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Munich Local History

Benedictine Monks get the credit for putting Munich on the map, hence the name Munichen or 'monk settlement'. The official birth date of the city is 1158. Although a strong trading centre over the centuries things really started happening in the 19th century when the university moved to Munich and Germanys first railway arrived.

The Crown Prince of Bavaria at the time initiated a mammoth building programme and changed the capital into a cultural and artistic centre. Many buildings survive from this period. However World War 11 saw massive bombing damage and nearly half of the city was laid to waste.

During the postwar years the many of the city's historic buildings were restored to their former glory and Munich gradually became on of the most attractive cities in Germany

Munich Attractions

Munich Activities

Munich-Olympic Tower - The ride to the top of the Olympic Tower, it's fast and smooth, and see the wonderful views of the DOM, the Alps and the old city.

FC Bayern Munich - If your kids are soccer fans then a trip to the soccer teams stadium is a must. At 11.00am (April to October daily) there is a tour of the stadium

Munich Parks & Gardens

English Garden - This is the largest city park in Europe and home to a number of beer gardens, ideal for quenching the thirst after a heavy days sightseeing. You will also find a Japanese Tea House, a Chinese pagoda and a Greek temple. Beware of the nude sunbathing areas if you have a sensitive nature. These areas are designated FKK on signs and park maps.

Another attraction is surfing, yes surfing. The Eisbach flows through the park and the conditions allow for locals and tourists alike to practice their surfing

Munich Restaurants and Bars

Munich Restaurants

Cafe Kreuzkamm Maffeistr. 4 You must try the coffee and cakes in this cafe they are delicious and make this one of the best cafe's in Munich.

Cafe Luitpold Brienner Str. 11. A very elegant cafe that offers all day breakfasts and light meals in lovely surroundings

Andechser am Dom Weinstr. 7a. This very trendy restaurant serves the products of the monastic brewery at Andechs. Although only having a short menu the food is well cooked and tasty.

Buxs Frauenstr. 9. The beleaguered vegetarian should try the buffet here its positively mouthwatering.

Adria Leopoldstr. 19. The pizzas in this late night restaurant are

Munich Bars & Clubs

Augustinerbrau Neuhauser Str.27. This is one of the most well-known and popular beer halls, it has late 19th century. decor and an Italian Garden for when the weather is warm. It also serves a very wide range of food.

Hofbrauhaus Platzl 9. This is the most famous beer hall in the city and is a must for visitors trying to find the example of the real thing. Not spoilt by its reputation it is still frequented by the locals.

Am Eisbach Marstallplatz 3. This bar is housed in a modern glass building and is one of the trendiest bars in the city.

Havana Club herenstr. 30 If your taste runs to sophisticated cocktails then this is the place for you. It's extremely popular and standing is usually the option open.

Munich children's activities

Munich-Olympic Tower - The ride to the top of the Olympic Tower, it's fast and smooth, and see the wonderful views of the DOM, the Alps and the old city.

FC Bayern Munich - If your kids are soccer fans then a trip to the soccer teams stadium is a must. At 11.00am (April to October daily) there is a tour of the stadium

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