Germany Travel Guide - Munich, a city that always has
something going on. Throughout the year Munich is
filled with festivals of all kinds. Besides the festivals,
there are museums, libraries, historic architecture,
theaters, and parks to visit. Munich really has something
to offer everyone who visits. The locals understand
the appeal of Munich, and are welcoming to tourists.
They want the rest of the world to witness what an
exciting and lively city Munich is.
From Munich City you
are only a little over two hours from the Neuschweinstein
Castle, or also known as the Cinderella Castle. The
castle does offer daily tours. There are even some
bus tours that leave from Munich to the castle. Your
own hotel may be able to offer you discounts or point
you in the right direction. You are not allowed to
photograph inside the castle. The belief that all
the flashes from our cameras is damaging the inside
art work. They do offer photo books and other souvenirs
at the gift shop. You are also only a few hours from
the Alps. If you are going during the winter months,
this is a wonderful place to go skiing or snow boarding.
There are even tours just to the tops of the mountains.
A breathtaking view awaits you at the top. Munich
has enough to offer to do here without leaving, but
if you are looking for a break from the city, you
are close enough to some more world wonders.
can be explored by foot, taxis, bikes, rental cars
or any other form of transportation. In the city of
Munich there are Fussgangerzones which are meant only
for pedestrians. The Marienplatz which is in the center
of Munich is a wonderful place to view the old and
new Town Halls, do a little shopping and enjoy a meal.
When you choose to walk around like most of the locals
do, you tend to see more of what Munich has to offer.
From a tour bus or taxi you just wouldn’t be
able to see the architectural work that has gone into
these 10th century buildings. There are tons of restaurants
to choose from. If you are looking for German food,
you will find it. You also have Italian, Chinese,
Indian and many others available. To drink in Germany
you must be at least sixteen years old. In Germany
it is common to bring ones well behaved small dog
into the restaurant. This is a normal custom in all
towns throughout Germany.
Of course Munich is famous for their yearly Oktoberfest.
This fest starts in middle of September and runs into
October. Here you enjoy liters of beer, sausages,
and singing for hours upon hours. At times it may
seem like the party will never end. Beside the beer
tents there are other tents selling local items, rides
for the children and more of a whole family festival.
The Germans love their festivals. Without fail there
is always some kind of fest going on each month. Whether
it be for the arts, ballets, beer, operas, or history,
there is a festival for every kind of person. Every
February the festival called Fasching happens. The
best way to describe this fest is a cross between
our Halloween and Mardi Gra. The people dress up,
have large parades where candy and other goodies are
thrown from the floats. Around the parade sights there
are food and beer tents set up. The locals and the
Munich Hotels are the best people to ask about what kind
of fest is going on when you are visiting. They are
worth checking out because you get an up close view
of the locals and how they are. These festivals are
a celebration of what is important to the German people.
is destination spot not only for Europeans and the
Americans, many Germans travel here to Munich for
the festivals, the goods, and just to vacation. Munich
has enough to offer to keep your days busy. If you
have the time to spend at least a week here, then
take it. You won’t be disappointed in Munich and all the tourist attractions on offer.