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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.

Best Live Music Venues in Munich

Best Live Music Venues in Munich October 28, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
Munich has a constant stream of both international and local musicians.  Venues for live music range from a former gas station, to warehouses, to stadiums.  As a man who loves live music and attends at least a few concerts a month, I think it’s high time I give some feedback to the visiting community...

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...

Get to Know Munich’s Bike Paths

Get to Know Munich’s Bike Paths May 11, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Since the weather has warmed up, the bikes have come out all over Munich and the surrounding region; bikes are not just for kids here.  Biking is a major form of transportation which can be nice for tourists, but tourists should also be aware of the dangers that bikes present to pedestrians as well. Every...

Drinks to try while in Munich

Drinks to try while in Munich April 11, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
When people think of Munich, often one of their first thoughts is of beer. However, there are many other drinks that intrigue first time travelers to the region.  Here are a few examples worth trying: Radler:  A Radler is literally “bicyclist”, it is meant to be a refreshing drink that you can...

Starkbierfest (strong beer festival)

Starkbierfest (strong beer festival) March 11, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Fasching (Carnival) is over and so that means one thing to many Bavarians:  it is now strong beer season.  Aside from the Oktoberfest, this is the 2nd biggest beer festival in the city of Munich and a personal favorite of mine as Starkbier has a more roasted flavor which really appeals to me. Unlike...

Canadian arrested for doing the Nazi Salute!

Canadian arrested for doing the Nazi Salute! February 28, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Although it is widely known here in Germany that it is illegal to do the Nazi Salute, tourists sometimes make the mistake.  Usually it is someone trying to be funny on a Third Reich walking tour and the guide can politely explain and almost no one sees it and everything is alright.  However, this kind...

Current events in and around Munich

December 11, 2010 | Events | Read More
I’ve put a lot of thought lately in trying to make this blog sustainable in the long term.  This blog has been going for three months now and has been fairly random.  It may still be random to a degree, but from now on I’m going to try to have more of a method to the madness.  As I wrote in a...

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. ...

Public restrooms: where and how to find them

October 29, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Public restrooms are not always the easiest things to find when you need them.  However, in Bavaria they really are nearly always just around the corner. Germany, just like much of Europe, usually marks their restrooms with a WC which stands for water closet.  If the toilet isn’t unisex, the...
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