Well as you can see from my topic I have a very limited time between flights. Should I go to the ring in Munich, should I go to Friesing instead and stay there? I'd like to see some of historic things but time is limited. Places to eat? I just don't want to sit around during this time in an airport hotel. Rather get out see a liitle and stay somewhere away from the airport.
One of the most moving experiences I've ever had was visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp museum just outside of Munich. I believe it's pretty easy to get to by taxi or bus - an indelible part of German history comes alive to you when you visit. Your get to see the furnaces where they burned bodies, barracks where people were crowded in, and many interesting pictures and movies. Bring some tissues! Debbie
I would stay in Munich. The S-Bahn train into the city takes only 45 minutes. There are lots of hotels near the main train (Munich Hbf) or the same S-Bahn departures continue to Karlsplatz, Marienplatz, Isartor, etc. That way, you can have dinner in the city, wake up the next morning and see something, then pick up your luggage from your hotel before heading back to the airport.
Even if you don't have Rick's guidebook for the city, you can download his map and audio tour for a city walking route.
When you arrive, head for your hotel and then hit the beer halls.
In the morning, you could hit he Royal Apartments/palace if staying downtown. Or hit Nyphenburg Palace. Or experience Dachau.
Munich has many things to do which make it a 4 day or longer stay optimally.
I would stay somewhere central (we loved the Blauer Bock) and eat and drink at someplace other than the Hofbrauhaus. We loved Spatenhaus and the Augustiner place - wherever you stay, the hotel staff should be able to direct you.
The surprise highlight of our trip to Munich was the BMW World and Museum. The museum is like a modern art museum only with cars and motorcycles. BMW World is free and like the best auto dealership you can imagine. There are places to eat and drink in both the museum and the "world". I'm not that much of a car person and I really don't like BMW's, but these sights were genuinely fascinating to me. They are across the street from the Olympic Park from the 1972 Olympics. You can see it all in a few hours.
Hi Munich is a hidden jewel. Of the many amazing places we went on our 14BOE tour last year, Munich was a top highlight. We loved renting bikes and riding around the Park. It was a Sunday and seeing families out at the beer garden with the bands was a fun afternoon. My kids also had a blast jumping in the river with the locals. Enjoy! If by chance you are there on a Sunday most stores are closed.
THANKS FOR THE IDEAS! A NICE VARIETY. SHOULD I GET BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL OR IF I AM NEAR THE VIKTUALIENMARKT SHOULD I JUST GO THERE? KEEPING IN MIND IT WILL BE A MONDAY MORNING, BUT MAY 1ST, A HOLIDAY I THINK?