Category Archives: Germany, Munich

Munich … celebrating Bavaria’s world famous Oktoberfest from its not-so humble beer-ginnings

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One would be forgiven in thinking that Munich’s famous beer-drinking festival Oktoberfest was held annually in October. Originally it was held during this month to celebrate the anniversary of the Crown Prince Ludwig’s (later King Ludwig I) marriage to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810. In … Continue reading

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Munich … Residenz Upheaval: stunning restorations and Restoration plots at the Bavarian palace

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     “When the Duke speaks, Bavaria listens”. This is what a senior attendant at the Residenz palace whispered in my ear after surreptitiously checking behind him that no one else was listening. Twenty minutes earlier I had wandered into … Continue reading

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Munich … heavenly views, devilish temptations and a hellish Olympic tower

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After hosting the Games in 1972, Munich’s Olympic Park is still in use today and open to the public. During the Summer months there are lots of activities and areas open in and around the park for the public to enjoy, but as it was a … Continue reading

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Munich … the charming German city that’s more ghoulish than goulash

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To experience the best and arguably most iconic view of Munich…  …pay just two Euros (2014) to climb the bell tower of neighbouring St Peterskirche (Church of St Peter). The climb up is not unusually high for a bell tower, but the … Continue reading

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