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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...

Choosing a Tour Operator in Munich

Choosing a Tour Operator in Munich January 26, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
All tours were not created equal.  In fact, some are simply tourists giving other tourists tours while some are professional historians explaining in fine detail the intricacies of history which have made Munich what it is today.  Cost, physical ability, time of year, and interest can all be factors...

Helpful Phrases

Helpful Phrases October 30, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Germany is a very English friendly country where most people you meet will speak a reasonable amount of English (even if their accent is a little thick).  However, memorizing a few phrases such as these will make things a little easier. Where is the toilet? Wo ist die Toilette? (vo ist dee toy-let-ah) Where...

What to pack for winter in Munich

What to pack for winter in Munich October 25, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
When most people think of a winter time trip to Germany they think of two things:  Christmas markets and snow.   The Christmas markets are very much all outside and run from late November until just before Christmas, but we can get snow all the way to April. I’ve worked as a tour guide for over...

Neuschwanstein at its prettiest

Neuschwanstein at its prettiest September 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Millions of visitors come to Munich each year to see the famed fairytale castle of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.  As a tour guide that visits Neuschwanstein at least twice a week, a lot of people ask me what time of year they should visit.  My answer is simple:  every season of the year has its nearly...

How to Get From the Airport to the City (or your hotel)

How to Get From the Airport to the City (or your hotel) September 22, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
When you arrive at Munich’s international airport the first thing you want to do is of course head into town and find your hotel.  The airport itself is located far north of the city.  Your choices are then to take a taxi, a bus, rent a car, or take the train into town. By Train:  Most locals and...

Tips for the Oktoberfest

Tips for the Oktoberfest July 15, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Although the famous Oktoberfest is still a couple months away, it’s never too early to look into your plans for the largest beer bash on Earth. Hotels are usually booked a year in advance (though availabilities always exist, so don’t give up hope!), tours run with peak season numbers, and nearby...

The Big 6 Breweries of Munich

The Big 6 Breweries of Munich June 30, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Munich is known all over the world for its beer.  Many proclaim Munich the beer capital of the world, for good reason.  Certainly for lager beer, it is very difficult for anyone to question Munich’s standing as beer capital.  Germany has nearly 1,300 breweries.  Bavaria has over 900 of those breweries...

A Radler time of the year

A Radler time of the year June 2, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
During the warmer months, especially if the sun comes out, many people in and around Munich decide to go for a mixed drink instead of straight beer.  As I previously wrote on this blog a month ago, there are a variety of mixed drinks that are rather common in Bavaria.  None are as popular in the summer...