A short hop across the border from Munich, the picturesque Austrian city of Salzburg makes a popular day trip from the Bavarian capital, tucked beneath the snow-capped Bavarian Alps. The hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg is famed for its old-world sophistication, with grand concert halls and elegant shopping arcades tucked down cobblestone avenues and the glittering Salzach River running through its heart.
Category: Travel Tips
January 9, 2013
Munich might be best renowned for its homegrown beers – the focal point of the city’s annual mega-festival Oktoberfest – but all that drinking demands some hearty cuisine to soak up the excess. Here are a few of the most popular Bavarian delicacies to try on your trip to Munich.
December 26, 2012
Whether you’re navigating the masses of beer-swilling revelers in Munich for the annual Oktoberfest or dodging the tourist crowds on a sightseeing excursion, here are a few tips for getting around in the Bavarian capital.
November 14, 2012
As the crowds of Oktoberfest subside and the cold weather sets in, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Munich has little to offer as a holiday destination. Think again. With its Alpine backdrop and festive decorations, this is one place in Europe where you’re guaranteed a postcard-worthy white Christmas, and there are plenty of winter activities to keep you busy.
May 11, 2012
Whatever your conception of “old Europe,” it is likely to find fulfillment in and around Munich, capital of the southern German state of Bavaria. Elegant palaces, landscaped gardens, soaring cathedrals, mountain vistas, cobbled streets, venerable museums and enchanting forests – they’re all here.
May 2, 2012
After a long Bavarian winter, spring in Munich can feel like getting out of prison. The locals don’t take good weather for granted when it finally rolls round, so once the days outlast the nights, follow their lead to make the most of springtime in the city.