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  • A forced march through Munich's art (resposted to right category)

    Jun 14, 2003 by Jiahong is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of high culture and alpine backdrop
    Cons: must be cold in winter

    Summary: The Bavarian capital, founded in 1158 was proclaimed the "Capital City of the Nazi Movement" in 1935 ... read more

  • Visiting Munich... completely by chance

    May 30, 2012 by knotheadusc is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful city.  Lots to do and see. Great airport and beer.
    Cons: We had a hard time finding inexpensive lodging.

    Summary: If you've been reading my most recent reviews on Epinions, you know that my husband Bill and I just spent a week in Europe.  Most of our time was spent in Germany, a country that is near and dear to us because we lived there for two years. ... read more

  • Munch: What not to do..

    Oct 3, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: New culture, nice people, good food
    Cons: bad climate, privacy issue

    Summary: Well My trip to Munich Germany was indeed an interesting one. I have to say there are beautiful buildings all over, with really helpful people. I came to learn that privacy, isn't always offered. Many of my relatives homes I stayed in did not have ... read more

  • Wonderful City and Great Food

    Jun 21, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very nice city. You can also take a day trip to Salzburg, Austria.
    Cons: The shopping can be pricey.

    Summary: Everything you want is there! We visited Munich in Mid May 2009 and spent 5 days there. The weather was colder (62 degrees) and cloudy which made it wonderful for walking. We stayed at the Hotel Uhland (Uhlandstrasse 1, Munich, Germany) where we enjoyed ... read more

  • Munich in the winter time

    Dec 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Festive christmas atmosphere in the winter time
    Cons: it is cold

    Summary: Yes, it is cold. But what you will experience in Munich in the month of December you can hardly find anywhere else in the world. I used to live in Munich so I know what i am speaking about. What I want to tell you about Munich in the winter time is the ... read more

  • Munich/Oktoberfest

    Sep 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Transportation in the city FOOD and BEER
    Cons: Get used to the coldness towards Americans Smoking is allowed everywhere

    Summary: This was our second trip to Munich, and our first after September 11. The attitude toward Americans was significantly different this time around. But, oh well, we decided to have fun anyhow. We visited our old haunts from our honeymoon, ate at our ... read more


    Mar 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: If you go to Europe, Visit Munich
    Cons: Yes, it gets cold in the winter. Like New York City.

    Summary: I originally wrote my first Epinion about Munich yesterday and received comments that it was a bit too thin on what to do and see, so this is a revised version. First of all, I've been visiting Munich for more than 25 years, often more than twice ... read more

  • A Beautiful Bavarian...

    Feb 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly People, Fabulous Food, Great Beer...
    Cons: Too Many Tourists in the Summer...

    Summary: ‘In Munich Stands a Hofbräuhaus’…or so, roughly translated, runs one well-known staple of Munich’s beerhall sing-alongs. For many who’ve never visited this charming city (and perhaps, even for a few who have…) this, along with the ... read more

  • Munich - great Bavarian city

    Nov 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great city, lots to see and visit, easy to navigate, friendly people, good simple food.
    Cons: no cheap

    Summary: Location: southern Germany, Bavaria. I've been to Frankfurt few years ago - Munich is definitely much more interesting city to visit. Population of about 1.3 million but you would not feel like you were surrounded by people all the time. Weather:(I ... read more

  • Great Beer, Good Food, Architecture, Beer Gardens, Culture, Shopping – Munich has it all.

    Sep 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful and romantic city. Picturesque gardens, architecture, great food, vibrant cultural life and beer gardens.
    Cons: Finding accommodation in the summer. Expensive compared to other German or Bavarian cities.

    Summary: München, otherwise known as Munich to us English speakers, is a beautiful and romantic city, full of picturesque gardens, wonderful Baroque and Gothic architecture, delicious German sausages, tasty, yet cheap beer, vibrant cultural life and beer gardens ... read more

  • Munich: Bavaria's Heartland

    Jul 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beer, Architecture, Museums, Parks, People, Culture/History
    Cons: It's a bit too touristy; less to see here as in other, larger cities.

