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Holiday Travel Tips – Christmas markets near Munich

Holiday Travel Tips – Christmas markets near Munich November 28, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Christmas markets – Every city in Bavaria has a Christmas market, with the larger cities having the most famous, but also the most commercial markets.  If, like most of my customers (I’m a tour guide), you want to find a more authentic feel, the key is simply to go to a smaller town.  These...

New Shopping Mall in Munich, the Pasing Arcaden

New Shopping Mall in Munich, the Pasing Arcaden March 26, 2011 | What's New | Read More
This month a new shopping mall opened in Munich!  It’s not the largest in the city, but it’s certainly a decent size with 150 stores.  An expansion already in progress should double the stores.  The location is easy as it is just outside one of the three main train stations of Munich, “Munich-Pasing”.  ...

Party at BMW World!

Party at BMW World! February 26, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Earlier this month I posted on Fasching (Bavarian Mardi Gras) and I just received an e-mail from BMW highlighting their event, which you may be interested in attending. BMW’s big Fasching party is on March 7th.  There will be a children’s event from 2pm onward and the adults’ party starts at 7:30pm. ...

Sea Life gets monster crab

February 20, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Munich’s “Sea Life”, a large aquarium on the Olympic Park grounds, will soon be quite a lot more interesting.   A new permanent home for an 8ft (2.4m), 15kg (33lb), approximately 30-40 year old, giant Japanese spider crab has been built and will receive “Crab Kong” on Easter. The Sea Life...

Munich’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Munich’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day January 30, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Munich may not have the romantic reputation of Paris or Venice, but if you’ve decided on visiting Munich over Valentine’s Day there are some great options to make the Bavarian capital as romantic as can be.  Here are the top places I would recommend for a fantastically romantic evening: Tantris...

Nuremberg Courthouse opens to the public

November 22, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Although this is certainly not in Munich, it is a very short ride up from Munich to visit Nuremberg.  You can take a tour from Munich that includes a visit to the courthouse (look through offers on this site), or you can do it yourself. The infamous Nuremberg trials, held between 1945 and 1949 were...

Christmas Markets in the Munich Area

Christmas Markets in the Munich Area November 17, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Christmas markets are big business in Germany.  In fact, this is possibly the busiest time of the year for tourism (aside from the two weeks of Oktoberfest of course).   If you’re American, Canadian, or of any ancestry from Europe, you have similar traditions to Germany as far as Christmas is concerned. ...

Daylight Savings time change

November 3, 2010 | What's New | Read More
One thing that travelers don’t necessarily check when they’re on the go is when the clocks change.  Here in Germany, we went back one hour last Sunday.  In the United States, that doesn’t happen until next weekend.  Sometimes a little mistake can cost you being able to see a major...

Halloween in Munich

October 28, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Walking around Munich (especially the University area and other “hip” parts of town) you may see lots of advertisements for “Halloween Partys.” The first year I lived here I thought “ok, sounds great, let’s go to the Kult Fabrik” (the Kult Fabrik being the “largest...

Snow outside of Munich, but not in Munich itself…yet.

Snow outside of Munich, but not in Munich itself…yet. October 27, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
We’ve got snow.  Not in town, but about an hour outside of it.  Thankfully it’s melting fast, but the fact is…winter is here.  If you’re visiting Munich in the next five months, you have to be prepared for possible snow. We don’t get much snow here.  Having said that,...