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Willkommen! E S S E N T I A L C I TY G U I D E S

Contents
Arriving 5
In Your Pocket begrüßt in seiner Reihe der Stadtführer auch diese Getting there and oriented
schöne Stadt. Events 6
What’s going on
Die In Your Pocket City Guides verstehen sich als kostenlose Stadt-
führer. Unsere Zielgruppe ist klar! Unsere Leser besuchen die Stadt Football-free events 8
und wissen weder was die Butter in Hamburg kostet, noch warum If soccer just ain’t your game
die Münchner blasse Wurst essen und wo diese wirklich schmeckt. World Cup Fan Fest 9

Unsere Leser sind Touristen und Geschäftsreisende: sie möchten


sich die Stadt ansehen, Vorführungen genießen, Essen & Trinken, Where to stay 10
Postkarten schreiben, oder in ihrer freien Zeit Ausstellungen be- From park bench to Park Grand
suchen und ein typisches Souvenir kaufen. Restaurants 16
From fine dining to fast food
Aber unsere Leser sprechen kein Wort Deutsch!
Wir geben den internationalen Reisenden ausführliche Informa- JvM
tionen über Ihr Unternehmen und präsentieren Ihre Leistungen in
englischer Sprache. Nightlife 28
Bars, clubs and general debauchery

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Ruhrpott
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Going medieval
Up towers, down shafts

Automobiles
Visiting Mercedes and
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A tour through the old
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Football events
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4 FOREWORD ARRIVAL & TRANSPORT 5

It’s a good time to be in Germany, as the country


is witnessing its most important event in decades; From the mayor Planes Taxis
never have so many travellers visited the country, Munich’s Franz Joseph Strauß Airport lies 40km north of the Munich taxis are all cream-coloured Mercedes or BMWs. Hail
As one of the most popular city centre. As a major hub for global flights, it is not surpris- them on the street, find one at a rank or phone a Zentrale. The
never have so many eyes been focused on travel destination in Germany ingly a huge complex.There are six terminals labelled A-F with basic fare is €2.60 (add €1 if you pre-order) plus €1.20-1.45 for
Germany as now for the World Cup matches. Like and Europe, Munich is taking a Central Area, terminal Z. In general, each of the terminals each kilometre. And being Germany, you won’t get ripped off
all other host cities, Munich has undergone a the lead now more than ever. on the ground floor has check-in desks, ticket counters, - trustworthy metres tick away at the official rate. The main com-
massive clean-up for the event, with the brand- Not just because it is the city information booths, phones, cafés and shops and exits to panies are: Isarfunk tel. 45 05 40; Taxi München tel. 216 10.
of beer, the Oktoberfest, the parking lots, airport buses and taxis. Below all of this, is the
new stadium the focus of all the events... though Hofbräuhaus or the home of heart of the airport with toilets, showers, more cafés, lost lug-
ticketless fans can party in style in the city centre’s FC Bayern. Munich is more gage (room B3307) and kilometres of people movers. Follow Trains
Fanfest venues. – a European centre of art and signs for München Airport Centre to find all of the essentials. Munich’s rail hub is the Hauptbahnhof (main train station),
But even if football’s not quite your thing, there are culture, a city with a diversity of At the 24hr Service Centre you can leave luggage (€2.20 just 500m east of the Old Town (follow signs for Stadtmitte
plenty of reasons to come to Munich, as the city theatres, music and museums - 3.60/24hrs), surf the internet and buy phone cards, public to get there). For information, go to the tourist information
that is unrivalled. It is a city with transport tickets and the Welcome Card. Although the airport office overlooking the square or the EurAid office inside
is putting on many exhibitions, concerts and other a rich trove of architecture, world famous sights, starting
cultural events that cater to every possible taste is far from Munich, getting to town couldn’t be simpler. The the station. Check your email at the Times Square internet
with the silhouette of the historical centre to modern fastest and cheapest way into the city is to take S-Bahn lines café in the main hall. ATMs can be found dotted through the
– see our events schedule on p.8 for the overview. monuments such as the Olympiapark or the spectacular S1 or S8, departing from underneath the Central Area. Buy station; change currency or cash travellers’ cheques at the
Enjoy Munich and the games – or good luck new football Arena, the location of the opening game of tickets from the automated dispensers or from the ticket Reisebank near the Bayerstraße exit (open 07:30 - 19:15, Sat
avoiding the football-mania. Remember to write the World Cup and hosting five further matches. Munich counter and make sure to validate them before descending 09:30 - 16:45, closed Sun). Use the lockers (Schliessfächer,
is the exciting symbiosis of tradition and high-tech, an to the tracks. Alternatively, you could exit terminals A or D €1-2) or the counter (Gepäckaufbewahrung, open 06:00
in with your comments about the city or this city economic and knowledge metropolis and an attractive
guide: frankfurt@inyourpocket.com. to take the Lufthansa airport bus to the main train station, - 22:00, €2.05/24hrs) for your baggage. The McClean ‘safe
leisure paradise on the edge of the Alps. Last but not which departs every 20 minutes from 06:25 - 21:45. The trip and clean’ toilets and showers are downstairs in the entrance
least, Munich is an open, tolerant and joful city. takes 45 minutes and costs €9 (children €4.50). to the U-Bahn station; there are also toilets on the right by
The special ‘Munich mix’ I described above says it all the Bayerstraße exit. Taxis are readily available at each of
– Munich is always worth visiting. the three exits. U-Bahn lines 1, 2, 7 and 8 can be found at
“München mag Dich”, or “Munich likes you” is the mes- Public transport the left exit as well as city buses and the airport bus, while
sage our city wants to convey to visitors from all over the Munich’s public transport system (run by MVV, www.mvv- metro lines N°4 and 5 are at the right exit. The Lufthansa
globe. A warm welcome to all of you! muenchen.de) is excellent, albeit complicated, with S-Bahn airport bus stop is just outside the northern exit.
suburban trains, U-Bahn metros and a comprehensive
Christian Ude network of bus and tram routes. Transport runs from DB (Deutsche Bahn, German railways) uses a number of
Lord Mayor around 05:00 to 01:00, and tickets are valid for all kinds train types on long-distance routes. The supersexy, delux
of city transport. Tickets can be bought from machines highspeed ICE trains (InterCity Express; ‘eeh-tsay-ay’) rip
by the platforms or at the MVV centre on the first floor of through the countryside at up to 300km/hr on purpose-built
the Hauptbahnhof (open 06:00 - 24:00).With a €1.10 Kurz- tracks. Every seat has a headphone plug for eight music
strecke (short distance) ticket you can travel for one hour stations, and you may get a TV screen too. Table seats have
Cover story and up to two stops in one direction, with transfers on the 220V plugs for laptops, and some carriages have amplifiers
S-Bahn or U-Bahn, or up to four stops with the tram or bus. to enable clear mobile phone conversations. EC (EuroCity)
The brightly painted pole in the With the Einzelticket (single ticket) you pay per zone and and IC (InterCity) trains are less swank, but still very good,
middle of Munich’s lively Victualien- the ticket is good for 3 hours in one zone, or 4 hours in 2 or connecting international and German cities respectively.
markt square marks the centre of more zones. One zone costs €2.10, two zones cost €4.20 Seat reservations on InterRegion Express and InterCity
the daily market that takes place three zones cost €6.30, four zones or more cost €8.40. Kids trains are optional and cost €3; they are free if you buy your
here. An excellent place to grab a travel for €1. A day ticket is good value if you’re planning more ticket from a vending machine or book it online.
bite or shop for a souvenir. than two short rides. There are two types of day tickets: the All kinds of tickets can be purchased at all train stations. All major
Individual and the Partner for up to 5 people (2 children from railway stations have counters with semi-English speaking staff.
6-14 years count as one person). Prices range from €4.50 Although the station queues are efficiently organised, you may be
© Munich Tourist Office to €18.50 depending on whether you are travelling within in for a wait when it’s busy, and it’s good to know that tickets can
the city centre (Innenraum) or the outskirts (Aussenraum, also be purchased from machines placed in the halls that also
including the airport), or both. The other possibility is to buy a have instructions in English; pay with cash or credit card.
Editorial Copyright notice €9.50 Streifenkarte (stripe card) which has ten stripes that The DB’s German and European online train timetable at
Editor-in-Chief Jeroen van Marle Text and photos copyright In Your you stamp as needed. Stamp two stripes (€1.90) per zone www.bahn.de is so good that it’s often easier to use for
Editorial Contributors Pocket GmbH 2006. Maps copyright that you are travelling. If you intend to use public transporta- planning trips within neighbouring countries than the relevant
E S S E N T I A L C I TY G U I D E S Pamela Wilson cartographer. All rights reserved. No part tion a lot for a few days, the best deal is the Wochenticket national websites. It can handle complicated international
Research Morwenna Parkyn of this publication may be reproduced
In Your Pocket GmbH in any form, except brief extracts for or Isarkarte (week card) for €9.70 to travel anywhere you connections and lists prices for trips within Germany.
Layout & Design Tomáš Haman want in the first two zones. The Germans are a trusting Smart travellers book train tickets online via DB’s
Axel-Springer-Str. 39 Maps Kartographie Eichner,
the purpose of review, without written
10969 Berlin permission from the publisher and bunch and don’t check your tickets very often, but if you excellent website www.bahn.de. Good reductions of up to
kaeichner@online.de copyright owner. The brand name In Your don’t want to risk a €40 fine, make sure you always stamp 50% are available for a limited amount of return tickets
Tel: (+49)(0)30 27 90 79 81
Fax: (+49)(0)30 24 04 73 50 Pocket is used under license from UAB your ticket in the blue box before entering the platform. On bought online, especially if you choose a ticket that is valid
Cover photo: Victualienmarkt pole, In Your Pocket (Vokieciu 10-15, Vilnius,
munich@inyourpocket.com © JvM. buses and trams, single tickets can be bought from the driver. for a particular departure. You can pay by credit card and
Lithuania tel. (+370-5) 212 29 76).
www.inyourpocket.com Multiple tickets, also valid for U-Bahn and S-Bahn, can be print out your ticket at home – that plus your credit card is all
Editor’s note bought from vending machines, but not from the driver.The you need to take along. The cardholder must be among the
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12 July, 20:00 6 July, 20:00 SZ-Open Air


Cinema Midsummernight’s dream Munich Symphonic Orchestra et al. Nat King Cole
The Germany practice of dubbing films not only ruins the Pieces by Tschaikowsky, Ravel and Orff. Brunnenhof Residenz, Residenzstraße 1, tel. 29 06 71
integrity of films and ruins the experience for non-German Audiovisual show with fireworks, projections, lasers, Brunnenhof Residenz, Residenzstraße 1, tel. 29 06 71
speakers, it also has negative effects on the language musicians, dancers and African acrobats. 7 July, 19:00
education of ze Djermens. Selected cinemas show 29 July - Olympiapark, tel. 54 81 81 81, 12-13 July, 20:00 Art Garfunkel
subtitled films; these are marked with OmU or OmengU www.sommernachtstraum-muenchen.de Münchner Philharmoniker Tollwood Festival, Olympiapark Süd, www.tollwood.de
(original version with German/English subtitles) and OF Tan Dun, Anssi Karttunen. Pieces by Dmitri Schostakowitsch,
(original version). Alexander Borodin and Tan Dun. 17 July, 20:00
Philharmonie James Blunt
Cinema München F-2, Nymphenburgerstr. 31, MSti- Olympiahalle, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21
glmaierpl., tel. 55 52 55, www.cinema-muenchen.com. 13-14 July, 20:05
Munich’s first cinema with digital THX sound and popcorn. Symphonieorchester des BR 17 July, 20:00
This one-screen movie theatre shows mostly blockbuster Pieces by Ligeti, Bartók, Schumann. The Dizzy Gillespie TM All Star Big Band
hits, but also sponsors several film festivals and the oc- Herkulessaal, Max-Joseph-Platz 1, tel. 17 90 80 Bayerischer Hof, Promenadeplatz 2-6, tel. 212 00
casional indie film. Q Tickets €4.50-8.
28 July, 20:00 17 July, 22:00
Museum Lichtspiele D-3, Lilienstr. 2, MIsartor, tel. Vivaldi im Brunnenhof Tim Ries & The Rollings Stones Project
48 24 03 /489 12 96, www.museum-lichtspiele.de. The Di Padova orchestra. Bayerischer Hof Nightclub
This old-fashioned movie theatre is famous for its continual Brunnenhof Residenz, Residenzstraße 1, tel. 29 06 71
showing of the cult favourite Rocky Horror Picture Show 27 July, 20:00
every Saturday for the past 27 years. It holds four small Glenn Miller Orchestra
screens and shows new films in English. Every Thursday at Concerts Brunnenhof Residenz, Residenzstraße 1, tel. 29 06 71
22:00: English-language sneak preview, €5. Q Admission 4 June, 20:30
€6.50/5.50, Mon €5. © Midsummernight, www.african-circus.net Mungo Jerry & Band
The Garden, Lindwurmstrasse 88 Football exhibitions
Until 3 September
Munich Events 26 June, 19:00 18 June, 19:00 Fussball: – one game, many worlds
Münchner Rundfunkorchester The BossHoss Münchner Stadtmuseum, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
Classical music Tollwood, Olympiapark Süd. Tollwood Festival, Olympiapark Süd, www.tollwood.de
1 June, 20:00 Until 9 July
Münchner Kammerorchester 27 June, 20:00 22 June, 19:00 Weltsprache Fußball – Global language football
Pieces from Iannis Xenakis, Periklis Koukos, Minas Italian summernight with the Münchner Symphonikern Fettes Brot Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, Maximilianstraße 42
Borboudakis, Igor Strawinsky Arien, duets and overtures from the operas of Giacomo Tollwood Festival, Olympiapark Süd, www.tollwood.de
Prinzregententheater, Prinzregentenplatz 12, tel. 21 85 02 Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Rossini etc. Until 3 September
Brunnenhof Residenz, Residenzstraße 1, tel. 29 06 71 28 June, 21:00 Architecture + Sport.
2-4 June, 20:00 The Flaming Lips Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Straße 40
Münchner Philharmoniker 1-2 July, 21:00 Muffathalle, Zellstr. 4, tel. 45 87 50 00
Brahms, Schumann Klassik am Odeonsplatz Until 31 July
Philharmonie im Gasteig, Rosenheimer Straße 5 Two open air concerts by the BR Symphonieorchester and 28 June 18.30 Innovations in football: Nano-Soccer & Football robots.
the Münchner Philharmonics. Primal Fear Deutsches Museum, Museumsinsel 1
6 June, 20:30 Odeonsplatz Tollwood Festival, Olympiapark Süd, www.tollwood.de
World premiere for the World Cup Until 9 July
Placido Domingo et al. 3 July, 20:00 1 July, 19:00 Freispiel
Olympiastadion, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, tel. 306 70 Monteverdi choir München Herbie Hancock Quintet Rathausgalerie, Marienplatz 8
Juan José Chuquisengo (piano). Madrigals, Ballads, Gypsy Tollwood Festival, Olympiapark Süd, www.tollwood.de
15-17 June, 19:00 song: works by Claudio Monteverdi, Franz Schubert, Brahms,
Münchner Philharmoniker Robert Schumann, Fauré, Wolf and Genzmer. 4 July, 20:00 Exhibitions
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Linda Mabbs (soprano). Pieces from Prinzregententheater Tracy Chapman Until 30 July
Benjamin Britten, Samuel Barber, Igor Strawinsky and Circus Krone, Marsstr. 43, tel. 55 81 66 New sculptures - Cy Twombly
Maurice Ravel. 7 July, 20:00 Alte Pinakothek, Barer Straße 27
Philharmonie im Gasteig Münchner Philharmoniker 6 July, 19:00
Dennis Russell Davies,Dagmar Peckova (soprano) with the Madness Until 30 July
22-23 June, 20:00 Philharmonischen Choir München. Tollwood Festival, Olympiapark Süd, www.tollwood.de Herzzog & de Meuron - No.250
Symphonieorchester des BR Pieces from Gija Kantscheli and Sergej Prokofjew. Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstraße 1
Riccardo Muti, Ruth Ziesak (soprano), with the Bayerischen Philharmonie
Rundfunk choir. Pieces from Beethoven and Luigi Cherubini.
Philharmonie im Gasteig 8 July, 20:00 Other events
German Brass: “Power of Brass Tour” 26 June – 9 July
25 June, 11:00 Brunnenhof Residenz, Residenzstraße 1, tel. 29 06 71 World Championship Theatresport
Münchner Symphoniker Competitive improvisiation theatre
Carlos Dominguez-Nieto, Gisela Schneeberger. Charity Münchner Volkstheater and other venues, www.theatersport-
concert for the Hellabrunn Zoo with pieces from Saint-Saëns, wm.de
Rossini, J. Strauß and Strawinsky. Tickets
Philharmonie im Gasteig 28 June – 31 July
München Ticket B-2, Marienpl. 8 (Town hall), Opernfestspiele
25 June, 11:00 MMarienpl., tel. 54 81 81 81, www.muenchen- Bayerischer Staatsoper, www.staatsoper.de
Georgy Moravsky ticket.de. Tickets for all events. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00,
“La guitarra espanolla” with guitarist Georgy Moravsky. Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. A
Schloss Schlessheim, Oberschleißheimm tel. 315 87 20 © Munich Tourist Office

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8 FOOTBALL-FREE EVENTS WORLD CUP FAN FEST 9

Tired of all the hoopla over the World Cup? Well you’re not There’s definitely a sense of excitement in the air as the
the only one, although it may feel like it at times. There is World Cup Language Guide city of Munich prepares for the FIFA World Cup games, It’s Brazil’s Cup to Lose
actually a ‘football-free initiative’ complete with website parties and the beergarden season. If you’re not a fan,
Tourist industry workers in Germany generally speak The idea that this could be
(www.fussballfreiezone.de/123) for party-poopers like English well, but thanks to the annoying habit of dubbing there are festivals and events cram-packed into the sunny
yourself, or you can visit one of the following wonderful, summer months (see p.??) to make up for the miserable one of the most open and
everything foreign on television and in cinemas into fiercely contested World
fan-free events. German, the average local is not exposed to English very weather everyone has had to endure for the first part of
Cup tournaments in history
much. That’s why we’ve composed a little list of terms the year. has been doing the rounds
Kocherlball that may be of use during your trip. in the press – especially
July 16
One of Munich’s best traditional festivals. Dress up and One/two/three/four/five Ein/zwei/drei/vier/fünf Bier,
Screens the UK press – ever since
England beat Argentina in a
head to the Englischer Garten park to dance polkas beer, please. bitte. The World Cup games will be broadcast at nearly every rather meaningless friendly
and drink beer together with thousands of others as No thanks, I’ll have a Bit Nein Danke, ich hätte lieber bar and restaurant in Munich, so it’ll be easy find a place match, held in Switzerland
the sun rises. The tradition dates to the 1880s, when beer instead. ein Bit. to park and watch the game. The most popular area is at the end of last year. (The
some 5,000 cooks, butlers, maids, soldiers and other So, who do you think will Was glaubst du, wer the Leopoldstrasse strip in Schwabing where nearly all of match was also memorable
staff of the posh Munich households would party at win? gewinnen wird? the myriad pubs and restaurants set up screens on their for England captain David
crack of dawn, and ended in time for the participants Where is the toilet? Wo ist die Toilette? terraces. Günther Murphy’s Irish pub and Outland Australian B e c k h a m’s p r e - ga m e
to head back and prepare breakfast. It’s important to Where is the stadium? Wo ist das Stadion? pub (see Pubs) show all major footballs games. comment that ‘it is a neutral
arrive early if you want to get close to the action at the Where is the train Wo ist der Bahnhof? venue for both teams.’)
Chinesischer Turm beergarden; arriving at 05:00 may station? Since then the idea that Fresh from Champions
already be too late. That was offside. Das war Abseits. Fan Fest the tournament is ‘open’, League success with
The referee is biased. Der Schiedsrichter ist in fact code for ‘England Barcelona, Ronaldinho
Munich is pulling out all the stops to ensure that this FIFA World have a chance’, has been
parteiisch.
Auer Dult: Jacob’s Dult
He should have scored Das Tor hätte er schiessen
Cup will be fun and for everyone. Fans who were disappointed increasingly winning friends will be looking for another
July 29-Aug 6 at the difficulty obtaining tickets for the games held at the and influencing people. World Cup triumph with
Mariahilfplatz, Metro Kolumusplatz, www.auerdult.de. Open there. müssen. massive new Allianz Arena need not fret, as Munich is hosting
He’s hit the post/ Er hat den Pfosten / die To p u t a n y E n g l a n d Brazil.” © Mediafax Foto
09:00 - 20:00. Oct 16 - 24, 2004. an enormous Fan Fest in the famous Olympiapark. Perhaps they supporters reading this
crossbar! Latte getroffen
This historical market festival got its start in 1312 and still have nostalgia for the old venue of the 1974 FIFA World Cup, out of their self-induced hubris: England have absolutely
Take off (player name)! (player name) abziehen!
was originally a handicraft fair. Nowadays one can still which saw the second victory of West Germany. The 56 World no chance whatsoever of winning the World Cup; with or
Bring on (player name) (player name) einwechseln!
buy traditional Bavarian handicrafts at this thrice annual Penalty! Elfmeter! Cup matches will be broadcast live along with links to other without Wayne Rooney. Indeed, the now legendary Rooney
festival, but it has of late expanded into a fair for many other World Cup cities over a four-week time period from a spectacular metatarsal injury has given the English press a ready excuse
Goal! Toooooooooooooor! when England do indeed crash out of the tournament. It
industries too. The best thing about this festival is that it is 60m² screen hoisted up by pontoons on the Olympia Lake
little known to tourists, the prices are fair and the wares are along with a performance stage easily visible to all 20,000 should not, however, hide the enormous failings that England
appealing to both bargain-hunters and collectors. There is Open Air Opera Festival expected spectators. The Fest will serve as a meeting point for currently suffer from. They still lack a proper goalkeeper, they
a great beer garden too. July 8-9, Bayerische Staatsoper-National Theater, tel. fans but also promises to be entertaining for non-football fans have little depth up front, no genuine left-sided wide man, and
21 85 19 20, www.bayerische.staatsoper.de. with German and international musical performances almost in Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and David Beckham too
many square pegs in round holes. England lack balance.
Blade Nights Dubbed ‘Oper für alle’ or opera for everyone, this festival includes daily, including pop, rock and jazz. The events will also include Other nations in this tournament do not, and Brazil is one
www.muenchner-blade-night.de. two free open-air operas broadcast live in addition to its 70 summer international entertainment and culinary delights and good news of them. Though the wealth of talent they have does – as it
You can find roller-blade heaven every Monday night when performances. This is a special treat for the common folk who can’t for beer-lovers, as all Munich breweries will be serving their has to – mask their own failings, there is no question of their
Munich closes many of its major streets to accommodate afford a €200 ticket at the famous Munich Staatsoper (opera traditional draught beer while those seeing the games in the coach Carlos Alberto Parreira using all six of his best attacking
up to 25,000 skaters. Five routes cut through the city, all house), which attracts first class international musicians. Allianz Arena will have to tough it out with Budweiser! players at the same time. Indeed. His decision to name his
of them beginning and ending on Wredestrasse. Between ‘A Multicultural World Cup’ Fest for the little fans will provide first XI as long ago as April was classic one-upmanship: the
Arnulfstrasse. and Marsstrasse 21:00-22:30. Come at Munich City Run entertainment and games for children between 3 and rest of the pack now knows exactly what it has to beat.
20:00 for a free brake and wheel check. Family night on June 25, www.sportscheck.com 13 with special care being made to include activities for England as we have discussed, are not qualified to do so.
5 June. The route of this 21km race passes along quiet streets disabled children. With their original tactic of ‘keep it tight at the back and hope
from the city centre through the Theatinerstrasse and the If classical music is more to your taste you’ll enjoy the mega Wayne knocks one in from 30 yards’ now out of the window.
Tollwood Summer Festival Hofgarten to the English Garden and finishes at Marienplatz. open-air concert that will officially kick off the Fan Fest on 6 They have woken up to discover there is no plan B. Expect
14 June-9 July, open 14:00-01:00, Sat, Sun 11:00- There is also a 10 km run for families. June featuring three major Bavarian orchestras and the great then, a variation on plan A: ‘keep it tight at the back and hope
01:00. L-1, Olympiapark, (M) Olympiazentrum, tel. Placido Domingo entitled Three Orchestras and Stars. Frankie/Stevie/Becks knocks one in from 30 yards.’ Hardly
383 85 00, www.tollwood.de. The Long Night of Sport the stuff of legend.
Is any other nation prepared to meet Brazil’s challenge? Of
Every summer the Olympia Park hosts this fun-loving hippy July 2, tel. 30 61 00 41, www.die-lange-nacht.de. the traditional ‘big guns’ Argentina looks frail and lacking in
outdoor festival with live music, theatre and artisans selling
their wares. A shopper’s delight. You can enjoy food and
The World Cup games will undoubtedly attract loads of sports
fans and athletes looking for sporty fun on a non-match
Fanfest details cohesion, Italy – amid scandal at home – look less capable
even than England of putting together a decent run in the
music and of course, no festival in Munich would be complete night. They’ll find it in the Long Night of Sport, where some The Fanfest takes place daily from June 6 - July 9, is tournament, the host nation Germany currently possesses
without beer. 200 partners, including the city’s sports clubs, public sports open 13:00-23:00 on non-match days, and until 30 the worst team in their memory, Spain – crippled by the bizarre
grounds and the swimming pools at about 100 different venues, minutes after broadcast on match days; admission is selection policy of its coach – will underachieve once more,
Town Foundation Festival will present special opportunities to try out various sports free. Tickets for the Three Orchestras and Stars concert and France are an ageing, wilting team hardly set for one last
June 10-11, Sat 10:00-23:00, Sun 10:00-22:00. B-2, incorporating the themes romance, wellness, action and sport. in the Olympiastadion on 6 June at 20:30 cost €25-124 glorious hurrah. Only Holland, conspicuously absent from all
(M) Marienplatz, www.muenchen-tourist.de. Various Munich swimming pools will turn into adventure pools. talk of potential winners, look capable of mounting a decent
and can be booked via www.muenchen-ticket.de. Get challenge to Brazil. And even that will depend on their mood.
The proud city of Munich celebrates its 847th year with a In the Olympic Park a wide variety of team and beach sports, there on U-Bahn U3 to Olympiazentrum, tram N°20 to
huge street festival. You can expect thousands of drunken from football to beach football, will be offered. In the Englischer Indeed, the In Your Pocket prediction is that Brazil’s likeliest
Olympiapark West or tram N°12 to Olympiapark. More challengers will be an outsider. We – for no reason more
revellers, parades, music and bratwurst at this festival. The Garten courses on yoga, walking, running, tai chi and qui gong details: www.olympiapark.de.
usually prim and proper Munich folk let it all hang out. This will be on the programme. Leopoldstrasse will turn into an action scientific than a hunch – think the Ukraine will do well. We also
year’s fest will also highlight Mozart’s 250th birthday. and fun-sport mile. Open 16:00-01:00. Admission €10/4 for all like the look of the United States, and if they can find the net
often enough Portugal will do well. Yet none of these three
locations and use of public transport. will beat an on-form Brazil. And Brazil are the best team in
Munich Film Festival Germany. Not since Italy surprised even themselves to take
July 15-22, www.filmfest-muenchen.de Streetlife Festival the trophy in 1982 has the best team in the World Cup gone
Munich turns into Hollywood for a week when it hosts the film July 15-16, Sat 16:00-22:00, Sun 10:00-22:00, www. home empty handed.
festival with 200 films, most of which are premieres. This streetlife-festival.de. www.inyourpocket.com The cup then is Brazil’s to lose. We doubt very much that they
event attracts international stars and artists. It’s held on the Munich’s most impressive boulevards, Leopold- and Ludwigstrasse, will do so. But as we said four years ago (while we were heavily
‘Munich Movie Mile’, which means that all of the cinemas are will turn into a car-free zone for a lively street festival including street tipping France) in a cup competition, anything can happen…
within walking distance of each other. art and handicrafts, literature, music, dancing, sport and games.

