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Weekend Getaways

Weekend Getaways December 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
One great thing about Munich is its location being very central and allowing for weekend getaways ranging from skiing in the Alps to sightseeing in Paris or Prague.  It all depends on your budget and your interests.  Mode of transportation is another big factor as with extremely cheap airfare, even...

Top 10 Off the Beaten Path Things to Do

Top 10 Off the Beaten Path Things to Do December 15, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Munich’s main sights are great, but sometimes it is more fun to see and do things that differentiate your trip from everyone else’s trips.  These are some of the best off the beaten path things to do in or near Munich.  Included in this list are only places within one hour of the city center of...

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Munich

November 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
New Year’s Eve is one of those nights where you want everything to go right and have a good time.  Whether that means splurging on a fancy dinner, dancing the night away, or blowing up as many fireworks as possible, you want to have a plan.  Thankfully, as far as Munich is concerned, you have me...

Top 5 Museums to Visit in Munich

Top 5 Museums to Visit in Munich November 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Alte Pinakothek – Munich’s top art museum, this has Bavaria’s state collection of paintings dating from the 13th to the 18th century.  As far as master works per square foot, it’s pretty hard to beat.  Some of the artists to be found here are El Greco, Valazquez, Dürer, Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto,...

Best views in Munich

Best views in Munich October 17, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
While seeing the sights of any city one of the things I find most important is to know where to go for the best views in town.  Here are my top 3 choices: In Munich’s case, the number one best view in town is also the oldest building in town:   Saint Peter’s church usually referred to as “Alter...

Free things to do in Munich: Churches

Free things to do in Munich:  Churches September 27, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
You can never have too many free things on your list of things to do while on vacation.  In Munich there are literally hundreds of free things to do, but today I would like to focus on churches. For hundreds of years money flowed in two directions:  toward the Catholic Church and to the monarchy. ...

Labor Day Weekend in Munich

Labor Day Weekend in Munich July 29, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The American and Canadian Labor Day weekend is no holiday here in Munich, but it is a great time to visit. Actually, we’d go as far as saying it may be the best time of year to come! Backpackers are back to school, teachers are back to school, and there are no kids in sight. Everything is still...

August and September Festivals in and Around Munich

August and September Festivals in and Around Munich July 25, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Munich is famous for its Oktoberfest, but it is certainly not the only festival coming up. In fact, many people prefer the smaller more local festivals. The reasons for this vary from having a more authentic feel to simply being able to get good food and beer easier and cheaper.  As we mentioned a couple...

Erding Therme, an Indoor and outdoor Water Park near Munich

June 29, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
As things are heating up here in Munich, water related activities might be on your agenda.  Whether you want family fun or a nice relaxing soak and sauna, Erding Therme is your answer near Munich.  As far as kids are concerned it is a water park with plenty of exciting water slides both indoor and...

Munich Volksfests (Local Festivals) in June

Munich Volksfests (Local Festivals) in June May 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
I know what you’re thinking.  What is a volksfest? Well, a volksfest is a festival/carnival similar to a county fair in the United States.  In Germany, these are held in nearly every town sometime between spring and fall.  That includes the suburbs. The largest and most famous volksfest in Germany...
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