Articles by Mike Richardson

Neuschwanstein: Munich’s most popular day trip

Neuschwanstein:  Munich’s most popular day trip April 30, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Neuschwanstein Palace (technically not a castle) is the fairytale castle that Disney modeled the sleeping beauty castle of Disneyland after.  Located almost two hours outside of Munich, it is the most popular tourist sight in the country.

Events in Munich

Events in Munich April 26, 2012 | Events | Read More
Munich has a cultural event of some kind every few weeks, so much so that if you visit at any time there is a good chance of catching a great moment in the city’s history.

Day Trips from Munich

Day Trips from Munich April 20, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Munich is an awesome hub for sight seeing with a nearly endless supply of day trips.

Palaces and Castles of the Munich area

Palaces and Castles of the Munich area April 10, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Munich is the capital of Bavaria.  Bavaria is the largest state in Germany.  As the largest and wealthiest state in the country it has many of the most beautiful castles and palaces; these are only a taste.

Munich’s Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn)

Munich’s Zoo (Tierpark Hellabrunn) March 30, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
One thing a lot of people overlook while touring the globe are the numerous zoological parks.  It’s usually not a top priority for me, either, but if you have several days in town it is certainly worth checking out some of Europe’s best zoos.  Munich’s Hellabrunn Zoo is certainly among Europe’s...

Top 5 Beer Gardens of Munich

March 25, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
It’s warming up already and that means one thing to people in Munich:  it’s almost beer garden weather.  Munich is famous for being the beer capital of the world and it also happens to have several of the largest and most famous beer gardens in the world. A beer garden, in Munich, is quite simply...

25 Museums of Munich

March 15, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Some people are palace people, some are castle people, some are party people, but there is also that rare breed known as the museum type.  When in Munich, as with most major cities, you should probably visit a few museums.  If you are, in fact, one of the rare breed of museum goers that can do it all...

Highlights of Munich

Highlights of Munich March 10, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More

Munich’s Botanic Gardens

Munich’s Botanic Gardens February 28, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
To start with I would like to mention that if you look at a map of Munich, tourists often see the old botanic garden on the map just north of the train station and quite often very near their hotel.  The old botanic garden is today simply a normal park with a fountain, a children’s playground, and...

Munich’s Palaces

Munich’s Palaces February 22, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Munich has two palaces within the city that are able to be toured.  Both are impressive in their own right and worth visiting, but of course not everyone has time to see everything so I would like to try and explain here what there is to see and how they compare. The main royal palace of the country...