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Easter in Munich

A March 2005 trip to Munich by caromeow

Augustiner Braeustuben Photo, Munich, Germany More Photos
Quote: I had already seen Munich, barely, but for my job (as aupair) my train tickets were paid to accompany the kids on the train to Munich, where they'd stay with their grandparents and with me in a hostel. Fun times.

Easter in Munich

Overview

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St Peterskirche

Deutsches Museum

Augustiner Brewery

Any Biergarten, weather permitting!

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You can get to most of the main attractions by foot, but if you're on a time budget and/or your lodging is outside the city center, you may want to invest in either a day card or 3-day card for transportation or look into renting a bike. Just ask at the tourist office or where you're staying (most hotels/hostels can sell you transportation tickets) what the best deal will be, depending on what attractions you might see (for example, Dachau and Neuschwanstein are outside of Munich).

Meininger City Hostel München

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Hotel

Meininger City Hostel München Photo, Munich, Germany
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Just opened in September 2004, Meiningers is a big hostel with six floors of rooms, so it’s not exactly a cozy, intimate little hostel. That said, it was very convenient and clean, and I had a great time there. The people who work here are REALLY helpful. They all speak English, but if you want to practice your Deutsch (German), they'll speak that with you as well. When I first got to my coed dorm, I found myself alone with a party of hungover Spanish boys in their underwear, so I asked if I could get another dorm, and the woman at the desk was REALLY helpful and found me another room. Book online at www.hostels.com to get a FREE MAP and 1 hour of free Internet use (per reser...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2005

Meininger City Hostel München
Landsberger Str. 20
Munich, Germany

City Sightseeing - Yellow Cab

Attraction | "Free Tour"

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This tour is in English and lasts about 4 hours, but my group took it pretty easy. If you need to be somewhere at a certain time, let the guides know and they'll accommodate your time needs. Also, the guides are very well-informed and amusing. It's lots of fun. There’s no pressure to leave a tip, and if you want to leave the tour at any time, that's okay, too. This is a good thing to do when you first come to Munich to get to know the city and its history a little better. You go by the main landmarks and have a snack break in the middle of the tour. Keep in mind that if it's Sunday when you take the tour, you might not get into all of the churches. I did it on Easter Sunday, so we were only able to...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 30, 2005

City Sightseeing - Yellow Cab
Elisenstrasse 3a, 80335 Munich
Munich, Germany

Augustiner Braeustuben Photo, Munich, Germany
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http://www.augustiner-braeu.de/# http://www.braeustuben.de/ This is a great place to go and cheaper than the Augustinerkeller, which is more in the central part of Munich. If you stay in the Meininger Hostel, it's perfect because it's just across the street! I went in a group of four, and we each ate dinner and had two drinks for less than 50€. The food is excellent and hearty, like German food should be. I recommend the knödel, or "dumpling," in a mushroom-cream sauce. I tasted their käsespätzli, but I found it somewhat lacking, so this might not be the best place to try that dish. Food is served until closing, so there are no worries about a closed kitchen. And...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 30, 2005

Augustiner Braeustuben
Landsberger Strasse 19
Munich, Germany

Zentrum fur Aussergewohnliche Museen

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Attraction | "Zentrum für Aussergewöhnliche Museen"

Zentrum fur Aussergewohnliche Museen Photo, Munich, Germany
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www.zam-museum.de Open 10am to 6pm daily, including public holidays The Zentrum für Aussergewöhnliche Museen is a collection of "extraordinary" museums- basically, lots of rooms with collections of things like pedal cars or chamber pots. It’s kind of strange, but it can be interesting. If you want to get anything out of it, you should have a look at the website before you go, as the exhibits have almost no labels and what information that there is, is in German. Downstairs: Tretauto Museum (Pedal Car): This was pretty cool just to see all the little, old cars. Most are labeled with the country and year of the car. Sis Museum: This is j...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 7, 2005

