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Exploring Munich: 7 free and fun things to do

Exploring Munich: 7 free and fun things to do

Bavaria is Germany’s wealthiest region, and Munich is known for its posh spots and expensive tabs. However, not everything is out of a Cheapo’s budget in this city. Munich is also home to wonderful traditions and scenery that won’t cost you even one euro to experience. Here are seven of our top free things to » Read more

Munich: 5 classic Bavarian bakery items for around €1

Munich: 5 classic Bavarian bakery items for around €1

Deutschland is home to some of the best bakers in Europe, Bavarian being a doughy turf for fabulous cakes and gigantic pretzels. Even better are the deliciously-low prices for a big sweet treat: rarely are they over €1. Curious to try some of the best? Here are five top picks when searching for Bavarian baked » Read more

Report from Oktoberfest: A guide to the tents, tastes, and trends

Report from Oktoberfest: A guide to the tents, tastes, and trends

One week down, one more to go at Bavaria’s Oktoberfest. My dispatch is here to help those still on the Munich mission find their place. No matter which tent you end up in, beer will be €10 a pop and people are bouncing off the walls in dirndls and lederhosen. But to get a grasp » Read more

Munich: Catching an overnight taste of Bavaria

Munich: Catching an overnight taste of Bavaria

Munich is so impeccably connected with everywhere that travelers exploring Europe by train often end up passing through the city more than once. Munich’s Hauptbahnhof has direct day trains to tourist hot-spots across Europe, with the station’s departure boards featuring Paris and Prague, Berlin and Budapest, Venice and Vienna, Zagreb and Zürich. So sooner or » Read more

Munich: The three Biergartens most popular with locals

Munich: The three Biergartens most popular with locals

By Audrey Sykes– Aside from the famous two-week Oktoberfest beer bender, brew culture in Munich flows year-round. When the weather is sunny and warm, the locals descend upon Biergartens, although residents often opt for less touristy options than, say, the English Gardens. Here are three beer gardens that are very popular with Munich’s locals, all of them » Read more

Munich: Top five Oktoberfest survival tips

Munich: Top five Oktoberfest survival tips

Six million people rush to Munich for Oktoberfest each year to guzzle beer out of giant mugs. This cultural experience known for delicious brew can easily bring confusion or headaches (or both) for tourists attending the event for the first time. I’ve spent the past two weeks in Munich watching the city prepare for, and » Read more

Munich Quiz: What’s your Oktoberfest IQ?

Munich Quiz: What’s your Oktoberfest IQ?

It’s kick-off time for Oktoberfest, that free-flowing celebration of German beer and sausage that happens every fall in Munich. The Munich tourism board calls the celebration the “biggest public festival in the world”—so we hope that you booked your rooms well in advance! (If not…) Before you grab your favorite stein and head for Bavaria, » Read more

Munich: Marienplatz Christmas Market Webcams! Watch now…

Munich: Marienplatz Christmas Market Webcams! Watch now…

Imagine our glee when, clicking about the Munich tourism office’s website, we stumbled upon their list of Munich-based webcams! Among the list of live feeds from Munich were several devoted entirely to the Christmas market at Marienplatz. Ready for a quick (virtual) visit? We grabbed the images below at about 5 PM Munich time today. Click » Read more

Munich tip: €1 museum admission on Sundays

Munich tip: €1 museum admission on Sundays

You don’t want to leave Munich without visiting some of the city’s wonderful art, history, and science museums. Aside from traditional museum, visitors to Munchen have no shortage of other sightseeing options, from flea markets to cafes and the Hofbrauhaus. Here’s our “Cheapo Strategy”: During the week, keep busy with biergartens and Bavarian buildings. But on the » Read more

Munich cheap souvenir: Beer steins

Munich cheap souvenir: Beer steins

Munich is a festival of budget-friendly mementos. The capital of Bavaria is also the home of intricately-designed (and internationally celebrated) glass and porcelain beer steins. Drink up a round of cheapo possibilities. Souvenirs brewing On September 27, 1589, Wilheim V, the Duke of Bavaria, decided to build a brewery instead of importing beer from Lower » Read more

Munich: Frauenkirche offers art and a view (for free!)

Munich: Frauenkirche offers art and a view (for free!)

While visiting Munich, take a break from Wagner and the Biergarten by visiting the Frauenkirche, one of Bavaria’s most beloved Gothic structures. The Frauenkirche (“Cathedral of Our Lady”), a Catholic church located near the city’s Marienplatz square, sports twin domed towers and expansive vaulted ceilings. What’s more, admission is free! Quick History Munich’s Frauenkirche has been “in service” since 1488, although » Read more

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