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Old 02-15-2013, 12:53 PM
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Day to kill in Munich..suggestions?

Yes, I'll hit the factory tour.

Anything else?

Basically I am done after a dinner meeting Tuesday night (Feb 19), nothing Wednesday, then fly to AMS on Thursday AM.

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The Marienplaz and its glockenspiel, the Nymphenburg Palace, the English Garden, any beer garden (Hofbrauhaus probably being the best known), the Residenz (home of the Bavarian Kings) come to mind.
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Depending on your tastes .... Marienplatz, Hofbrauhaus or other beer hall, Schloss Nymphenburg or Dachau. The autobahn heading east towards Landshut and Dingolfing is not so congested so you can unwind the car.
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Depending on your tastes .... Marienplatz, Hofbrauhaus or other beer hall, Schloss Nymphenburg or Dachau.
I second Dachau. It is a must in Munich.
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Augustiner>Hofbrauhaus imo if only there for one meal/day
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The downtown is fantastic to walk, the Zoo is pretty good, the English Garden is awesome in the Summer (can't speak for the winter). There are also a lot of close destinations (as people mentioned) depending on how mobile you want to be. There is a really cool Benedictine monastery with Monks that make bier very close (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andechs_Abbey).
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I'm not picking up a car, just a short business trip- no car rental either. Looks cold this trip too... snow.

I'll be there 5,6 times over the next year, so the suggestions for warm weather ideas are also appreciated. I've visited a few times, probably 10 years ago (the old BMW museum) and did quite a bit of driving and site seeing. This time I'll be city bound, staying at Le Meridien.

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There's a transportaiton museum near the Munich Main Train Station and another science museum southeast of Marienplatz. Some very old governemtn buildings and library are also interesting to see.
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Great way to get an overview of the main attractions/historical places in the old part (Altstadt) of the city. Its an easy, flat ride with a guide who will give you the highlights. You'll see a lot! Then hit up Nymphenburg, followed by dinner at any number of bierhalls/biergartens, they're all pretty epic.

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The Deutsches Museum in München is the worlds largest technical museum. Everything from the Red Barons Fokker Triplane to modern rocketry and computers.http://www.deutsches-museum.de/index...d=1&L=1http:// http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...h_Bavaria.html A short S Bahn ride from your hotel.http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/information/
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If you have an interest in Science and Technology, I suggest Deutsches Museum in Munich. You need to allocate at least half a day to make it meaningful. some pics
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This may be helpful, the Attractions page from the Frequent Business Traveler destination guide for Munich.
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The Deutsches Museum in München is the worlds largest technical museum. Everything from the Red Barons Fokker Triplane to modern rocketry and computers.http://www.deutsches-museum.de/index...d=1&L=1http:// http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...h_Bavaria.html A short S Bahn ride from your hotel.http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/information/
^^^ This! The aviation museum, although not as high a "wow" factor as our National Air and Space Museum in DC, has many more historically important exhibits and allows you to get real close to the displays
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The Deutsches Museum in München is the worlds largest technical museum. Everything from the Red Barons Fokker Triplane to modern rocketry and computers.http://www.deutsches-museum.de/index...d=1&L=1http:// http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...h_Bavaria.html A short S Bahn ride from your hotel.http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/information/
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I second Dachau. It is a must in Munich.
I third.

I also recommend checking out Schumann's American Bar. Great spot for cocktails and walking distance from Marienplatz.
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I'd say if you want to have variety, don't include Dachau. While I loved my trip there, it really needs most of the day to really take it all in. It's understandably somber, and incredibly educational (but skip the audio tour... I got it but stopped pretty quickly because the signs and reading were better). But don't expect to get much more in that day you go there... there's so much to see and take in that you can't do it slowly.

If you do Dachau though, you could still go downtown and see the Marienplatz in the evening... enjoy the glockenspiel and grab some dinner. There's plenty of great places down there. For a pretty damned good Bavarian experience I would recommend the Ratskeller (literally; the cellar of the Rathaus) restaurant. While the food is not phenomenal, I had a great experience there when I was seated at a table with an old German couple where the guy entertained both myself and my girlfriend with stories about Bavaria and Munich since the second world war, and was great fun. Highly recommended for that kind of experience so long as you're the outgoing type

I can't offer much more advice than has already been here though; there's so much to do in Munich that you really can't go wrong. However, if you're not there often I would say the "must-do" things are probably Dachau and the Marienplatz.
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Picked my car in Nov, was rainy day and decided to kill a few hrs at the Deutches museum.

Wow that place is huge, you can spend 5 hrs and not see it all, very cool exhibitions. if you like science, manufacturing and basically the history/science channels you'll enjoy. If you go, allocate at least 4 hrs, plan your routes ahead of time so don't wander and waste, make sure you make your way to the basement mining exhibit ( and give yourself at least 30 min for that) and might want to pack a survivalist gear in case u get lost down there, very impressive.
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Without a car whats the best way to get up to Dachau? If Cab, whats a ball park of that cost?
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Without a car whats the best way to get up to Dachau? If Cab, whats a ball park of that cost?
Take the S or U Bahn. A daily ticket is the best bargain going in Munich for public transportation. You can ride as far south as Tutzing and as far north as the airport. Is is one of Europe's best public transportation system.
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+1 for Augustiner over Hofbrauhaus. Try the Apfelstrudel and the white "Spargel" soup. Augustiner is not quite as convenient because it's not as central as Hofbrauhaus, but definitely worth it.

Also, the Deutsches Museum (http://www.deutsches-museum.de/) is pretty impressive.

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Take the S or U Bahn. A daily ticket is the best bargain going in Munich for public transportation. You can ride as far south as Tutzing and as far north as the airport. Is is one of Europe's best public transportation system.
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I went to both Dachau and the Deutsches Museum during my ED last week. Both were important places to visit, but in February, I would recomend the Deutsches Museum - it is indoors!
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