Zentrum fur Aussergewohnliche Museen
Westenrieder Strasse 41
Munich, Germany

Münchner Stadtmuseum

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Attraction

Münchner Stadtmuseum Photo, Munich, Germany
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www.stadtmuseum-online.de (as far as I can tell, only viewable in German) Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm (closed Mondays)2,50€; 1,50€ reduced; family ticket 4€; special exhibits 4€ (2€ reduced)Free entry on Sundays (except for special exhibitions and cinema) I went to this museum first thing when I arrived in Munich. It was already 4pm when I got there, and I spent pretty much the whole 2 hours in their exhibit on Bavarian culture. From what I can tell by the website, this exhibit is no more. But it was HUGE, and while explanations of things were all given in German, I think a non-German speaker could still appreciate just looking at the artifacts. There was every...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 7, 2005

Münchner Stadtmuseum
Sankt-Jakobs-Platz 1
Munich, Germany 80331
+49 89 22370

Munich Residenz

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Attraction | "Residenzmuseum - Residence Museum"

Munich Residenz Photo, Munich, Germany
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http://www.muenchen.de/vip8/prod1/mde/resources/mtour/englisch/stadtinformationen/museen/residenzmuseum_e_m.jsp Open April – 15Oct: 9am-6pm Open Oct 16-March 31: 10am-4pm Entry 6 euros, 5 reduced (students), free for children until 18 years Combination card for Residenzmuseum and Treasury: 9 euros, 8 euros Various tour times: Contact museum for information. So I showed up with a buddy I met on my free tour at 2:30pm on a March day. Apparently, when there are less than two hours left, they no longer sell combination tickets. Once we got through the museum, however, I could understand why. We rushed through the last fifteen or so rooms--it’s THAT bi...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2005

Munich Residenz
Max-joseph-platz 3
Munich, Germany 80539
49 (89) 290-671

Deutsches Museum

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Attraction

Deutsches Museum Photo, Munich, Germany
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http://www.deutsches-museum.de/e_index.htm Normally open daily 9am to 5pm, it is closed some holidays--see website for details. Entry 7,50 adults, 3 for students/children up to 15 years old I decided to check this museum out early in the morning before I left Munich. The museum opens its doors at 9am, and I got there at 9:30 and had roughly two hours to play. So, I went through kind of quickly and without having planned out my destinations. One hint: this museum is HUGE. I could have easily stayed there for five hours, with plenty of museum left uncovered. First, I headed for the mining exhibit, because it was recommended in my guidebook. This is pretty cool. It tel...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2005

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

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial

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Attraction | "Dachau"

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Photo, Munich, Germany
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KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau – Concentration Camp Memorial Site You can take S2 from Munich, getting off at Dachau (about 20 minutes). Then you’ve got to take the 724 or 726 bus to KZ-Gedenkstätte, which is the concentration camp. Ask your hotel or tourist office about day passes. I went with some other travelers on a group ticket that cost only 10.50 euros for the whole day and can cover up to five travelers. The first thing you’ve got to do here is go to the Information, which will be pretty much straight ahead when you walk in. When we were there, only one guy was working and it took FOREVER to get an audioguide, and THEN you have to get in line again to hand it back (they ke...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 7, 2005

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
KZ Gedenkstädte Dachau
Munich, Germany 85221
+49 (8131) 669970

Peterskirche

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Attraction

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Also called St Peters or der Alter Peter (old Peter), this is the city's oldest church. A small chapel there was replaced in the early 11th century by the Peterskirche, and in the 13th century, a new gothic church was built and rebuilt over the years. Alter Peter refers to the tower, one of Munich's landmarks. For 1-2 euros, you can climb 302 wooden steps for a spectacular view of Munich, and on a REALLY clear day, supposedly, the Alps. For those who may get claustrophobic climbing old church towers, this one is a little different than most. Instead of a spiral of stone steps, there are wooden steps in a square pattern. It can still get crowded when there are lots of people going u...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 7, 2005

Peterskirche
Rindermarkt 1
Munich, Germany