Is Munich worth a visit?

Jan 17th, 2006, 08:44 AM
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Is Munich worth a visit?

I've been on this board non-stop for about 2 months now ... getting closer to finalizing my intinerary in Germany/Switzerland (if you click on katzen you will see all my previous posts).

One stop I can't decide on is Munich. I was there once before (1996) briefly.

My husband and I are not into Museums.. but more so scenery, old architecture (not into modern), shopping and food. We also were interested in seeing Dachau. We will have a car (I do realize you don't need a car in Munich).

We will be driving down the romantic road from Rothenburg ... either into Fussen or Munich. We thought about skipping Munich and heading straight into Fussen. On our 1st itinerary we were going to spend 2 nights in Munich but now i'm thinking we could use those 2 days somewhere else.

What do you think?
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Jan 17th, 2006, 08:56 AM
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We loved Munich and didn't even enter a single museum. I'd highly recommend it and specifically doing a bike tour of the city.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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I second the bike tour - specifically Mike's Bike tours. I only spent one day in Munich, but it was memorable enough for me to add it to the list of places I'd like to return to. The bike tour is fun, entertaining, and a very easy ride. There are no hills and the group moves at a moderately slow pace. It ends at the Biergarten in the park and an invitation to all to continue the festivities at the Hofbrauhaus.

Any bike tour is a good way to get a feel for a city. This one gives you a brief history lesson at different stops along the way; you can then decide what you'd like to go back to explore.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 09:11 AM
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I think it sounds great. I think Munich is an overlooked city. It has great charcater, fun sights, delicious food and beer and the friendliest people in Europe (not to mention good shopping!).
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Jan 17th, 2006, 09:18 AM
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My husband and I spent a couple of days in Munich and had a great time. We didn't go to any museums.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 11:35 AM
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munich is lots of fun. good fun. and great people.

but don't miss Fussen!
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Jan 17th, 2006, 11:37 AM
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Mike's Bikes is the tour we took as well and loved it-not a rigorous ride so don't be put off by that if it's a concern.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 11:50 AM
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I've been to Munich several times, and on the most recent trip finally got around to visiting the Deutsches Museum, which I thought was very interesting. Generally, though, I enjoy just walking around and seeing shops, visiting parks and enjoying the local cuisine. Dachau certainly is worth a visit.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 11:59 AM
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Hi K,

I think that Munich is definitely worth 2 days and a night.

See http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/tourist_office/57799/

You might want to consider staying at the Hotel Uhland.
http://www.hotel-uhland.de/enwelcome.html

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Jan 17th, 2006, 12:49 PM
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Munich is a very interesting and lively place to visit. Even though you aren't into museums, you should go into the Residenz, the former home of the emperors, just to see the interiors. The small concert hall is also worth a visit, as are a number of churches near the Marienplatz.

My husband absolutely loved the Deutsches Museum, which is an interactive one with great exhibits and fun experiments to try.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 12:55 PM
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The Deutches Museum is one of the things I am most looking forward to in Munich.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 01:15 PM
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Go to Munich and not go to museums?? Oh dear.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 05:33 PM
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Ok, so I now need to rethink Munich. Wow, my trip is becoming tougher to plan ... when I thought it would be easier.

As usual .. thank you for all the feedback
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Jan 17th, 2006, 05:39 PM
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Forgot to mention ... if I do visit Munich I am considering staying Gastehaus Englischer Garten which was described to me as "grandmotherly bavarian" in one of my million other posts.

Between there and the hotel Uhland.

Thanks again for the help!
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