My moments in Munich: Tips
Hello everyone, especially those in the Southern Hemisphere (you lucky people)! Here I am curled up in my comforter with my heater on, preventing from getting frozen. It has recently been really cold and Frankfurt is covered with snow. According to the weather forecast, it will be snowing even more in the next few days!
Good news: White Christmas is possible!
Bad news: I HOPEEEEE there is no delay with my flight to KL in February due to the crazy weather! *fingers crossed*
Anyway, if you have subscribed to my youtube channel: Click click you would know that I uploaded a video on Munich. Here is the video if you have not seen it.
Now, Munich is a place very close to my heart. I sorta started my journey in Germany (officially) in this city which was really foreign to me. During my first few months in Germany, I always said that I knew Munich better than Frankfurt. For the fact that I was 5 days per week there and it lasted for MONTHSSS…..I surely (kinda) knew Munich good enough.
This video was made after a second “private” trip over the weekend aka days-not-working. This first trip was equally good but I may do another video to revisit the places I went to (eg: BMW Museum, Ausburg, Neuschwanstein Castle) or perhaps a blog post. Let me know :) If you plan to visit this wonderful city, here are the places to go.
Places Featured in the Video
Rathaus (Townhall) at the popular Marienplatz.
City gate at Karlsplatz, one entrance to the main shopping district of Munich.
Englischer Garten (English Garden): A big park with small rivers and ponds. An ideal place to take a walk with your dog or do sports. During summer, you can also enjoy a hearty meal of grilled chicken or pork knuckle outdoors at the Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Tower). When the weather is warm and nice, there will be a band playing typical bavarian music from the Chinese Tower. Many will also go to the English Garden to lie under the sun. During summer, people sun tan here – topless! That’s a good tip from me but those who do so are mostly middle aged peeps. :P
The street where you find all the branded and expensive fashion goods is called Maximilianstraße. Louis Vuitton, Versace, Dior are all located here.
If you feel like having a classic European brunch, go to the Vorstadt Café. As it is located very close the the university, you will find many young and fashionable people eating here. The price is very fair. It is open every day from 8 AM to 1AM into the night.
Alter Peter is the premiere destination in Munich to see the city from the top. There is a small entrance at a corner of the church from where you can start your journey higher. Entrance fee is 1.50 EUR. Make sure that you have enough stamina to climb the 306 stairs up (and back down again) but seriously, it is not tough.
Viktualienmarkt is the best place to get fresh vegetables, fruits, cheese, or wines directly from the farmers and immediate retailers. It is really interesting to see and taste food which were foreign to me.
Lou Lan Cha is a new bubble tea boutique by a Taiwanese. I know, I know….a bubble tea store as a recommendation for Munich?! Well, don’t mind this deprived girl who was just trying to look for authentic asian food/drinks (which includes a bubble tea) in Germany. This is one of the most authentic one which I have ever tasted. There are also good Taiwanese snacks available (eg: Pineapple cake, Polo buns, popcorn chicken). Needless to say, I left the place with a happy stomach and satisfied cravings. They have a variety of new things coming each time, so stay updated on their Facebook page.
Once you feel like enjoying a traditionally Bavarian dish, come to the very crowded Hofbräuhaus for a beer or pork knuckle (Schweinshaxe). Located nearby the Marienplatz, it is easy to find. Here you can find the menu which Germany’s cuisine is famous for. This place is packed with people all the time and most of them are tourists. If you can spend more time and catch a tram, I recommend this place which is 15-20 minutes away from the central station: Paulaner Bräuhaus I was there last year and the food was, ah simply yummy!
The Glockenspiel Café has various cakes and drinks. Grab a seat near the window to enjoy the unique view on the Rathaus while sipping your warm cappuccino on a cold and snowy evening or a cold melon tea during the playful spring/ summer.
All the places above are within the Munich city.
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