most out of your visit.
It's 227 pages of up-to-the-minute travel intelligence and it can be yours as an eBook for less than the price of an Oktoberfest beer. (read on)
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