I want to read about Munich to get a feel for the city and its inhabitants before I go there next year. What books are out there that a) feature Munich as the setting and a character in its own right, or b) interestingly detail Munich's history? Fiction and nonfiction are both welcome as long as they're awesome.
posted by goosechasing
on Oct 24, 2013 -
So, I'm looking to do some travelling in Germany either this fall, or next spring. Right now, Munich and Berlin are on my list. I'm hoping for some interesting books to read before the trip on the history and culture of the places I'll be visiting. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar
on Aug 31, 2013 -
On my way to Eastern Europe, I will have a 6-hour layover in Munich. Would it be feasible to buy a quick snack and run to the Pinakothek in that interval or at least get out of the airport at all (please recommend destinations)?
posted by Tarumba
on Jun 3, 2013 -
Can you help us with cool things to do in Germany (specifically Munich - Nuremberg - Rothenburg - Frankfurt) in early December? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by pallas14
on Oct 21, 2012 -
I'm a big fan of sausage - all kinds of sausage. Street vendor sausage, fancy sausage, pork sausage, chicken sausage, beef sausage. I am traveling to Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna for a few weeks in July. Where can I get the best (for whatever definition of "best" suits you) sausages, whether it be a quick lunch at a vendor between sights or a sit-down dinner?
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike
on Jun 29, 2012 -
What are your favorite books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc) and films about contemporary life in Paris, Munich, and/or Zurich (or their environs)? (Translated into English, of course). [more inside]
posted by tully_monster
on Feb 19, 2012 -
Visiting Germany -- Munich, Garmisch, Frankfurt -- your favorite places to stay, eat and see! [more inside]
posted by amanda
on Apr 11, 2011 -
Travelfilter: How to see Europe without burning out? I'm planning a 2-month long trip that includes Italy, France, and ultimately Africa, and would like to spend 8 days traveling in Germany and Austria. Mefi - what's your recommmendation on how I should spend my time? [more inside]
posted by hampanda
on Jan 4, 2011 -
Cityplanners! How will the city of Munich (Germany) evolve over the next 20 or 50 years? If you dont know M, then what factors would you be looking at? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Nov 27, 2010 -
Where should we stay in Barcelona and Munich? And how to buy the train tickets? [more inside]
posted by Cogito
on Sep 4, 2010 -
Hi, I'm going to be in the Munich area over the holidays and I want to find a place to hang out and drink. I've lived there already and I'm over the typical Bavarian biergarten/hall scene.
Ideally, I'm looking for somewhere cozy and student oriented, good music playing (indie, downtempo, alternative hip-hop etc) and good, natural lighting for people watching.
100 super bonus points if their beer of choice is Augustiner!!!
posted by badish
on Oct 19, 2009 -
Thanks to an airline mix-up, I will be in Munich for one day before flying back to the States. Help me plan a fun day. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Jan 27, 2009 -
Can anyone suggest good things to see and do for a young family visiting Munich this weekend for the first time? [more inside]
posted by sdevans
on Nov 27, 2008 -
Our family will be travelling to Prague, Berlin and Munich later this month, with three days in Prague, four in Berlin and two in Munich. The kids are 6 and 4. Any suggestion for don't-miss Central Europe for families? We're flying in and out and will get between the cities by train; our travel and accommodation are booked.
posted by sagwalla
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Need help with driving directions in Europe, from Zaragosa to Berlin. Any route-planning software or general advice for me? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy
on Oct 9, 2008 -
I'm currently backpacking through Europe and was given an invitation to Oktoberfest for this Friday. I'm really excited about this, but can't seem to find any places to stay that aren't booked or very expensive. I'd like to spend Friday and Saturday night there, giving me the opportunity to see the rest of Munich. What are my options in the area to find a place to sleep? Are there non-hostel options or perhaps one that isn't well known?
posted by defben
on Sep 23, 2008 -
I am going on holiday to Vienna, Salzburg and Munich in August, what should I pre-book to avoid disappointment or gain best options?
posted by trashcan
on May 25, 2008 -
We are going to Vienna, Salzburg and then Munich for our holidays in the summer. How should we spend our 5th Anniversary in Munich and tips for the other places? [more inside]
posted by trashcan
on Apr 29, 2008 -
Cosmopolitan, chilled out, cultural, lots to see and do all within reach of Munich....within flying, train or driving reach that is. [more inside]
posted by trashcan
on Apr 18, 2008 -
Where is a good place in a European city for a non-European to buy a small but nice two bedroom apartment for holidays? Looking for a city environment. How much would I need to spend? Are there any regulatory hurdles? Where do I find them? [more inside]
posted by DirtyCreature
on Jan 3, 2008 -
My parents decided they want to visit Munich during the Oktoberfest. Every hotel or B&B near the town center seems to be booked or prohibitively expensive during this time. Can anybody recommend lodgings or other areas in which to look for lodgings that are not directly in the town center? [more inside]
posted by chillmost
on Jun 21, 2007 -
Ideas for respectfully avoiding cigarette smoke when visiting a strong smoking culture (especially in Wien/Vienna, but advice for other cities is very welcome too). [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain
on Oct 14, 2006 -
EuroFilter: My mom is going to Munich the first week of November. She needs some help...see [more inside]
posted by ShawnString
on Sep 28, 2006 -
Oktoberfest! I'm going to be in Munich on 9/17, and I can't wait to hit the Weisn! Just one problem -- I'm lazy, and I didn't book space in a tent. How early do I need to get there (on opening weekend, no less!), and what tent should I aim for to have a good chance of getting seats for four people? Favorite tents, anyone?
posted by gurple
on Aug 3, 2005 -
So I'm going to Europe, and I'll be in Budapest, Vienna and Munich for about 2-3 days each in mid-July. Good fun, but I have nowhere to stay, and I've never been to the latter two before. [more inside]
posted by loquax
on May 28, 2005 -