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10 WHERE TO STAY WHERE TO STAY 11

Hotel categories are based on the most expensive double Maritim A-2, Goethestr. 7, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 55 23 Prinzregent an der Messe Riemerstr. 350, MRiem, tel.
room rate. Prices are rack rates, and are expected to go Symbol key 58 59, fax 55 23 59 02, info.mun@maritim.de, www. 94 53 90, fax 94 53 95 66, messe@prinzregent.de, www.
through the roof during the World Cup. maritim.de. Germany’s mega-chain of hotels not surprisingly prinzregent.de. Next to the Trade Fair Center the Prinzregent
P Air conditioning A Credit cards accepted has an impressive unit in Munich. Enter the elegant polished offers excellent business facilities and conference rooms. For
O Casino H Conference facilities granite lobby and proceed to its spacious rooms furnished the weary traveller there are also wellness facilities like a fitness
Over €200 with cable TV, minibar, phone, dataport and large bathrooms. room, a spa and massage. The restaurant serves Mediter-
An der Oper H-4, Falkenstr. 10, MKolumbuspl., tel. 290 T Child friendly U Facilities for the disabled Alternatively, head over to the top-floor swimming pool and ranean and Bavarian cuisine. Q83 rooms (singles N80 - 300,
02 70, fax 290 02 729, info@hotelanderoper.com, www. R Internet W Wi-Fi L Guarded parking sauna area or the piano bar with live music each evening. doubles N90 - 350, suites N110 - 395). AFKR hhhh
hotelanderoper.com. This place’s popularity could possibly have Nine conference halls have a capacity of upwards of 550
something to do with it being almost within arm’s length of the Hof- F Fitness centre G Non-smoking rooms people and the restaurant serves each room until 23:00. TRYP München F-3, Paul-Heyse-Str. 24, MHauptbahn-
bräuhaus. Regular and long-term guests, actors, opera singers and K Restaurant M Nearest U/S-Bahn station Q339 rooms (145 singles N171, 194 doubles N210, 11 hof, tel. 51 49 00, fax 51 49 07 01, reservation.tryp.
conductors included, enjoy spacious apartments with a kitchenette. suites N335 - 450, 1 presidential suite N550). ACDGH muenchen@solmelia.com, www.solmelia.com. The hotel
Standard rooms are a bit on the small side and the fittings aren’t D Sauna C Swimming pool KPR hhhh has changed ownership over the years but its latest incarna-
everyone’s taste but that shouldn’t bother you if a quiet, central tion is that of a modern, stylishly decorated business class
location is more important. Q68 rooms (61 singles N90 - 140, 61 Mercure City A-2, Senefelderstr. 9, MHauptbahnhof, hotel. Have a drink in the bar, read international press on com-
doubles N150 - 235, 7 suites N220 - 350). AGR hhhh Hilton Munich Park I-1, Am Tucherpark 7, tel. 38 450, tel. 55 13 20, fax 59 64 44, H0878@accor-hotels.com, fortable leather sofas or surf the web in the lobby. Rooms are
fax 38 45 25 88, www.munich-park.hilton.com. With a www.mercure.com. This large hotel offers comfortable and similar but differ in the amount of amenities offered. The most
ArabellaSheraton Grand Hotel N-2, Arabellastr. 6, health club, fitness room, sauna, steam room and massage convenient accommodation in the heart of the city. Rooms are comfortable accommodation provides fax machines, fresh
MArabellapark, tel. 92 640, fax 92 64 86 09, grandhotel. parlour, the 5-star Hilton sure knows how to pamper its similarly, yet tastefully decorated and include cable TV, phone, fruit, free minibar, a mobile phone and even slippers. Fitness
muenchen@arabellasheraton.com, www.arabellasheraton. patrons. The state-of-the-art rooms all have air conditioning dataport, minibar, climate control, great views of its summer centre, conference rooms and an impressive restaurant are
com. This new five-star deluxe colossus bills itself as “redefining and there’s also the presidential suite, for that very special beer garden and a Toblerone on each pillow. A restaurant, also at your service. Q201 rooms (8 singles N90 - 204, 164
the meaning of the term ‘Grand Hotel’ in the 21st century”. With sejour. The hotel has a restaurant and club, bistro and lobby conference facilities and a parking garage are also available. doubles N105 - 219). ADFGHKRU hhhh
a speciality restaurant, piano café, hairdresser, pool, saunas café called Kaffeeklatsch. Q461 rooms (61 singles N125 - Q167 rooms (58 singles N99 - 250, 167 doubles N99 -
and fitness centre, it’s the perfect place to while away a wet 450, 384 doubles N125 - 450, 15 suites N) Breakfast €21/ 285). AGHKLPRU
weekend. To remind yourself where you are, ignore the aestheti- €14.70. ACDFGHKPRU hhhhh hhhh
cally appalling exterior and check into one of the Bavarian rooms
or a tower-floor suite with views stretching as far as the Alps. Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten C-2, Maximillianstr. 17, Palace J-3, Trogerstr. 21,
Q643 rooms (28 singles N170 - 210, 587 doubles N195 - 235) MMarienpl., tel. 21 25 27 00, fax 21 25 27 77, reserva- MPrinzregentenpl., tel. 41
Breakfast €21. ACDFGHKPRU hhhhh tions.vierjahreszeiten@kempinski.com, www.kempin- 97 10, fax 41 97 18 19, info@
ski.com. Not surprisingly, Munich’s most salubrious hotel hotel-palace-muenchen.
Bayerischer Hof B-2, Promenadepl. 2-6, MMarienpl., tel. is located on the same street where Gucci, Dior and Cartier de, w w w.hotel-palace-
212 00, fax 212 09 06, Info@bayerischerhof.de, www.bayer- cater to the world’s highest tax bracket. The receptionists, muenchen.de. Don’t be misled
ischerhof.de. This historic hotel, which occupies nearly a complete swaddled in Bulgari scarves, survey the dark marble lobby by the banal facade of this build-
city block, was built at the behest of King Ludwig in 1841 because illuminated by stained glass from above. Choose from rooms ing - hidden behind is a most
his palace lacked indoor plumbing and he was too embarrassed to in the section of the hotel dating back 150 years or the newer luxurious hotel decorated in
entertain guests there. It’s now privately owned and operated by wing built in 1971 to accommodate Olympic traffic. All rooms classic French style; light, con-
the Volkhardt family who have possessed it for four generations. include the luxuries one would expect from such a hotel, but if temporary and sophisticated. A
It is said that they are involved in most decisions from the fabric you must explore then try the swimming pool, restaurant or, gastronomic chef, friendly staff,
used in rooms to the jazz acts performing in the club, not unlike God forbid, the business centre. Q316 rooms (61 singles fitness area, and a magical
Al-Fayed in Harrod’s. The oldest part of the hotel, a former palace N205, 202 doubles N230, 34 junior suites N700) Breakfast little garden all help raise the
and now a kind of miniature Versailles with modern technology, €29. ACDFGHKPRU hhhhh feel-good factor. No wonder
was incorporated into its structure in the 1970s to provide more politicians, tenors and an ex-
space for Olympic travellers. Needless to say each of its 395 rooms Le Méridien A-2, Bayerstr. 41, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 24 Wimbledon star are almost part
has a unique design, some in Laura Ashley styles, and include all 220, fax 24 22 11 11, info.muenchen@lemeridien.com, of the annual inventory. Q72
of the luxuries one would expect from a five-star hotel, with a few www.lemeridien-muenchen.com. Recently built around a rooms (66 singles N155 - 225,
extras like Sony Playstations. Three restaurants, a jazz club and an beautiful, central courtyard, this is one of the city’s best hotels. 66 doubles N200 - 280, 6
indoor/outdoor swimming pool are just a few of its perks. Q395 All rooms are spacious, decorated in soothing earth tones and suites N250 - 1000) Breakfast
rooms (88 singles N172 - 370, 259 doubles N279 - 416, 58 suites most include flat-screen TV with internet access and large €15. ADFGHKRU
N469 - 636). ACDFGHKPRU hhhhh bathrooms. Unique features include teddy bears, doorbells hhhhh
outside each room. It also has the largest hotel pool in the
Excelsior A-2, Schützenstr. 11, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 55 city. The restaurant’s menu was created by a chef with two Parkhotel Theresienhöhe
13 70, fax 55 13 71 21, reservat.excelsior@geisel-hotels. Michelin stars under his belt, and the bar hosts live music most E-3, Theresienhöhe, Parkstr.
de, www.geisel-hotels.de. Its stunning lobby is a mix of old world evenings. Q381 rooms (352 doubles N125 - 375, 29 suites 31, MSchwanthalerhöhe,
elegance and rustic countryside décor - just the first indication that N575 - 995). ACDFGHKPRU hhhhh tel. 51 99 50, fax 51 99 54
it does indeed excel in quality and service. All rooms are spacious 20, info@parkhoteltheresien-
and furnished in bright colours with beautiful views, cable TV, minibar, Mandarin Oriental C-2, Neuturmstr. 1, MMarienpl., hoehe.de, www.parkhotel-
phone and opulent bathrooms. The staff are also very proud of the tel. 29 09 80, fax 22 25 39, momuc-reservations@ theresienhoehe.de. Thanks to
hotel’s wine bar which boasts some extremely rare vintages. Q113 mohg.com, www.mandarinoriental.com. Upon entering enormous 70m2 family rooms,
rooms (52 singles N130 - 200, 54 doubles N175 - 280, 7 suites the lobby one is tempted by the smell of chocolate and patrons needn’t fear of falling
N280 - 350) Breakfast €16. AGHKPRU hhhh coffee wafting from the café - a good omen. All rooms are over each other here. Larger
&INDYOUR(/-%SUITE(/-%INFOURDIFFERENTDESTINATIONSIN"ERLIN
incredibly spacious, decorated in subtle tones with the odd suites have 2 bed rooms and /UREXCLUSIVELYFURNISHEDHOTELROOMSANDAPARTMENTS FOUR STARSERVICE
Hilton Munich City D-3, Rosenheimer Str. 15, MRosen- oriental vase as a kind of subliminal branding. In addition to long-term stays are encour- ANDFASCINATINGSURROUNDINGSWILLMAKEYOURSTAYSOMETHINGOUTOFTHE
heimer Pl., tel. 48 040, fax 48 04 48 04, www.munich-city. cable TV, climate control, dataport and video or DVD players aged. The rooms centre on ORDINARY"ESIDESTHENORMALHOTELSERVICESSUCHASCLEANING RECEPTIONAND
hilton.com. Priding itself as the only hotel in Munich with a direct in standard rooms, suites have the added benefit of stereos, a peaceful li t tle cour t yard. LAUNDRY WEPROVIDEANUMBEROFAMENITIESLIKESHUTTLESERVICE BIKERENTAL
subway connection to the trade fair and airport, the Hilton offers play stations, great views and a special button to summon Q28 rooms (9 singles N109 - ORSHOPPINGSERVICE
everything you’d expect from a top class chain of hotels. It has housekeeping. Perhaps the best aspect of the hotel is the 159, 10 doubles N134 - 229, 4AKEAVACATIONFROMTHEORDINARYnWETAKECAREOFALMOST EVERYTHING
its own Bavarian-style pub, buffet/restaurant, café and bar, so no fact that it’s right next to the Hofbräuhaus. Q73 rooms 6 suites N194 - 259, 3 junior WWWHOME SUITE HOMEDE
guest need go starving here. Q481 rooms (481 singles N115 - (53 singles N280 - 380, 53 doubles N330 - 430, 6 suites sui tes N164 - 245). AH
450, 481 doubles N115 - 450, 20 junior suites, 1 presidential suite) N1100 - 1400, 14 junior suites N520 - 820) Breakfast €24. hhhh
Breakfast €21/ €14.70. ADGHKPRU hhhh ACFGHKPRU hhhhh

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Holiday Inn München D-3, Hochstr. 3, MRosenheimer
€125-200
Advokat C-3, Baaderstr. 1, MIsartorpl., tel. 21 63 10,
fax 216 31 90, info@hotel-advokat.de, www.hotel-advo-
Pl., tel. 48 030, fax 448 82 27, muchb@ichotelsgroup.
com, www.forumhotel.de. This eleven-storey hotel opposite
the Gasteig Arts Centre may not look exciting from the outside,
Enjoy your stay at the
kat.de. Celebrated as the first “design” hotel in Munich, the
eccentrically elegant Advokat is for the guest who prefers the
modern, minimalist touch to luxury. Enjoy paparazzi-eye views
but some rooms enjoy excellent views of the city skyline. Those
on the superior floors come with their own safe and computer.
Q580 rooms (12 singles N169, 556 doubles N189, 12 junior
NH Nürnberg-City!
of the fashionable Gärtnerplatz district from the roof, a bot- suites N219). ACDFGHKPR hhhh
tomless minibar and a superb all-you-can eat breakfast buffet.
Q50 rooms (17 singles N115 - 255, 33 doubles N135 - 275, Holiday Inn South Kistlerhofstr. 142, tel. 78 00 20,
1 apartment N170 - 210). AGR hhh fax 78 00 26 72, mucso.reservations@ichotelsgroup.
com, www.holiday-inn.com/munich-south. A quiet loca-
Best Western Atrium F-3, Landwehrstr. 59, MThere- tion, smart balconied rooms, soothing courtyard-views and
sienwiese, tel. 51 41 90, fax 53 50 66, info@atrium-ho- a speedy train connection into the city centre make this
tel.de, www.atrium-hotel.de. The Atrium does indeed have 320-room, all-mod-cons establishment a sound choice. Close to the historic railway station and the pedestrian zones of „Breite Gasse”, „Königsstraße” and
a sunny atrium courtyard at its centre and a great location Rooms are nicely priced for the four star quality it has. Q320 „Kaiserstraße”, the NH Nürnberg-City offers you a warm welcome. The city’s most lovely museums invite
between the train station and the city’s festival grounds. The rooms (307 singles N79 - 199, 307 doubles N79 - 199, 1 suite you to a cultural experience. At christmastime, a visit to the famous Christkindlesmarket for Mulled Wine,
comfortable rooms are tastefully decorated in soft colours N179 - 299, 12 executive room N99 - 119) Breakfast €17. Lebkuchen and Nuremberg Sausages is a must. The trade fair and the airport are quickly reached as well.
and include cable TV, dataport, phone and minibar. Q160 ACDFGHKPRU hhhh
rooms (57 singles N139, 90 doubles N169, 13 triples N199).
ADFGHRU hhhh Jedermann A-2, Bayerstr. 95, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 54 32 Our rooms are generously equipped and offer lots of room to relax. In addition
40, fax 54 32 41 11, info@hotel-jedermann.de, www.hotel- to a bath/shower and WC, all rooms have satellite TV, a mini bar, hairdryer,
Daniel A-2, Sonnenstr. 5, MKarlspl., tel. 54 82 40, jedermann.de. Considering its great location for Oktoberfest, air-conditioning as well as high speed internet access. In the fitness area with
fax 55 34 20, info@hotel-daniel.de, www.daniel-ho- its friendly, family-run service and its inexpensive prices you’d be
its sauna, solarium and steam bath, you will find an opportunity to relax and
tels.de. A shopper’s delight - this hotel is literally steps a fool not to stay here, but book in advance as it was voted the
away from the pedestrian zone between the station and 18th most-liked hotel in its class in Germany. The rooms are a bit rejuvenate. Revitalize yourself for the day at our generous and healthy break-
Marienplatz. There’s a direct S-Bahn connection to the small but offer cable TV, phone, dataport, modern furnishings and fast buffet.
airport and what the hotel charmingly describes as the connecting room doors for families. Rooms with shared facilities
mess area, but which, we hope, means trade fair (Messe). lack the amenities and flash but are comfortable and economical.
There’s a laptop connection in every room in case you Q55 rooms (15 singles N49 - 119, 32 doubles N67 - 169, 8
aren’t here just for the shopping. Q81 rooms (21 singles triples N64 - 187). AGHPRU hhh
N79 - 105, 43 doubles N108 - 137, 12 triples N137 - 155). The various business services of our hotel are at your
AGHPR hhh Marriott Hotel Munich Berliner Str. 93, MNordfried- demand whenever you require them for a seminar, mee-
hof, tel. 36 00 20, fax 36 00 22 00, muenchen.marriott@
Europäischer Hof A-1, Bayerstr. 31, MHauptbahnhof, marriotthotels.com, www.marriott.com/mucno. Billed as ting or large event. 7 function rooms for up to 290 people,
tel. 55 15 10, fax 551 51 14 44, info@heh.de, www. a Full Service Hotel, there’s literally nothing you couldn’t wish fully air-conditioned and equipped with the latest in con-
heh.de. Like Old Europe, it’s a little past it’s prime, but still for in terms of creature comforts at this state-of-the-art place, ference technology offer ideal conditions. Our business
a reasonably priced option that couldn’t be more central. four kilometres from the city centre. Homey bedrooms come service team will assist you in every detail of planning and
Singles are small, with bathrooms nearly as large as the with a king or queen-size bed, air conditioning and a cordless
proper room and doubles are much more spacious albeit telephone. There are two attractive American-style eateries; organization.
with slightly dated décors. All rooms include cable TV, safe, the California Grill Restaurant, with its weekly theme evenings
trouser press, minibar and phone. More unique features of the and Sunday brunch, or the less formal Champions Bar with 18
hotel are the chapel and the Munich airport flight schedules TV screens and American beer. Q348 rooms (320 singles
listed on the monitors in the reception area. Q148 rooms N95 - 405, 320 doubles N95 - 405, 28 suites N) Breakfast Experience “nhube”, our new Discover the new multifunctional
(148 singles N79 - 146, 148 doubles N89 - 196). AGH €19/16,. ACDFGHKPRU hhhh
PRU hhh restaurant idea that’s simply area created by Ferran Adrià and NH
Mercure Altstadt B-2, Hotterstr. 4, MMarienpl., tel. made for watching TV, surfing Hoteles, where restaurant services,
Exquisit A-3, Pettenkoferstr. 3, MSendlinger Tor, 23 25 90, fax 23 25 91 27, h3709@accor-hotels.com, the internet, enjoying culinary leisure and entertainment are com-
tel. 551 99 00, fax 55 19 94 99, info@hotel-exquisit. www.mercure.com. Located in the heart of the Old Town delicacies, reading or simply bined.
com, www.hotel-exquisit.com. Central yet secluded, this is this modern hotel with all the comforts of home. Glass
four-star hotel is decidedly for the non-smoker. Certified bricks have been placed in the exterior walls of the hallways relaxing.
smoke-free rooms are available and guests can tuck into to produce more light and the rooms are also bright deco-
a hearty breakfast of meats and cheeses in a smoke-free rated in brown, beige and black colours. Cable TV, climate
zone too. The hotel bistro, also open to non-guests, does control, minibar, phone, dataport and writing desks are all
a superb Sunday brunch for under €10 a head. Note the standard. Its restaurant, The Fat Man, is a good choice for Enjoy the exceptional cuisine Feel the pleasure of reading,
chauffeur-driven car, should you fancy touring town in style. local cuisine. Q74 rooms (11 singles N94 - 235, 59 doubles which Ferran Adrià has listening to music, having a
Q50 rooms (5 singles N129 - 210, 34 doubles N170 - 250, N104 - 245, 3 suites N150 - 248, 1 junior suite N130 - 215). exclusively prepared for you. meal… in a setting which
11 suites N215 - 310). ADGHRU hhhh AGHK hhh Varied, simple and exquisite. has been designed to cater
Four Points Hotel Olympiapark L-1, Helene-Mayer- Pension Seibel Reichenbachstr. 8, tel. 231 91 80, for all your needs.
Ring 12, MOlympiazentrum, tel. 35 75 10, fax 35 75 fax 26 78 03, pension.seibel@t-online.de, www.seibel-
18 00, fourpoints.olympiapark@arabellasheraton.com, hotels-munich.de. Book into the top-most suite at this
www.arabellasheraton.com. At the heart of the Olympic family-run hotel close to the Viktualienmarkt and enjoy a
Village, the Four Points has been playing host to international roof-top view of the Marienkirche. Each room is tastefully
sports teams for over 30 years. With plenty three to four-bed rustic, homey and spacious whilst several family apartments
rooms and all the Olympic facilities just around the corner, this with kitchenette cater for up to five. Chirpy Frau Seibel dishes
is one of Munich’s best family hotels. Claim your free voucher up a marvellous breakfast spread including oven-fresh cakes NH NÜRNBERG-CITY
for a ride up to the revolving restaurant of the Olympia Tower. and patisseries. Q20 rooms (20 singles N49 - 120, 20 Bahnhofstraße 17-19 | 90402 Nürnberg
Q105 rooms (105 singles N115 - 165, 105 doubles N135 - doubles N69 - 139, triples N99 - 199, 3 apartments N145 - T. 0911 9999-0 | F. 0911 9999-100
190) Breakfast €13. AGHKLR hhh 300). AG
nhnuernbergcity@nh-hotels.com www.nh-hotels.com

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Königswache G-2, Steinheilstr. 7, MTheresienstr.,


Emergency accommodation tel. 542 75 70, fax 523 21 14, info@koenigswache.de,
www.inyourpocket.com www.koenigswache.de. A short walk from the museums,
Munich is no stranger to having hordes of tourists raid yet quietly located, this recently renovated hotel prides itself
the town. They deal with it every year at Oktoberfest time on personal service. All 39 rooms are sound-proofed, some
after all, when 6 million people visit the biggest party Renaissance München Hotel N-1, Theodor-Dombart- non-smoker. For €8 a day, motorists can rent their own garage.
in the world. Therefore, there are tents and camping Str. 4, MNordfriedhof, tel. 36 09 90, fax 360 99 65 00, Königswache welcomes pets as well as their owners. Q39
areas set up in and around Munich to accommodate rhi.mucbr.reservations@renaissancehotels.com, www. rooms (20 singles N69 - 94, 19 doubles N79 - 117, 9 triples
the huge numbers of fans expected to come to see the marriott.com/mucbr. Part of the Marriott chain, this 261- N99 - 137). AGKR hhh
World Cup. If you want more than canvas over your head, room modern hotel enjoys a quiet location in Schwabing close
search www.checkin-muenchen.de or www.statthotel.de to the English Garden and the Olympic Stadium. There’s a Prinz D-4, Hochstr. 45, MRosenheimer Pl., tel. 441 40
for private accommodation offers; these sites list short good restaurant where you can enjoy mediterranian cuisine. 80, fax 441 40 83 33, contact@hotel-prinz.de, www.
and long-term furnished rooms or complete apartments The newly refurbished bar (with marmor floor, glass and hotel-prinz.de. This newly built, classy hotel run by Herr and
and houses. black leather couches) promises cocktails and tasty snacks. Frau Durow is reputed for individual service. It’s central - the
Complimentary copies of the Financial Times are delivered to Deutsches Museum and Gasteig Arts Centre are a stone’s
The Tent, K-1,In den Kirschen 30, tel. 14 14 300, rooms on weekdays and fresh-brew coffee is on the house. throw away - and yet very peaceful. There’s an all-organic
see-you@the-tent.com, www.the-tent.com. Q261 rooms (singles N89 - 155, doubles N98 - 155, suites breakfast buffet and a cosy little French restaurant next
The most convenient and surprisingly well-equipped N119 - 185) Breakfast €17. ADFGHKR hhhh door. Modern art fans should feel at home here amongst
campsite is called simply The Tent and is a 13-minute the regularly changing exhibitions, whilst rooms on the top
tram ride away from the city centre in a large park near floor offer a unique view over Munich. Q40 rooms (40
the Botanical Garden. There is one huge 600m² main Under €125 doubles N80 - 95) Breakfast €12.50. AGHKPRU
tent and there are smaller ‘bed tents’ that are slightly Am Markt C-2, Heiliggeiststr. 6, MMarienpl., tel. hhhh
more comfortable. Some of the conveniences include: 22 50 14, fax 22 40 17, hotel-am-markt.muenchen@
lockers, washer/dryer, warm meals, internet terminal, t-online.de, www.hotelinmunich.de. No distance from Savoy Amalienstr. 25, MLeopoldstr., tel. 28 10 61,
music, campfires, chill-out zones, guest kitchen, guided the Viktualienmarkt, this small, unpretentious hotel enjoys a fax 28 01 61, info@savoy-garni.de, www.savoy-garni.
tours through Munich’s Altstadt, hot showers, bike prime and peaceful location. Rooms are somewhat spartan de. Choose between large family rooms which have bunk
rentals, sports and so on. The camp is environmentally and many lack en-suite facilities, but with rooms this cheap, beds, a luxurious bathtub, king-size French bedrooms or the
friendly and uses no paper or plastic cups and dishes, no who’s complaining. The only noise likely to encroach upon twin rooms, which also double as singles. Rounding off the
mass-produced meat products and there is no curfew. your beauty sleep is the clanging of next door’s church bells. something-to-suit everyone line-up are the business bed-
Special prices for the World Cup: Main tent €11 per Q30 rooms (10 singles N38 - 66, 20 doubles N87 - 92, 4 rooms. Compact and basic, these are based on the notion
person, per night. For small tents €6.50 per person and triples N99 - 123). A that business people are there only to sleep. Q74 rooms
€5.50 for 1-3 person tent, €18 for 1-4, €39 for 10-30. If (singles N69, doubles N79). AGR hhh
you bring your own tent it’s €6.50 per person. All prices Carlton C-1, Fürstenstr. 12, MOdeonspl., tel. 28 20
include blankets and sleeping pads. Reservations only 61, fax 28 43 91, info@carlton-garni.de, www.renner- Seibels Park Hotel L-2, Maria-Eich-Str. 32, MPasing,
for groups of more than 15. Get there by tram N°17 to hotel-ag.de. Luxury is the buzzword at this traditional hotel, tel. 829 95 20, fax 82 99 52 99, seibels-park-hotel@
Botanischer Garten. which counts professors, princes and politicians amongst t-online.de, www.seibel-hotels-munich.de. It seems no
its regulars and serves champagne and smoked salmon for expense was spared beautifying this upmarket hotel next to Apartments
Campingplatz München-Thalkirchen, Zentral- breakfast at no extra charge. Heaped with homey fittings, a Pasing Park. Each grand, Florentine villa-style room comes Mr. Lodge Barer Str. 32, tel. 340 82 30, mrlodge@
ländstr. 49, tel. 72 31 70 7, www.muenchen-tour- wellness centre and some of the plushest curtains in town, with a balcony and feels almost palatial. For sheer luxury, mrlodge.de, www.mrlodge.de. Specialised in long-term rent-
ist.de. Take the U3 to Thalkirchen then bus N°135 to Carlton will spoil you silly. Q49 rooms (13 singles N77, 16 don’t miss breakfast in the equally elegant dining room. Q39 al of apartments, flats and houses in all areas of Munich. The
Floßlände. doubles N87). ADFGR hhh rooms (39 singles N69, 39 doubles N85, triples N99, quads minimum rental time is one month. Adresses and photos can
N119). AG hhhh be found on their website. Q (singles N500 - 1300, doubles
Camping München Obermenzing, Loch - Gästehaus Englischer Garten Liebergesellstr. 8, N900 - 2000, triples N1200 - 3000, studios N600 - 1000).
hausener Str. 59, tel. 8 11 22 35, www.camping- tel. 383 94 10, fax 38 39 41 33, www.hotelenglisch-
platz-muenchen.de. By car, take the A99 direction ergarten.de. Overlooking a beer garden on the edge of Airport hotels
Stuttgart, exit Munich-Lochause then left on Loch- the English Garden, this converted windmill makes an ideal As Germany’s second largest airport, Munich gets quite a Hostels
hausener Strasse. base for exploring the city, just a five-minute walk down the lot of business and conference traffic making use of the Generally clean and a good deal cheaper than pensions, youth
road. With its oldy-worldy rooms and delightful bird-chirping facilities in and around the airport before taking off to the hostels are a great place to hang your rucksack, particularly if
Campingplatz Nord-West, Auf den Schrederwi- garden, it’s a grandmother’s dream. Try for rooms in the main next destination. Although there’s just one hotel actually you’re travelling alone and not averse to sharing a room. Not
esen 3, tel. 15 06 93 6, www.campingplatz-nord- building as these have more character than the self-catering on the airport grounds, there are alternatives nearby, everything labelled Jugend is actually a state-run DJH-hostel
west.de. By car, take Dachauerstr. going north to the apartments in the annex down the road. Q25 rooms (5 ensuring you don’t get a glimpse of Munich. For more (Jugendherberge) though (and not always as cheap). There are
Schrederwiesen. singles N60 - 95, 19 doubles N68 - 106, 2 triples N94 - 115, information about the airport, see the Munich Airport Jugendhotels, Jugendgasthäuser (guest houses) and even a
13 apartments N81 - 105). AR section. Jugendlager. To get into an official Bavarian Jugendherberge
you need to be a member, under 26 (one place charitably ad-
Kempinski Airport Munich Airport, Terminalstr. Mitte mits under 27-year olds too), a group leader or part of a family
20, MFlughafen, tel. 978 20, fax 97 82 25 13, info@ with at least one child under 18.
kempinski-airport.de, www.kempinski-airport.de. This
five-star affair is so close to Munich Airport that you have Euro Youth Hotel A-2, Senefelderstr. 5, MHauptbahn-
a ringside view of the runway. Centred around a stylish, hof, tel. 599 08 80, fax 59 90 88 77, info@euro-youth-
glass-walled atrium, the 389 excellently sound-proofed, hotel.de, www.euro-youth-hotel.de. Judging by the piles
all-mod-con rooms enjoy king-size beds, gargantuan mirrors of weathered backpacks in the lobby and the lack of toilet
and celebrity-style bathrooms. If you’re suffering from jet paper in the toilets, one could easily surmise that this place
lag, the Fit & Fly health club with its state-of-the-art swim- is popular with the youth of Europe and beyond. Dormitory
ming pool promises to pamper. There are also two rather beds are clean and private rooms priced considerably higher
elegant restaurants; one specialises in international theme include cable TV, a phone, sink, bed and not much else.
buffets, the other offers authentic Asian and Mediterranean Shared showers and bathrooms in the corridor. One computer
cuisine against a designer garden backdrop. Q389 rooms with internet access is available in the bar, which gets fairly
(389 singles N132 - 390, 389 doubles N132 - 390, suites crowded in the evening. Q58 rooms (9 singles N44, 18
N410 - 2500, studio N350 - 650) Breakfast €24. ACD doubles N59, 16 triples N63, dorm beds N17) Triple & Dorm
FGHKLPRU hhhhh breakfast €4,90. GN

