Destination Munich

Although it’s often referred to as a “village of one million people” (it actually has a population of 1,5 million) because of its hamlet-like character, when it comes to flavour, sights, fashion, technology and trendsetting, Munich can definitely hold its own against larger metros. This compact, vibrant city is best explored on foot or bicycle. I chose to walk to get a taste of its real flavour.

Once a thriving 19th-century market, Marienplatz in the city centre (named after St Mary’s Column), is now a tourist hub. Visitors could be seen enthusiastically photographing the Alte Rathaus (Old Town Hall), the…
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Destination Munich

Day trips to get the most out of Munich and the Bavarian district

To get the most out of Munich and the Bavarian district without the hassle of packing and unpacking every day, here are suggestions for day trips:

Garmische-Partenkirschen

This charming town is well known for its proximity to the Zugspitze – the highest point of Germany, and is a great spot to see the Alps. A popular skiing spot in winter, the town has picturesque lakes and palaces and offers numerous summer activities.

Salzburg

This Austrian town, less than two hours from Munich, is Mozart’s birthplace and has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site because of its quaint architecture. You…
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Day trips to get the most out of Munich and the Bavarian district

City Guide: Munich

The beautiful city of Munich. Image courtesy iStock

The beautiful city of Munich. Image courtesy iStock

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There’s a lot more to Munich than beer and bratwurst. The city is dominated by those twin attractions when the famous Oktoberfest rolls around, but the capital of German’s Bavaria region has other fun and quirky attractions too, building a vibrant atmosphere from its rich but sombre history.

Munich dates back to about 1158 and is choc-a-bloc with past and present cultural delights. The city’s artistic side kicked up a notch in 2013 when 1…
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