I lived in München, Bayern (Munich, Bavaria) from September 2010 – August 2011. Read on to see what I’ve enjoyed!
- Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Tower)
- Englisher Garten
- Hirschgarten (Deer Park)
- Olympia Park
- Rathaus (City Hall)
- Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
- BMW Museum
- Münchner Stadtmuseum
- Oktoberfest und Bier Museum
- Schloß Nymphenburg
- Winter –
- ice skating – Olympia Park, etc.
- skiing, snowboarding, sledging – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, etc.
- Summer – anything!
March – mid-April: Starkbierzeit (strong beer)
April – May: Frühlingsfest (spring festival) – Theresienwiese
April: Riesenflohmarkt (ginormous flea market)
April: Ballet Fest
May: Feuerwerk (fireworks)
June: Munich’s Birthday & “Blue Hour” (dedicated to Ludwig II) – Rindermarktpl.
June – July: Tollwood Summer
June – July: Opera Fest
July: Open Air Klassik – Odeonspl.
July – August: impark Sommerfest – Olympiapark
September – October: Oktoberfest
December: Christkindlsmarkt (Christmas market)
- Hofbräu Original
- Sips n Dips (?) – between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz, tea/coffee & warm beverages
- KultFabrik – near Ostbanhof. The biggest clubbing district in Europe apparently.
- Technische Universität
- Münchner Volkshochschule (diff. locations) – like a community centre / continuing education school. You can take affordable German classes, as well as many others (dance, languages, sewing, etc.)
Founded by the monks of the Benedictine order (means “by the monks’ place”) around 1158, Munich became a city in 1175. It eventually became the capital of a reunited Bavaria in 1506, and the capital of the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1806.