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Prices vary, but, generally speaking, eating out in Munich is Haxnbauer H-3, Sparkassenstr., MMarienpl., tel. 216 Paulaner im Tal C-2, Tal 21, MMarienpl., tel. 219 94
not cheap. The best value for money tends to be Italian fare, Symbol key 65 40, www.haxnbauer.de. The crackling pork knuckle 00. Trying to adapt the old brewhouse look, this relatively new
with a single course meal and drink for one costing about and suckling pig slowly turning on a beech charcoal rotisserie restaurant does a good job applying dark wood to the interior.
€10-14. Traditional Bavarian food costs around €16-18 a P Air conditioning A Credit cards accepted tempts many a passer-by to this old-fashioned Bavarian beerh- Serving Bavarian dishes, it has a good lunch menu deal (€5)
head. Most restaurants have a lunch menu which usually E Live music S Take away all housed in an historic 14th century building. This meat-eater’s but keep in mind they make their profits from the drinks.
features the same items from the evening menu but much delight has its own butcher and specialises in different types of QOpen 10:00 - 24:00, Sun 16.00 - 24.00. (€8-17). AB
cheaper. Prices in brackets indicate the range of main dishes. T Child friendly U Facilities for the disabled dark beer. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00. (€8-16). AJ
G Non-smoking areas L Guarded parking Pfistermühle C-2, Pfisterstr. 4, MMarienpl., tel. 23 70
Leopold H-1, Leopoldstr. 50, MGiselastr., tel. 383 86 38 65. Just look for the 16th-century building crawling with ivy
Afghan O Casino M Nearest U/S-Bahn station 80. It’s refreshing that on a trendy street like Leopoldstraße, for real Bavarian cuisine. Marinated meat is so tender it melts
Lemar B-2, Brunnstr. 4, MSendlinger Tor, tel. 26 94 94 R Internet W Wi-Fi connection where all the cafés begin to look alike after the first block, you in your mouth and the staff are always in earshot in case you
54. If you’ve never eaten cuisine from this part of the world, can still find the staples of Bavarian cuisine - pork knuckle, need something. Try the Pfistermühle speciality - a savoury
Lemar may be an ideal first experience as the wait staff are sausages and pretzels just to name a few. Carved wooden mixed grill served on a bed of cheese spätzle. The wine list
friendly and helpful and the food is nothing short of fantastic. chairs proudly display the ‘HB’ of the Hofbräu beer served is also first rate and Ayinger is available on draught. QOpen
Try the quabelli palau ba kababe morgh (marinated chicken Bavarian here, old lithographs adorn the walls and for some reason 12:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. (€12-17). AB
pieces, stewed spinach and fried basmati rice with raisins and Bavarian cooking is tasty, filling and not exactly for weight- that currently eludes us, a giant depiction of the zodiac is
pistachios), which is much tastier than it sounds. If traditional watchers. Restaurants known as Gaststätten are the best painted on the ceiling. QOpen 10:30 - 24:00, Thu, Fri, Sat Wirtshaus zur Brez’n H-1, Leopoldstr. 72, MGiselastr., tel.
yoghurt drinks aren’t what you’re after, then choose from a places to enjoy it. Equally popular with the natives are 10:30 - 01:00. (€9-13). ABP 39 00 92, www.zurbrezn.de. You know you’ve stumbled onto
selection of Afghan teas or something from the impressive the beer halls, which offer real atmosphere and portions an authentic Bavarian restaurant when the menu you’re reading is
wine list. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. (€8-12). B of meat to challenge the hungriest of appetites.Munich’s Marktstüberl F-4, Zenettistr. 11, MPoccisstr., tel. divided into three main categories - Grandma’s Kitchen, Food from
specialities include Weisswurst, a boiled white veal 746 14 10. Weißwurst and Wiener sausage don’t come the Farm and Classics from Swine. Decorated in rustic resplen-
sausage usually served with a pretzel or bread and sweet any fresher than at this eatery-cum-butcher’s on the site dence and large hanging pretzels (Bretzel), it becomes a popular
American mustard. If sausages aren’t your thing, try Leberkäse, of Munich’s former slaughter house. Three grandmotherly cocktail house at night thanks to its location and the fact that it
Bobolovsky’s M-1, Ursulastr. 10, MMünchner Freiheit, a spicy meatloaf served in very thick slices. Even more women churn out hearty servings of beef roulade, Schweine- serves food until 02:30. QOpen 10:00 - 03:00. (€7-15). B
tel. 39 73 63, www.bobolovsky.de. If over-exposure to substantial is the porky Schweinshaxn knuckle of pork braten pig roast and fist-size pork knuckles. The coolest thing
Bavarian cooking has left you craving for burgers, spicy wings, washed down by a litre mug of beer. Further hearty fare to order though is the trio’s famous potato salad, served only Zum Ewigen Licht B-2, Marienpl. 22, MMarienpl.,
ribs and tortillas, Bobolovsky’s has the answer: Monday happy includes Rippchen (ribs), Schweinebraten mit Knödel (roast on Fridays with baked fish. QOpen 06:00 - 24:00. Closed tel. 23 88 66 96. A café since 1857 and the supposed
hour fill-yourself-full American buffet (€8.90). And to celebrate pork with dumplings) and Krautschnupfnudeln - elongated Sat, Sun. (€6-10). birthplace of Munich’s most revered edible, Weisswurst, Zum
your rehab, join regular local drinkers for happy cocktails Sunday fried dumplings dished up with boiled cabbage and fried Ewigen Licht caters mostly to tourists these days which is not
to Thursday and knock back all you can for €4.50. QOpen bacon. Orlando C-2, Platzl 4, MMarienpl., tel. 24 23 80 30. surprising given its location opposite the Neues Rathaus. Al-
09:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 03:00. BNPST A sophisticated tourist bistro/restaurant set in a beautiful though largely discredited by scholars as the true first creator
Augustiner am Dante Dantestr. 16, MWestfriedhof, building from 1899 on the square that also houses the Hof- of Bavaria’s national sausage, no one seems to care, least
Edison & Co. Schulstr. 28, MRotkreuzpl., tel. 13 03 93 tel. 15 91 98 70. Münchners are into what they call After- bräuhaus. Well known for it’s well-priced light buffet (€13), it of all travellers from foreign lands. Service is dreadfully slow,
93, www.edisonundco.de. A burger restaurant with style. Vork Dinner (jawohl). The €6.99 specials (drink of your choice also serves the usual, heavier Bavarian dishes. Augustiner but the view is sublime and the little white links are delicious.
Enjoy a great selection of burger and beer specials in a model included) attract more than just hungry business folk en route beer is on tap. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00. (€8-16). AB QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. (€5-9). B
of Thomas Edison’s home. Rooms include the library, planning to the dance floor. The meat at this bright and cheery family-
room and workshop in this theme restaurant. QOpen 11:30 - run restaurant comes direct from the local slaughterhouse
01:00, Sat, Sun 17:00 - 01:00. (€8-15). AB (try the tasty, typically Bavarian Fleischpflanzerl, a spicy pork
patty) and the chef handpicks the vegetables from the market
Julep’s New York Bar & Restaurant J-4, Breisacherstr. stalls. There are also two good-value, daily changing dishes
18, MOstbahnhof, tel. 448 00 44, www.joepenas.de. for just €5 and fish on Friday. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00. (€7-15).
The combination of ceiling fans, redbrick walls and bar would BGKNPST
fit right in in Brooklyn, but who’s de putz who hung Gil Hodges
(Boston Red Sox 1934) on the wall? Don’t ask the bartenders in Beim Sedlmayr C-2, Westenriederstr. 14, MIsartor,
button-down shirts and ties, they’re busy making six and seven tel. 22 62 19. Crammed with oak-panelled walls, old-fash-
brightly-colored elixirs at once. The daily happy hour runs all ioned lighting and colourful locals dying to tell you their life
night on Sunday. Beer is overpriced, so skip to the nine julep story, this atmospheric Bavarian restaurant is worlds away
drinks, 12 kinds of tequila or 22 variations of whiskey. QOpen from the more tourist-oriented beer halls just a few doors
17:00 - 01:00. Kitchen closes 23:00. (€7–15). AB down. The daily-changing menu is great for calf dishes; try
the Sauernieren - sour kidneys with roast potatoes. QOpen
09:00 - 21:30, Sat 08:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. (€8-14). B

Georgenhof H-1, Friedrichstr. 1, MGieselastr., tel. 39


31 01, www.georgenhof.de. Typical Bavarian Schmankerl
(delicious morsels, literally) are what pulls the crowd to this
rustic restaurant also famed for its typical Bavarian Gemütlich-
keit (conviviality). The roast duck is some of the best in Munich
and you can watch the cooks prepare your fresh fish or meat
over a charcoal grill in the middle of the dining area. The menu
changes daily. QOpen 12:30 - 01:00. (€8-25). B

Halali C-1, Schönfeldstr. 22, MOdeonspl., tel. 28 59


09. Traditional Bavarian eatery reputed for its game. The
wooden-panelled rooms decked with hunting trophies make
the perfect backdrop for Herr Mair’s specialities such as
stuffed hare and Pfifferling mushrooms on a cognac sauce
or pheasant breast in a Steinpilz crust. It’s not a hunting
license but a well-charged credit card that you need here.
Q Open 12:00 - 15:00; 18:00- 01:00. Sat 18:00 - 24:00.
JvM Closed Sun. (€16-22). A

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Paulaner am Nockherberg H-4, Hochstr. 77, MKo-


Breakfast lumbuspl., tel. 459 91 30, www.paulaner-am-nockher-
Irish pubs may be the ideal venue for expats to eat break- www.inyourpocket.com berg.com. The beer garden has spectacular views from
fast in the afternoon, but Munich’s cafés are the best the top of the famous Nockherberg Hill and the restaurant
places to go for early birds on the run. boasts the best starkbier (strong dark beer), Salvator, and
hosts the famous Lenten Starkbierfest. In addition to the
Bodo’s Conditoreicafé A-2, Herzog-Wilhelmstr. 29, Augustiner am Dom B-2, Frauenplatz 8, MMarienpl., typical Bavarian fair, this restaurant offers a large selection
MSendlinger Tor, tel. 236 65 20, www.bodos.de. In tel. 291 94 50. This quaint Bavarian brewery house serves of wild game and a token vegetarian menu section. QOpen
addition to freshly baked cakes and other goodies, Bodo’s Munich’s most beloved Helles beer, Augustiner. It also 10:00 - 24:00. (€5-18). ABGP
serves an excellent choice of breakfast ranging from a simple specialises in Schweinmagen (pork belly) and Kalbstock-
croissant and coffee to eggs and sausages. QOpen 07:30 - wurst (veal sausage), with extremely cheap prices for this Paulaner Bräuhaus F-4, Kapuzinerplatz 5, MGoe-
20:30, Sat 08:00 - 20:30, Sun 08:00 - 21:00. BNS part of town. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Sun 11:00 - 23:00. thepl., tel. 544 61 10. If you want to avoid the tourist trail,
(€4-9). B take a short metro ride from Marienplatz for local food and
Guglhupf Café B-2, Kaufingerstr. 5, MMarienpl., tel. men in lederhosen. You’ll know you’re at the right place when
260 88 68, www.cafe-guglhupf.de. Eggs, sausages, jam Augustiner Großgaststätte B-2, Neuhauserstr. 27, you spot the shiny copper vats filled with unfiltered Paulaner
and rolls and other typical German breakfast food are found MKarlspl., tel. 23 18 32 57, www.augustiner-restau- beer, one of the world’s best know wheat brews. Soak up the
here. Cakes and pastries are also served within their quaint rant.com. Groß, meaning big, is an understatement - a really atmosphere of parquet floors, intricate tile work and stained
rustic interior. QOpen 08:00 - 20:00, Sun 10:00 - 19:00. gross one. You could walk around this restaurant and beer glass ceilings in this recently renovated brewpub. QOpen
(€5-7). B hall for days. Just when you think you’ve seen the last huge 10:00 - 01:00. (€5-15). AB
room with antlers mounted on the wall, you turn a corner and
there’s another one or even a hidden courtyard beer garden. Spatenhaus an der Oper C-1/2, Residenzstr. 12,
Brew houses Like Munich, the brew is historic and excellent, as is the lo- MOdeonspl., tel. 290 70 60. Bavarian treats like pork
Altes Hackerbräuhaus B-2, Sendlingerstr. 14, cal cuisine prepared with meat from its own butcher shop. knuckles, seasonal dishes for the gourmet and standard
MSendlinger Tor, tel. 260 50 26, www.hackerhaus.de. QOpen 09:00 - 24:00. (€8-12). AB sausages and sauerkraut are all served in this elegant res-
If the calf’s lungs with dumplings isn’t exactly what you had taurant, home of one of Germany’s best known brewers since
in mind for your traditional meal in Munich, there are plenty of Donisl B-2, Weinstr. 1, MMarienpl., tel. 22 01 84. 1896. QOpen 09:30 - 24:00. (€9-17). AB
other less risky options - for instance, sausages, schnitzels “Munich doesn’t have to be expensive” declares a sign at
and sauerbraten. With an incredible brewing and gastronomic the entrance to this traditional beer house, which pledges to Unionsbräu Haidhausen J-3, Einsteinstr. 42, MMax-
tradition that spans the centuries, this beautiful building fill you up for no more than €6.95. True to word, not even the Weber-Pl., tel. 47 76 77, www.unionsbraeu.de. Dine in a
may be one of the best addresses in town for true Bavarian succulent roast ox or a quarter of a fattened duck with potato vine-bedecked subterranean chamber amidst the steaming
atmosphere. Hacker-Pschorr beers on draught. QOpen dumplings will cost you a single cent more. Choose whether copper kettles of the Union brewery; you can observe the brew-
09:00 - 23:30. (€6-29). AB you wish to sit with the Japanese-dominated tourists on the ing process from your table. The brewery opened in Munich
ground floor or the locals and businessmen above, but don’t in 1885 and now belongs to Löwenbräu. Come on Thursday, JvM
Andechser am Dom B-2, Weinstr. 7, MMarienpl., miss the merry accordion player at the back of the restaurant Friday or Saturday for the live jazz concerts. QOpen 16:00 -
tel. 29 84 81. The location on a shady square behind the where both floors meet under a pyramid-like glass roof. No 01:00, Sun 10:00 - 16:00. Concerts €6. (€3-15). ABE Zum Franziskaner C-1/2, Residenzstr. 9, MOdeonspl.,
Frauenkirche is perhaps appropriate considering the beer wonder it’s almost as famous as the Hofbräuhaus. QOpen tel. 23 18 12 18. Get your sausage on the run from its take
that’s served in this lively local favourite. The monks of the 09:00 - 24:00. (€6-18). Weisses Brauhaus C-2, Tal 7, MMarienpl., tel. 290 away bistro or have a proper sit down meal in its polished,
Andechs cloister just outside the city have been producing 13 80, www.weisses-brauhaus.de. Many brewery houses if slightly generic, halls and guest rooms. Some may come
one of Germany’s strongest beers, a double bock, since the Hofbräuhaus C-2, Platzl 9, MMarienpl., tel. 22 16 have gained notoriety in Munich and the world over the years, for the Bavarian cuisine, the Wurst menu or even, God forbid,
14th century. It’s now consumed in large quantities by the 76, www.hofbraeuhaus.de. What can one say about the but Schneider Weisse stands out with its casual beer hall and, the vegetarian dishes, but most people come for one of the
patrons of this restaurant, which could explain the heavenly world’s most famous beer hall. Despite popular lore, it’s not most of all, its unusual milky brown brew. Just try to order city’s most renowned brews, the famous Franziskaner wheat
grins on their faces and the loud conversations. Great for just beer guzzlers from abroad that make the pilgrimage to something else and the wait staff will convince you otherwise. beer. QOpen 08:00 - 24:00. (€8-12). AB
Bavarian cuisine too. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00. (€9). AB this holiest of brewing sites - the Germans visit in droves Europe’s first patented wheat beer is also available mixed
(even Bavarians), because as the song says: wie schön ist’s with other alcohol for extra zing or with fruit syrup, the famous Zur dicken Sophie Johanneskirchnerstr. 146, tel.
im Hofbräuhaus! So grab your litre beer mug (as smaller sizes Berliner Weisse. A lengthy menu of Bavarian treats is on of- 929 60 74. Most reviews rave about this family-popular
are seldom seen), eat your sausages and schnitzel or sing fer for breakfast, lunch and dinner. QOpen 07:00 - 02:00. place in leafy suburbia but we can’t help feeling it’s a tad
and dance in Munich’s most sacred institution. Keep the (€5-15). ABE overrated. The beer’s great but service was painstakingly
menu or buy the T-shirt so you can prove you’ve been here slow the evening we turned up, and traditional dishes such
- the hangover will fade... QOpen 09:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat Wirtshaus Ayingers C-2, Platzl 1A, MMarienpl., tel. as calf schnitzel can vary considerably in quality. QOpen
09:00 - 02:00. (€6-12). ABE 23 70 36 66. One of the great advantages of dining in 11:00 - 01:00. (€9-14). P
Munich is the amazing variety of local brews once can taste
Hofbräukeller I-3, Innere Wienstr. 19, MMax-Weber- at restaurants. Ayinger, a delicious, but perhaps lesser-know
Pl., tel. 459 92 50, www.hofbraeukeller.de. Not to be beer is served at this large establishment that can only be British
confused with the Hofbräuhaus of oompah band and thigh- described as an upmarket beer hall. The food is typically Victorian House C-3, Frauenstr. 14, MMarienpl., tel.
slapping dancer fame. Quality over quantity prevails at this Bavarian, meaning good, but the interior has a bit of modern 25 54 69 47. Little England in the centre of Munich, the
century-old beer hall. Menu highlights include knuckle of lamb, style and design not found in other places. QOpen 11:00 - Victorian House is for the hungry and homesick. Modelled
seasonal dishes such as asparagus and a different daily veg- 01:00. (€8-18). AB on a traditional English house, its British fare is far more
etarian dish, all at reasonable prices. The restaurant prides than just meat and two vegetables. Surprises abound such
itself on being the most family-friendly beer house in town Zum Durnbräu C-2, Durnbräugasse 2, MIsartor, tel. as risotto with dried tomatoes or Mexican chilli noodle bake.
with its own supervised child’s indoor play area. There’s also 22 21 95. €15 will fetch you a large beer, sausage, pota- Alternatively, let yourself loose on a classic English tea with
a kid’s playground outside in the beer garden, which is a major toes and salad at this dimly lit city-centre beer hall where homemade scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream.
crowd puller. QOpen 09:00 - 24:00. (€6-18). ABG long communal wooden tables makes it a popular place for QOpen 09:30 - 23:00. (€5-8).
just about every kind of beer drinker you care to name. The
Löwenbräukeller F-2, Nymphenburgerstr. 2, MStigl- local brew comes in mugs with a tin top, so no excuses for
maierpl., tel. 52 60 21, www.loewenbraeukeller.com. spilling, folks. Popular at lunchtime with locals. Look out for Cafés
Enter a Bavarian Baroque atmosphere with vaulted ceilings Jon Bon Jovi’s name in the guest book; this is where the rock Listed here are the true cafés - places where you can bring
and archways and savour all of the traditional favourites like star dined after his recent concert in Munich. And just for the your granny to sip coffee, poke at a bit of cake and listen
Knödel (potato or bread dumpling), Schweinebraten and record, he had suckling pig, knuckle of veal and potato and to Mozart. If you’re looking for the places where skinny
Schnitzel. Quench your thirst with world famous Löwenbräu herb salad followed by Apfelschmarrn and ice cream. QOpen 17-year-old models wiggle around drinking €20 White Rus-
JvM beer. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00. (€6-19). AB 09:00 - 24:00. (€9-22). AB sians, see the Café bar listings in Nightlife & Culture.

