Category Archives: Culture and art in Munich

Munich Insider – The Residence Museum and its Lion Guardians

The Munich Residence is one of the most popular and famous sights in Munich. Many visitors feel magically attracted to the four lions on Residenzstraße. People cannot pass by without touching the muzzle at the lower end of the mighty … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest 2013—Old and New Side by Side

You can already feel the anticipation in the air as the 180th Oktoberfest comes around the corner. From 21 September–6 October, Oktoberfest will once again be in full swing, drawing millions of visitors from all over the world to Munich … Continue reading

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History of Bavarian Folk Costumes

With Oktoberfest just around the corner, it’s time to dust off our dirndls and lederhosen. After all, one shouldn’t visit Oktoberfest without wearing a traditional folk costume! But where does this costume traditionally worn at all kinds of folk festivals … Continue reading

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The Munich City Coat of Arms

Munich Celebrates its Birthday picture source: flickr (kevinpoh) Last weekend, Munich’s city centre was once again transformed into a giant fairground for the celebration of the city’s founding, which took place 855 years ago. The annual spectacle hosted a crafts … Continue reading

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SUMMER 2013: EVENT HIGHLIGHTS IN MUNICH

picture source: flickr (digital cat) Finally, summer has made it to Munich! With the warm temperatures, everyone’s being drawn outside to enjoy the sunshine. The first swim in the outdoor pool, sunbathing in one of the city’s many park, strolling … Continue reading

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Re-opening of municipal gallery in Lenbachhaus

      Picture source: Wikipedia (Guido Radig) Re-opening of refurbished Lenbachhaus The start of 2009 saw the beginning of renovation work by the City of Munich on the municipal gallery in the Lenbachhaus. Four years later, on 8 May … Continue reading

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Platzl Hotel Munich’s Sightseeing Package

Munich is a world city and its special charm makes it an increasingly popular holiday destination. Visitors to the Bavarian capital can experience the unique Bavarian atmosphere first-hand without having to do without comfort and exclusivity. Due its central location … Continue reading

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Hofbräuhaus Munich

“There is a royal brewery in Munich– one, two, drink!” The origin story of the Hofbräuhaus The world-famous Hofbräuhaus brewery, which is right next to the Platzl Hotel Munich, was founded by Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria, as was the … Continue reading

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The Bavarian National Museum

Every year, the Bavarian National Museum in Munich attracts huge number of tourists, as well as locals from Munich. The exhibits in show here range from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of the 20th Century, making this a … Continue reading

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Munich’s most famous speciality: Weisswurst

The weisswurst (white sausage) is one of the best known and most traditional dishes of Munich. It is traditionally prepared early in the morning and as is served later that same morning with the first morning pint with sweet mustard, … Continue reading

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