Category: Things To Do

Munich’s Tollwood Winter Festival

November 12, 2014

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Munich’s Tollwood winter festival. Photo courtesy of fhgitarre via Flickr.

Held every year since 1991 and drawing upwards of 600,000 visitors, Munich’s Tollwood Winter Festival is one of the city’s biggest festive events, running from late November up to New Year’s Eve. Held on the Oktoberfest grounds of Theresienwiese, the focal point of events is the huge Tollwood Christmas Market, but the vibrant festival is much more than just a market, with dozens of dramatically illuminated tents spread through out the grounds and a series of shows, activities and entertainment lasting throughout December.

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Bavaria’s Most Beautiful Architecture

October 29, 2014

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Linderhof Castle, Bavaria

With its sweeping landscapes, whimsically painted houses and fairytale castles, traveling through Bavaria unveils one story-book scene after another, and there’s no denying that this is one of Germany’s most architecturally rich regions. From the medieval villages along the Romantic Road to the futuristic monuments and museums of Munich, here’s your guide to Bavaria’s most beautiful architecture.

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Autumn Things to Do in Munich

October 15, 2014

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Munich in autumn

With still favorable weather and falling prices, autumn is the ideal time to visit Munich, and it’s an atmospheric time to be in the city, with the city’s parks blanketed with colored leaves, beer halls serving hearty delicacies like Spanferkel (suckling pig) and Knödel (dumpling), and museums and galleries unveiling new temporary exhibitions.

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Munich’s Best Views

September 17, 2014

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Olympic Tower, Munich

With its jumble of medieval townhouses, towering church spires and grand palaces, Munich’s skyline is teeming with impressive landmarks and the city’s strict building height limitations have left the views unmarred by unsightly skyscrapers and office blocks. Of course the best observation points are up high, so put on your walking shoes and climb one of these top monuments in search of Munich’s best views.

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The Complete Guide to Munich’s Oktoberfest

September 3, 2014

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Oktoberfest, Munich

As Bavaria’s flagship event and the world’s biggest beer festival, Oktoberfest is the main draw for many visitors to Munich, but with more than six million attending the festival and over 30 beer tents to choose from, the festival can seem overwhelming for first-time attendees. To help you prepare for an unforgettable week of beer-drinking and pretzel-eating, we’ve put together a complete guide to Munich’s Oktoberfest, from pre-booking tables and accommodation, to what to eat and drink.

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How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in Munich

August 20, 2014

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Olympic Tower, Munich

The most quintessentially German of all cities, surrounded by fanciful castles, snow-capped mountains and charming alpine villages, Munich makes an idyllic spot for a weekend break and there are often cheap flights available from other German or European cities. With limited time, it’s better to save out of town trips for another visit, but there’s still plenty to see and do in the Bavarian capital itself. To help you plan your trip, here are some ideas for how to spend the perfect weekend in Munich.

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