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Bagels & Muffins B-1, Barerstr. 72, MUniversität, San Francisco Coffee Co. H-3, Gärtnerpl. 2, MFrauen-
tel. 271 21 86, www.bagelshop.de. Like the name says, hoferstr., tel. 20 20 77 82, www.sfcc.de. Although the
it serves bagels and muffins not to mention coffee and tea. Starbucks invasion has begun, San Francisco Coffee Co. is
Homesick Americans can sink their teeth into a bagel with Munich’s telephone code is already present in a dozen locations in Munich. You’ll feel
cream cheese and lachs (salmon) or try some more modern right at home at this trendy, yet laid back atmosphere where
creations like the mozzarella and tomato bagel. QOpen (+49)(0)89 the English-speaking staff are helpful and friendly. Lounge
09:00 - 19:00. (€2-5). on the couches and enjoy the huge American style muffins,
sandwiches and coffees of all flavours and sizes. QOpen
Café Altschwabing H-2, Schellingstr. 56, MUni- 07:30 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 20:00, Sun 10:00 - 20:00. Also at
versität, tel. 273 10 22. Short of splashing out on Café Caffe San Pietro B-2, Peterspl. 10, MMarienpl., tel. 38 Im Tal 15, Theatinerstr.; Liebigstr. 10; Nymphenburgerstr. 151;
Tambosi, this is the closest you’ll come to a neoclassical 46 77 17. Don’t be surprised if you get served here by the Amalienstr. 45; Innere Wiener str. 57 and others. G
Viennese Kaffeehaus in Munich. Heavy with stucco, chande- same pretty Fräulein as in Piemonte, two doors down as this
liers, doilies and silk-scarfed bodies, the recently restored, smaller, snugger café is under the same management. Enjoy Stadtcafé B-2, St-Jakobs-Pl. 1, MMarienpl., tel. 26 69
115-year old building bubbles with elegance. Thomas Mann, maybe the best cappuccino grande in town and a gorgeous, 49. What gives the impression of an unwelcoming waiting
Paul Klee, Kandinsky and Lenin all cut their teeth here but bite-size dolce. QOpen 08:00 - 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00. room at a train station is actually a hip rendez-vous for movie
don’t expect contemporary debate to rise much above the Closed Sun. (€8-15) BNPT directors, film buffs and intellectual opinion-formers behind
level of whether the freshly baked Kuchen cuts the mustard. thick-rimmed glasses. Conversation typically centres on
QOpen 09:00 - 01:00. (€6-12). Coffee Fellows C-2, Tal 33, MIsartor, tel. 24 26 99 86, what’s playing next door at the Filmmuseum and gets spiced
www.coffee-fellows.de. Whilst service here is rather slow at up over daily changing soups, salads and pastas. QOpen © Munich Tourist Office
Café am Beethovenplatz A-3, Goethestr. 51, MGoe- times, there’s no faulting the made-to-order bagels and mac- 11:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 01:00. (€4-9).
thepl., tel. 54 40 43 48. Said to be the oldest café in town, chiato laced with wicked syrups. At the weekend, you can eat Mandarin C-2, Ledererstr. 21, MMarienpl., tel. 22 68
this is the epitome of the Viennese Kaffeehaus. Particularly as much as you like from the bagel, muesli and fresh fruit salad Timballo B-1, Gabelsberger Str. 9, MOdeonspl., tel. 28 80 88, fax 72 55 13 36. Mandarin does wonderful things with
popular with local medical students, the high-vaulted, chande- buffet for €7.90. QOpen 07:00 - 23:00, Sat 07:00 - 24:00, 80 02. Cool and trendy, Timballo is great for taking the weight off duck, and with two pages of its menu dedicated to speciali-
liered dining room boasts the best Apfelstrudel in town. Break- Sun 09:00 - 22:00. (€7-20) Also on Leopoldstr. 70. N your feet after touring the nearby Pinakothek museums. Relax ties from Beijing you’ll have no shortage of exotic dishes to
fast menus, salads and organically-produced meat dishes are with a cappuccino (a bargain at €1.80) or enjoy a tramezzino or choose from. Hanging lanterns, golden dragons, paintings of
all named after countless composers. Choose between the Coffee to Go B-2, Am Rindermarkt 15, MMarienpl., panini. QOpen 08:00 - 20:00. Closed Sat, Sun. rural landscapes and a fish tank make up the bright interior
nightly jazz-to-classic live music or a pianist-accompanied tel. 38 89 84 70. With café latte starting at €2, it serves of this cheerful restaurant where Chinese are often spotted
Sunday brunch. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00. (€7-9). BE the cheapest flavoursome coffee in Munich and its three Wall Street B-2, Kaufinger Tor, MMarienpl., tel. 260 40 dining, a subtle hint that the food has to be good. Q Open
cheese cakes (strawberry, chocolate and caramel) are a 31. If you tire of the crowds in the central pedestrian zone, 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00. (€8-15). A
Café Piemonte B-2, Peterspl. 9, MMarienpl., tel. 13 94 sweet-tooth’s dream. The Coffee of the Day is always good this is your nearest refuge. Hidden away in the up-market
30 10. A super friendly owner and unpretentious coffee house value and you save €0.10 if you bring along your own mug. Kaufingerhof arcade, this drinks-only address overflows Shanghai A/B-2/3, Sonnenstr. 3, MKarlspl., tel. 59
flair are the pulling points of this café between Marienplatz QOpen 07:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 07:00 - 02:00. into a sun-blessed courtyard where students and shoppers 27 44, fax 55 38 08. Take the stairs to the first floor and
and Viktualienmarkt. Herr Zeldman serves a great range of rub shoulders under two enormous parasols. The waitress discover a bright dining hall with a view of the street below
coffee specialities, snacks such as tramezzini (didn’t we once Deli Star Bagel Bar H-1/2, Kaulbachstr. 41, MUni- sports a T-shirt trumpeting “I Want Your Sex”, but patrons or an opulent room in the back decorated in typical Chinese
call these sandwiches?) and salads either inside, out on the versität, tel. 28 78 77 13. When it comes to early-morning seem more interested in sipping coffee, cocktails and freshly- style. The menu lacks dim sum, but the affordable lunch
square or to go. Love-struck couples go for the Passione coffee and bagels, this is the address in Munich’s student squeezed fruit juices. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun. specials more than make up for this one shortcoming and
- breakfast for two, complete with prosecco, grissinis and heartland. For the health-conscious, there’s a tempting se- the crispy duck with vegetables is a slice of heaven. QOpen
freshly-pressed orange juice. QOpen 08:00 - 21:00, Sat lection of homemade mueslis and fruity yoghurt desserts. A 11:30 - 23:00. (€9-15). A
09:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. (€5-10). clean and tidy environment makes this a refreshing alternative Cajun & Creole
to some tacky, over-priced coffee haunts downtown. QOpen Big Easy K-2, Frundsbergstr. 46, MRotkreuzpl., tel. 15 89
Café Tambosi B-1, Odeonsplatz 18, MOdeonspl., tel. 07:30 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 15:00. Closed Sun. (€2-6). S 02 53, www.thebigeasy.de. Let the good times roll in this New Ethiopian
29 83 22. Travel back in time to the days of Mozart in this Orleans bar and restaurant specialising in traditional Creole cuisine. Blue Nile H-1, Siegesstr. 22a, MMünchner Freiheit,
prestigious baroque coffee house, established over 225 years Ideal Espresso Bar I-4, Weissenburgstr. 8, MRosen- Relax around tea-wood furniture and tuck into Louisiana-style fare tel. 34 23 89. Don’t let the beaded curtains and the cheesy
ago by Luigi Tambosi. Steeped in tradition, it’s a reincarnation heimer Pl. Great hole-in-the-wall place in the heart of up-and- such as hot and spicy gratins, exotic fish, rice and shrimp salads. African art scare you away from one of Munich’s best and
of the Kaffeehaus, frequented by the maestro himself. For coming Haidhausen. The service is friendly, the music’s funky, The food may not be typically American but the jumbo-size por- most interesting ethnic dining experiences. Eating here is
€35 you can indulge in a four-course ‘Spaghetti Opera’ meal and the bruschettas, including sheep’s cheese and pesto, tions certainly are. If that sounds like declaring war on your waist a homey communal activity, as everyone’s food is served
(Thursdays at 19:00) under the arches of the court garden are amongst the best in town. QOpen 08:00 - 20:00, Sat line, opt instead for happy hour drinks, daily from 17:00 - 20:00. together on one spongy sour dough pancake, which you eat
to the rear. The opera part of the menu comes courtesy of 08:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. (€4-8). QOpen 17:00 - 01:00, Sun 10:00 - 01:00. (€8-19). AE with your hands. The dishes are similar to a spicy meat stew.
students from the city’s music school. Alternatively, do the Try the Tetsch honey wine and the tasty Bunna Ethiopian cof-
Mozart thing and order a café Borega and strudel stuffed with Kaffee & Mehr B-2, Viktualienmarkt 1, MMarienpl., Fouquets G-1, Nordendstr. 12, MGiselastr., tel. 27 39 97 fee. In the end you’ll start to enjoy the silly straw hats hanging
poppy seed. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00. (€7-13) B tel. 22 88 03 22. Over 30 varieties of different coffees and 16. Munich restaurants don’t come much more intimate than from the ceiling. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. Closed Tue. Also on
espressos set this cheerful bistro apart from the rest of its this colourful little place in Schwabing. Fouquets has only eight Belgradstr. 14. (€8-12). A
kind in central Munich. Sweet-tooths note the mouth-watering tables but claims to serve the best Creole cuisine in the whole of
pralines and homemade cakes on offer. QOpen 08:00 - Bavaria. Kick off with an exotic cocktail before ploughing through
18:00, Sat 08:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun. (€2-8). appetisers like deep fried vegetable balls, jerk croutons or carrot- Fast food
ginger soup. Main courses dishes are equally inventive – look out 1. Münchner Kartoffelhaus B-2, Hochbrückenstr.
Renner B-2, Marienplatz 8, MMarienpl., tel. 24 23 12 for fusion-like dishes such as fish curry laced with lemon grass, 3, MMarienpl., tel. 29 63 31. This pleasant little Potato
07. You could hardly sip your latte at a more central loca- leeks, coconut milk, zucchini and banana chips. And try saying House diner appropriately serves potatoes galore in many
tion in Munich. Right under the Glockenspiel and opposite nein danke to the calorie-laden mango mint sorbet. QOpen new and some daring ways. The Indian curried potato is
St. Mary’s Column, this café is your window to Marienplatz. 19:00 - 01:00. Closed Sun. (€14-19). AP good, and there has to be something for everyone. QOpen
There’s plenty of finger food like pizza squares, tramezzino 12:00 - 23:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 24:00, Sun 17:30 - 23:00.
and cheesy pastries for under €2 and a great selection of cof- (€5-18). AJTU
fees to go, all charted on an enormous overhead blackboard. Chinese
With its charming mother-and-son staff, Café Renner is too Kam Yi B-2, Rosenstr. 6, MMarienpl., tel. 260 60 Kaimug B-2, Theatinerstr. 15 (Funf Höfen Shopping
good just to grab and go. QOpen 09:00 - 19:00. 60. This dodgy-looking restaurant in the city centre is Centre), MOdeonspl., tel. 20 60 33 25. Watch your
recommended for those with Chinese cravings. Despite the Thai curry being prepared before your eyes by a non-stop,
Rischart B-2, Viktualienmarkt 2, MMarienpl., tel. 23 uninviting looks of the take-away area, some good dim-sum efficient team who use only the best meat and vegetables.
17 00 33, www.rischart.de. Plenty of cakes and other is available in the seating area below. Not great on ambi- At lunchtime this place is packed, but you won’t have to wait
goodies to choose from at this popular chain of café/bakeries. ence, but good spicy food. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00. Also at long. There’s a classy lounge atmosphere for those who wish
BV QOpen 07:45 - 20:00. Closed Sun. B Rosenheimer Str. 32. (€9-23). A to linger. QOpen 11:00 - 22:00. Closed Sun. (€6-8).

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La Provencale H-1, Amalienstr. 91, MUniversität, Le Gaulois Hörwarthstr. 4, MDietlindestr., tel. 36 74 Pfälzer Residenz Weinstube H-3, Residenzstr.1,
tel. 0176 - 211 90 308. This small café is standing room 35, www.legaulois.de. If you enjoy French cooking but wish to MOdeonspl., tel. 22 56 28, www.bayernpfalz.de. If
only, because it doesn’t have any seats. Sip Chardonnay leave the cravat and culottes at home, this rustic-decor restau- you’re a wine drinker you may feel a little bit confined by
with a camembert sandwich or delicious crepes stuffed with rant with a crackling fire and massive dark wood tables is right Bavaria’s beer-guzzling culture. Fortunately, you can enjoy
mushrooms, cheese and other tasty fillings. The following up your street. Monsieur Potente makes gorgeous galettes Germany’s best wines from the Pfalz Rhineland-Palatinate
French necessities are also available: coffee, newspapers and crępes and his garlicky snails washed down with a glass region in this historical building with Gothic archways and
and fashion magazines. Q Open 08:00 - 19:00. Closed of organic wine will tantalise your taste buds as never before. pillars, and a wine cellar containing no less than 150,000
Sun. (€4-6). QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. Closed Sun. (€8-24). ABG bottles. QOpen 10:00 - 00:30, Sun 11:00 - 00:30. (€6-
11). BG
Mama’s Kebap House H-1, Feiltzstr. 7, MMünchner Louis D-3, Hochstr. 45, MRosenheimer Pl., tel. 44 14
Freiheit, tel. 39 26 42. This classy fast food joint is just 19 10. “New classic” French cuisine is the ordre du jour at Roy B-3, Herzog Wilhelmstr. 30, MSendlinger Tor, tel.
the thing after a night out at the pub. They serve Turkish this bistro-style restaurant/bar next to Hotel Prinz. Choose 59 25 96. The goulash and Reibedatschi (potato fritters) go
spiced meat in pita with yoghurt sauce, falafel and Turkish between a good-value, daily-changing midday meal (€10) down a treat and the cocktails are some of the smoothest in
pizza. You can add your own spices if you like; there are ten and pricey three to five-course evening meals. Friendly fran- town (a good job too, at around €9 a go). Fortnightly live music
to choose from. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - cophone chef Herr Schutz cooks to perfection (try resisting showcases local talent and, if you’re lucky, you’ll catch the
03:00. (€2-9). saltimbocca sole on a bed of Provencal vegetables) and his proprietor, a former carnival prince, doing his amazing Frank
luke-warm chocolate cake on apricot sauce is just short of Sinatra party-piece. Plastic chickens, Chris de Burgh and JvM
heaven. Q Open 12:00 - 15:00; 18:00 - 24:00. Closed Sat Peter Ustinov are all apparent here. QOpen 20:00 - 04:00.
& Sun. (€9-32). AB Closed Sun. (€16-18). AE
French Indian
Creperie Bernard Bernard D-3, Innere-Wiener-Str. 32, Spatenhaus C-2, Residenzstr. 12, MMarienpl., tel. Sahib I-4, Gallmayer Str. 2, MRosenheimer Pl., tel.
MRosenheimer Pl., tel. 480 11 73. For a taste of France German 290 70 60. Just a stone’s throw from the Operhaus, this 45 80 17 15, www.sahib-indien-restaurant.de. Tucked
and the best crepes in town, this typical Parisian restaurant is Bratwurstherzl B-2, Dreifaltigkeitspl. 1, MMarienpl., prestigious restaurant offers a special opera dinner with away on a small street off Rosenheimerstr. is this authentic
the place to go. The wafer-thin works of art are served oozing tel. 29 51 13. A treasure hidden on a quiet square just off hors d’oeuvres before the performance and the rest after. and welcoming Indian restaurant. With tandoori specialties
with all types of creative fillings like goat’s cheese, corn, apple the bustling Viktualienmarkt. Daily Franconian specials centre See what it costs and you might suspect the ticket price is in an extensive menu and well priced beer, Sahib is choice.
and shrimps. Try the house favourite known as flambée but around Bavarian sausage specialties. The fried Nuremburger thrown in too. Quality definitely reigns over quantity here, The good sahibs at Sahib make life easy for the undecided
leave some space for the crepe desserts if you’re into combi- sausages are made on site and the beer is tapped from cask however, and there’s no beating old-fashioned faithfuls like or just plain greedy, with the Thali meal, comprising a choice
nations as tempting as melted chocolate, freezing ice cream barrels. Excellent and excellent value for money. QOpen filet of hare with gin and elderberry sauce or suckling pig of 3 dishes, naan and raita. Q Open 11:30 - 14:30; 17:30
and hot banana. QOpen 18:30 - 01:00. (€3-8). N 10:00 - 23:00. Closed Sun. (€5-10). B bathed in dark beer sauce. QOpen 09:30 - 23:30. (€12- - 24:00. (€9-20). AP
23). ABP
Dukatz im Literaturhaus B-1, Salvatorpl. 1, MOdeon- Dreigroschenkeller D-3, Lilienstr. 2, MIsartor, tel. Samrat G-3, Papa-Schmid-Str. 1, MSendlinger Tor, tel.
spl., tel. 291 96 00, www.dukatz.de. A successful mixture 489 02 90, www.dreigroschenkeller.de. After 22:00 Valentinsstüberl C-2, Dreifaltigkeitspl. 2, MMarienpl., 26 73 51. Take a break from Schwein and Bier as you sip
of café, bar and restaurant, this converted market hall is Monday through Wednesday, the songs of Brecht and Weill win tel. 22 69 50. Another traditional inn close to the Viktualien- a cool mango lassi and eat samosas with tamarind sauce
celebrated for its lovingly prepared French/Italian-oriented over the international crowd, who can join the costumed sing- markt, this too offers a daily-changing menu and loads of in this classical Indian romantic escape. There are plenty of
cuisine (try the tender lamb chops with olives) and homemade ers in the choruses of The Threepenny Opera. Every corner, different sausages (Weißwurst/Leberwurst with brezel always vegetarian dishes available. Be aware that spicy means spicy.
Gallic patisseries (apple tart to be precise). Whether sur- shelf and wall is an eyeful of mix-matched décor and Brecht popular). QOpen 10:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. (€5-10). B Q Open 11:30 - 15:00; 17:30 - 24:00, Sat 17:30 - 24:00.
rounded by typical daytime clientele of bankers and patently paraphernalia. When not paying respect to the playwrite, dig (€9-16). AB
self-conscious café macchiato sippers or Tuscan bon vivants into potatoes with a side of garlic, herb, or horseradish dip,
after dusk, you’ll never tire of people-watching here. Q Open or try toying with one of the five cigars sold here. QOpen Greek Swagat J-3, Prinzregentenpl. 13, MPrinzregentenpl.,
12:00 - 14:30; 18:30 - 22:30. Café 10:00 - 01:00, Sun 10:00 16:00 - 01:00. (€6-10). E Paros B-3, Rumfordstr. 14 (Gärtnerpl.), MMarienpl., tel. 47 08 48 44, www.swagat.de. An elephant here, a
- 18:00. (€12-24). B tel. 228 001 28. Full of ambience, this Greek tavern has a god there, some rich fabrics and sequined images up on the
Galeria Kaufhof B-2, Kaufingerstr. 1-5, MMarienpl., reputation for tantalising its guests with mouth-watering lamb walls is an admirable effort to culturally transform this beercel-
Le Bousquerey I-4, Rablstr. 37, MRosenheimer Pl., tel. 23 18 51. One of the best department-store restaurants casserole and fishplates. Plenty typical Greek fare too, from lar-like space with low ceilings and cosy rooms. The menu
tel. 48 84 55. A mixture of modern and classic cuisine, Le in Munich, Galeria is split up into “theme gardens”. Take a seat gyros to souvlaki, followed by an irresistible vanilla creme-filled is long, but you can cut it down to a manageable choice by
Bousquerey feels just like the Grande Nation in miniature. It’s a in the garden overlooking the rooftops of the Marienplatz, the choux pastry with ice cream, all makes for a great all-round writing off the bland pakoras. Snack on the complimentary
bit of a squeeze round the tiny square tables but the speciality fruit garden or the beer garden - all are glass-enclosed. Good, dining experience. QOpen 15:30 - 01:00. (€6-15). A disks of bread, and dip them in to one of three tasty sauces.
fish is as fresh as it gets this far inland and Normandy-born hearty portions include baked noodles and knuckle of pork. The vegetarian soup is smooth and mild; the Murgh Nilgiri has
Pierre Reyt cooks with only the finest ingredients. Try his salad Coffeeholics note: you get a free coffee refill for just €0.50. Pavlos E-2, Nymphenburger Str. 117, MMaillingerstr, an excellent spicy zing betwixt the mint, curry, and green chili
with warm goat’s cheese or the irresistible Sole Meuniere QOpen 09:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun. (€6-8). B tel. 123 33 93. Enjoy excellent lamb in a welcoming, down- ingredients. The friendly staff will bring you a liquid Mango
followed by roasted pears dunked in champagne Sabayard. If home atmosphere in this family-owned restaurant. Try the treat to finish your meal with. Q Open 11:30 - 14:30, 17:30
tables are all occupied, try your luck next door at La Bretagne. Gasthaus Isartor C-3, Kanalstr. 2, MIsartor, tel. 22 seafood platter with grilled red peppers and goat cheese. - 01:00. (€8–20). B
QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. (€17-21). B 77 53. The raw diamond amongst Munich’s traditional res- Don’t be surprised if the owner offers you lots of ouzo after
taurants, Isartor serves excellent Bavarian food including its your meal. QOpen 17:30 - 01:00. (€6-17). B
own speciality ‘meat pan’ with mushrooms cooked in cream International
sauce. The chef claims to make the best blueberry pancakes Piatsa H-1, Leopoldstr. 33, MMünchner Freiheit, tel. Am Marstall H-3, Maximillianstr. 16, MLehel, tel.
in Munich and the Austrian Kaiserschmarrn (sugared strips of 34 80 00. Indulge yourself with hearty Greek meals served 29 16 55 11. Prepare yourself for a fine dining experience
pancake with raisins) served with stewed apple is certainly until 01:00 in a cosy tavern atmosphere. Inside, enjoy a seat with imaginative composition and flavour in this highly rated
some of the best this side of the Alps. QOpen 10:00 - by the fireplace in cool weather. Nine-pin bowling is available restaurant. Specialties include venison in pepper sauce,
01:00. (€7-14). B and on weekend nights it turns into a rowdy Greek club com- mussels carpaccio and lobster-turbot fricassee with saffron
plete with dancing on the tables. QOpen 11:00 - 03:00. spiced vegetables. Q Open 12:00 - 14:00; 18:00 - 22:00.
Lamm’s A-3, Sendlinger Tor Pl. 11, MSendlinger Tor, (€7-16). ABI Closed Mon, Tue. (€25-44). A h
tel. 59 19 63, www.lamms.de. Hidden underneath a
cinema, this is perhaps one of the city’s best after-hours Simera Kaiserstr. 55, MMünchner Freiheit, tel. 33 Anna A-2, Schützenstr. 1, MKarlspl., tel. 59 99 40,
establishments. Come during the day and expect good 53 80. Reputed for its subtle mixture of traditional and www.annahotel.de. The number one venue in Munich:
service and great German cuisine in what looks like a typical modern Greek food, Simera is something of an institution in sushi bar, modern restaurant and nightspot rolled into one
Bavarian beer hall. Arrive in the small hours of the morning the studenty part of town. Favourites include grilled sheep’s (and a fabulous hotel upstairs). This is exclusive but not for
after a night of clubbing and you’ll be surprised to find a full cheese, stuffed calamares and lamb skewer with potatoes, one moment pretentious, the food is modern European, the
house of revellers staving off the munchies and a desire to tsatsiki and salad. Munich’s Oberburgermeister (mayor) staff are perfectly supercilious, the maitre d’ is the smart-
go to bed with sausages and big mugs of beer. Q Open Christian Ude is a regular here, so it must be good. QOpen est dressed man in Germany but you need not be to get in.
© Munich Tourist Office 24hrs. (€5-10). AB 11:30 - 24:00. (€7-16). A QOpen 07:00 - 01:00. (€5-17). AB

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Bohne & Malz B-2, Weinstr. 3, MMarienpl., tel. 29 Café Reitschule I-1, Königinstr. 34, MGiselastr., tel. 388
52 02, bohne_malz@t-online.de, www.bohne-und-malz. 87 60, www.cafe-reitschule.de. This riding school café and
de. A trendy café/restaurant in the centre of the Old Town
stylishly decorated with Portuguese tiles, lamps in warm
restaurant in Munich’s posh district, Schwabing, is located right
on the edge of the Englisher Garten. As you eat from its classy
Munich’s telephone code is (+49)(0)89
wooden tones and peopled with Munich’s upper crust as international menu, enjoy the view of the horse-riders training in
well as respectable Bavarian ladies. Try their excellent pasta. the arena below. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00. (€7-15). AB
QOpen 10:00 - 01:00. Also at Sonnenstr. 11, tel. 55 71 79.
(€7-14). ABGJ Café Rothmund F-4, Rothmundstr. 5, MGoetheplz., tel. Grissini - La Trattoria N-1, Helmtrudenstr. 1, MDi- Medieval
53 50 15, www.rothmundcafe.de. Spacious Rothmund is etlindenstr., tel. 36 10 12 13, www.grissini.com. One Ratskeller München C-2, Marienpl. 8, MMarienpl.,
Brenner Grill C-2, Maximilianstr. 15, MLehel, tel. 452 a great all-day diner and particularly popular with students of the finest trattorie in Munich, this wonderful establishment tel. 219 98 90. Good quality, inexpensive food and wine
28 80, www.brennergrill.de. This cavernous restaurant thanks to its modest prices and no-hurry breakfast (try the in Schwabing sets high standards with its food, and has an and great ambiance have made Ratskellers (city hall cellars)
with stone pillars and archways has three sections: a comfort- delicious tomato and sheep’s cheese omelette) served until accompanying wine list that is quite frankly to die for. Very a real institution in Germany. Munich’s family-run Ratskeller,
able wine bar, a pasta restaurant and a steak restaurant. It’s 15:00. The daily changing menu typically features pasta, fish popular, you will need to reserve, which you can do by phone one of the best, is typical, packed with oldy worldy lighting,
highly entertaining to observe how the steaks are cooked to or rabbit stewed in mustard sauce. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, or even online. Q Open 11:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:30, Sat dark wood furnishings and intimate nooks. Ten cavernous
perfection on a charcoal grill in the centre of the restaurant Sun 10:00 - 24:00. (€4-12). B 18:00 - 23:30. (€15-21). AB rooms include the truly atmospheric Weinstube (follow your
and gas burners are set up to boil the pasta. A steak-lover’s ears towards the zither and accordion music) where Fran-
paradise. QOpen 12:00 - 23:30, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 24:00. Bar Lenbach B-1, Ottostr. 6, MKarlspl., tel. 549 13 00, L’Angolino J-4, Wörthstr. 16, MOrleanspl., tel. 48 44 conian is a must-sip. Beautifully-presented dishes are both
open 08:30-01:00, Fri, Sat 08:30-02:00. (€7-15). A www.lenbach.de. This drop-dead gorgeous, late 19th cen- 99. Little Italy in frenchy Haidhausen, this delicatessen cum international and Bavarian (stacks of Schweinebraten) and
tury mansion is inhabited by signs of the Seven Deadly Sins, bistro is a great address for both eating in and taking away. the fish (try perch pike) is particularly tasty. QOpen 10:00 -
Bröding Schulstr. 9, MRotkreuzpl., tel. 16 42 38. created by interior designer Terance Conran. Torches burn Daily changing menus, served 11:00-16:00, are 100 per 24:00. (€8-18). BEG
Bröding’s reputation alone allows it to offer only one menu a outside the main entrance, EN on one door, VY on the other. cent fresh and cooked al dente in a range of tasty sauces.
day. Prepared with the very finest ingredients, the five-course To reach your table you’ll have to be confident (and proud) QOpen 09:00 - 19:00, Sat 08:30 - 14:00. Closed Sun. WeIser Küche C-1/2, Residenzstr. 27, MOdeonspl.,
special might offer partridge paté, roast venison with potato enough to saunter down the catwalk, glowing in blue. Chef Ali (€5-8). BG tel. 29 65 65, www.welser-kuche.de. If having your hands
and topinambur (root vegetable) gratin followed by calvados Güngörmüs’ nouvelle cuisine is known to local gourmands - he washed for you, an enormous bib wrapped round your neck
parfait. Unless you really don’t like wine, drink nothing else previously worked at Tantris. After indulging your gluttony and Piccola Osteria H-2, Amalienstr. 39, MUniversität, tel. and tucking into a medieval feast appeals, check out this
here. Connoisseurs of Austrian grape, the owners will match perhaps greed, move your way to the bar at the end of the 28 44 74. Seated alongside an open kitchen you can watch three-hour gastronomic experience staged in the cellar of
you the perfect drop (by the glass) to each dish. Watching the foyer, the scene of lust and sloth, especially at Wednesday your meal being prepared a la minute. The salmon antipasta the imposing Feldherrnhalle. Period-costumed waiting staff
chef prepare your feast through a giant glass window also after-work parties and try not to do the anger... Q Open served in a delicious tuna sauce is almost a meal in itself and and musicians animate guests who work their way through
stimulates the saliva. QOpen 19:00 - 01:00. Closed Mon, 11:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 01:00. Closed Sun. (€12-26). AB heralds an a la carte pasta line-up, which this friendly, low-key ten courses. All food is prepared to sixteenth-century recipes,
Sun. (Menu €45). B Italian restaurant has been serving unchanged for 18 years. like home-made bread and lard or carrots dipped in cinnamon
Park Café F-2, Sophienstr. 7, MKarlsplatz Stachus, Very popular, so reservations are recommended. Q Open sauce. Expect to drink toasts galore (Gesundheit) and enter
Buffet Kull-Bar C-2, Marienstr. 4, MIsartor, tel. 22 tel. 59 83 13, info@parkcafe.de, www.parkcafe.de. The 11:00 – 15:00, 18:00 – 01:00. Closed Sun. (€7-13). into the spirit of a bygone age (party games included). To get
15 09. Seasonal Mediterranean fare in a simple yet friendly indoor restaurant caters to Munich’s in-crowd and club goers. the most out of this merry meal, however, you need to be part
environment make Kull a perennial favourite amongst insid- The menu is quite varied and interesting including red snapper, of a group and prepared to get your hands sticky. Q Daily at
ers (including Olympic swimmer Franziska von Almsick) who Asian salads, gazpacho, and more. QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, 20:00, by reservation only. €48/42 per person.
shun the more expensive, chic eateries in town. The chef Fri, Sat 10:00 - 03:00. (€8-14). ABGJ Japanese
excels at fish and salads. Try his Filet Dorade, succulent Akakiko Running Sushi I-4, Franziskanerstr. 15,
gold brace grilled to perfection, and close with a mouth- Tantris H-1, Johann-Fichte-Str. 7, MDietlindenstr., tel. MRosenheimer Pl., tel. 48 99 83 83, www.akakiko.
watering creme brule or tarte tartin. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00.
(€14-17). ABP
361 95 90, www.tantris.de. This gourmet restaurant
boasts a famous chef and head waiter, with wine experts
de. Dine the Japanese way in a ‘sushi factory’ where sushi
revolves around you enticingly on a conveyor belt. Be aware
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to guide you along with amazing food and a timeless pre- that this combined with the restaurant’s all-you-can-eat
sentation. The black, orange and red 1970s ambience has specials may encourage a never-ending eating binge which In Prague, you don’t have to choose.
reached cult status in Munich. Specialties include lamb with could turn you into a shrimp. Q Open 11:30 - 14:30; 17:30 We have it all.
fennel and veal baguette with shiitake mushrooms. Q Open - 23:30. Also on Amalienstr. 39. (€12-25). A And we have it all in Prague In Your Pocket.
12:00 - 15:00; 18:30 - 01:00. Closed Sun, Mon. (€30-44; lunch Keep it where it belongs.
menus €60-85, dinner menus €110-128). A h Fujikaiten H-1, Münchner Freiheit 4, MMünchner
Freiheit, tel. 38 66 67 66. This sushi restaurant offers an
upscale minimalist atmosphere in the trendiest part of Mu-
Italian nich. It’s pricey but good quality. It’s hard not to be tempted
Acquarello I-3, Mühlbaurstr. 36, MPrinzregentenpl., tel. by the all-you-can-eat buffet items zooming by on colourful
470 48 48, www.acquarello.com. Voted the city’s fourth plates offering samples of creatively displayed makis and
most favourite restaurant by readers of the Munich Restaurant also some warm Japanese dishes. QOpen 11:30 - 02:00.
Report 2003 and the only Italian eatery in this district to carry a (€15-24). A
Michelin star. Daily changing menu features some of the finest
Italian cuisine plus some surprises such as pot-roast beef in Shoya H-3, Orlandostr. 5, MMarienpl., tel. 29 27 72.
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of pasta with meat, vegetables and frutti di mare, accompanied by this restaurant, a longstanding favourite with expat Japa-
a fine Montepulciano and rounded off with creme caramel. Some nese. The sushi masters here certainly know their trade,
evenings the singer/actor proprietor provides a musical digestive dishing up a great variety of fish and rice-based dishes. The PIYP s.r.o., V Jámě 1, 110 00, Praha 1
in the form of a Neapolitan classic. Ask friendly Talamonti to show furnishings are very simple and the ambiance a bit cramped
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you his framed photos – he’s starred in scores of films. QOpen but the service is friendly. Q Open 12:00 - 14:30; 18:00
© Munich Tourist Office 12:00 - 01:00. Closed Sun. (€14-20). A - 24:00. (€12-31). A

