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Munich, Travel

Munich: The Pinakotheken

Munich: The Pinakotheken;

The Pinakotheken The Pinakotheken has 3 museums: Alte (Old), Neue (new), and Moderne (modern). As part of the 1€ Museum visit, I visited the first 2, as I have limited or no interest in modern/contemporary art (i.e. late 1900s-present). Alte Art masterpieces from the 14th-18th C. Art from Rembrandt and van Dyck can be found here. Neue …

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Dachau, the Father of Concentration Camps

Dachau, the Father of Concentration Camps;

Dachau Altstadt is said to be a beautiful medieval/Renaissance/Baroquue town, but I didn’t have time for it this time. Unlike at Auschwitz, visitors to Dachau Concentration Camp do not have to be led by a tour guide but rather, go independently with an audio guide (which wasn’t even necessary, in the end). There weren’t very many tourists for …

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Munich: Theatinerkirche

Munich: Theatinerkirche;

Fact of the Day: November 1st is Allerheiligen Tag (All Saint’s Day) and is an official holiday in Germany. Visited Theatinerkirche – St. Kajetan Kathedrale on Odeonsplatz. The interior of the cathedral looked as ornate as the interiors of the Jesuitenkirche St. Michael on Marienplatz.  Unfortunately, during WWII, only the two “towers” and the dome survived the destruction …

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Munich: Bella Italia Restaurant

Munich: Bella Italia Restaurant;

Your recommendations du jour is… Bella Italia Restaurant This evening, I dined at Bella Italia, an Italian restaurant on Rosenheimerplatz.  Although the restaurant was very full, the manager invited us in and gave us each a glass of prosecco. We were seated within 10 min. and were offered another free item: ham on deep-fried…cracker? Overall, the menu …

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Munich: 1€ Sunday Museums & Free Museums

Munich: 1€ Sunday Museums & Free Museums;

Fact of the day: Halloween is a “new” event for the Germans. It is celebrated mainly by children and some young adults. Unlike in N. America, where one can choose to wear a scary or a fun costume, one would dress up in their scariest costume in Germany. Fun costumes – anything from being Cinderella to …

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Schwangau & Füssen

Schwangau & Füssen;

This month, I visited Schwangau, where the two Ludwig II castles are: Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. As I’d already visited Neuschwanstein 2 Octobers ago, I visited Schloß Hohenschwangau, the summer residence of Ludwig II’s parents, and later, that of his uncle, who acted as regent for his younger brother, the mentally ill King Otto.  There were only 3 floors for public viewing: …

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The Longest Saturday

The Longest Saturday;

Places visited: 5 Time: 14:00-24.00 (roughly) Money spent: 17,50€ 1. Der Tag der Öffnen Tur (“The Day of the Open Doors” – i.e. Open House) Bayerische (Bavarian) Parlament (Parliament) Bayerischer Landtag Open: 10-18:00* special free admission on this day! Usually closed to visitors! Visited the rooms for the parties in the Bavarian parliament. Collected many free …

World of Costume

Film Recommendation: Goethe!

Film Recommendation: Goethe!;

Released: 14. Okt. 2010 Cast: Johann W. von Goethe – Alexander Fehling Charlotte (Lotte) – Miriam Stein Albert Kestner – Moritz Bleibtreu Length: 99 min. My rating: *****/5 😀 Synopsis: The true story behind Goethe’s best-selling novel The Sorrows of Young Werther (Die Leiden des jungen Werthers), regarding Goethe’s earlier years and his love affair with Charlotte B.  Comical mostly except …

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Toytown Germany

Toytown Germany;

Your recommendation du jour is… Toytown Germany http://www.toytowngermany.com “Germany’s English-speaking crowd” Help for Jobs, Events, Accom, etc. in: Berlin Munich Frankfurt Hamburg Other misc. cities Recently I’ve been consulting this site to see their recommendations for jobs and accom and even local Irish pubs to go to. Although I am still jobless and permanent-home-less (residing …