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Bavarian Capital

A July 2001 trip to Munich by barcodex

Postcard with Views of Munich Photo, Munich, Germany More Photos
Quote: Despite the business nature of my trip I tried to discover the city as much as I have time to. Welcome to my report! Don't forget it is under construction!

Bavarian Capital

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Overview

Postcard with Views of Munich Photo, Munich, Germany
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Best things to do in Munich are to walk along the streets and squares of the old town, look at the clocks on a Townhall, do some shopping in numerous shops and malls, take a tour of nearby famous Bavarian Castles Neuschweinstein and Nyphenburg, visit an Olympic center, relax in quiet green parks, and have a sauerkraut with any of the many beers of Germany in a beergarden (try to do it in October, when the Octoberfest, the holiday of all beerdrinkers, is held).Quick Tips: Some people think that Munich IS just Octoberfest and castles. This is not true! The city is one of the most beautiful in Germany by everybody's opinion, and what I can confirm is that there is so much to see there!Best W...Read More

Marienplatz

Attraction

Marienplatz Photo, Munich, Germany
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Two main things to see in Munich are, of course, Marienplatz (Mary's square - main square) and Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). On most postcards you find either Dom or Townhalls (`old` and `new`), the only exception I can admit is Octoberfest, but it is a seasonal thing, and mostly a cultural event, not the city sightseeing. Marienplatz is a magneto - all tourist roads lead to this square. I returned to the square twice while walking in random directions :) Townhalls, both old and new are located here, and besides that, Marienplatz is a place where main shopping streets meet. The square becomes especially crowded three times a day, when clocks in a Townhall's tower are ringing with a small sho...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2001

Marienplatz
Marienplatz 8
Munich, Germany 80331

Fountains

Attraction

Fountains Photo, Munich, Germany
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Fountains are everywhere in Munich. Some of them are huge, some are tiny, but they seem to be in their places, looking so natural in where they reside. In the photos you can see some of them - Wittelsbacher just near the stock exchange building, and close to another fountain, made as a huge circle of water-throwing pipes and not fitted into viewfinder of my camera; fountain in a Hofgarten - garden I will describe more thoroughly in a separate entry; and Fischbrunnen - nice small fountain just in front of Neue Rathaus.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2001

Fountains
Throughout Munich
Munich, Germany

Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall)

Attraction | "Neues Rathaus"

Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) Photo, Munich, Germany
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Neues Rathaus (New Townhall) is a building that dominates the Marienplatz with its tower, famous for its Glockenspiel - clocks that perform a little show three times a day for the joy of tourist crowds looking at them. It is where the tourist information office is located. It is where tourists get first overwhelmed by the beauty of Munich when they first come up from the subway. It is a "new" Townhall that mystically looks older than an "old" one (I guess that it is really so, and that old townhall was built anew from old plans after WWII). It is where you can climb to the top of the tower to take a bird-eye picture of Munich, and where you can visit an old and expensive restaurant on the ground floor...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2001

Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall)
Marienplatz 8
Munich, Germany 80331
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