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Kun-Tuk H-2, Amalienstr. 81, MUniversität, tel. Buxs C-3, Frauenstr. 9, MMarienpl., tel. 291 95 50. One
Persian 28 37 00, www.kuntuk.de. Swirling red dragons and of the few self-service restaurants in central Munich, Buxs is a
Karawanserai A-1, Pettenkof er str. 1, MSend- lanterns surround you in this upscale eatery where you vegetarian’s paradise. What the eatery lacks in seating space it
linger Tor, tel. 54 54 19 54. A welcome al ternati ve can delight in Thai specialites such as green or red curry makes up for with its nutritious line-up of bean and pulse-based
if you tire of Bavarian delicacies, this delightful i v y clad and delicious almond and coconut encrusted shrimps. dishes, freshly pressed juices and mouth-watering desserts. QO-
inside yard makes for an almost fair y tale-like setting. Q Open 11:30 - 15:00; 18:00 - 01:00. Sat, Sun 18:00 pen 11:00 - 18:45, Sat 11:00 - 15:30. (€1.85 per 100g). S
Enjoy oriental delights such as vegetable filled pastries - 24:00. (€10-18). A
and lamb fillet nibbles on a skewer rounded off wi th a Das Gollier E-3, Gollierstr. 83, MSchwanthalerhöhe, tel.
generous scoop of Persian ice cream. Q Open 11:00 - Mangostin Asia Maria-Einsiedel-Str. 2, MThalkirch- 50 16 73. Choice, quality and large portions distinguish this no-
23:00. (€8-17). A en, tel. 723 20 31, www.mangostin.de. There’s no meat restaurant, which decorates its tables with a single rose in a
questioning the authenticity of this upmarket gastronomic recycled bottle. Crepes and pizzas make nice enough starters but
experience - ingredients are flown in weekly from Bangkok. the vegetable-pan main courses, served in 18 varieties straight
Seafood Waited on by an all-Asian team in traditional costume, it’s out of a brick oven, are the prime players. Polentapfännchen, for
Aquapazza B-2, Mariahilfstr. 24, MMarienpl., tel. hard not to feel transported there yourself. Tuck into appetis- instance, comes with peas, chestnuts and mushrooms topped
65 10 22 58, www.das-riff.de. Whilst this sunny bis- ers such as chicken wrapped in banana leaves followed by with bubbling Gorgonzola. Everything here, by the way, is organic,
tro-like place charges an arm and a leg for aperitifs and wok-fried vegetables and exotic seafood and, for dessert, even the beer. Q Open 12:30 - 15:00; 17:00 - 24:00, Sat 17:00
wine, there’s no faulting the value for money foodwise. heavenly passion fruit torte or tutti-frutti tropical. Action - 24.00, Sun 12:00 - 24:00. (€7-9). ABG
The international menu offers some great starters like centres on the Bangkok Room (noisy but atmospheric)
spaghetti, squid and scallops while desserts include an and there’s also a colonial-theme bar and restaurant, a Prinz Myshkin G-3, Hackenstr.2, MSendlinger Tor/
addictive coconut flan with ginger sauce. For the main small Japanese eatery and an Asian garden (complete with Marienpl., tel. 26 55 96, www.prinzmyshkin.com. After
course, look no fur ther than the Loup de Mer, whi te Buddha and rikshaw). Reservations are essential. QOpen doing a little shopping and sight-seeing in the city a great
© Munich Tourist Office fish filet in a potato crust pungently herbed with grilled 11:30 - 01:00, Sun 11:00 - 01:00. Also at Munich Airport. place to stop and choose from a wide selection of ethnic veg-
Provencale fennel. Q Open 11:30 - 15:00; 18:00 - 24:00. (€10-23). AB etarian dishes, including, Indian, Sushi and Italian antipasti in
Mexican & Latino (€14-20). BP a relaxing atmosphere of high-ceilinged archways and friendly
Enchilada F/G-2, Gabelsbergerstr. 97, MKönigspl., Tung Thong B-1, Barer Str. 68, MUniversität, tel. 27 service. QOpen 11:30 - 00:30. (€7-15). ABG
tel. 522 297, www.enchilada.de. Lovers of hot and spicy La Bretagne I-4, Rablstr. 37, MRosenheimer Pl., tel. 34 98 75. Elvis has been spotted in a Thai restaurant in
Mexican cuisine will go the whole enchilada here. Portions at 48 72 20. Deep in the heart of Munich’s French quarter, this Schwabing. Well, a picture of Elvis meeting the Thai royal
this late-night restaurant are generous and fairly priced, and intimate little establishment specialises in Breton cuisine. couple. The King would have liked this modest Thai restau- Vietnamese
if you can hold out until 23:00, the marguerita pizza is half Using only the freshest ingredients, Monsieur Bousquet rant; friendly staff that can make it as spicy as you want. The Ha Long A-2, Goethestr. 68, MGoethepl., tel. 530 93
price. Marguerita Strawberry, by the way, is the house-own serves a seafood storm featuring six to eight varieties of red curry comes recommended. Q Open 11:30 - 15:00; 21. This restaurant is a bit on the expensive side, but it’s well
special cocktail and flows fast and furious during happy hour fish, from sole to sea devil with raw snails. Leave some 17:00 - 24:00. (€8-15). B worth it with unusual dishes like trout in ginger sauce, grilled
from 17:00 to 20:00. Reservations recommended. QOpen room for desserts, which include a thick slab of homemade beef with peanuts and fiery tofu. Being located in the trendy
17:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 17:00 - 02:00. (€7-13). AB chocolate cake bathed in vanilla sauce. QOpen 18:00 - Goetheplatz area, this place fills up fast on the weekend.
22:00. (€17-19). AB Turkish Reservations are recommended. Q Open 11:30 - 14:30;
Joe Pena’s H-3/4, Buttermelcherstr. 17, MIsartor, tel. Merhaba I-4, Pariserstr. 9, MRosenheimer Pl., tel. 448 17:30 - 23:30. Sat & Sun 17:30 - 23:30. (€11-18).
22 64 63, www.joepenas.de. If you want to take a break from 70 67, www.merhaba-taverne.de. Lamb and vegetable
Bavarian food for a while, go to this Mexican eatery with a Cuban dishes steal the show at this small restaurant that serves To Khanh Belgradstr. 71, MBonner Pl., tel. 32 66 76
flair where guacamole is made fresh at your table. Huge portions Spanish some of the best Turkish fare in town. Main courses, including 04. This unassuming restaurant serves good food at reason-
of spicy fajitas are available in all varieties. The bar serves quality Bodega Dali G-1, Tengstr. 6, MJosephspl, tel. 27 77 mouth-watering mushrooms stuffed with spinach and cheese, able prices. They specialise in big soups, which really are big.
cocktails and homemade flavoured tequilas, including a vanilla- 96 96. Mix and match Spanish tapas with your friends in come with rice and yoghurt and the desserts are simply out The friendly staff doesn’t seem to mind special requests, so if
flavoured version. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00. (€9-15). A this intimate cellar restaurant. You’ll find typical Spanish fare of this world. Don’t dare leave without digging into a mound you like it spicy it’s better to ask for it. Q Open 11:30 - 14:30;
here like gambas, chorizo and marinated mushrooms, but of honey-filled yoghurt garnished with walnuts. Q Open 17:30 - 23:30. Sat 17:30 - 23:30. Closed Sun. (€6-15).
Sausalitos G/H-2, Türkenstr. 50, MUniversität, tel. also some more exotic dishes like bocarones (fish in vinegar 17:00 - 01:00. (€10).
24 29 54 94, www.sausalitos.de. This succesful chain sauce) and lamb meatballs in tomato sauce. QOpen 17:00 - Vinh’s E-1, Leonrodstr. 27, MRotkreuzpl., tel. 123 89 25.
of Mexican-themed restaurants has two outlets in town. 01:00. (€6-15). Pardi E-1, Volkartstr. 24, MRotkreuzpl., tel. 13 18 50. Don’t let the ugly concrete building put you off from sampling
Expect a funky atmosphere and skillfully presented wraps, The pretty wait staff blend in well here with the multi-pastel, this first rate Vietnamese restaurant. The décor is a mixture
wings, tacos and also burgers. The Mexican platter - a bit of El Perro y el Griego J-4, Belfortstr. 14, MOst- Mediterranean style décor which looks like it went up just of bamboo and warm golden orange tones creating a relaxing
everything - offers a solution for the undecided. After dinner, bahnhof, tel. 48 25 53. El perro is the dog (‘Schnipsi’, yesterday. The daily changing menu served to candle-light and atmosphere and the friendly staff is happy to answer questions
there are plenty of cocktails and occasional parties to keep usually slouched in the door way) and el griego is the groovy dinner music is strong on meat and fish specialities. about the menu. Dishes are made with the freshest ingredients
you happy. Come between 11:00 - 15:00 to try the eat/drink Greek owner of this atmosphere-laden eater y. Yes, it Try lamb on-the-skew with yoghurt sauce, calamares grilled and tastefully garnished. Q Open Tues-Fri 11:30 - 14:30;
all you can hours (€8.50, not on Sunday). QOpen 11:00 - took a Greek to open the very first Spanish restaurant with cheese and zucchini sauce. If you can’t face any more 17:30 - 11:30. Sat, Sun 17:30 - 23:30. (€7-11). A
01:00, Sun 16:00 - 01:00. Also at Im Tal 16. AB in Munich, renowned for its tapas (over 30 varieties) muesli and wholemeal bread hotel breakfasts, order an all day
and wide range of fish which includes shark, sea wolf Turkish alternative such as scrambled eggs and spinach on
Tacos y Tequila H-1, Herzogstr. 93, MHohenzollernpl, and tuna (delicious smothered over home-made bread). toast garnished with pickled crabs. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00.
tel. 30 65 77 00, www.tacosytequila.de. This taqueria Signs, tiling and beer-barrel tables – you won’t find a (€7-15). AB
offers a tasty selection of Mexican tacos, enchiladas and single piece of decoration or furnishing here which isn’t
burritos with a Columbian influence. Friday is fresh fish day authentically Spanish. Q Open 11:00 - 01:00, Sat, Sun
and Happy Hour is all night long on Monday and Tuesday, and 16:00 - 01:00. (€7-13). B Vegetarian
it’s a good thing too because their margaritas are fabulous. For vegetarians, non-meat options are becoming increas-
QOpen 17:00 - 01:00, Sun 17:00 - 24:00. (€5-15). AB ingly popular and include pasta, gratins, soups and
Thai quiches plus the usual salad and sandwich snack fare.
Zapata Schulstr. 44, MRotkreuzpl., tel. 166 58 22. Khanittha 3 J-3, Kirchenstr. 96, MOstbahnhof, tel.
Named after rebel leader Emiliano Zapata, this is Munich’s 54 80 47 66. Big brass knockers and golden statues Basics C-2, Westenriederstr. 35, MIsartor, tel. 24
most revolutionary Mexican dinery. Start off at the bar with a welcome you at this Asian temple of a restaurant. Expect 23 18 73. Whilst organically grown vegetables come at a
superior pina colada before settling down between sequined a serene Bhuddist atmosphere with exquisite hand-carved premium here, this squeaky-clean eatery upstairs/super-
sombreros, saddles, cacti and coffee sacks. Crunchy nachos wooden icons. The delectable Thai dishes are served on market downstairs certainly fills a market gap for healthy
abound as appetisers and vegetables and meats head the unique green cabbage plates. The chef here is more daring livers in central Munich. Pay by weight and look out for the
main course line-up. This includes in-house creations such than most Asians in Munich, who usually tone down to mild scrumptious gratins and baked pasta tofu. The bar does
as Platos Zapata and, passing a nod at George Dubya, Plato German tastes. Q Open 11:30 - 14:30; 18:00 - 01:00. great freshly pressed fruit juices. QOpen 11:30 - 18:00,
Texano. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00. (€6-16). AB (€8-13). AB Sat 08:30 - 16:00. (€1.69 per 100g). © Munich Tourist Office

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Eat the Rich F-2, Hess Str. 90, MStiglmaierpl., Padres Havana Exit A/B-3, Blumenstr. 43, MSend-
Bars tel. 18 59 82, www.eattherich.de. From this bar’s linger Tor, tel. 26 42 63, www.padres.de. Although the
Though pretty tame early in the week, things invariably name you’d think it was a cheap pub for the proletariat, connection between the Padres baseball team and Havana
heat up from Thursday to Saturday. The best pubs are but in fact it’s the rich who socialise here, becoming isn’t quite clear, this dark red cocktail establishment has a
found in Schwabing where many “Lokale” start serving considerabl y less weal thy in the process. Bu t those bar as long as San Diego’s losing streak (very long indeed).
beer just after breakfast (Frühschoppen - could easily extra large caipirinhas aren’t watered down, and the All of the usual drinks are available at the usual prices and
have been invented by the Bavarians - is literally “early clientele are young and cool. During the happy hour you DJs do their thing on weekends. Three snacks are provided
pint”), offer light food during the day and form the back- can get a huge sizzling pan of buffalo wings and slurp it for those with the munchies - toast, tuna dip and nachos.
bone of the city’s nightlife. Haidhausen is also great for down with a half price cocktail. Q Open 19:00 - 03:00. QOpen 19:00 - 03:00, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 04:00. A
atmospheric pubs whilst the Glockenbach district is home Closed Sun. A
to the “alternative” scene. Pubs in the city centre tend to Red Sax C-1/2, Residenzstr. 3, MOdeonspl., tel. 29
be larger, more anonymous and, from early evening till Hard Rock Café C-2, Platzl 1, MMarienpl., tel. 242 16 20 12. If Red Sax were a mixed drink its recipe would
22:00, hang-overs for office workers. 94 90, www.hardrock.com. Step right up for burgers, read one part outdoor café, one part grotty bar, one part
steaks, fajitas and salads, not to mention big cocktails that popular cocktail club with a twist of crystal chandeliers and
Bar Centrale C-2, Ledererstr. 23, MMarienpl., tel. are less expensive than most places in the area. Yes, it’s gambling machines. In any case, it’s big and has no trouble
22 37 62. Olde worlde and shabby in a cool kind of way, blatant generic Americana, but on a continent that swears filling the space with promotions like €1.50 shots. QOpen
it’s like they transplanted the quintessential hole-in-the-wall by techno and pop music, it’s nice to hear hard rock once in 11:00 - 04:00. B
bar from some sleepy Italian alleyway right into the heart of a while and, of course, to see Dee-Lite’s outrageous platform
Munich. Incredibly, this unpretentious, inexpensive place has shoes behind glass. QOpen 12:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - Schumanns B-2, Maffeistr. 6, MMarienpl., tel. 24 21
featured amongst Playboy magazine’s Gastronomic Top 200. 02:00. (€8-17). AB 77 00. With a 20 year tradition of attracting the rich and
Settle down with a tasty fresh pasta and crispy salad and famous, Schumann’s is the place to eavesdrop on the likes
you won’t want to leave. Regulars rave about the cappuccino, Havana Club Cuban Bar C-2, Herrnstr. 30, MIsar- of actors and ex-tennis champions as they perch at the bar
freshly-squeezed orange juice and authentic atmosphere. If tor, tel. 29 18 84. It’s a bit too dark for a Cuban bar, sipping ridiculously expensive cocktails. Quality daily dishes
the bar area is full, try the cosy lounge at the back. QOpen but the Latin beats, low-hanging ceiling fans and the and tasty tuna fish salads served American style. QOpen
08:00 - 01:00, Sun 11:00 - 01:00. (€7-10). pictures of Papa, Fidel and the rest of the gang are 08:00 - 21:00. Closed Sun. (€6-11).
encouraging. Lots of wait staff in white stand around
Cohibar City C-2, Herzog-Rudolf-Str. 2, MLehel, tel. wi th nought to do, which is perhaps the bar’s most The Green Room H-1, Leopoldstr. 13, MUniversität,
22 88 02 89. The words ‘cigars and drinks’ displayed on its Cuban quality. Good cocktails are ser ved with vigour, tel. 33 04 07 24. Underground, both figuratively and literally,
sign are perhaps an understatement. Descend into this brick bu t th e moji to is stran gel y absen t from th e drinks this funky bar and restaurant located between the street and
cellar, usually packed to rafters with partiers, and take in the menu. Q Open 18:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 18:00 - 03:00, the metro station in an ivy covered courtyard is destined to
smells of smoke, perfume, sweat and fragrant peppermint Sun 17:00 - 04:00. A take off, so get here before the posh people do. The cocktail
from the Mojitos. Che Guevara, whose likeness is featured on menu is staggering in its breadth and offers cheeky slogans
the wall, is no doubt rolling in his grave at the thought of the Indian Bar G-3, Sebastianspl. 3, MMarienpl., tel. like ‘avoid waiting for a drink... order a pitcher’. Sound advice.
proletariat doing garish cocktail tricks for capitalist consum- 260 55 58. An all-ages favouri te, India Bar is great Seating on ottomans and benches covered with fluffy pillows
ers of nightlife. Ask about free Samba and Salsa lessons. for chilling ou t after an afternoon touring the nearby and great food to boot. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00. AB
QOpen 17:00 - 03:00. A Stad tmuseum. The line-up of whisk y, rum and cock-
tails is one of the longest in town and includes “waka News Café H-1, Leopoldstr. 74, MUniversität, tel. 38
tonka”, an irresistible mi xture of dark rum, lemon juice Café bars 38 06 00, www.newscafemunich.de. The headline is that
and grenadine. Asian/Mexican fusion includes tasty The cool places that open up to serve breakfast/brunch, this café has one of the funkiest interior designs on the strip
oa tm eal tor tillas stu ffed wi th vegetabl es. Q Open go on to serve lunch and then turn into a café until din- with hip oval-shaped Afro-centric murals on the walls, dark
17:00 - 01:00. nertime draws in the foodies, after which the cocktail bar wooden furniture and floors, high backed leather benches,
mixes drinks and the crowd piles onto the dancefloor. red rectangular lamps hanging above the bar and sofas in the
L-Opera C-2, Maximilianstr. 2, MMarienpl., tel. 54 44 back that resemble a mountain range. Breakfast, sandwiches,
46 44. After standing empty for many years, this arcade- Brasserie Tresznjewski F/G-1/2, Theresienstr. 72, pastas and, yes, plenty of cocktails are all on offer. QOpen
fronted site has been tastefully transformed into a stylish bar MTheresienstr., tel. 28 23 49, www.tresznjewski.de. 08:00 - 02:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 08:00 - 03:00. AB
terrace overlooking the grand Residenz and opera buildings. If you pronounce it correctly at the door, you win a prize. The
The sound and smell of traffic roaring past doesn’t seem to name may be frustrating, but the throngs of casually dressed Roxy H-1, Leopoldstr. 48, MUniversität, tel. 34 92
bother the St Pellegro and non-alcoholic cocktail sippers, trendy types don’t seem to mind. If you can get a table, eat 92. The undisputed ‘in spot’ on the strip is poised for prime
many of whom drift in with the opera crowd. Considering the delicious international cuisine to the accompaniment of loud people watching as all of its chairs and tables face the
location, drinks here are not too dear but they charge an arm beats, at least in the evenings, or just do as the locals do sidewalk for maximum ogling advantage. Inside you’ll find a
and a leg for snacks and the so-called ”Opera Salad”. QOpen and order cocktails amidst funky art on the walls. Breakfast hip crowd smoking and sipping cocktails on leather benches
09:30 - 01:00. (€4-12). is a more relaxed and sober affair. QOpen 08:00 - 03:00, and designer furniture under multicoloured lighting that
Sat 08:00 - 04:00. (€6-11). B snakes across the ceiling. The menu offers a huge breakfast
Leo’s Lounge I-4, Rosenheimerstr. 98, MRosen- section as well as gourmet sandwiches, pasta and even
heimer Pl., tel. 48 95 30 50, www.leos-lounge.de. If burgers for surprisingly reasonable prices. It’s the cocktails
you’ve had enough paying outrageous sums for cocktails that kill your inexpensive evening. QOpen 08:00 - 03:00.
and crave a burger, you might like to visit one of Munich’s (€5-10). AB
best American restaurants and bars. A long list of nicely
priced cocktails are available in sizes up to XXL. The €9 Vanilla Lounge H-2, Leopoldstr. 65, MMünchner Frei-
all-you-can-eat buffet of barbeque ribs, buffalo wings, pop- heit, tel. 38 66 68 36, www.vanilla-lounge.de. This trendy
pers, onion rings, and chili kicks off at 20:00 on Mondays. café and bar starts the day as a cool breakfast hangout with
QOpen 09:00 - 01:00. A modern cream-coloured couches. By night it becomes a styl-
ish cocktail bar illuminated with passionate red lampshades
Outland I-4, Weißenburger Pl. 3, MRosenheimer Pl., and booming techno music. A small Italian menu is available.
tel. 48 99 78 80, www.outland-bar.de. Try some unusual QOpen 08:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 08:00 - 03:00. AB
meats like kangaroo, emu and shark and wash it down with
some Aussie wine or beer. In typical Australian fashion, you
have to order your meals and pay in advance at the bar. Don’t
they trust us? QOpen 16:00 - 01:00, Sat 12:00 - 02:00, Sun www.inyourpocket.com
JvM 12:00 - 01:00. (€7-15). © Optimolwerke

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Nachtcafé G-2, Maximilianpl. 5, MKarlspl., tel. 59 59 Kaffee Giesing Bergstr. 4, MCandidpl., tel. 692
Clubs 00, www.nachtcafe-muenchen.de. If you’re looking for a 05 79. The main restaurant area is a crumbling ancient
Atomic Café C-2, Neuturmstr. 5, MMarienpl., tel. 30 classy late night club without a bunch of teenyboppers, this temple ruin with Greek pillars and with a dark wooden bar
77 78 70, www.atomic-cafe.de. This club decked out in is the place for you. There’s live music here every night and area; it’s always packed to the hilt. Its tasty international
70s retro decor offers different theme nights to suit your it’s always packed. Dancing area available. QOpen 20:00 - cuisine, nightly live jazz acts and atmosphere explain why
mood: hip hop, funk, garage punk and soul. There are loads 06:00. Admission €5. B this is Munich’s coolest East End hangout. QOpen 16:00 -
of good looking young people, but thirty-somethings are also 01:00, Sun 10:00 - 01:00. Live music from 20:00. Admission
welcome. QOpen 22:00 - 03:00, Fri, Sat 22:00 - 04:00. P-1 H-2, Prinzregentenstr. 1, MOdeonspl., tel. 211 11 free. (€8-19). E
Closed Mon. Admission €5. 40, www.p1-club.de. Hob nob with Munich’s schickimicki
crowd in this elitist club housed in the back of the Haus der Kalango’s Boteco Bra zil H-2, Occamstr. 2,
Chica’s M-2, Blütenstr. 4, MUniversität, tel. 27 37 58 Kunst museum. Just remember to wear posh clothes and MMünchner Freiheit, tel. 33 69 00. At first glance this
06. Only in Schwabing, or Athens, could you find a place like designer shoes (the door hosts here have a foot fetish). grotty bar and its dilapidated exterior with a hastily hung
this. If it’s all Greek to you, including the sign outside, then There’s no admission charge, though the price of food and Brazilian flag screams walk away!, but although this South
you’ve found Chica’s which is, by its own admission, a tapas drinks available in the seven bars and the Italian café make American bar doesn’t pretend to much, its lively atmo-
bar and music club. The concept is simple enough: listen to up for that. Bring your sweetie to the dark room in the back sphere, Brazilian food and jazz really give this joint a pulse.
live music while eating tzaziki and dolma to your heart’s con- where you swing on chairs hanging from the ceiling. QOpen You can try up to 30 varieties of caipirinha cocktails before
tent. Schneider Weisse on draught. QOpen 20:00 - 05:00, 21:00 - 04:00, Sat, Sun 21:00 - 05:30. Closed Wed. Admis- you keel over. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00. Live jazz Thu-Sat;
Tue, Wed, Sun 20:00 - 03:00. Closed Mon. E sion free. admission free. E

Frankie’s H-1, Leopoldstr. 23, MUniversität, tel. 34 35 Pacha Club J-4, Rosenheimerstr. 145H, MKarl-Preis- Unterfahrt J-3, Einsteinstr. 42, MMax-Weber-Pl., tel.
35, www.frankies-diskothek.de. Located on Schwabing’s Pl., tel. 49 02 66 22, www.pacha-muenchen.de. The 448 27 94, www.unterfahrt.de. Live jazz concerts are
nightlife street, Frankie’s is the place to go for Hip Hop, Soul, music and events here are always a hit on both dance held here daily in a cosy brick cellar, whose entrance is lit
Reggae and R’n’B. Top DJs and acts perform on a regular floors, separated by a movable wall. Once the wall goes up with photographs of all the jazz greats that have visited
basis and theme parties are often organised like Jungle Fever up, the party really begins, when the professional dancers Germany. This music club attracts serious regulars, who as
where drinks, food and even condoms are passed out free of come out on the catwalk and put on a show. Champagne members of the club get 50 per cent off the first rate acts
charge while supplies last. Be the centre of attention and sign or sparking wine is the drink of choice at this posh club. that perform here. The gallery of jazz exhibitions is also
up for one of their open mike nights. QOpen 21:00 - 05:00, Q Open Tue 18:00 - 04:00, Wed 20:00 - 04:00, Thu - Sat worth a visit. QOpen 19:30 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 19:30 - 03:00.
Thu, Fri 22:00 - 05:00. Closed Mon, Sun. E 22:00 - 06:00. (€6-8). Admission €5-20. E

