Local Festivals in Munich

Local Festivals in Munich

Oktoberfest One of the world’s most well-known festivals – a celebration of German beer, Oktoberfest can be looked at as the planet’s most well attended drink-a-thon, where thousands of people come from all over the world to drink their body weight in beer, and then some. Just over 2 weeks of celebrations that start in September and spill right over to October, the festival has been going from strength to strength for over 200 years. More than 7.5 million people visited the festival and consumed almost 7 million liters of beer in 2011 alone, all dressed up in traditional Bavarian costumes, hats and all. It is without a doubt the biggest party in the world, and to get the best seats in the house, book a year in advance. Continue reading “Local Festivals in Munich”
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Nightlife in Munich

Nightlife in Munich

Kugeralm is a traditional Bavarian beer garden where you can pick up a Radler. A half beer and half lemonade mix invented by some savvy bar staff who actually ran out of beer upon being descended by hoards of cyclists who arrived for a thirst quenching drink on a hot summer’s day in 1922. They quickly diluted the beer with half a glass of lemonade and served it to the cyclists, professing that it was made especially for them because it didn’t have such a high level of alcohol. Continue reading “Nightlife in Munich”
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Eating out in Munich

Eating out in Munich

Bavarian cuisine is everywhere in Munich. Sausage and beer are meal staples from breakfast to dinner, and lots of meat, bread, pretzels and beer are everywhere. Feast on a lazy late breakfast consisting of Weißwurst and Weissbier, hot breakfast sausage with mustard and white beer. Don’t go home without trying the Schweinshaxe or Schwinsbraten along with a quick snack to go with some more beer – Leberkässemmeln, which is a white roll filled with pork, veal and lemon served with mustard. It’s good value for money and will keep you going the whole day. Continue reading “Eating out in Munich”
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Shopping in Munich

Shopping in Munich

Shopaholics will think they have arrived in retail heaven when they get to the city. There is something everywhere, whether it is pedestrian street markets, Christmas markets, farmers craft and produce markets, jumble and bargain sales, antique shops, high end boutiques, flea markets and designer shops you are after, you are in luck, whichever way you turn. Continue reading “Shopping in Munich”
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Major Attractions and Sights in Munich

Major Attractions and Sights in Munich

Munich has an absolute abundance of exciting things to see and do, and most certainly a few days is not going to be enough to see and experience everything. There is something going on in the city all year round and if you are going for Oktoberfest, you need to book months in advance for your spot in the beer hall, a hotel room and the like; otherwise you can forget about that one. Whether you are here for the food, the people, the architecture, the history, the incredible culture, the buzzing atmosphere and the vibe, you are literally spoilt for choice. Continue reading “Major Attractions and Sights in Munich”
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Getting around in Munich

Getting around in Munich

Depending on what you want to see and how long you plan to be in the city, there are two great ways to get around in Munich. One is by bicycle – the city is very much bike friendly. You can pick up a multi-day rental at any of the agents throughout the city if you plan to see lots of things in one day, or register with callabike.de (the numbers are listed on the bikes all over the city) You just pick one up and drop it off anywhere you go. It is recommended that you wear a helmet even though it is not enforced. You can pick up maps and bikes at the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) Continue reading “Getting around in Munich”
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Best Time to go to Munich

Best Time to go to Munich

Being so close to the Alps, Munich is the German city that gets the most snow in winter, along with plenty of below freezing temperatures. But don’t let that put you off; the snow is part of the city’s charm. The weather can be unpredictable though, with a warm, muggy wind known as a föhn wind, which whips down from the Alps changing the weather rapidly and making the Alps seem almost closer to the horizon. Continue reading “Best Time to go to Munich”
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Introduction to Munich

Introduction to Munich

The beating heart of German culture, industry, commerce and history, Munich, the capital of Bavaria is a stunning example of architecture and the arts. Most famous perhaps for its legendary annual beer festival – Oktoberfest, the pulse in the city is energetic and vivacious and Munich is one of the most densely populated cities in Germany. Continue reading “Introduction to Munich”
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Local Festivals in Dresden

Local Festivals in Dresden

Every year in August, the Stadfest is the biggest cultural, artistic and music festival held all over the city. With performances being held on 4 different stages and operating in more than 16 different areas, the city is flooded with over half a million visitors for this weekend event. The Old Town venues make the concerts and venues so much more special. Continue reading “Local Festivals in Dresden”
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Nightlife in Dresden

Nightlife in Dresden

Dresden is the party animal’s enthusiastic playground and no matter what your party style, Dresden has it all. Fancy a leisurely evening at a biergarten or an elite wine bar, or a place to groove the night away to R & B tunes, click your heels up a bit at a salsa club, go out for a boy’s night at a traditional German pub or hang out with the slick people at trendy cocktails bars? Nobody will leave the city disappointed, there is something for everyone. Steamy clubs that have all night parties till dawn with every possible genre of music makes Dresden the ultimate party destination. Continue reading “Nightlife in Dresden”
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