My Munich Trip Report - Part 1

May 11th, 2001, 06:43 AM
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Richard, I loved your trip report! I've been to Germany five times now (just returned from a trip that included Germany 2 weeks ago and waaaaa I wanna go back NOW) but I've never elected to go to Munich. I figured I had better places to go. Well! Your trip report has put Munich on my itinerary for the future, and nothing else I've read has ever done that. You really made it come alive.
 
May 11th, 2001, 08:18 AM
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oh my gosh! i've never done that before...my name should of course only have TWO k's in it. not three!
 
May 11th, 2001, 09:40 AM
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Art
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Hi KK, I've never misspelled my name (although almost everything else)
Art
 
May 11th, 2001, 11:09 AM
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Hi back, Art. Oh I bet folks have spelled your last name wrong!
I once had a boyfriend (back in high school days) whose last name was Balch. He hated it!!! when people mispelled his name.
 
May 11th, 2001, 01:27 PM
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Great trip report Richard. My wife and I were there back in Oct95. We'll be back in 7-wks, this time with our boys. With your detail description, we'll be sure to visit some of the sites we missed the last time around.

A few sites you missed but which I highly recommend for technically oriented individuals - such as myself and my boys are: Duetsches Museum (need at least 2 full days), BMW Factory Tour. As well, Dachau's well worth seeing, but I think it would be too dramatic for my 10-yr old.
 
May 11th, 2001, 01:45 PM
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Shanna -- one correction. there is about a 99.9% chance that any Wienerschnitzel you ordered in Germany was "Schwein" as well. Unless the menu SPECIFICALLY says "Kalbsschnitzel," you're getting pork...
 
May 12th, 2001, 09:45 AM
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Even though Dachau was one of the places on my list i did not have a chance to go because i was enjoying the city so much. Munich was at the end of my trip so I was also getting a bit tired. Oh the things we are soory for when we return home. I wish I could have made it to the Deutchesmuseum and Dachau. By since i didn't, this just gives me a excuse to go back! Lufthansa often runs good airfares to Munich from Los Angeles, especially during the shoulder season. I'm not sure if I would go there in Winter, its cold! I am an L.A. boy with thin blood.

KK - I can't believe you have been in Germany 5 times and haven't been to Munich. What have you been doing?


 
May 12th, 2001, 11:32 AM
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Hi richard!
I totally agree with u. Munich is a superb place to be. I think it has a lot of modern city aspects (due to the destructions of WW 2)- but at in all it appears to be more old than new . Just think of the Altstadt, the big boulevards (Maximilianstraße, Ludwigstraße; Prinzregentenstraße, etc.) and the areas Schwabing, Glockenbachviertiel, Bogenhausen, where loads of old houses can be found, especially if you're into Art Nouveau architecture.
 
May 13th, 2001, 05:15 PM
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To the top!
 
May 15th, 2001, 09:35 PM
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I hope everyone doesn't discover how great Munich is. This will leave more Bratwurst and beer for the rest of us!
 
May 16th, 2001, 01:24 AM
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It's good to see Germany getting a good press.

But Richard and others, Schwein is the animal, not the meat. This is called Schweinefleisch (pig-meat). Not that people on this board are too concerned about getting it right., when it comes to foreign words and spellings.
 
May 16th, 2001, 07:59 AM
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OK, I get it!

In addition to Schwein, I also like to eat Kuh, Lamm, Fische, Huhn and Rotwild.
Kšstlich!

 
May 18th, 2001, 12:29 PM
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to the top
 
May 21st, 2001, 12:59 PM
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I was recently in Munich and thought it was the most clean city I have ever been to in Europe. My favorite museum was the Deutsches Museum. I could have spent 3 days exploring the exhibits.

My only regret is that I did not bring home a bag full of those buttery pretzel that you get in every beer hall.

Where do you get such things in the USA? They are certainly not like those rubbery, oversalted things you find on the streets of NYC.
 
May 27th, 2001, 07:39 AM
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I love Munich too! Its a big secret. Don't tell anyone.
 
Jun 17th, 2001, 06:22 PM
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I could spend my entire trip shopping in Munich. The shopping is great if you like housewares nad gadgets. There are also a number of international clothing chains like Gap, Zara and H&M in the shopping districts. Bring lots of cash!
 
Jun 17th, 2001, 08:16 PM
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Hans makes a very good point about the order of i and e in various German words.
There is after all a major difference as I understand it between beschiessen and bescheissen.
Right Hans??

 
Jun 18th, 2001, 05:30 AM
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You're correct, Al. Of course, in case that you get beschossen, it's also quite beschissen.
 
Jul 7th, 2001, 11:16 PM
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Hi everyone!

I wanted to let you know that I've posted a more detailed trip report about Munich on my websight. Check it out!

http://home.earthlink.net/~richardab
 
Jul 8th, 2001, 12:04 AM
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This posting reminds re of the times I tried to find out what weinerschnitzel was. I asked one waiter, and he called it wiener art. I didn't order it bwecause when I asked him what weiner art was he made chopping motion with one hand into the other. I had no clue as to what this meant. Variations on this theme happeened on our vacation, until our last night. The owner had his daughter show me how it was made. O.K. a piece of veal steak ,dreadged in eggs and cream, battered with crumbs and looking a lot like a veal cutlet. I'm still trying to figure out why weiner art is the accepted translation. Also, if you like beer, saurkraut, sausage, potatoe salad(who doesn't) go to the real tourist Andechs monasterey pig out 15 mile south west of munich. Also when we were in munich it was assumption day. big party in marien platz. Sponsored by Beck's Beer and some German champagne company. there were all kinds of different musical group were playing on stage in front of about 4000 partiers. What a blast. Met people from all over. I'd love to do that party again.
 

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