La Cumbia H-4, Taubenstr. 2, MKolumbuspl., tel. 0175- Parkcafé F-2, Sophienstr. 7, MKarlspl., tel. 59 Vogler H-3, Rumfordstr. 9, MIsartor, tel. 29 46 62,
203 77 84, www.lacumbia.de. A bit off the beaten track 86 79, www.parkcafe.de. This trendy club is housed www.jazzbar-vogler.com. This candle-lit cultural living
and unassuming on the outside, this vibrant salsa club with a in a historical building and includes a restaurant, café, room with mismatched chandeliers and naked lightbulbs
mostly latino clientele is where the ‘real’ salsa dancers go. La beergarden and a disco. Inside, the club is ultramodern has nightly live concerts (at 21:00, Sun 20:00), specialis-
Cumbria also hosts Hispanic cultural events. Its small menu with state of the art equipment and sound. It doesn’t ing in jazz, Latin, soul, big band, boogie and classic rock.
(not latino) offers different meat dishes. The Chilean service get hopping until late, but when it does the atmosphere They serve a delicious, albeit unlikely Asian menu and offer
is very friendly, but a little on the slow side. QOpen 19:00 - is fantastic. There’s also a quiet lounge available for a large selection of wines and whiskys. Condoms are sold
01:00. Admission free, special events €5. those romantic moments. Q Open Wed, Fri, Sat 23:00 discretely at the bar, so you can really make yourself at
- 06:00. (€5-10). home here. QOpen 19:00 - 01:00. Admission up to €7, Goodstuff, www.club.goodstuff.de. If you want to escape
added to the bill. from the teenybopper clubs and you like electronic music,
Skyline H-1, Leopoldstr. 82, MMünchner Freiheit, then this is the place for you. Enjoy breakbeat, two-step,
tel. 33 31 31 31, w w w.skyline-club.de. You can hip hop and house in a somewhat pretentious lounge at-
have a b eau ti ful view of th e ci t y’s sk yline from fi ve Kultfabrik mosphere. Q Open Thu 22:00-4:00, Fri, Sat 23:00-05:00.
floors up in one of Munich’s onl y ‘sk yscrapers’. This This huge complex of clubs, bars and eateries is a Admission €6.
club b oasts a hu ge dance floor and a good mi x of veritable Disneyland for clubbers, and it has a little
music. Sunday nigh t is Salsa nigh t and offers a free something for everyone. Take S-Bahn 1-8 or U-Bahn U5 Kalinka, tel. 49 00 90 70, www.clubkalinka.tk. If
dance course for b eginners. Q Open 20:00 - 04:00, to Ostbahnhof and exit at th e rear to reach the venues at it weren’t for the lack of prostitutes you’d think you’re in
Fri, Sa t 22:00 - 05:00, Sun 20:00 - 05:00. Close d (J-4) Grafingerstraße 6. There is plenty of parking space a trendy Moscow club. It’s dark with red velvet curtains,
Mon, Wed. (€6-10). available on-site. For more information visit www.kultfab- seats are arranged on the fringes, beautiful girls dance
rik.info or call 49 00 90 70. There’s a special barbeque on the bar and much of the music is Russian pop spun
all-area event this Pentecost (June 4), when Kultfabrik by Russian DJs. Thankfull y, apar t from the big Lenin
Jazz clubs grills up 12,000 steaks and 5,000 turkey sausages to head at the door and a few flags, the kitsch has been
Bayerischer Hof Night Club B-2, Promenadepl. 2-6, feed a hungry, dancing crowd all night long (food and kept to a minimum. Q Open Fri & Sat 22:00 - 05:00
MMarienpl., tel. 212 09 20, www.bayerischerhof.de. admission to all clubs €10). There will be special appear- Admission €6.
A favourite hangout of the Munich upper crust, this club ances by Munich’s American football team and their hot
definitely caters to the elite with its stylish decor, outstand- cheerleaders. Kölsch , www.koelsch-partybar.de. A laid back bar
ing service and quality, which brings out the feeling of easy for locals ‘where everybody knows your name’. Instead
going elegance in its A-list clientele. Some big name acts Americanos, www.americanos.de. If you can navigate of a dance floor they have a long stage-like counter so
come through here and whip everyone into frenzy on the your way through the masses of sweaty dancers and drink- you can show-off to the people below (or gawk at those
dance floor. QOpen 22:00 - 03:00. On concert nights open ers, you’ll be rewarded with a small lounge to relax in which above). The manager formerly worked at the strip club
at 20:00. AE is perhaps even more packed. Apart from a good attitude across the road and hangs out with the guests every
and patience, deodorant and an oxygen mask may be good night and leads the throng to sing to typical Bavarian
Jam Musik Cafe I-4, Rosenheimerstr. 4, MRosen- things to bring along. Your safest bet for a party. Q Open Schlager (folk hits). Q Open Wed, Thu 21:00-04:00, Fri,
heimer Pl., tel. 48 44 09, www.musikcafe-jam.de. This Fri & Sat 22:00 - 05:00. Sat 21:00-06:00.
bar has a dual nature, catering to both music and sports
enthusiasts, like its Olympic medallist owner. The small menu Temple Bar. It’s got all the makings of a true Irish pub - the
includes some vegetarian and pasta items and a few meat music, the beer and the accents - but somehow the concrete
dishes. The ceiling is plastered with LPs, and the walls with floor and painted cinderblock walls betray it. That said, it’s
funny caricature drawings of celebrities. There are occasional www.inyourpocket.com still a great warm up venue before hitting the clubs and a
live bands. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 17:00 - 03:00. calm oasis for English speakers. Q Open Wed & Thu 20:00
JvM Closed Sun. E - 04:00, Fri & Sat 20:00 - 06:00. A

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Munich’s telephone code is (+49)(0)89

Titty Twister, tel. 490 42 10, www.tanzdiebe.com. Mara’s Bier Teufel H-3, Hochbruckenstr. 14, MMa-
It’s Halloween every night in this heavy metal classics bar, rienpl./Isartor. This dark Bavarian pub strung with white
featuring a disembodied torso, dangling skulls and cobwebs. Christmas lights and foliage serves great dark Weissbier
You can jam and leer at blow-ups of Salma Hayek in From Dusk and the owner and barmaid entertains her guests with the
Till Dawn. Q Open Fri & Sat 22:00 - 05:00. bar’s history dating back to World War II when famous SS
officials met here after political rallies held in the famous
Hofbräuhaus next door.
Pubs
Atzinger H-2, Schellingstr. 9, MUniversität, tel. 28 28 Molly Malone’s D-3, Kellerstr. 21, MRosenheimer
80. The patrons are almost as colourful as the pop-art deco Pl., tel. 688 75 10. Winner of the Guinness 1999 Irish
here. Packed with card and chess-playing students, Atzinger Pub of the Year award, this friendly place surely does the
serves loads of inexpensive Bavarian Schmatzerl, delicious best fish ‘n’ chips in town. The thickly battered white fish,
morsels such as Weißwurst (veal sausage) or Reibedatschi, served with chunky hand-cut chips (billed as ‘Originally
crispy potato fritters. The cheese and salad comes saturated English’), taste as good as any thing you’ll ever get be-
in balsamico and the Kalbsrahmslungerl (not as painful as tween Brighton and Blackpool. Irish Stew, Shepherd’s Pie
it sounds) is some of the best veal lung in town. QOpen and toasted sandwiches round off an inimitable line-up
10:00 - 03:00, Sun 10:00 - 01:00. (€5-10). B that guarantee to delight not only expats. Whisky drink-
ers good luck - you have 130 different sorts to choose
Café Schiller A-2/3, Schillerstr. 3, MHauptbahnhof, between. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 01:00.
tel. 55 71 43, www.cafe-schiller.de. A knockout with (€6-10). A
fight fans, this so-called café is actually a lively bar with more
boxing memorabilia than Don King has enemies. Those not Ned Kelly’s B-2, Frauenpl. 11, MMarienpl., tel. 24
inclined to the ‘sweet science’ can take a swing at local beers 21 99 10. If you’d prefer Aussie to Irish decorations, then
on draught or watch sporting events live via satellite on three make a right when you get to the bottom of the stairs.
TVs, though it must be said that watching the clientele of Bar food like burgers, big breakfasts and even kangaroo
various nationalities, ages and backgrounds is often just as steaks can be had here in the shadow of faux aboriginal
engaging. Surprisingly, the daily lunch specials are cheaper art and the usual down under kitsch. Live sports on the big
than the brews. QOpen 09:00 - 06:00. B screen is the usual draw for the expat community and VB
in cans for upside-down travellers. QOpen 12:00 - 01:00. Adult entertainment is usually a very expensive proposition in Femina A-2, Schillerstr. 19, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 55
(€8-10). AB Munich that seldom satisfies, the noted exception being New 44 93. Unlike many of the other places around the train
York Tabledance (see Kultfabrik). To buy a drink for a lady, which is station, this venue actually means it when it says it offers
Ryan’s Muddy Boot L-2, Schlörstr. 10, MRot- almost always a requirement if you want any interaction, typically cabaret. Women perform dances in decreasing degrees
kreuzpl., tel. 0171-740 33 62, w w w.ryans-muddy- costs as much as €40, perhaps more. To answer your question, of clothing on a small stage as men sip the obligatory €15
boot.net. This charmin g li t tle Irish pub will cer tainl y sex is seldom on the menu, although rumours abound about a few welcome drink you must buy if you want to watch. Try to
cure your h om esi ck blu es wi th i ts d own-to-ear th, venues close to the Hofbräuhaus - a well-chosen locale. stall to see at least part of the show and you’ll be told by
come as you are atmosph ere. I t meets all th e require- an unforgiving woman that they’re not running a museum
men ts: pub quiz zes, li ve music, posters of famous Broadway Cabaret A-2, Schillerstr. 11/a, MHauptbahn- and to pay or shove off. We left without seeing the finale.
Irish wri ters, and Guinness, of course. Enjoy th e dir t y hof, tel. 59 80 74. If New Yorkers only knew how Germans are QOpen 21:00 - 04:00. A
jokes and comics of th e week in th e toilet. Q Open misusing this cornerstone of the Big Apple’s identity. The fact
16:00 - 01:00. that a strip club uses the name wouldn’t raise any eyebrows, but Imperial A-2, Schillerstr. 16, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 59
the fact that buying a drink for one of the ladies costs as much 72 89. Walk downstairs to talk to the girls, but be warned
Schwabinger 7 H-2, Feilitzschstr. 2, MMünchner as €40 would definitely be upsetting. In truth, the girls here aren’t that apart from drinks you must buy for the ladies if you want
Freiheit. Slum it at Munich’s grungiest dive, surprisingly so obviously uninterested as in other similar venues. Private them to talk to you, your own drinks, even a cola, cost ?8
located in the trendy Schwabing district. Advertised by areas are available if you’d like to discuss current events with the each. King Ludwig might have disagreed with the supposed
word of mouth only, it’s always packed. The ruin of a pub woman of your choice. QOpen 12:30 - 04:00. A imperial nature of this club, but if platinum blonds wearing
has pitch black wooden walls (fire? nicotine stains?), the lots of eyeliner is sexy, then this might be the place for you.
only decoration being the names of lovers carved into the Candy Bar A-2, Schillerstr. 9, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 59 QOpen 14:00 - 04:00. A
walls. Order one of the dirt cheap long drinks to get into 66 70. Not so much a strip club as a place where you can
the carving mood. QOpen 17:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 17:00 - look at scantily dressed women in fishnet stockings hanging New York Tabledance J-4, Grafingerstr. 6, MOst-
03:00. Closed Sun. out at the bar. The ‘red light’ theme is taken to a cheesy and bahnhof, tel. 61 30 44 44, www.newyorktabledance.
unnecessary height here, but interior design is probably the de. An authentic New York-style strip club with female and
Shamrock H-1, Trautenwolfstr. 6, MGieselastr., last thing on your mind when you arrive. Three little niches are male strippers. The shedding of clothes never stops and a
tel. 33 10 81, w w w.shamrockirishbar.com. Just available in back for ‘better knowing,’ but remember, as you’re, lap dance costs just €10. Fabulous fun for boys, girls and
look for the illuminated red door on this quiet street to often reminded, ‘no zex.’ QOpen 16:00 - 04:00. A couples. QOpen 22:00 - 06:00. Closed Mon. Admission
find what is perhaps Munich’s rowdiest Irish pub. If you €13. A
can reach the snaking wooden bar of this brick cellar Dolly Bar A-2, Schillerstr. 11, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 55
through the booze-sweaty bodies, the fog of smoke, 02 86 80. One of the most expensive of its genre, you also Tiffany A-2, Schillerstr. 24, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 59 54
the loud conversations and the heat, then consider seem to get the least value for money. The hearts on the 16. The brightly lit pink neon entrance is a bit much even for
yourself luck y. Naturally things are a bit more subdued ceiling are a bit optimistic considering that most of the girls this area, but it certainly gets your attention and so do the
on weeknights bu t even then it’s no guarantee. Live would rather play cards than talk to you (and they will). If you’re ladies who actually seem interested to talk to you even if you
spor ts on a big screen TV. Q Open 18:00 - 03:00, Sat, prepared to better acquaint yourself with one of the women don’t buy them a drink for the cost of a new pair of pants. Of
Sun 14:00 - 03:00. AE in the niches in the back, be prepared to take out a second the Schillerstraße joints, this is perhaps the most interesting
mortgage on your home. QOpen 13:00 - 03:00. A for the casual voyeur. QOpen 11:00 - 04:00. A