    Summary: Munich, or rather Munchen, is a fascinating city. Although I have heard people that have lived here ... read more

  • Munich Walk Tour

    Apr 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Munich has more to offer than Beer, Mad King Ludwig and Hitler.
    Cons: Many tourists come only to confirm their prejudices.

    Summary: The other day I was in Munich to see an art exhibition. I didn’t have any plans for the afternoon and when I saw a leaflet ‘Munich Walk Tours in English’, (from May 17th to August 31st daily 10:45 am and 3:00 pm, from Sept. 1st to Oct. 31st ... read more

  • Munich - a Great Bavarian Destination!

    Apr 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent transportation, good food, interesting architecture, loads to do, friendly people
    Cons: Pricey lodging, cigarette smoke in restaurants, very cold weather for much of the year

    Summary: My recent trip to Munich was my second visit to the Bavarian region of Germany in less than six months. Munich is the capital city of this southern region that comprises about one quarter of the total area of the country. My impression of Munich as a ... read more

  • Munich - More than beer halls, try the Christmas markets

    Feb 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful architecture, lovely countryside, Christmas markets
    Cons: If it had to be wet snow would have been better than rain

    Summary: From Weimar, I took the train to Munich. This was a long train trip of about 6.5 hours that involved two trains. The first train took me from Weimar to a town whose name I can’t remember (I was only there for 10 minutes). The second train took me ... read more

  • Remarks from a Bavarian (Part I)

    Jul 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Almost everything. One of the few places I could imagine to live.
    Cons: Americans who think Hofbräuhaus is everything, and leave after 2h :-(

    Summary: I must admit that I sometimes like to step in on and have some amusing 15 minutes when I read Americans write about the places where I grew up :-) Don't get mad, you'd have the same feelings if you went to the German equivalences of ... read more

  • For Castle and Museum Lovers!

    Jul 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful architecture, museums, castles and palaces to see!
    Cons: The tour to Neuschwanstein Castle is very disappointing; not much seen; overcrowded!!

    Summary: We just left Munich and spent 10 glorious days there. The clock tower goes off twice a day and it's a must to see. The Residence Museum is a must for renaissance paintings and decorative art, sculptures and beauty. For those who love to walk, ... read more

  • There are better options.

    Jun 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to get around, very travel-friendly.
    Cons: A bit touristy.

    Summary: My wife and I spent three days in Munich in late May. The weather was wonderful, we'd heard great things about Munich, and our accommodations were great, but it just didn't click with us. To be fair, we'd just stayed in a super B&B along the ... read more

  • Advice From An Oktoberfest Veteran

    Feb 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The city, the people, the food, the beer
    Cons: Munich's somewhat dark history

    Summary: Introduction I've been to Munich 10 times in the last 25 years: 9 for the world-famous Oktoberfest ('82, '83, '97, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06), and once as part of a tour around Europe ('90). I've witnessed how Munich has grown, and changed, ... read more

  • Oh Munich! If you were a man I'd marry you!

    Jan 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic trains, trams and buses. Delicious beer. Amazing architecture.
    Cons: You get a bit sick of sausages.Mega security at Munich airport - check in early!

    Summary: We went to Munich for the New Year and arrived at the Hotel Alfa early evening. The man on the front desk was great - lederhosen, big tash, the works. We were back out of the door in a flash and then flashed back in again to put more clothes on - crikey ... read more

  • Going to Germany? Don't miss MUNICH with it's Scenery, Museums and Beer Gardens!

    Oct 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A beautiful area filled with culture AND beer gardens.
    Cons: It gets REALLY cold in the winter!

    Summary: There are 1.3 million inhabitants (16% which are foreigners) in Munich. It is the third largest city in Germany and one of Europe’s most often visited cities. There is so much to write about this beautiful area that I could write a dozen ... read more

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