Royal Gardens and Classic Architecture: A Walk Through Munich

For my last day of roaming through Munich, I ventured farther out into the city. I had spent the past few days exploring the area around Marienplatz, and decided I should see more of the city. So I started my journey the way all journeys should begin: with bratwurst! Who cares that it was still…

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Beer Halls!!

Munich is world famous for its beer. In addition to being the birthplace of Oktoberfest, Munich also boasts lots of lively beer halls, over 200 beer gardens, and 6 major breweries within the city limits. It is pretty much the beer capital of the world. I plan to return to Munich one day to participate…

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Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

Around 2 hours outside of Munich, nestled in mountains above the town of Schwangau, sits Neuschwanstein Castle. This castle looks like something straight out of a fairy tale (it was even used as the inspiration for Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World!). With a history as romantic as its location, a trip to Neuschwanstein is…

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Rock That Swing!

Munich might seem like an unusual destination choice for one’s first trip to Europe. If left to my own devices, I honestly would’ve probably gone somewhere else (I had no idea at the time how much I would fall in love with Munich). But my decision to go there was not haphazard. I am an…

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Partying in the Streets During Fasching!!

When I arrived in Munich towards the end of February, I was expecting a quiet week of sightseeing. Visit some churches, spend a day or so in the museums, stroll through the historic streets. Little did I know what the week had in store for me… My second day of sightseeing started out like any…

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Taking a Stroll Through the Englischer Garten

As much as I adore cities, sometimes it is necessary to get away from all the hustle and bustle for a few hours and be alone with your thoughts. Munich’s Englischer Garten (or “English Garden”) provides the perfect place to seek such an escape and relax for a bit with a stein of beer. The…

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Visiting the Churches of Munich

If you research the top things to see in Munich, two locations show up on pretty much every list: Frauenkirche and Peterskirche. So who am I to argue? I had to go see them. On my second morning in Munich I set out to find these two churches, and luckily enough, they are both located…

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Exploring the Streets of Old Town Munich

My first morning in Munich I woke up with two thoughts: it was way too cold, and way too early. Adjusting to a different time zone is rough…I woke up at like 6 in the morning without the help of an alarm clock, which believe me, absolutely never happens at home. Normally I would just…

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Traveling to Munich Alone…

Right before my 27th birthday, I had one of those life freak-out moments. My twenties were rapidly drawing to a close, I hadn’t done any of the things I had planned to do prior to turning 30, and I felt like I wasn’t the person I wanted to be. I had to do something drastic…but…

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