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Marienplatz B-2, MMarienpl. Named after Mary, the oxidising horseman of the apocalypse standing guard over
Essential Munich city’s patron saint, Munich’s main square marks the heart of the ornately carved portal and the working clock above him. Munich Welcome Card
the old town and is dominated by the neo-Gothic New City Hall Check out the mosaics by the altar. Across the street is the
Munich has an amazing range of sights, and it’s hard (Neues Rathaus). Buskers and artists perform for the crowds original cloister church where monks can be seen praying Visi tors wh o plan to do
to make a choice of what to see if you’re only in town waiting to see the Rathaus Glockenspiel, one of the largest day and night. Built from 1727 - 1733, this small building was a fair bit of travelling and
for a short time. A stroll through the centre, visiting carillons in Europe, which rings out at 11:00, 12:00 and 17:00. destroyed by Allied bombs on April 24, 1944 and rebuilt to its sightseeing in Munich can
Marienplatz, Frauenkirche, the Hofbrauhaus and Accompanying the chimes are 32 figures presenting scenes former resplendence in 1951. QOpen 08:00 - 18:00, Thu save money by purchasing
the Rezidenz Palace. The beautiful Englischer Garten from Munich’s history. The central tower viewing platform, 08:00 - 12:00. Klosterkirche open 06:00 -19:00. the Welcome Card. It en-
park shouldn’t be missed either, and make sure you reached by 55 steps (or by elevator), offers a fantastic view titles holders to free travel
see the Eisbach surfers in action there. Art fans are of the city centre and far beyond. In case you’re wondering, St. Michael’s B-2, Maxburgstr. 1, MMarienpl., tel. on public transport inside
spoilt for choice - the best museums in town include the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), no less picturesque, flanks 231 70 60, www.jesuiten.org/st-michael. They didn’t the city, as well as reduced entry to many of the city’s
the three Pinakothek art museums and the Bavarian the eastern end of Marienplatz. just bury “Mad” King Ludwig II here, but also more than 40 museums, palaces and other sights. A one-person Wel-
National Museum. other Wittelsbachs and its builder, Duke Wilhelm V. When the come Card costs €7.50 for one day or €17.50 for three
Olympic Park & Tower L-1, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, tower collapsed in 1590, seven years into construction, the days (€32 including the ride to and from the airport). If
MOlympiazentrum, tel. 306 70/30 67 24 14, www. duke took it as divine portent that the church was not large you’re not travelling alone, the Partner ticket is a great
olympiapark-muenchen.de. The Olympia Park was home enough and had it dramatically enlarged, making it the biggest deal at €12.50 for one day or €25.50 for three days
Buildings & Squares to the 1972 Games. Over a four-year period, thousands of Renaissance church north of the Alps and home to the world’s (€48 including the airport). It’s valid for up to five adults
Frauenkirche B-2, Frauenpl., MMarienpl, tel. 290 08 craftsmen worked to create an attractive, hilly landscape second largest barrel-vaulted roof. It was gutted after Allied (whereby two children between 6 and 14 count as one
20. If one takes into account its two onion-domed towers, with an artificial lake, paths and impressive buildings such bombings, and rebuilt after the war. Don’t miss the shrine adult). The Welcome Card can be purchased at the tourist
this giant late-Gothic building, built from 1468 - 1488, is as the light-spun, tent-topped 75,000m2 Olympic stadium of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, which contains their severed information offices, the airport service centre, as well as
nearly as tall (98.5m) as it is long (109m). Munich’s defining and the Olympic hall. Further Olympic Park attractions in- heads. A small guide in English can be had for €2.50. QOpen at many hotels.
landmark replaced a smaller church on the same site, but clude rowing on the Olympic lake, roller and ice skating, 09:00 - 19:00. Crypt open 10:00-13:00; 15:00-16:45, Sat
some of its decorations and chapels were incorporated congresses and balls in the Olympic hall, and more swimming 10:00-15:00, closed Sun. Admission free.
into the new structure. The green cupolas were only pools than you can shake a towel at. Plans to fully cover the Museums
added in 1525 after the towers served a brief spell as Olympic stadium to meet the latest international standards St. Peter’s B-2, Rindermarkt 1, MMarienpl., tel. 260 Airpor t visitor park (Besucherpark) Airpor t,
platforms for cannons. Brick, instead of stone, was used for the Football World Cup in 2006 were dropped in favour of 48 28. Munich’s oldest parish church, affectionately known MFlughafen Besucherpark, tel. 97 54 13 33, www.
in constructing the building for practical reasons - it was architectural aesthetics. A new stadium will be built instead by the locals as Alter Peter (Old Peter), marks the site where munich-airport.de. If you’re on your way to the airport or
cheaper. Today the headstones of prominent citizens from for Munich’s famous football team FC Bayern München. monks in 1158 began building the core of today’s Munich. into town and you’ve got time to kill take a stop at this small
the old church cemetery adorn the exterior walls of Our There’s no overlooking the 290m high Olympic tower. Two The church is famous for the lantern-dome tower created museum where you can take a look at old Lufthansa aircraft
Lady and the interior is graced by the inspiring tomb of high-speed elevators whisk visitors up to the viewing platform when the building was remodelled in Renaissance style in that look like they were used in an Indiana Jones film. The
Ludwig the Bavarian (1290-1322) guarded on all sides by and the revolving restaurant to enjoy the beautiful view – in the 17th century. The most extraordinary feature of the tower admission fee includes a great view from the open-air obser-
knights and noblemen. During WWII the rear of the church nice weather as far as the Alps – and the excellent though is its eight asymmetrically placed clock faces, ostensibly vation pyramid complete with telescopes to spy on rich people
was damaged badly, and rebuilt in the 1950s. Climb the overpriced cuisine. You can now also join walking tours on the designed so that eight people can tell the time at once. The drinking champagne in first class as they take off into the wide
(original) towers for a great view of the centre. QOpen Olympia stadium roof - see the box for information. For an renowned chimes include one of the oldest bells in Germany; blue yonder. Take S-Bahn lines S1 or S8 to the Besucherpark
07:00 - 19:00. Closed Sun. Admission free. German-lan- equally good view that’s free of charge, climb the Olympiaberg, the best time to hear them is 15:00 on Saturday, when stop. QOpen 09:00 - 17:30. Admission: €2.
guage tours (€3.50) at 14:00. Tower (€3.50/1.50) open built with rubble left by WWII. they ring in the Sabbath. The 306-step climb to the viewing
10:00 - 17:00, closed Sun. platform is rewarded by a dramatic view of Munich with its Alpine Museum D-2, Praterinsel 5, MIsartor, tel. 211
St. Anna’s D-2, St.-Anna-Str., MLehel, tel. 212 18 magnificent Alpine backdrop. Q Open 07:00 - 19:00, Wed 22 40. Located on a beautiful island in the Isar River, one is
Hofbräuhaus C-2, Platzl 9, MMarienpl., tel. 22 16 20, www.st-anna-muenchen.de. Don’t expect crowds 07:00 - 12:00. almost tempted to take a pass on the museum in favour of
76, www.hofbraeuhaus.de. Whilst the architecture of this or brochures in English as this church is a bit off the tourist a stroll on its grounds. See the Alps at their stunning best
building is nothing to write home about, it is nonetheless the trail. Built in 1892 to accommodate the growing population or take a walk though the eclectic Heidi exhibition that is
most publicised monument in Munich. Spurned by locals, of Lehel, this beautiful house of worship was built in an im- part ethnographic display, part multimedia presentation.
adored by tourists, the site hosted the first large meeting of pressive Romanesque style with a few twists like the giant In addition to memorabilia, books and posters in various
the National Socialist Party in 1920. Today, the crowds seem languages, videos are on offer for those who’d like to see
more interested in the how many litre mugs of beer they can the old film or its modern equivalent - a pretty blond girl with
knock back in one session. Buxom dirndl-clad Fräuleins glide Tourist information pigtails expounding the virtues of the Big Mac or the latest
from table to table effortlessly clutching around a dozen steins Mercedes. Q Open 13:00 - 18:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 18:00.
while oompah bands help raise the fever pitch by playing EurAide A-2, Hauptbahnhof, www.euraide.com. Closed Mon. Admission €3.50/1.
virtually round the clock. QOpen 09:00 - 24:00. This private information office sells just about any type
of transportation or tour ticket to foreign travellers. Find Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches National
Karlsplatz A-2, MKarlspl. The Piccadilly Circus or Times the office in room 3, adjacent to track N°11. Q Open Museum) D-1, Prinzregentenstr. 3, MLehel, tel. 211 24
Square of Munich, Karlsplatz is dominated by a giant mod- 07:45 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:45. Closed Sat, Sun. 01, fax 21 12 42 01, www.bayerisches-nationalmuseum.
ern fountain where you’ll find locals and tourists jostling to de. This architectural wonder of a building is an exhibit in and
wet their toes in summer. Dating back to 1791, the square Tourist office A-2, Bahnhofpl. 2, MHauptbahnhof, of itself, but most people come for the old relics. It houses a
is named after Elector Karl Theodor. It’s also known as tel. 23 33 02 34, www.muenchen-tourist.de. Apart fabulous collection of religious art from as early as the 11th
Stachus, supposedly in honour of the popular innkeeper from selling providing information and selling books, maps century through the medieval period. Of the older pieces,
Eustachius Föderl. The name might also originate from the and souvenirs, Munich’s friendly tourist offices can book don’t miss the Scandinavian box made of bronze and mam-
expression Stachel (prickle), the term given to the arrows of accommodation, sell tickets for a variety of events and moth tusk ivory that somehow made its way to lower Ger-
the marksmen who used to try their combating skills in front offer guided tours of the old town with official visitors’ many. Other notable exhibits are the 16th century tapestries,
of the Karlstor during the Middle Ages. Karlstor (Karl’s Gate) guides, and even special tours in sign language for the shiny suits of armour, hall of stained glass, goldsmith’s room,
is your starting point for the Altstadt and, since 1972, the deaf. Visits to Schleißheim or Nymphenburg Palace, regal clothing and altar pieces taken from various churches
pedestrian precinct. including the Amalienburg and the Royal Residence are including a large skeleton riding a lion symbolising Death on
also possible. By prior appointment, they can arrange the prowl. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Thu 10:00 - 20:00. Closed
Königsplatz F/G-2, MKönigspl. Spacious and majestic, tailor-made trips including the Old and New Town Halls, Mon. Admission €3/2.
flanked by three neo-classic temples, this square has been particular city districts, various museums, churches and
nicknamed Athens-on-the-Isar. The structure, commis- excursions to the Bavarian palaces, castles and lakes.
sioned under Ludwig I to house several art museums, took Q Open 09:00 - 20:30, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Also at
on a sinister role from 1933-35 when Hitler paved over
the grass-covered, tree-lined square to stage his National
Marienplatz (Neues Rathaus), open 10:00 - 20:00, Sat
10:00 - 16:00, closed Sun.
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Centre for Unusual Museums (ZAM - Zentrum Egyptian Art Museum (Museum Ägyptischer Hunting and Fishing Museum (Jagd- und Fisch-
The Pinakothek museums für Außergewöhnliche Museen) B-2, Westenrie- Kunst) C-1/2, Residenzstr. (entrance from Hofgar- ereimuseum) B-2, Neuhauserstr. 2, MMarienpl., tel.
derstr. 41, MMarienpl., tel. 290 41 21, www.zam- ten), MOdeonspl, tel. 29 85 46, www.aegyptisches- 22 05 22, www.jagd-fischerei-museum.de. Like going to
Three of the top museums in Germany are grouped museum.de. Unusual is an understatement, but if you’d museum-muenchen.de. It’s not the Met in New York, but the zoo, but all the animals are dead. No it’s not the most PC
together north of Munich Old Town. If you have the like to see small museums dedicated to topics as diverse a diverse selection of pieces from the early, middle and museum in Germany, especially the photo of the man clipping
stamina, see them all in one day; a day ticket valid for as the Easter bunny, perfume and toy cars then it might be late kingdoms are all represented in some form in this the wings off of his quarry, but with some pre-historic exhibits
all three costs €12/7. worth the money. Of particular interest is the bedpan and museum. Read a well-preserved papyrus copy of the Book and one dedicated to the Wolpertinger, Bavaria’s answer to
commode museum, which has found strong competition of the Dead or letters written to Pharaoh Amenophis IV on the jackalope, it’s hours of fun for the kids. The paintings,
Alte Pinakothek G-2, Barer Str. 27, MTheresien- in the Bourdalou museum which boasts a fine collection rock tablets. Look at Coptic art, mummy portraits from medieval hunting rifles and wooden sleighs carved in the
str, tel. 23 80 52 16, www.alte-pinakothek.de. One of incredibly ornate porcelain containers in the shape of the Roman period or sarcophagi from various epochs. The shape of various beasts, however, will no doubt appeal to
could spend all day looking at the works of old Dutch, gravy boats that were used by 18th century aristocratic truly outrageous erotic art illustrates the ancient Egyptian adults. QOpen 09:30 - 17:00, Thu 09:30 - 21:00. Admis-
Spanish, Italian, French and German masters in this women for their private needs. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. penchant for exaggeration. Q Open 09:00 - 17:00, Sat, sion €3.50/2.50.
expansive museum or you could play football or lay in the Admission €4/3. Sun 10:00 - 17:00, Tue 09:00 - 17:00, 19:00 - 21:00. Closed
sun on grass outside as the locals do. If you do enter you Mon. Admission €3.50/2.50. Jewish Museum (Jüdisches Museum München)
can expect to see paintings by all of the heavy hitters - Da Children’s and Young People’s Museum (Kinder- G/H-3, Reichenbachstr. 27, MFraunhoferstr., tel. 20
Vinci, El Greco, Rembrandt, Brueghel, Raphael, Dürer and und Jugendmuseum München) A-2, Arnulfstr. 3, Ethnology Museum (Museum für Völkerkunde) 00 96 93, www.juedisches-museum-muenchen.de.
a huge selection of Rubens. A taped audio guide comes MHauptbahnhof, tel. 54 54 08 80, www.kindermuseum- C-2, Maximilianstr. 42, MMarienpl, tel. 210 13 61 00, This small museum in the Munich Jewish Institute offers the
free of charge. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Tue 10:00 - 20:00. muenchen.de. Located in a lesser-known section of the main www.voelkerkundemuseum-muenchen.de. You could chronology of Judaism in the city from the first mention of
Closed Mon. Admission €5/3.50. train station, this small museum is a combination of learning, wander around this museum for hours looking at art and Jews being killed in the streets in 1285 and their expulsion
playing and creating. Kids are encouraged to interact with artefacts from diverse national groups from around the world. in 1442 to their return in the 18th century, their path to in-
Neue Pinakothek G-2, Barer Str. 29, MThere- one another and their environment, but the experience is no Permanent exhibits include the Native American hall that has tegration, destruction during the war and finally, their return.
sienstr., tel. 23 80 51 95, www.neue-pinakothek. doubt more enriching if the children are German speakers. the world’s oldest preserved kayak, the Chinese rooms that Explanations are available in English and it’s a good idea to
de. Equally as impressive as the Old Art Museum, is QOpen 14:00 - 17:30, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 17:30. Admission have a larger than life Buddha and an entire section dedicated bring identification for security reasons. Q Open Tue 14:00
this place which isn’t lacking in famous works either. €3.50, families €9. to African art. In addition to Indian shrines and Incan relics - 18:00, Wed 10:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 18:00, Thu 14:00 - 20:00.
Sculptures by Rodin occupy many of the niches around you can also visit the Ethiopian and Islamic exhibitions until Closed Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon. Admission free.
the building which features the works of a few artists you City Museum (Stadtmuseum) B-2, St.-Jakobs-Pl. the end of the year. QOpen 09:30 - 17:15. Closed Mon.
may have heard of, namely Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, 1, MMarienpl., tel. 23 32 23 70, w w w.stadtmu- Admission €3/2. Lenbachhaus A-2, Luisenstr. 33, MKarlspl., tel. 23 33
van Gogh, Klimt, Munch and many others. Don’t miss seum-online.de. Founded in 1888, the museum hosts 20 00, fax 23 33 20 03, www.lenbachhaus.de. Some
Gauguin’s interpretation of the birth of Christ which must a variety of changing exhibitions, but permanent exhib- Flug wer f t Schleissheim (Aircraf t) Effnerstr. fantastic Munich art treasures are housed in this Tuscan
have raised a few eyebrows when it first hit the scene. its include the hall of Morris Dancers with impressive 18, MOberschleissheim, tel. 315 71 40, w w w. villa once owned by renowned painter and native son Carl
QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Wed 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Tue. objects taken from the Altes Rathaus and the excellent deutsches-museum.de. The collection in this offshoot of von Lenbach, whose widow sold it to the city in 1929. Today
Admission €5/3.50. views of Munich which includes hundreds of antique the Deutsches Mueseum is dedicated to airplanes, helicop- you can see changing exhibitions and Lenbach’s own work
maps, paintings, scale models and lithographs illustrat- ters, engines and flight simulators plus exhibitions on the displayed in rooms ornately decorated with silk wallpaper and
Pinakothek der Moderne G-2, Barer Str. 40, ing the evolution of the city. The fashion museum seems history of aviation and space travel. QOpen 09:00 - 17:00. gilded ceilings. Paintings from as early as the 16th century can
MTheresienstr, tel. 23 80 53 60, www.pinakothek- a bit under-funded and the historical interiors display Admission €3.50. be found here, but the true gems are the colourful Blue Rider
der-moderne.de. Just when you think you’ve had too is interesting if you’re into furniture. Finally the puppet works by Kandinsky and Münter. The Lenbachhaus website
much ‘culture’ for one day, you turn a corner and there’s and carnival ar t halls feature some eclectic materials Geological Museum (Geologisches Museum) G-2, is currently only in German, but more English information
a freaky Piccaso creation staring you in the eye. Even the including Beatles puppets, a ‘smash Hitler’ shooting Luisenstr. 37, MKönigspl., tel. 21 80 65 14, www.iaag. can be found at www.europeanmuseumguide.com. QOpen
toilets are funky in this architectural tribute to all things game and cer tain displays which suddenl y spring to geo.uni-muenchen.de/sammlung. A bit more academic 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission €6/3.
modern. Although some of the exhibits may have you life taking a few years off of your life. We won’t tell you than the ‘rocks for jocks’ university exhibits that we’ve expe-
scratching your head, the concept is a simple one: the which ones, though. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. rienced, this small museum, housed in the same building as
museum is divided into four sections dedicated to art, Admission €2.50/1.50. the more interesting Palaeontology Museum, offers samples
graphics, architecture and design. The old PC you threw of - well, let’s face it, lots of rocks, oh, and minerals too. See
out from 1982 is now on display along-side laptops that Deutsches Museum C-3, Museumsinsel 1, MIsar- how the earth as we know it began and discover how we’re all
could nearly fit in your pocket. If art is your passion than tor, tel. 217 91, www.deutsches-museum.de. You could slowly sliding on giant tectonic plates into the future. QOpen
enjoy Matisse, Dali, Warhol, Kandinsky and, of course, spend days wandering around a 16km path spread over 08:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. First Sunday of the month open
old Pablo. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Thu, Fri 10:00 - 20:00. six floors in the largest technical museum in the world. The 10:00 - 16:00. Admission free.
Closed Mon. Admission €9/5. line-up of exhibits features just about everything mankind
has ever invented in order to make life easier. Machines Glyptothek (Greek and Roman sculpture collec-
and installations from mining to astronomy; from under tion) G-2, Königspl., MKönigspl., tel. 28 92 75 03. King
BMW Museum Petuelring 130, MOlympiazentrum, tel. the earth up to the stars, it’s all there. A highlight is the Ludwig I, who is nearly completely responsible for all things
38 22 33 07/0180 523 53 53, www.bmw-mobiletradi- archaeological reconstruction of the Altamira cave with great in Munich, built this museum in 1830 to house all of the
tion.com. Upon exiting the Olympiazentrum metro stop head ancient cave paintings. The museum got too big for its ‘souvenirs’ that he pillaged while on holiday abroad. A temple
for the huge BMW towers until you reach a building that looks britches and it has enlarged to incorporate two separate in its own right, the museum is home to fantastic busts,
like a silver UFO from a 1950s sci-fi film. Space age design, exhibi tion spaces; th e Deu tsch es Museum Verkeh- statues, sarcophagi and tombstones. Of particular note are
precision and order rule the realm here on hallowed ground rszentrum (transpor t) and the Flugwerft Schleissheim the reclining Satyr with all of his important parts intact, the
for many a car enthusiast. Automobiles, motorcycles and (airplanes). QOpen 09:00 - 17:00. Admission €7.50/3. fantastic Roman floor mosaic (now on the wall) and the saucy
even planes made by the famous automaker are on display Wed after 16:00 €3. erotic sculpture hidden away in a little niche as not to offend.
as well as interactive exhibits such as a virtual ride available You can also admire the pieces from the indoor/outdoor
in English, German, French and Spanish. It is perhaps the Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum (Transpor- café. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Thu 10:00 - 20:00. Closed
best corporate promotional tool ever created. Don’t miss the tation Center) E-3, Theresienhöhe 14a, MTheresien- Mon. Admission €3/2.
motorbike that travelled over 300,000km on five continents wiese, tel. 500 80 61 40, www.deutsches-museum.
over a period of ten years. Bavarians made that too. QOpen de. This museum is devoted entirely to transport. There’s Haus der Kunst A-2, Prinzregentenstr. 1, MKarlspl.,
09:00 - 17:00. Admission: €3/2. Last admission 16:00. Ring just about every kind of boat you can imagine including an tel. 21 12 70, www.hausderkunst.de. A modern exhibi-
ahead for factory tours. Indian canoe, a luxurious black velvet-seated gondola and a tion hous with changing exhibitions every three months.
breathtaking 19th-century German sailing ship. Train enthu- The main theme is contemporary art, and the shows are
siasts will love the first German Lokomobil from 1862. Live supported by lectures, speeches, installations and perfor-
demonstrations and do-it-yourself, hands-on experiments mances. Expect anything from old masters to the latest
www.inyourpocket.com make this museum fun for all ages. QOpen 09:00 - 17:00. modern art. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Thu 10:00 - 22:00.
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Museum of the Crystal Garden” on the continent is indeed a great place for strolling Radius Tours & Munich Walks A-2, Hauptbahnhof
Realm (Museum Reich der and people watching. There can’t be many parks in the world station (track 26), MHauptbahnhof, tel. 55 02 93
Kristalle) G-2, Theresienstr. where nude sunbathing is actually viewed with favour. Should 74/98 60 15, www.radiusmunich.com. With the ar-
41, MTheresienstr., tel. 23 you opt to do as the Münchner, watch your clothes – it’s also rival of winter, the walking tours are finished, but they still
94 43 12. Behold the mighty ge- well known for strollers with light fingers. Other attractions offer the daily 5 hour tour to Dachau concentration camp
ode. Yes, you can see hundreds pastimes in the park include surfing. Seriously, a constant (€19/9.50) starting at 12:00 (not on Mondays). QOpen
of these volcanic bubbles as wave at “Eisbach” means some one with a surf board is 10:00 - 18:00. A
well as glassy smooth petrified never far away. Snow permitting, cross-country skiing along
wood, giant boulders of quartz specially prepared trails is possible too. Horse-drawn coach Rikscha-Mobil Marienplatz, tel. 171 2873032/0700
and minerals of various colours. trips start right at the centre of the park, where you can 80 90 10 20, www.rikscha-mobil.de. See Munich from
Indeed, cr ystals brighten up also find the city’s best known beer garden secreted away the back of a ricksha bicycle. The driver provides information
every corner of these lonely aca- under the picture-booky Chinesischer Turm. Another popular along the way. In winter on request only. A 15-minute trip is
demic hallways in the university. place for stein-hoisting is the self-service eatery next to the just €7.70-9.90, a full hour-long maxi-tour costs €26-36 for
The museum is free except for Kleinhesseloher See lake, where you can also hire a rowing 1-2 people. The driver provides information along the way.
the most interesting section, boat. If both beer gardens are full, try the Aumeister, a quieter Q During winter only on request.
dealing with the practical uses spot at the northern end of the park. Near the other end is
of crystals in modern day life. the Japanese Teahouse (1972), a delightful oasis of peace, Spurwechsel D-3, Steinstr. 3, MMax-Weber-Pl, tel.
Q Open 13:00 - 17:00, Sat, where tea ceremonies led by a Japanese tea master are held 692 46 99, www.spurwechsel.info. Bicycle rental (full day
Sun 13:00 - 18:00. Closed every second and fourth weekend of the month. €12.50, half day €7.50) as well as tours by bicycle (€16.50,
Mon. Admission free, exhibition 3hrs) and on foot. QOpen 09:00 - 17:00. Closed Sat, Sun.
€2.50/1.50. Hellabrunn Zoo Tierparkstr. 30, MThalkirchen, tel. In winter, tours are by request only.
62 50 80, www.zoo-munich.de. If you’ve always wanted
Palaeontology Museum to come face to face with a tarpan (prehistoric wild horse), Taxi guides, tel. 0175-481 28 48, www.taxi-guide-
(Paläontologisches Mu- or a white-tailed gnu, here’s an opportunity. Hellabrunn Zoo muenchen.de. Qualified multilingual taxi guides, trained
seum) F-2, Richard-Wagner-Str. 10, MStiglmaierpl., tel. Valentin-Karlstadt-Museum C-2, Isartor, MIsartor, specialises in breeding animals that are under threat of ex- by the tourist office, can whisk you off on a tour of the city
21 80 66 30. Lock horns with a triceratops, hitch a ride with tel. 22 32 66. This museum housed in the tower of Munich’s tinction. Situated south of the city on the Isar, Munich’s zoo and surroundings. The fixed fare for a tour of one hour
a pterodactyl or schmooze with a prehistoric moose at this 14th century fortifications is dedicated to Karl Valentin (1882 is one of the most beautiful in the world. It has over 5,000 (pick-up included) for up to four persons is €68, for five
small university museum. Other funky creatures include a sa- - 1948), Germany’s Charlie Chaplin, and his partner Liesl animals representing 480 species, which are grouped ac- to eight persons it is about €78, and then €18 for every
bre-toothed tiger, a giant woolly mammoth with its tusks intact Karlstadt (1892-1960). You can view pictures, posters and cording to their natural and geographical habitats. QOpen further half hour.
and a petrified tree nearly 5m tall. Of particular interest are the personal affects of the man considered by his fans to be a 09:00 - 17:00. Admission €7/5.50.
nervous students around exam time (lecture halls surround the comical genius. If you don’t understand his brand of humour,
exhibits). QOpen 08:00 - 16:00, Fri 08:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun. it’s still worth a visit if you like medieval architecture. Note Sea Life Willi-Daune Platz 1, MOlympiazentrum, tel. 45 Dachau memorial
First Sunday of the month 10:00 - 16:00. Admission free. the photo of the war-weary tower in 1945 with a sign on it 00 00, www.sealifeeurope.com. This new attraction in the
that reads (in English no less): ‘Death is so permanent - drive Olympiapark is a huge freshwater and marine aquarium with Although initially located outside the town, the
Schack Gallery C-1, Prinzregentenstr. 9, MLehel, tel. carefully’. QOpen 11:00 - 17:30, Sun 10:00 - 17:30. Closed over 30 tanks containing 10,000 fish including 120 different Konzentrationslager (concentration camp, KZ for
23 80 52 24. This gallery on three floors is well worth the trip. Wed, Thu. Admission €2. domestic species and Mediterranean marine animals. On short) bore the name Dachau from the start, casting
A permanent exhibit of 19th century German paintings from two storeys, various stations show the visitors the way the a dark shadow over the picturesque market town. Over
the Schack collection is available for anyone interested. Sadly water flows from the River Isar, along the Danube and into 200,000 people entered the camp’s gates between
there aren’t many takers, but that means you usually have the Parks & Gardens the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. The highlight is a 10m 1933 and 1945. Today it serves as a memorial to the
place to yourself, excepting Sundays when admission is free. Botanical Garden K-1, Menzinger Str. 65, tel. 17 86 13 long underwater tunnel. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00. Admission 43,000 people who died there during the Nazi reign
German mythological themes such as the Lorelei and scenes 50, www.botanik.biologie.uni-muenchen.de/botgart/d/ €12.50/9.50. of terror.A place of remembrance, contemplation and
from the Erlkönig are prevalent as are other subjects that define default.html. On the eastern edge of the park is the New education, the memorial museum documents the
the period of National Romanticism. Another plus is the carpet- Botanical Garden, which replaced the pollution-plagued old camp’s history and the atrocities committed. Tours of
ing on the floors to prevent the incessant squeaking noise of one near the main railway station in the early 20th century. Tours the site visit all the remaining buildings, the restored
shoes so common in other galleries. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00. The garden is home to an extensive collection of herbs, Alpine John’s Bavarian Tours Auerfeldstr. 20, tel. 016 23 20 camp prison ‘bunker’, an extermination gas chamber
Closed Mon, Tue. Admission €2.50/2, Sun free. flowers, trees and a water lily pond. The Arboretum at the 73 23, www.johns-bavarian-tours.com. John, an American disguised as showers and two crematoriums. Exhibi-
west end of the gardens is cleverly landscaped to resemble expat seduced by Munich in 1978 now bestows his love and tions show photographs and models of the camp, its
Siemens Forum B-2, Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 20, MOde- different climatic regions of the world with their appropriate knowledge of the area to dedicated tourists in tailor-made officers and prisoners, and you can see the entrance
onspl., tel. 63 63 26 60, www.siemensforum.de. Five flora. You can experience pine forest, Arctic tundra, heath and tours. He can take you and up to seven others in a private car gateway with the cruelly ironic description Arbeit macht
floors of technology await your perusal in this white, space moorland, desert dunes, steppes and Alpine country all in one to the mountains, castles, monasteries and churches that frei (‘Freedom through work’). There’s also a heart-
age building where one half expects to hear Arthur C. Clarke’s stroll. Round off your visit with refreshments between potted litter the city and her surroundings. breaking documentary film (English version at 11:30
HAL greeting you as you walk its halls. It’s basically one very palm trees at the Schloßcafé next to the palace. QOpen and 15:30) made from footage made by both the SS
expensive promotional tool for Siemens, but some of the 09:00 - 18:00. Admission €2/1. Mike’s Bike Tours C-2, Hochbrückenstr., MMarienpl., and liberating US troops.S-Bahn S2 runs to Dachau
exhibits, available in English, are interesting enough to merit tel. 25 54 39 88/0172 792 33 31, mike@bavaria.com, a couple of times per hour, taking 15-20 minutes.
a visit. Open to 21:00 on the first Tuesday of each month. Court Garden (Hofgarten) C-2, Residenzstr. 1, www.mikesbiketours.com. The only winter tour (Sep 1 - Apr Buy a Streifenkarte (€9) and cancel four strips each
QOpen 09:00 - 17:00. Closed Sat, Sun. Tours at 19:00 (first MMarienpl, tel. 29 06 71, www.schloesser.bayern.de. 15) available is the four hour standard bike tour of Munich, way. For groups of two to five, a Partnerkarte (€16) is
Tue only) & Sun at 11:00. Admission free. One of the largest Renaissance gardens north of the Alps, the which leaves from the Old Town Hall (B-2) at 14:30 every day. cheaper. From Dachau station, take bus N°724/726
Hofgarten (1613) is a beautifully laid out Italianate garden with Tickets €22. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. A (every 20-40 minutes) for the short ride to the site.
Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum) B-2, Marienpl. neat flowerbeds and fountains. Paths meet in the centre at Bus N°720/722 runs between Dachau station and the
(Altes Rathaus tower), MMarienpl., tel. 271 19 69, the Temple of Diana, a striking polygonal pavilion often used Munich Walk Tours, tel. 0171-274 02 04, www.munich- old town; get off at Rathaus (town hall). Both Mike’s
www.spielzeugmuseum-muenchen.de. Follow the evolu- by musicians for impromptu recitals. The Englischer Garten walktours.de. Native English speakers and native Bavarians and Radius (see Tours) offer guided visits to Dachau
tion of the Teddy Bear or take a look at miniature sewing sets, is five minutes away by foot. guide you around town on a variety of tours, including an intro- from Munich.
irons and teacups meant to be practical toys for teaching ductory city walk, tours of Hitler’s Munich, breweries, and trips
children about the world. Although your child might prefer his Englischer Garten C/D-1, MUniversität, tel. 34 19 86. to Dachau and Nymphenburg Palace. Q Tours €8-20. Dachau KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau, Alte Römerstr.
Playstation, adults will no doubt be wooed by antique trains The first European public garden and one of the largest city 75, tel. 08131-66 99 70, www.kz-gedenkstaette-
from the 19th century or an old fort complete with ‘cowboys parks in the world, this 373-hectare park is the city’s green dachau.de. QOpen 09:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon. Tours
and Indians’ fighting it out from the 1930s. If nothing else, lung stretching over 5km along the River Isar. It was con- Munich’s telephone code is in English on Mon - Fri 12:30 (30mins), 13.30 (2hrs), Sat,
the kids will enjoy the spiral staircase that leads to the vari- structed in 1789 by Karl Theodor, Munich’s least popular ruler, Sun 11:00, 12:30 (30mins), 12:00, 13:30 (2hrs). Admis-
ous exhibits throughout the tower. QOpen 10:00 - 17:30. who feared his subjects might have similar revolutionary ideas (+49)(0)89 sion and tours free.
Admission €3/1, families €6. as the French unless he placated them. The first “People’s

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Antiques Dallmayr H-3, Dienerstr. 14 - 16, MMarienpl., tel. 500 Accountants Business connections
Antik Palast J-4, Rosenheimerstr. 143 (Optimolwerke), 65 22, bestellservice@dallmayr.de, www.dallmayr.de. Ernst & Young Arnulfstr. 126, tel. 14 33 10, www. Deutsche Industrie-und Handelskammer (Cham-
MOstbahnhof, tel. 0174-426 30 00, www.antikpalast- Dallmayr has produced high-quality food since 1700. Today ey.com. ber of Commerce) Max-Joseph-Str. 2, tel. 51 16, www.
muenchen.de. A mind-blowing 8,000 square-metre complex; you can wander through this indoors market and buy fresh KPMG Ganghoferstr. 29, tel. 92 82 00, www.kpmg.de. muenchen.ihk.de.
the biggest art and antique centre in Germany. Q Open Thu produce, seafood, meat, bread and cheese at various coun- Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz Brienner Str. 28, tel. 28 62
14:00 - 19:00, Fri 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00, every ters or buy great souvenirs like Dallmayr chocolates, canned 80, www.noerr.de.
2nd/3rd Sun 11:00 - 17:00. Weisswurst and mustard, wine, liqueurs and gift baskets. If PricewaterhouseCoopers Elsenheimerstr. 31, tel. 57 Car rental
Antiquitäten und Kunst C-2, Hochbrückenstr. 14, the food is too good to resist, you can have an inexpensive 90 50, www.pwc.com. Avis Munich Airport, Terminal 1, tel. 97 59 76 00, www.avis.
MIsartor, tel. 22 23 94. You may feel like a bull in a china meal at its hot and cold buffets on the premises. Orders call de. QOpen 07:00 - 23:00. Also at Nymphenburger Str. 61.
shop in this upscale place. Bursting with fine porcelain dishes be phoned or emailed in. QOpen 09:30 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - Budget Munich Airport, Terminal 1, tel. 97 59 67
and figurines from Meissen, it’s best to watch your step in 18:00. Closed Sun. A Airline offices 05, www.budget.de. Q Open 06:30 - 23:30. Also at
this crowded shop. Q Open 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 18:30; Elisabethmarkt G-1, MJosephsplatz, www.elisab- Air Berlin, www.airberlin.com. Schießstättenstr. 12.
Sat 10:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun. ethmarkt.de. The Elizabethmarkt was founded in 1880 Air France, tel. 0180-583 08 30, www.airfrance.com. Europcar Munich Airport, Terminal 1, tel. 973 50 20.
Captain’s Saloon H-3, Westenriederstr. 31 (entrance and named after the beautiful Bavarian princess who later Austrian, tel. 0180-300 05 20, www.aua.com. Hertz Munich Airport, Terminal 1, tel. 97 88 60. Q
from Radlsteg), MMarienpl., tel. 22 10 15, captains-sa- became the Empress of Austria. The famous Schwabinger British Airways, tel. 01805-26 65 22, www.britis- Also at the main train station, Leopoldstr. 194, and four
loon@t-online.de, www.captains-saloon.de. Sells nautical market is made up of permanent pavilions, some of which hairways.com. other outlets.
antiques including sea charts, sextants, old portholes, ship’s have been around since the 19th century, like the famous ‘milk CSA, tel. 0180-500 67 37, www.csa.cz. Sixt Munich Airport, Terminal 1, tel. 0180-525 25 25.
furniture and a good selection of original antique maps for land hut’ which sold milk to ‘keep the poison of the people (read: Deutsche BA, www.flydba.com. Q Also at the main train station, and Karlsplatz 25.
lovers as well. QOpen 10:30 - 18:30, Sat 10:30 - 15:00. alcohol) in check’. Ironically, the milk hut is now a beer garden. EL AL, tel. 03-971 61 11, www.elal.co.il.
Closed Sun. A The market’s wide range of products include, cheese, meat, Finnair, tel. 01803-34 66 24, www.finnair.com.
Kirsch Antiquitäten G-2, Barerstr.48, MKarlspl., fowl, wine and homemade beer. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Sat Germania Express, www.gexx.de. Local consulates
tel. 280 56 04. Herr Kirsch offers high-end antiques such 10:00 - 15:00. Closed Sun. KLM, tel. 01085-21 42 01, www.klm.com. Austria Ismaninger Str. 136, tel. 99 81 50, www.oester-
as furniture, paintings, silverware, crystal chandeliers and Flohmarkt in der Gastätte Hopfendolde H-1, Feilitz- LOT, tel. 01803-300 03 36, www.lot.com. reichische-botschaft.de.
candlesticks. Q Open 10:00 - 12:30; 14:00 - 18:00, Sat str. 17, MMünchner Freiheit, tel. 34 31 18. Open every Lufthansa Theodolindenpl. 5, tel. 642 49 60, www. Belgium Kaiserpl. 8, tel. 389 89 20, www.diplobel.
10:00 - 13:00. Closed Sun. A Sunday. QOpen 09:00 - 15:00. lhcc.de. org/deutschland.
La Belle Epoque H-3, Westenriederstr. 31 (entrance Flohmarkt Seniorenbörse H-3, Rumfordstr. 25, SAS, tel. 0045-32 32 68 00, www.sas.se. Canada Tal 29, tel. 219 95 70, www.kanada-info.de.
from Radlsteg), MMarienpl., tel. 22 88 05 88. Spe- MIsartor, tel. 29 16 24 77. Open every second Saturday Swiss, tel. 97 59 22 50, www.swiss.com. Denmark Sendlinger-Tor-Pl. 10, tel. 545 85 40, www.
cialises in antique lamps, clocks and furniture. Q Open of the month. QOpen 12:00 - 16:00. daenemark.org.
11:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 14:30. Closed Sun. A Fußgängerflohmarkt (Pedestrian flea market) E-1, EU Commission Erhardtstr. 27, tel. 242 44 80, www.
Monika Schmidt G-2, Türkenstr. 11, MKönigspl./Ode- Leonrodstr. 19, MRotkreuzplatz, tel. 16 61 02. Open ev- Buses eu-kommission.de.
onspl., tel. 28 42 23. Deals exclusively in antique maps and ery second Saturday of the month. QOpen 09:00 - 15:00. Deutsche Touring (Eurolines) E-2, Arnulfstr. 3, Finnland Arabellastr. 33, tel. 91 07 22 57, www.
lithographs. Open other days by appointment only. QOpen Optimolwerke flea market J-4, Friedenstr. 10, MHauptbhf., tel. 88 98 95 13, www.deutsche-touring. finnland.de.
11:30 - 18:00. Closed Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun. A MOstbahnhof, tel. 0170-702 38 90. A large, varied flea com. One of the founding members of the Eurolines bus network, France Möhlstr. 5, tel. 419 41 10, www.consulfrance-
market that offers a selection of goods in all ranges of price DT has dozens of nicely priced international destinations. munich.de.
and quality. A bargain-hunter’s dream. Q Open Thu 07:00
Books - 16:00, Fri-Sun 07:00 - 18:00.
Hugendubel G/H-3, Marienpl. 22, MMarienpl., tel. Viktualienmarkt G/H-3, Between Frauenstr, Tal
0180-148 44 84, www.hugendubel.de. A multi-levelled
extravaganza including nearly every variety of book, with
a good-sized English-language section of mostly novels.
and Marienpl., MMarienpl., tel. 23 32 34 73, www.
viktualienmarkt.de. Created in 1807, you could spend all
day tasting Bavarian cuisine, drinking Weissbier, nibbling on
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Greece Möhlstr. 22, tel. 492 06 16 64, w w w. Flowers Baur H-3, Viktualienmarkt 3/3, MMarienpl.,
griechisches-konsulat-muenchen.de. Embassies tel. 260 73 53. QOpen 07:30 - 19:30, Sat 07:00 - 18:00. Interpreters & Translators
Ireland Denninger Str. 15, tel. 20 80 59 90. Closed Sun. Übersetzungsbüro Kopecky Bortenhofstr. 12, tel.
Italy Möhlstr. 3, tel. 418 00 30, www.consolati-italiani.de. Although some German cities have consulates of certain Flowers Ewald Hohenzollernplatz 1, MHOhenzollern- 72 94 02 02, www.kristinakopecky.de.
Luxembourg Klenzestr. 101, tel. 20 24 22 02. countries, most only have a diplomatic representation in plz., tel. 308 26 47. QOpen 09:00 - 18:00, Sat 09:00 - Übersetzungsdienst Macklin Scapinellistr. 30, tel.
Netherlands Stiglmaierpl. 37, tel. 54 55 82 95, www. Berlin. Below are all the details of the Berlin embassies 13:00. Closed Sun. 834 07 65, www.macklin-translations.com.
niederlandeweb.de. of the participating World Cup countries. The city code
Portugal Maximilianpl. 15, tel. 29 16 31 25. for Berlin is (+49) (0)30.
Spain Oberföhringer Str. 45, tel. 998 47 90, www. Angola Wallstraße 58, tel. 24 08 970, botschaft@ Hospitals Language schools
spanischebotschaft.de. botschaftangola.de, http://www.botschaftangola.de. Clinical Centre J-2, Ismaniger Str. 22, MMax-Weber- Berlitz B-2, Marienplatz 18/19, tel. 26 80 36, www.
Sweden Brienner Str. 9, tel. 54 52 12 15, www. Argentina Kleiststraße 23-26, tel. 226 68 90, info@ Pl., tel. 414 00. berlitz.de. Q Also at Leopoldstraße 56a.
schweden.org. argentinische-botschaft.de, www.argentinische- Clinical Centre Großhadern Marchioninistr.15, Inlingua A-3, Sendlinger-Tor-Pl. 6, MSendlinger Tor, tel.
United Kingdom Bürkleinstr. 10, tel. 21 10 90, www. botschaft.de. MKlinikum Großhadern, tel. 709 50. 231 15 30, www.inlingua.de/muenchen.
britische-botschaft.de. Australia Wallstr. 76-79, MI, tel. 880 08 80, www. Harlachinger Hospital Sanatoriumspl. 2, tel. 621 01.
USA Königinstr. 5, tel. 288 80, www.us-botschaft.de. australian-embassy.de. Schwabinger Hospital Kölner Pl. 1, MScheidpl., tel.
Brazil Wallstrasse 57, tel. 72 62 80, brasil@brasember- 306 81, www.kms.mhn.de. Moving to Munich
lim.de, http://www.brasilianische-botschaft.de. University Clinic F-4, Ziemssenstr. 1, MGoethepl., Mr. Lodge Barer Str. 32, tel. 089 340 82 30, fax 089 34
Cultural centres Costa Rica Dessauer Strasse 28/29, tel. 26 39 89 tel. 516 00. 08 23 23, mrlodge@mrlodge.de, www.mrlodge.com. At
Goethe-Institut Sonnenstr. 25, tel. 551 90 30, www. 90, consulado@botschaft-costarica.de, http://www. Mr. Lodge you will find a wide spectrum of properties from well
goethe.de. botschaft-costarica.de/. furnished one-roomed apartments to exclusively furnished
Croatia Ahornstraße 4, tel. 21 91 55 14, info@ Internet business suites, which fill all your requirements. A full service
kroatische-botschaft.de. easyInternetcafé A-2, Bahnhofplatz 1, MHauptbahn- company, Mr. Lodge can take care of all aspects of finding a
Dentists Czech Republic Wilhelmstr. 44, tel. 22 63 80, hof, www.easyeverything.com. QOpen 07:30 - 23:45. temporary or long term home in Munich. Q A
Practices are generally open from 08:00 to 18:00; often www.mzv.cz/berlin. Internet café G-3, Marienpl. 20, MMarienpl., tel. 20 Relocation for you! I-4, Balanstr. 19, tel. 44 45 86 10/171
closed Wednesday afternoons, but open longer hours on Ecuador Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 90, tel. 800 96 95, ale- 70 27 37, www.icafe.spacenet.de. Eat Italian food while 702 41 96, fax 44 45 86 11, mail@relocationforyou.com,
one other day of the week such as Thursday. Should you mania@embassy-ecuador.org, http://www.embassy- surfing for free. Q Open 24hrs. www.relocationforyou.com. Relocation for you! can take care of
need a dentist at the weekend, call tel. 723 30 93. ecuador.org. Internet café Nymphenburgerstr. 145, MRotkreuzpl., all aspects regarding your move to Munich from property search to
France Pariser Pl. 5, tel. 590 03 90 00, www. tel. 129 11 20, w w w.icafe.spacenet.de. Q Open removals (both in and out) to paperwork and welcome tours.
Dr. Alexandra Gorris A/B-3, Sendlinger-Tor-Pl. 10, botschaft-frankreich.de. 11:00 - 04:00. Swift Relocation Service Unterhaching, Hofmarkweg
MSendlinger Tor, tel. 555 678. Ghana Stavangerstr. 17-19, tel. 547 14 90, consular@ Times Square A-2, Bayerstr. 10a (Hauptbahnhof), 4, tel. 66 59 99 71, fax 66 59 99 72, info@swift-relo-
Dr. David Rapaport J-3, Trogerstr. 50, MPrinzregent- ghanaemberlin.de, http://www.ghanaemberlin.de. MHauptbahnhof, tel. 383 84 80, www.times-square. cation.de, www.swift-relocation.de. Run by two young
enplz., tel. 474 748. Iran Podbielskiallee 65-67, tel. 84 35 30, iran. net. Internet café and bar in the main station with computer women with plenty of experience, Swift can arrange anything
Dr. Erhard Keller Südl. Münchner Straße 6a, botschaft@t-online.de, http://www.iranembassy.de. terminals as well as WLAN and bluetooth connections. QO- that has to do with your moval to or from Munich. Swift’s
MThalkirchen, tel. 641 3079. Italy Hiroshimastr. 1-7, tel. 25 44 00, w w w. pen 07:00 - 01:00. refreshing website has good links to get you started.
Dr. Markus Hundhammer F-3, Schlosserstr. 14c, botschaft-italien.de.
MHauptbhf., tel. 641 46 46. Ivory Coast Lützowstrasse 33-36, tel. 590 02 30.
Dr. Ulf Michael Dörwald H-2/3, Pilotystr. 2, MOde- Japan (Consulate General) D-3, Kleiststr. 23-26,
onsplz./Lehel, tel. 22 00 12. tel. 21 09 40, www.botschaft-japan.de.
Mexico Klingelhöferstr. 3, tel. 269323 0, mail@
embamexale.de, http://www.embamex.de.
Doctors Netherlands Klosterstr. 50, tel. 20 95 60, www.
Doctors and hospitals may expect immediate payment in niederlandeweb.de.
cash for health services from tourists and persons with Paraguay Hardenbergstr. 12, tel. 319 98 60, em-
no permanent address in Germany. Most do not accept bapyde@t-online.de.
credit cards. For routine non-emergency care, access is Poland Lassenstr. 19-21, tel. 223 13 20, www.
on a private paying basis. Waiting lists, common in many botschaft-polen.de.
European countries, do not seem to be a problem in Portugal Zimmerstr. 56, tel. 590 06 35 00.
Germany. If you cannot get to the hospital or to a doctor in Saudi-Arabia Kurfürstendamm 63, tel. 88 92 50.
an emergency, dial tel. 112 for an ambulance. Serbia-Montenegro Taubertstrasse 18, tel. 895
77 00, info@botschaft-smg.de.
Dr. Borchers G-3, Promenadepl. 12, MKarlsplz., tel. South Korea Schöneberger Ufer 89-91, tel. 26 06 50,
29 30 24. koremb-ge@mofat.go.kr, www.koreaemb.de.
Dr. Fabritius Friedenheimer Str. 141, MFriedenheimer Spain Lichtensteinallee 1, TG, tel. 254 00 70, www.
Str., tel. 570 78 55. spanischebotschaft.de.
Emergency Doctor, tel. 551 771/192 22. On call Sweden Rauchstr. 1, tel. 50 50 60, www.schwe-
24hrs/day. den.org.
Switzerland Otto-von-Bismarck-Allee 4 A, tel. 390
40 00, vertretung@ber.rep.admin.ch, www.botschaft-
Dry cleaners schweiz.de.
Fill Cleaning Service Perlacher Str. 39, MUntersberg- Togo Grabbeallee 43, tel. 48 47 64 71, Bbotschaft-
str., tel. 0172 852 88 23. togo@web.de, www.botschaft-togo.de.
Vogt Cleaning Service H-3, Viktualienmarkt 13, Tunisia Lindenallee 16, tel. 36 41 07 0.
MMarienpl., tel. 26 44 22. Q Open 07:15 - 18:00. Ukraine Albrechtstrasse 26, tel. 28 88 72 20,
Closed Sat, Sun. ukremb@t-online.de, www.botschaft-ukraine.de.
United Kingdom Wilhelmstr. 70-71, MI, tel. 20 45
70, www.britischebotschaft.de.
Flowers USA Neustädtische Kirchstr. 4-5, MI, tel. 830 50,
Blumenbox, tel. 0911-723 44 47, www.blumenbox.de. www.usembassy.de. American Citizen Services: tel.
Online flower shop with delivery Germany-wide, payable per 832 92 33.
credit card via telephone or fax.

