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Kimberly_Butler Oct 17th, 2010 10:00 AM

Bavaria in November
I will be flying in Munich around Thanksgiving for a week and am looking for some must do activities and sights.
i am familiar with dachau, the hofbrahaus, the museums and such . anywhere in an hour or two radius.


logos999 Oct 17th, 2010 10:25 AM

Today was a day it seemed the sun hasn't risen at all. Cold, dark and foggy with light rain. You had to keep the lights switched on all day long. The leaves have fallen last week.
The only thing you must do is to switch on the heating.

For a week, I'd look for an inexpensive flight southbound.
Roundtrip flights to Egypt are about 150€ now. That would be a must do sight. Hurghada has forecasted 25C (77F) min., 36C (97F) max. during the next few days.

Gary_Mc Oct 17th, 2010 11:45 AM

Just after Thanksgiving begin the Christmas Markets, which will give you something to do in the long evenings. Munich has several markets:

Other nearby towns are Regensburg and Landshut. We have visited and enjoyed both towns. Regensburg is a gem with a great cathedral, Roman ruins, and a scenic Altstadt. It is about 1:30 hours from Munich by regional trains.

We visited Landshut early December last year. It had small but pleasant Christmas Market. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the town including a walk up to the Burg Trausnitz (castle). Our pictures:

Landshut is about 45 minutes by train from Munich.

We enjoy off season travel and find that it is pretty easy to dress for the weather.

Regards, Gary

pja1 Oct 17th, 2010 06:18 PM

Salzburg has Christmas (Advent) Markets going on during your stay.

pja1 Oct 17th, 2010 06:21 PM

You could also visit "Mad" King Ludwig's Neues Schloss (Herrenchiemsee) an hour from Munich. Amazing palace!


kfusto Oct 18th, 2010 04:38 AM

"We enjoy off season travel and find that it is pretty easy to dress for the weather.

I agree with Gary and we leave on Thanksgiving Day for our 2 week visit to Germany and Austria, the 6th at that same time of year.

Take the train to Garmisch and Mittenwald for stunning scenery and festive Christmas markets. Salzburg is 90 minutes by train. If you visit Herrenchiemsee, make time to walk the town as well before getting on the boat. It's charming.

If you are a foodie, the Viktualienmarkt is a great place to sample wonderful foods of all sorts.

We enjoy the markets most at night.

logos999 Oct 18th, 2010 09:15 AM

Just try to stay away from Munich. Traffic is crazy! All those privately owned busses are still opeating. Morning rush hour on the subway is only for the non claustrophobic. Looks like they are waiting for the first fatal accident. If you thought Oktoberfest was bad, just try now.

pja1 Oct 18th, 2010 01:26 PM

logos999... you don't work for the Tourist Board, do you? LOL

logos999 Oct 18th, 2010 01:41 PM

pja1, it it just the everyday nightmare. Public transport not working properly for weeks now! Wonder why those that usually shout "Environmental pollution...protect..." and want to stop everyone from using their cars are so silent now.

No I don't really wonder, it's just what I've expected from those people, sigh..

AisleSeat Oct 18th, 2010 05:14 PM

Lots and lots to do and see and Christmas Market time is a wonderful time to do it. Time permitting; get the Bavaria Ticket 29 euros for unlimited travel for 5 people for the day on the train after 9am. Spend one day in Salzburg, a day in Nuremburg. You might want to rent a car for a couple of days to do the castle loop through Fussen, Oberammergau, and Mittenwald. See Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and Linderhof. Obviously there is a whole lot to do and see in Munich too. The Viktualien Markt is a great place to grab a beer and people watch. Sample some of the shopping in the department stores in downtown Munich. Layer your waterproof clothing and enjoy this great area at a geat time of the year.

logos999 Oct 19th, 2010 08:23 AM

Around freezing, at least your beer will have the right "american" temperature. You'll just have to wait a few minutes. :-)

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