|Visit 1996 at Munich|
Like I said, the trip starts at the southern part of Munich. This is in my
opinion a nice place to stay. There are good hotels and it is rather quiet
in the evening. There are also good restaurants (German gasthauses,
Italian restaurants) and it is also near the woods. A good place for hiking
and cycling. The picture was taken at Grunwald, near to the place where the
famous Bavarian filmstudios are.
If you take the S-bahn to the center of town you will see the town hall.
It is a beautiful building with a special type of glockenspiel. This is
also a good place to start a tour in the city. There are a lot of nice
shops and also a toy museum.
If you go to the east (direction of the river) you get to one of the better
museums in town, the Deutsche Museum. It has a very large collection of
technological equipment (computers, instruments), boats, airplanes, rockets,
astronomical stuff, printing, an agricultural department and even a real
Be aware of the fact that it will take a complete day to visit everything and the building closes at 5 o'clock.
Then follow the river downstream (northern direction). You will see a lot of
old. but very well maintained buildings, like the German and European
During the fall this place has a special atmosphere. The colors of the trees
add that extra special autumn feeling to it. This is a good place to have
Directly opposite the Maximilian Strasse (the most expensive shopping street
in Munich) lies this building. It is used by the German government.
Then you arrive at the Englisher Garten. This is a very large park in the
middle of the city. It takes about one hour to cross it. There are several
paths in all directions and there is a Japanese Tearoom and a Chinese
Restaurant (Chinesische Turm). For those of you who would like to keep it simple
there is also a hotdog stand that sells german bratwurst and a soda.
If you leave the part at the east side you can take the U-bahn to the
Olympic village. This was build for the 1972 Olympic games. You can visit
most buildings. Just opposite the Olympic Stadium is the BMW museum. A must
for BMW fans.
The most spectacular site is the Olympic Stadium (entrance DM 3.00). It is
now the home stadium of the soccer club Bayern Munchen.
This document was last updated on 12/06/01