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Feb 10th, 2016, 09:10 AM
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Munich, Germany

Hello, I will be traveling to Munich, Germany in less than a month.
-Wondering what the best restaurants are?
-Breakfast?
-Lunch?
-Dinner?
-Best places to shop (not malls)?
-What is the ONE thing you have to buy from Munich?
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Feb 10th, 2016, 10:11 AM
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Well I'm not a shopper so I don't have to buy anything anywhere.

As for restaurants - what do you mean by best? Do you want all Michelin 3* never mind the cost? Are you looking for elegant? Typical everyday? Do you want moderate? Modest? Cheap and cheerful?
Quality versus quantity versus cost?
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Feb 10th, 2016, 10:12 AM
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nytraveler.. just tell me 3 of your favorite restaurants there. That is all I am asking. No need to make it complicated!
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Feb 11th, 2016, 10:04 AM
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We love eating at Augustiner, great food and beer. Breakfast, we hit a bakery for great coffee and pastry or love pretzels with cheese and salami.
Viktualienmarket is great for shopping and eating. Munich is one of the nicest cities. Easy to get around. If you can visit the Olympic grounds, BMW tour is cheap but very interesting. Book on line for English tour.
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Feb 11th, 2016, 10:46 AM
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Dallmayr.com This is a food hall, deli, restaurant, tobacco store, tea, coffee and candy store. Just the smells alone are worth a visit.
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Feb 11th, 2016, 01:21 PM
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Knorr Goulash Beef Stew Recipe Mix, I buy this because I love this seasoning mix to make goulash. It is about a euro there but 3.99 here at my German market.
Haribo Color-Rado Gummi Candy for about a euro a bag. Very hard to find this Haribo candy in my area.
Eilles tea
Boots are beautiful in Munich, so many nice ones to pick from.
I like getting bags/totes from the Viktualienmarkt.

https://www.eataly.com/us_en/magazin...ens-in-munich/ (I know this is not German but still fun)

It was not open when we were there in October but see it is now.

hofbrauhaus munich is always a must see but Augustiner has much better food.
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Feb 11th, 2016, 01:31 PM
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I agree with the Augustiner for either lunch or a dinner meal. The Haxnbauer is another possibility especially if you enjoy roasted pork dishes in a rather "communal" atmosphere.
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Feb 11th, 2016, 02:59 PM
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The Haxnbauer is on my to do list next. How did we miss that?
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Feb 12th, 2016, 06:01 AM
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For traditional Bavarian restaurants, I consulted the local newspaper. These are their favourites:

1. Augustiner Bräustuben, Landsberger Straße 19. Where the locals take their guests from abroad (there are several other Augustiner-restaurants, but this one is the favourite).

2. Wirtshaus im Fraunhofer, Fraunhoferstr. 9. One of the most traditional restaurants in München, decorated with deer antlers.

3. Osterwaldgarten, Keferstraße 12. Near the English Garden, also popular for a rustic breakfast.

4. Weisses Bräuhaus, Tal 7. With interiors and furnitare which remain unchanged for 100 years. Very traditional dishes. Many dishes with innards. Reservation recommended.

5. Gaststätte Großmarkthalle, Kochelseestraße 13. Popular among the people who work in the food market. Authentic. München's best white sausages (of course, homemade).

6. Ratskeller, Marienplatz 8. Right under the City Hall. Several beautiful siderooms: "Arche Noah" or "Julius Echter". Very diverse menu.

7. Wirtshaus in der Au, Lilienstraße 51. With a sense for lovely decoration.

8. Spatenhaus an der Oper, Residenzstraße 12. Traditional food on a higher level of quality (also a bit pricier). Also serves for refined dishes like suckling pig or venison.

9. Andechser am Dom, Weinstraße 7a. Popular among celebrities.

10. Schwalbe, Schwanthalerstraße 149. Serves also light dishes like Flammkuchen or hamburger.
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Feb 12th, 2016, 06:07 AM
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Shopping:

Between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz the Neuhauser Straße / Kaufinger Straße is the main shopping street. You find everything there.

Also, the Viktualienmarkt is a must-see. Mostly food and also a good place to have breakfast, lunch or a bite in between.

What to buy in München?

If I were a girl I would buy a dirndl.
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Feb 12th, 2016, 06:59 AM
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Nice thread. Thanks for starting it, Lisamariana.
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Feb 12th, 2016, 10:35 AM
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I've been living in Munich for 8 years until last year .. and my 2 cents:

Augustiner Bräustuben does serve nice food and the best beer in town. It's now in every travel guide and as popular as the Hofbräuhaus. Don't expect to find "local people" there. You need / should do reservations ANY day.

Augustinerkeller (same food, same beer) is bigger and has a great (unfortunately wrong season) beer garden.

The Haidhausen Augustiner is a nice Wirtshaus where you find a typical Münchner Wirtshaus clientele (i.e. a good mix of all ages, but not a parade of old men in funny costumes).


Shopping (within the historic city center):

Maximilianstr. - Munich's little Rodeo Drive. Fun to watch the shoppers. Even more fun to be able to shop there.

Fünf Höfe - not a mall but a renovated semi-indoor block with some unusual stores like Muji.

Shopping (slightly outside the historic city center):

Gärtnerplatzviertel - around Gärtnerplatz. Not only some nice quirky stores but also an abundance of cafes, eateries, pubs, bars & clubs and restaurants. Munich's prime location (for locals, not so much for tourists), also for going out at night.
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Feb 12th, 2016, 10:38 AM
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Cowboy, you would buy Lederhosen, right???
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Feb 12th, 2016, 02:02 PM
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Or a Helene Fischer CD? (Just to spice up the thread)
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Feb 12th, 2016, 04:35 PM
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I have never been to Munich, but I'm going there in July, and KimSanJose recommended Zum Alten Markt to me, as her favorite restaurant in Munich, and she is a frequent visitor there. Traditional Bavarian food and ambience, walking distance from Marienplatz. I plan to try it.
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Feb 12th, 2016, 04:36 PM
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Also for shopping, Max Krug was recommended to me for Germain drinking steins, Bavarian cuckoo clocks, etc.
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Feb 13th, 2016, 03:17 AM
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>>Bavarian cuckoo clocks<<

Cuckoo clocks are made in the Black Forest, not in Bavaria. If they sell them in Bavaria, make sure that they do not have a "Made in China" label.
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Feb 13th, 2016, 10:12 AM
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Well, I managed to live in Munich without ever owning a pair of Bavarian Lederhosen.
But even the popular Steins are something you see more often in souvenir shops than in the homes of the locals.
The huge one liter steins (a Maß) are typical only for beer halls or beer gardens. No one uses them at home as beer comes in 1/2 liter bottles so you would have 1/2 liter glass at home.

A quite typical souvenir that is also easy to carry would be the Brotzeitbrettl. Rectangular wooden plates that are used instead of regular plates to have a Brotzeit - the typical snack meal that consists only of cold dishes.

Servus Heimat runs two souvenir shops in old Munich with a range of products that are not old-style kitsch - or are made uber kitsch to make fun of it.
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Feb 13th, 2016, 01:39 PM
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Just a little info that might be useful.
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Feb 13th, 2016, 03:57 PM
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You want "locals" who actually are lively and fun, perhaps a little quirky, etc? OK, make a res for the Deutsche Eiche and go over there to eat. You can avoid the rowdy steambath.

Mr 1969 probably knows all about the place LOL. Great food.
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