Articles Tagged ‘Bavaria’

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...

Gaststätte Fraunhofer

Gaststätte Fraunhofer February 9, 2011 | Food | Read More
The Fraunhofer is off the beaten path.   One might say it’s off the radar of tourists.  However, this working class restaurant is only a short walk from Munich’s old town area and located in the hip part of town known as the Glockenbachviertel.  It’s the type of place that locals go every week,...

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...

Bavarian Food

January 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
I’ve spent a lot of time lately on here highlighting the best of the Bavarian restaurants in Munich.  Although that’s great on its own, I should probably explain the traditional Bavarian food options. Here’s a quick guide: Brez’n – Very large fairly hard pretzels, usually sold individually...

Red Bull Crashed Ice

January 9, 2011 | Events | Read More
For those who love strange sports, Munich is hosting another “Crashed Ice” event on January 15th.  I was there at the last one and it certainly was a strange and intriguing thing to see. This year the crashed ice event costs €18 entry which might make it very different from the experience I had...

Christmas in Munich

December 24, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Now that the Christmas markets are shut, it’s time to relax, stay warm, and enjoy spending time with your family.   Merry Christmas everybody! What’s that?  You’re not Christian or for whatever reason aren’t concerned with celebrating Christmas traditionally?  Hmm…okay, here’s how Christmas...

The Hofbräuhaus

December 15, 2010 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
Unquestionably the #1 beer hall in Munich and arguably in the world is the famous Hofbräuhaus.  Whether one talks about the historical significance of the building, the atmosphere, or the consistency of the food and beer, the Hofbräuhaus is nearly impossible to beat.  This is the only restaurant...

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. ...

Winter Tollwood Festival

November 15, 2010 | Events | Read More
The Tollwood festival is an event that happens twice a year:  they have a summer and a winter festival.  Since we are soon approaching the winter version, I’ll just focus on it for now, but you can expect a blog post on the summer version a few weeks before it comes to Munich next June. What exactly...

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,...