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Category: Munich

Discovering Neuschwanstein Castle, Füssen

Where : Neuschwanstein Castle, Fussen When in Munich you should fit in a day trip to visit Neuschwastein Caslte located just a couple of hours away, in southwest Bavaria.  It's easy, take a train to Füssen (we used our Eurail pass) and a bus to the castle.  When in doubt, just follow the crowd.  There's bound to be others that are visiting the castle. According Wikipedia, this is a 19th-century Romanesque revival palace.  It’s placed on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. When you get to the village, you can buy the tickets to visit Neuschwanstein and Ludwig II’s castle.  It's not expensive, we paid around $ 18.42 canadian dollars for both castles.  The village is self sufficient with

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Discovering Marienplatz
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Discovering Marienplatz, Munich

Where : Marienplatz/Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) Discovering Marienplatz. The New Town Hall of Munich appears to be the main hub.  We consider it a main touristic point of Munich.  Beautifully put together, the construction soon attracts attention for its imposing neo-Gothic style building.  Additionally, there are lots of figures and details, especially for the famous clock called "The clock chimes".  Hundreds of people gather in front of the building hoping to witness clock chimes and the famous rotating figurines.  These represent the history and the legends of Munich. We enjoyed simply standing in front of Marienplatz and admiring the architecture.  The facade is very beautiful and interesting, quite unique compared to other cities we've visited.  Consider visiting Marienplatz at 11h,

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Discovering Frauenkirche
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Discovering Frauenkirche, Munich

Where : Frauenkirche, Munich Munich feels organized and demonstrates a very intuitive metro system.  Once in the city central vicinity, everything is accessible on foot.  Our first discovery day, we easily made our way to the Old Town with the help of Google maps. We entered the old town through Karlstor, which led to a corridor of stores.  Uninterested in shopping, we proceeded toward the larger architectural structures.  Minutes away from Karlstor, we found Frauenkirche.  The latter is the Cathedral of Our Dear Lady.  It is also considered a symbol of the Bavarian capital city. The building structure has huge towers and beautiful wooden carved doors. According to Wikipedia, Heinrich von Straubing designed the impressive high ceiling which arches. There is

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Discovering Asam Kirche
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Discovering Asam Kirche, Munich

Where : Asam Church, Munich Discovering Asam Kirche.  Asam Church was on our list to visit while in Munich.  It lived up to the challenge!  Feel free to Google the whereabouts of the church and visit directly.  Or perhaps take the Old Town scenic route to discover the surroundings. It was one of the most impressive Baroque church we saw in Europe. The Asam Church facade is really beautiful and once you step foot inside it's breathtaking.  Rich in details inside, it will be difficult to stay just a few minutes.  We were mesmerized inside with the decor, paintings and sculptures. According to Wikipedia, the church was built from 1733 to 1746 by brothers sculptor Egid Quirin Asam, and painter

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Discovering Viktualienmarkt, Munich

We just loved this daily food market! We're not sure how to pronounce Viktualienmarkt. But that's no problem as long as you like food and enjoy a drink. Munich isn't a huge city, so it's really not that hard to get there.  The market is really near the centre of the city walls.  It’s just a fun place to stay for few hours, have some food and drinks with lots of people around! The farmer’s market that is really popular for gourmets has a bit of everything you can imagine. You will find cheese, fruits, flowers, good wine, sausages, traditional German food, non traditional German food and, of course, lots of beer. We arrived there after a day walking around

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Discovering Hofbräuhaus, Munich

Imagine a happy place, then go and find it at Hofbräuhaus! Munich was lots of fun and one of the best destinations for sure. The city is beautiful, clean and charming.  We really liked the historic town and a new town, good transportation, food, beer and Hofbräuhaus !!! Hofbräuhaus is located in the old town, so for sure at some point you will pass in front while visiting the city.  You won't miss the heard of tourists in front nor the blue checkered flag and gold logo - HB with a crown hovering over it. We passed in front during lunch time and we saw a big line outside.  At which point we decided to wait and visit other parts

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