Was a smaller residential palace, now is the biggest Baroque palace in Germany. It is possible to enter the palace for an admission, however, considering that few rooms open to the public and that there a few furnishings, it may not worth the entrance price unless you are interested in the gallery of paintings of the numerous female friends of then King Ludwig. In contrast to the modest palace, the gardens are free and are an amazing place to relax. Benches and paths can be found throughout the garden. Several buildings are scattered throughout the palace gardens. Some of these buildings can also be entered for a small fee, but may not be worth it, because these buildings are also not furnished. Also on the grounds is a restaurant adjacent to the royal greenhouses. From Hauptbahnhof or Karlsplatz (Stachus) take Tram 17 to Amalienburgstraße
The largest beer garden in Bavaria with 8,000 seats is located within walking distance of the Nymphenburg Palace. This is an Augustiner house that adheres to the old tradition of getting your own mug from a rack, rinsing it out yourself, and filling it fresh from the tap. There are a number of good food stands here as well, making it a great place for lunch after a morning spent exploring Nymphenburg.
A visit to Dachau, the remains of Germany's first concentration camp, is an experience you will never forget. …
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Alte Römerstrasse 75 Dachau, BY 85221 Germany +49 81 3166 9970
Tue May 17 4:00pm - Tue May 17 6:00pm
open sat 9am From Munich, take the metro S2 to Dachau/Petershausen. Get off at the Dachau Station and take the bus Nr. 726 into the direction of "Saubachsiedlung"; get off at the entrance of the Memorial Site ("KZ-Gedenkstätte"). approximately one hour to travel from Munich to Dachau by public transportation.
Audio Guides are available(€3,00) and offer information about the grounds, the history of the camp. A 30-minute long introduction offers an overview of the camp and its history (€1,50)questions and discussions are encouraged.
Munich's showcase boulevard was planned by Leo von Klenze on the orders of Ludwig I, after whom the street was named …
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Ludwigstrasse Munich, BY 80539 Germany
Wed May 18 12:00am
near Geschwister-Scholl-Platz Construction began in 1817 and continued until the mid-19th century under master architect Friedrich von Gärtner. The boulevard appears to have been inspired by the Via del Corso in Rome which had made such an impression on Ludwig and Klenze during their travels in Italy.
Ludwigstraße begins at the Renaissance-style Feldherrnhalle and continues northwards to the Romanesque Siegestor. The triple-arched Siegestor was constructed in 1843-52 based on designs by Friedrich von Gärtner. Although it is primarily a monument to the Bavarian army and its success in the Napoleonic war of liberation, it should be considered from a different perspective these days. The gate was badly damaged in the Second World War and restored with the following inscription by Wilhelm Hausenstein: "Dedicated to victory, destroyed by war and a reminder to us all". The proportions of the arch resemble the Constantine Gate in Rome, on which it was modeled. The top of the arch is decorated with bronze figures depicting Bavaria on a chariot being led by four lions. The Siegestor marks the northern end of Ludwigstraße and the start of Schwabing, one of the city's most popular nightlife hotspots. Ludwig Maximilian University and St Ludwig's Church are two other highlights; they too display a heavy Italian influence.
The site of Andechs was originally occupied by a castle belonging to the counts of Dieen on the Ammersee, probably b …More
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Wed May 18 12:00am
Bergstrasse 2 Andechs 82346 Munich
easy to get there by S-Bahn (45mins) and then a bus (10mins) from Herrsching station.
the Swine Schweinshaxe (Pork hocks) are very tasty. They are slowly roasted in a stone oven until the skin is very crispy and most of the fat is melted. They are made from pigs raised at the monastery (though the monks themselves do not touch the unclean animals) and they are fed the grain and hops used in the beer making giving the pork a very unique flavour.
The monks of Andechs have been brewing beer for more than a thousand years. They have indeed perfected the art: among the locals the beer is rated as one of the best in all of Bavaria, thus possibly in the world. In the monastery's Schankstube (think pub, not restaurant) it is drawn directly from huge, oaken barrels and is just incomparibly smoother than the carbon-pressurized stuff you might normally be served, and incomparably fresher than what you could get out of an exported bottle. Beer neither stores well nor transports well. If you like beer at all, here you can taste it at the source, and what a difference!. Enjoy either the light or the dark beer; tasting both might be a challenge since it is served in the traditional well-filled 1 Liter steins and the Spezial (special) or Doppelbock (double buck goat) are quite strong. The pretzels are the large kind that is typical of Bavarian beer-gardens, big as a plate, with a thin crust and a soft, bready interior
Zum Alten Markt ties with Brenner Grill (below) as the best restaurant in Munich, in my opinion. If you have only one night in Munich, this is the place to go. The food is fantastic, featuring ultra-fresh cuisine with ingredients from the nearby market. The style is Bavarian with a creative, lighter touch. The interior decor, with its intricately coffered wooden ceiling, came from a 400-year-old Tyrolean castle. They feature Spaten beer and have a nice wine list. It’s a small restaurant that is very popular with locals so reservations are recommended. The owner, Herr Josef Lehrner is out-going, fun, and speaks English perfectly. The phone number shown above is his cell phone; he’s accustomed to receiving reservation calls from the U.S. Although the website is all in German, the staff here is proficient (enough) in English so no worries.