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44 STREET REGISTER
Ackermannstr. L-1 Finkenstr. B-1 Karlstor A-2 Nußbaumstr. A-3 Schlosserstr. A-2
Ackerstr. H-4 Fliegenstr. A-3 Karlstr. A-1,F-2 Nymphenburger Str. E/F-1 Schloßstr. I-3
Adalbertstr. G/H-1 Franziskanerstr. I-4 Karl-Theodor-Str. M-1 Oberanger B-3 Schmellerstr. E/F-4
Adelgundenstr. C-2 Franz-Josef-Strauß-Ring C-1 Karmeliterstr. B-2 Oberföhringer Str. J-1 Schmidstr. B-3
Adolf-Kolping-Str. A-2 Franz-Joseph-Platz H-1 Karolinenplatz B-1 Oberföhringer Str. N-1/2 Schönfeldstr. C-1
Agnesstr. F/G-1 Frauenlobstr. A-3 Kaufingerstr. B-2 Oettingenstr. D-1 Schornstr. I-4
Ainmillerstr. H-1 Frauenplatz B-2 Kaulbachstr. C-1,H-1 Ohlmüllerstr. H-4 Schrammerstr. B-2
Akademiestr. H-1 Frauenstr. C-3 Kellerstr. D-3 Ohmstr. H-1 Schumannstr. J-2/3
Albanistr. H-4 Fraunhoferstr. B-3 Keplerstr. J-2/3 Orleansplatz J-4 Schützenstr. A-2
Albertgasse B-2 Freudenbergweg I-4 Keuslinstr. F/G-1 Orleansstr. I/J-4 Schwanthalerstr. A-2,E-3
Alexandrastr. D-1 Friedrichstr. H-1 Kirchenstr. J-3 Oskar-von-Miller-Ring B-1 Schwarzstr. C-3
Altenhofstr. C-2 Fürstenfelder Str. B-2 Klenzestr. B/C-3 Ottostr. B-1 Schweigerstr. H-4
Altheimer Eck B-2 Fürstenrieder Str. K-2/3 Klosterhofstr. B-3 Pacellistr. B-2 Schwere-Reiter-Str. L-1
Am Einlaß B-3 Fürstenstr. C-1 Knöbelstr. C-2 Papa-Schmid-Str. B-3 Schwindstr. F/G-1
Am Eisbach I/J-1 Gabelsberger Str. B-1 Kohlstr. C-3 Pappenheimstr. E/F-2 Siebertstr. I/J-2
Am Gasteig D-3 Gaiglstr. E/F-1 Kolosseumstr. B-3 Paradiesstr. D-1 Sieboldstr. I-4
Am Gries D-1 Galeristr. C-1 Königinstr. C-1,H-1 Pariser Platz I/J-4 Siegesstr. H-1
Am Lilienberg D-3 Garmischer Str. K-3 Königsplatz F/G-2 Pariser Str. I/J-4 Sigmundstr. C-1
Am Neudeck H-4 Gärtnerplatz B-3 Konradstr. H-1 Paul-Heyse-Str. F-3 Singlspielerstr. B-2/3
Amalienstr. H-2 Gebsattelstr. H/I-4 Kreittmayrstr. F-1/2 Paul-Heyse-Unterführung F-3 Sonnenstr. A-2/3
Amiraplatz B-1 Gedonstr. H-1 Kreuzstr. B-2 Perusastr. B/C-2 Sophienstr. A-1
Ampfingstr. N-3 Geibelstr. J-2/3 Küchelbäckerstr. C-2 Pestalozzistr. A/B-3 Sparkassenstr. C-2
An der Hauptfeuerwache B-3 Georg-Brauchle-Ring L-1 Kurfürstenplatz G-1 Petersplatz B-2 Sporerstr. B-2
An der Kreppe I-3 Georgenstr. F/G-1 Kurfürstenstr. G-1 Pettenbeckstr. B-2 St.-Anna-Platz D-2
Angertorstr. B-3 Georgenstr. H-1 Kurfürstenstr. H-1 Pettenkoferstr. A-3 St.-Anna-Str. C/D-2
Annastr. B-1 Georg-Hirth-Platz F-3 Lämmerstr. A-1 Petuelring M-1 St.-Jakobs-Platz B-3
Anzinger Str. N-3 Geschwister-Scholl-PlatzH-1/2 Lamontstr. J-2/3 Pfarrstr. D-2 St.-Martin-Str. N-3
Arcisstr. A/B-1,G-1 Gewürzmühlstr. D-2 Landsberger Str. E-3,K-2 Pfefferstr. A-1 St.-Paul-Platz E/F-3
Arcostr. A-1 Giselastr. H-1 Landschaftstr. B-2 Pfisterstr. C-2 St.-Paul-Str. F-3
Arnulfstr. A-1,K-2 Glückstr. B-1 Ländstr. C-3 Pflugstr. C-2 Steinheilstr. F/G-2
Asamstr. H-4 Goethestr. A-2/3 Landwehrstr. A-2 Pilotystr. C-1 Steinsdorfstr. D-2/3
Auenstr. G-4 Görresstr. F/G-1 Langerstr. I-3 Platz der Opfer des National. B-1 Steinstr. D-3
Auerfeldstr. I-4 Gotthardstr. K-3 Ledererstr. C-2 Platzl C-2 Stephanplatz A-3
Auf der Insel C/D-3 Grafinger Str. J-4 Lenbachplatz A/B-1 Pöppelstr. H-4 Stephanstr. A-3
Augsburger Str. A-3 Grillparzerstr. J-3 Leonrodstr. E-1 Possartstr. J-2/3 Sterneckerstr. C-2
Augustenstr. G-1-F-2 Grütznerstr. D-2/3 Leopoldstr. H-1 Prälat-Miller-Weg B/C-2 Sternstr. D-2
Augustinerstr. B-2 Habsburgerplatz H-1 Lerchenauer Str. M-1 Prälat-Zistl-Str. B-3 Stielerstr. E/F-4
Aventinstr. C-3 Habsburgerstr. H-1 Lerchenfeldstr. D-1 Prannerstr. B-1 Stollbergstr. C-2
Baaderplatz C-3 Hackenstr. B-2 Lessingstr. F-3 Praterinsel D-2 Stubenvollstr. D-3
Baaderstr. C-3 Hahnenstr. C-1 Liebherrstr. C-2/3 Praterwehrbrücke D-2 Tal C-2
Bad Schachener Str. N-3 Hansastr. K/L-3 Liebherrstr. C-3 Preysingplatz D-3 Tattenbachstr. D-2
Bahnhofplatz A-2,F-3 Hans-Sachs-Str. B-3 Liebigstr. D-1/2 Prinz-Ludwig-Str. B-1 Thalkirchner Str. A-3
Balanstr. I-4 Hartmannstr. B-2 Lilienstr. D-3 Prinzregentenplatz J-3 Theatinerstr. B/C-1/2
Baldurstr. K-1 Heidenauplatz J-3/4 Lindwurmstr. A-3,E-4 Prinzregentenstr. D-1 Theklastr. B-3
Barer Str. B-1 Heiliggeiststr. C-2 Linprunstr. E/F-1/2 Professor-Huber-Platz H-2 Theresienhöhe E-3/4
Barnabasstr. I-4 Herbststr. F-2 Lothringer Str. I-4 Promenadeplatz B-2 Theresienstr. E-3
Bavariaring F-3/4 Herkomerplatz J-2 Lothstr. E/F-1 Pütrichstr. D-3 Theresienstr. G-2
Bayerstr. A-2 Hermann-Sack-Str. B-2 Löwengrube B-2 Quellenstr. D-3 Thiemestr. H/I-1
Bazeillesstr. I-4 Hermstr. C-2 Ludwigsbrücke C/D-3 Rablstr. I-4 Thiereckstr. B-2
Beethovenplatz A-3 Herzog-Ernst-Platz E-4 Ludwigstr. C-1 Radlsteg C-2 Thierschstr. D-2
Beetzstr. J-2/3 Herzog-Heinrich-Str. F-4 Luisenstr. A-1,G-1 Rambergstr. H-1 Thomas-Wimmer-Ring C-2
Belgradstr. M-1 Herzog-Max-Str. B-2 Luitpoldblock B-1 Regerstr. H-4 Tivolistr. I-2
Bereiteranger H-4 Herzog-Rudolf-Str. C-2 Luitpoldbrücke D-1 Regerstr. M-3 Trautenwolfstr. H-1
Berg-am-Laim-Str. N-3 Herzogspitalstr. A/B-2 Luitpoldstr. A-1/2 Reichenbachplatz B-3 Triftstr. D-2
Blumenstr. B-3 Herzogstr. M-1 Maderbräustr. C-2 Reichenbachstr. B-3 Tübinger Str. K-3
Blütenstr. G/H-1 Herzog-Wilhelm-Str. A-2 Maffeistr. B-2 Reisingerstr. A-3 Türkenstr. B-1
Bogenstr. I-3 Heßstr. E/F/G-1/2 Maistr. A-3 Reitmorstr. D-1/2 Uhlandstr. F-3
Boosstr. H-4 Hildegardstr. C-2 Mannhardtstr. C-2 Rheinberger Str. C-1 Ungerer Str. M/N-1
Boschbrücke C-3 Himbselstr. D-1 Mariahilfstr. H-4 Rheinstr. M-1 Unsöldstr. C/D-1
Bräuhausstr. C-2 Hirtenstr. A-1 Maria-Josepha-Str. H/I-1 Ridlerstr. L-3 Untere Feldstr. I-3
Brienner Str. A/B-1 Hochbrückenstr. C-2 Mariannenbrücke D-2/3 Riggauerweg D-3 Unterer Anger B-3
Bruderstr. C-1 Hofgartenstr. C-1 Mariannenplatz C/D-2 Richard-Strauss-Str. N-2 Utzschneiderstr. B-3
Burgstr. C-2 Hofgraben C-2 Mariannenstr. C/D-2 Richard-Wagner-Str. F-2 Veterinärstr. H-2
Bürkleinstr. C-2 Hofstatt B-2 Maria-Theresia-Str. I-2/3 Rindermarkt B-2 Viktualienmarkt B-2
Buttermelcherstr. C-3 Hohenstaufenstr. H-1 Marienhof B-2 Ringseisstr. A-3 Viscardigasse B/C-1
Comeniusstr. I-4 Hohenzollernstr. H-1 Marienplatz B-2 Robert-Koch-Str. D-2 Von-der-Tann-Str. C-1
Corneliusbrücke H-4 Hohenzollernstr. M-1 Marienstr. C-2 Rochusberg B-1 Wagmüllerstr. D-1
Corneliusstr. B/C-3 Hochstr. D-3 Marsstr. A-1,E-2 Rochusstr. B-1 Waisenhausstr. L-1
Crusiusstr. D-1 Holzhofstr. D-3 Marstallplatz C-1/2 Römerstr. H-1 Wallstr. B-3
Dachauer Str. A-1,K-1 Holzstr. B-3 Marstallstr. C-2 Rosenbuschstr. D-1 Waltherstr. A-3
Damenstiftstr. B-2 Hopfenstr. F-2 Martiusstr. H-1 Rosenheimer Platz I-4 Wehrsteg D-3
Denisstr. F-2 Hotterstr. B-2 Maßmannstr. F-1 Rosenheimer Str. D-3 Weinstr. B-2
Dietlindenstr. M/N-1 Humboldtstr. M-3 Mathildenstr. A-2/3 Rosenstr. B-2 Weißenburger Platz I-4
Drächslstr. I-4 Christophstr. C-1 Maxburgstr. B-2 Rosental B-2 Welfenstr. M-3
Dreifaltigkeitsplatz C-2 Ickstattstr. B-3 Maximiliansbrücke D-2 Roßmarkt B-3 Weßenburger Str. I/J-4
Dultstr. B-2 Ifflandstr. J-1 Maximiliansplatz B-1 Rothmundstr. A-3 Westendstr. K-3
Dürnbräugasse C-2 Implerstr. E-4,L-3 Maximilianstr. C-2 Rottmannstr. F-2 Westenriederstr. C-2
Eduard-Schmid-Str. G/H-4 Innere Wiener Str. D-3 Max-Joseph-Brücke I-2 Rückertstr. F-3 Widenmayerstr. D-1/2
Effnerstr. N-1/2 Innsbrucker Ring N-3 Max-Joseph-Platz C-2 Rumfordstr. C-3 Wilhelm-Hale-Str. K-1
Eggernstr. D-3 Isarring J-1 Max-Joseph-Str. B-1 Ruppertstr. E/F-4 Wilhelmstr. H-1
Einsteinstr. J-3 Isartorplatz C-3 Max-Planck-Str. D-2 Salvatorplatz B-1 Winckelstr. A-3
Eisenmannstr. B-2 Ismaninger Str. J-2 Max-Weber-Platz I-3 Salvatorstr. B-1 Windenmacherstr. B-2
Elisabethplatz G-1 Jägerstr. B-1 Mazaristr. B-2 Sandstr. F-2 Wintrichring K-1
Elisabethstr. F/G-1 Jahnstr. B-3 Meillerweg D-2 Sattlstr. B-2 Wittelsbacherplatz B-1
Elisenhof A-1 Johannisplatz I-3 Meiserstr. A-1 Sebastiansplatz B-2/3 Wittelsbacherstr. G-4
Elisenstr. A-1 Josephspitalstr. A-2 Menzinger Str. K-1 Sedanstr. I-4 Wörthstr. I/J-4
Elsenheimerstr. K-2/3 Josephsplatz G-1 Metzgerstr. I-3 Seeaustr. D-1 Wotanstr. K-2
Emil-Riedel-Str. D-1 Jugendstr. I/J-3 Metzstr. I-4 Seidlstr. F-2 Wurzerstr. C-2
Englschalkinger Str. N-2 Jungfernturmstr. B-1 Milchstr. D-3 Seitzstr. C-1 Zellstr. D-3
Entenbachstr. H-4 Kabelsteg D-3 Mittererstr. F-3 Sendlinger Str. B-2 Zenneckbrücke C-3
Enzenspergerstr. I-4 Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz F-3/4 Montgelasstr. J-2 Sendlinger Tor-Platz A-3 Zentnerstr. F/G-1
Erhardtstr. C-3 Kanalstr. C-2/3 Morassistr. C-3 Senefelderstr. A-2 Zeppelinstr. C-3
Ettstr. B-2 Kapellenstr. B-2 Müllerstr. B-3 Shakespeareplatz J-2 Ziemssenstr. A-3
Europaplatz I-3 Kapuzinerplatz F-4 Münzstr. C-2 Schackstr. H-1 Zschokkestr. K-3
Falkenbergstr. C-2 Kapuzinerstr. F/G-4 Museumsinsel C-3 Schäfflerstr. B-2 Zweibrückenstr. C-3
Falkenstr. H-4 Kardinal-Döpfner-Str. B-1 Neuberghauser Str. I/J-2 Schellingstr. F/G/H-1/2 Zweigstr. A-2
Falkenturmstr. C-2 Kardinal-Faulhaber-Str. B-1/2 Neuhauser Str. B-2 Schellstr. D-2/3
Färbergraben B-2 Karl-Müller-Weg D-3 Neuturmstr. C-2 Schenkendorfstr. M/N-1
Fendstr. H-1 Karl-Scharnagl-Ring C-2 Nikolaistr. H-1 Schillerstr. A-2
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Acquarello 24 Verkehrszentrum Kölsch 31 Red Sax 29
Advokat
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Dolly Bar
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Königsplatz
Königswache
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Renaissance München Hotel 14
Renner 20 Europe’s leading publisher
Akakiko Running Sushi 25 Donisl 18 Kun-Tuk 27 Rikscha-Mobil 39
Alpine Museum
Alte Pinakothek
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Dreigroschenkeller
Dukatz im Literaturhaus
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L-Opera
L’Angolino
28
25
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Americanos 31 Edison & Co. 16 La Cumbia 30 Ryan’s Muddy Boot 32
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Bayerischer Hof Night Club 30 Fujikaiten 25 Marienplatz 34 Spatenhaus an der Oper 19


Beim Sedlmayr 16 Galeria Kaufhof 22 Maritim 11 Spurwechsel 39
Best Western Atrium 12 Gästehaus Englischer Garten 14 Marktstüberl 17 St. Anna's 34
Big Easy 21 Gasthaus Isartor 22 Marriott Hotel Munich 12 St. Michael's 35
Blue Nile 21 Geological Museum 37 Mercure Altstadt 12 St. Peter's 35
BMW Museum 36 Georgenhof 16 Mercure City 11 Stadtcafé 21
Bobolovsky's 16 Glyptothek 37 Merhaba 27 Swagat 23 Titanic
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Botanical Garden 38 Halali 16 Munich Walk Tours 39 Taxi guides 39


Brasserie Tresznjewski 29 Ha Long 27 Museum of the Crystal Realm 38 Temple Bar 31
Bratwurstherzl 22 Hard Rock Café 28 Nachtcafé 30 The Green Room 29
Brenner Grill 24 Haus der Kunst 37 Ned Kelly's 32 Tiffany 33
Broadway Cabaret
Bröding
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Havana Club Cuban Bar
Haxnbauer
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Neue Pinakothek
News Café
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Timballo
Titty Twister
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Buffet Kull-Bar 24 Hellabrunn Zoo 39 New York Tabledance 33 To Khanh 27
Buon Gusto Talamonti 24 Hilton Munich City 10 Olympic Park & Tower 34 Tourist office 34
Buxs 27 Hilton Munich Park 10 Orlando 17 Toy Museum 38
Café Altschwabing
Café am Beethovenplatz
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Hofbräuhaus
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Café Piemonte 20 Holiday Inn München 12 Pacha Club 30 Unionsbräu Haidhausen 19
Café Reitschule 24 Holiday Inn South 12 Padres Havana Exit 29 Unterfahrt 31
Café Rothmund 24 Hunting and Fishing Museum 37 Palace 11 Valentin-Karlstadt-Museum 38
Café Schiller 32 Ideal Espresso Bar 20 Palaeontology Museum 38 Valentinsstüberl 23
Café Tambosi 20 Imperial 33 Pardi 27 Vanilla Lounge 29
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Caffe San Pietro 20 Indian Bar 28 Park Café 24 Victorian House 19
Candy Bar 33 Jam Musik Cafe 30 Parkcafé 30 Vinh’s 27
Carlton 14 Jedermann 12 Parkhotel Theresienhöhe 11 Vogler 31
Centre for Unusual Museums36 Jewish Museum 37 Paros 23 Wall Street 21
Chica's 30 Joe Pena’s 26 Paulaner am Nockherberg 19 WeIser Küche 25 TIRANA PRAGUE RIGA RIJEKA ST. PETERSBURG
Children's and Young People's John's Bavarian Tours 39 Paulaner Bräuhaus 19 Weisses Brauhaus 19
Museum 36 Julep’s New York Bar & Paulaner im Tal 17 Wirtshaus Ayingers 19
City Museum 36 Restaurant 16 Pavlos 23 Wirtshaus zur Brez'n 17
Coffee Fellows 20 Kaffee & Mehr 20 Pension Seibel 12 Zapata 26
Coffee to Go 20 Kaffee Giesing 31 Pfälzer Residenz Weinstube 23 Zum Durnbräu 19 SKOPJE SOFIA STUTTGART TALLINN TARTU
Cohibar City 28 Kaimug 21 Pfistermühle 17 Zum Ewigen Licht 17
Court Garden 38 Kalango’s Boteco Brazil 31 Piatsa 23 Zum Franziskaner 19
Creperie Bernard Bernard 22 Kalinka 31 Piccola Osteria 25 Zur dicken Sophie 19
Dachau KZ-Gedenkstätte 39 Kam Yi 21 Pinakothek der Moderne 36
Daniel 12 Karawanserai 26 Prinz 15 VILNIUS COLOGNE WROCLAW ZADAR ZAGREB
Das Gollier 27 Karlsplatz 34 Prinz Myshkin 27
Deli Star Bagel Bar 20 Kempinski Airport 15 Prinzregent an der Messe 11
Deutsches Museum 36 Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten 10 Radius Tours & Munich Walks 39

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