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A Bavarian Christmas in Munich

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A December 2004 trip to Munich by su-lin

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Quote: I took my brother to Munich for a week's vacation before Christmas, and even though it was cold, it was a marvellous holiday!

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Hotel | "Hotel Jedermann"

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What a terrific hotel with friendly staff! My brother and I shared a twin room at a rate of €60 per night for the room. This turned out to be a very clean and spacious room, with two sinks and two twin beds lining the entire length along one side. A desk and a wardrobe completed the ensemble. A very clean (and self-cleaning!) toilet and equally pristine shower were located down the hall. There was no TV or radio in our room, but then again, we were not planning on staying in the whole day! They do have en-suite rooms but, of course, at a slightly higher price. The view from our window was spectacular--St. Paulskirche was located about 400m away, and we could hear the bells chiming very faintly ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 28, 2004

JEDERMANN
BAYERSTRASSE 95
Munich, Germany
49-89-543240

Munchner Suppenkuche

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Restaurant

Munchner Suppenkuche Photo, Munich, Germany
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What's the best thing to eat when it's cold and icy outside? Soup, of course! Specifically, the soup at the Munchner Suppenkuche (soup kitchen) - it's so nice, we ate there twice! Actually, I'd heard of this soup joint from this terrific post by snbuzzelli. This kitchen is located in the heart of the Viktualienmarkt, the large food market located slightly southeast of Marienplatz. We easily found the restaurant in the Viktualienmarkt and spent some time de...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 25, 2005

Munchner Suppenkuche
Viktualienmarkt Off Of Frauen Str.
Munich, Germany

Deutsches Museum

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Attraction

Deutsches Museum Photo, Munich, Germany
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After a busy day at the Residenz, my brother and I decided to wander over to the Deustches Museum. I had originally planned on giving this a miss but friends who had come highly recommended it. And as we are both studying in science fields, there's no excuse really! Entrance for students is a bargain--only €3. It's €7.50 for adults. The museum is open from 9am to 5pm, and there are separate fees if you wish to take in a show at the planetarium or to go up the tower. Language was not a problem. Everything was labelled in both German and English, but longer descriptions were only available in German. There were plenty of hands-on activities that make it a terrific outing for the family. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 26, 2005

Deutsches Museum
Museumsinsel 1
Munich, Germany 80538
+49 89 21791

Schloss Nymphenburg

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Attraction

Schloss Nymphenburg Photo, Munich, Germany
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On our penultimate day in Munich, we could not resist the lure of yet another palace that was easily accessible. We took the number 17 tram from the Hauptbahnhof to the Nymphenburg stop. As we approached a canal, I started peering around for obvious walking paths to the castle. A gentle indication by the kind man sitting across from me had me turning around to see the palace a few hundred metres away. "Danke schon!" The ride is short--about 15 minutes. This 17th-century palace was the summer residence of the Wittelbachs; the House of Wittelbach ruled Bavaria from 1180 until 1918. It is a large and beautiful palace that forms a large semi-circle around ponds and a canal. As it was winter, the can...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 27, 2005

Schloss Nymphenburg
Schlossrondell
Munich, Germany 80638
+49 89 179080

München Christkindlmarkt

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Kartoffelpuffers Photo, Munich, Germany
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Come Christmastime, Christmas markets pop up all across Germany. There are a number of them in Munich, with the largest located at the Marienplatz. We visited this and a smaller one at Sendlinger Tor. Most stay open until at least 8:30pm. You can find Christkindlmarkts from the end of November until Christmas Eve. Crafts and Gifts There are so many Christmas decorations to choose from! Many are handcrafted, though there are some that sell mass-produced ones. There are also many gifts that would make any child or child-at-heart pleased. We were quite taken by the wooden swords available—sabers were available too! I purchased a springerle mold, a wooden cookie mold to fo...Read More

A Day Trip to Hohenschwangau

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Hohenschwangau Photo, Munich, Germany
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The village of Hohenschwangau may not mean much to you, but it is the location of Schloss Neuschwanstein, Ludwig II's terrific creation and on which the Sleeping Beauty castle is based. Close by is Schloss Hohenschwangau, where Ludwig II grew up. There are two options for the tourist without a car in Munich - join a tour group (and pay through your nose) or take a train there (the budget option and, obviously, the one I took!). There's a terrific bargain in the Bayern Ticket - a train ticket that allows travel on any train in Bavaria (and even to some stations outside Bavaria) for up to five people travelling together for 1 day. On weekdays, it is valid after 9:30am and until 3am the following ...Read More