Short visit in Munich, Germany
We just spent about one and half day in Munich to visit the best places in the city and to see how is life in a such a big city. The city is really beautiful but for me is really agglomerated. We just spent about 3 hours to find the street where Dan's friend work to have a good place to park the car.
In the first day we visited the famous industrial museum Deutsches Museum. This was the best museum I ever visited, because the things there are lot more closer to me than any sculpture or painting.
Plains, boats, cars, engines, satellites, rowers from NASA moon project, giant telescopes, planetarium, and a lot of things. One day is not enough to see everything there. A lot of exposition has moving parts, some moved electrically or by the laws of physics, and you can touch, try a lot of them.
We visited the one of the famous parks in Munich named Olympia Park, with a lake in the middle and the Olympia tower which has a rotating restaurant at the top. You can also walk even above the restaurant and you can see the whole city.
From there you can see the BMW factory, the Alliantz Arena football arena, and the Englischer Garten Park.
In the second day we had a great walk around the Englischer Garten and we also tried a paddle boat on the lake in the middle of the park. Of course here also a lot of ducks :)
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Munich area settlement is based from the Roman era while the Benedictine monks from the 18th century placed Munich on the map - creating the name Munichen or monk settlement. Thus the city's birth date was 1158 - the same year when the Imperial Diet in Augsburg authorized the ephemeral ruling of Heinrich der Lowe. Some notable milestones in the history of Munich, Germany were: Ø In 1240, the city conceded to the House of Wittelsbach. The well-known Wittelsbach family conquered the city until the twentieth century. Ø In 1255, Munich was a ducal habitation. During the succeeding century, it was extended, equipped and offered a... Read more »
Recent reviews for Munich
Munich is best in the summer - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
Population: Aprox. 80Mio Major Airports: * Franfurt (FRA) * Munich (MUC) * Berlin * Hamburg When to Go: Typically the months of May-September are good to visit as the temperatures are not too cold. In the... Read more »
Visit at Glyptothek in Munich - May 8, 2008, by Wazling
If you are interested in history you should visit the "Glypthothek" at the Königsplatz in Munich. A lot of ancient sculptures from greek and roman history can be found there. Some really exceptional statues, like the... Read more »
What to do in Munich - Apr 30, 2009, by Wazling
Munich is really a vibrant city. You love it or you dont like it. I personally wouldn't want to live there, at least for a longer time. The place offers you a wide variety of things you can do. If you only want to go shopping, there're a... Read more »
Munich, the home of the Oktoberfest - Dec 26, 2008, by MadSuh
Munich is certainly one of the most interesting cities in Germany. It's the second largest city with about 2 Mio inhabitants and offers a wide range of cultural activities. Something that's very nice about Munich is the fact that it is... Read more »
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