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1.5 days in Munich - open to side trips - dec 7th

by /bio/pheymont »

It's not a lot of time, but I'm sure you will enjoy it...especially if you don't try to pack too much into the one day (hiking seems a bit much for the time).

Since you'd like to connect with people, you might inquire if the people you'll be with for your meeting have suggestions of local cultural activities in English that are also attended by Germans. As well, you might look here: it's an ex-pat resource page for Munich, and while it's Germans you're looking to meet, they may be able to help you find the right places.
http://www.internations.org/munich-expats/?utm_source=google_adwords&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=+expat_+munich&utm_content=Expat&utm_campaign=lc_DE_munich

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eatandbike

RE: 1.5 days in Munich - open to side trips - dec 7th

by eatandbike »

 

Hi All,   In a few weeks, I'll be coming to Schlongau(1 hour SW of Munich) for a work meeting, and decided to head into the area a day early to explore Munich, as I have never been before. I will be arriving on Saturday December 7th at 9:45 AM to MUC and will be free until Sunday December 7th at ~10 AM when I will pick up my boss from MUC to drive to Schongau. We will be staying in Schlongau for the remainder of the trip, however we will have the afternoon available on Sunday.   Having never been to Munich, or Germany in general since I was too young to remember much of anything(4 years old), I'd love to squeeze in a bunch during my time there.   Based on this short visit time, and my interests(following), do you have any recommended places to visit, stay, eat, drink, shop, etc?   Interests: -Food - although I do enjoy wurst from time-to-time, I enjoy trying new things and eating a varied diet, especially with sweets. I love bakeries, so would be interested in learning about some that I should visit. -Cultural events - festivals, holiday gatherings, etc. -Shopping - Christmas is coming up, so this would be a great place to get gifts from -Outdoors - I love hiking and seeing beautiful sights, if the weather is right for it. -Cars - I have a background in car racing, so would be interested in car- and technology-related activities/sights. -Connecting with people - This may be hard to do in a city so large, but I'm always interested in meeting and connecting with new people to learn about them and their cultures, while they do the same with me.   Given that I will be staying alone for 1 night and do not speak any German at this time, are there any areas that I should avoid, for safety reasons? What area would you recommend that I stay in? I will be trying to learn some German phrases in anticipation of this trip, but there is only so much that you can learn in a couple of weeks.   Thanks for all your help!
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eatandbike

RE: 1.5 days in Munich - open to side trips - dec 7th

by eatandbike »

Thanks for the recommendations! I've found the following potential stops for Munich(please excuse the misspellings):

Is this enough for a full day/night in Munich? Is there anything else that I should look into, as a 25 year old? Thanks!

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kringenwally

RE: 1.5 days in Munich - open to side trips - dec 7th

by kringenwally »

The BMW events "Veranstaltungen" you found are for kids, held every Saturday leading up to Xmas. But once you get your car at the airport, you can be at BMW in half an hour. Everything there is open on Saturday, so I suggest you make a beeline for it. You'll be tired so be careful, or take a taxi - where is your hotel? If it's on the way, drop your bags but don't succumb to slumbering or you'll get turned around, wanting to be awake during the nights and drowsy during the days.

Then after BMW I suggest you go into the center, walk around a lot, check out the Rathaus with the clock, go easy on beer or you'll fall asleep, climb the tower - anything to keep you moving so that you'll last until bedtime. The next day you'll be only slightly out of sorts, awake enough to impress your boss....

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