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MUNICH
#1
hey!

i'm going to Munich this weekend to meet a halvsie friend who lives there...

anyone been???
anyone live there???

what's to do in Munich?

i'm low on the euro but hope to check out a bit of bavarian culture (in my ignorance, i'm unable to stretch my imagination further than sausage, beer and lederhosen)

anyone?!
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#2
I think AlexanderMinoru used to live in Munich.
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#3
I know an amusing fact about Bavaria that I unfortunately can't remember just now. I really wish I could, I will think about it.
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#4
Yes I lived in Munich for 20 years, sometimes I go there for a visit, but now I live in Berlin.
Cool that you go there, it's a nice place to visit and has many touristy things to offer. Living there is another thing though, I don't recommend it and I know that I won't ever live there again, it was so boring and close-minded that I felt like buried alive.

Anyhow, don't worry, there isn't much more about the culture than beer, sausage and lederhosen (well doner kebab you forgot). Ok, one amazing (well for non-bavarians amazing) fact about the most famous and delicious bavarian sausage, the Weisswurst (white sausage), which you really should try, it's very tasty: Among it's ingredients is, among various organs of various animals, a cow's brain. I don't know if they changed it after the BSE-Hysteria but the traditional one contains it. anyway, try that! oishii yo!

Another thing which you will probably check out is the beer halls and -cellars. It's full of old bavarians and japanese tourists, even they have been outnumbered by chinese tourists recently. Many places also have menu cards in Japanese, you just have to ask. Those beer halls are places of tradition, celebration and drunkness, and also, these places have their part in some of the darker holes of German history, it is the place where national socialism developed its dynamics in the very beginning. If you are interested in history a bit, these are the places where the Nazi movement started, all their meetings from the very beginning were held in them. Their speakers, Hitler among them, used to speak to the crowds in those beer halls. It's one of the facts that aren't that charming, so hardly anyone there will tell you this.

Other things to see: The English garden is quite nice, also the residence next to it of some bavarian king whose name I forgot, If you like shopping, go to the Fussgängerzone (Walking zone, it's where all the stores are. It's at the station called Marienplatz) or the Maximilian's street, it's a really expensive high-class money graveyard.

Any more questions? have fun!
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#5
^Harumph, you only know about the weiss wurst cos <i>I</i> told you. [Image: tongue.gif]
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#6
About the WeissWurst? I've eaten that since I was a kid, man! And the disgusting thing <i>I</i> told you.

Ok, another disgusting Wurst (sausage) story: An old German saying says: <i>The less people know how sausages and laws are made, the better they sleep.</i> While the law-reference refers to all politicians being criminals, the sausage-reference points at all the disgusting things that are put into sausages. In the 1920s, a German serial killer took advantage of his daytime job as a butcher and pulped the corpses of his victims into the sausages he was selling.

O btw, Amelita, when you want to go out, a place called Schwabing is the place to be, there are also other nice places in the center of the city near Marienplatz though. When you are at Marienplatz, take a look at the century-old town hall.
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#7
Always trying to one up me, damn you.
Well, my e-peen is a damn sight bigger than yours so put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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#8
hey thanks guys, that gives me an idea of things to do...
i don't speak any german OR japanese, so i can imagine that it'll be a weekend full of dictionary pointing and gesticulation......and beer and sausages.......i'll definitely have a go on a weisswurst or few......yum. munchin' in munchen [Image: tongue.gif]
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<!--quoteo(post=179528:date=Apr 30 2007, 04:06 PM:name=amelita)-->QUOTE(amelita @ Apr 30 2007, 04:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><!--quotec-->hey thanks guys, that gives me an idea of things to do...
i don't speak any german OR japanese, so i can imagine that it'll be a weekend full of dictionary pointing and gesticulation......and beer and sausages.......i'll definitely have a go on a weisswurst or few......yum. munchin' in munchen [Image: tongue.gif]<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
English shouldn't be too much of a problem... Anyway, have fun! [Image: thumbup.gif]
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#10
I wonder how amelita is doing in Munich, how she likes it etc. [Image: unsure.gif]
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<!--quoteo(post=180234:date=May 5 2007, 11:34 PM:name=AlexanderMinoru)-->QUOTE(AlexanderMinoru @ May 5 2007, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><!--quotec-->I wonder how amelita is doing in Munich, how she likes it etc. [Image: unsure.gif]<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->


Hey, thanks AlexanderMinoru! I had a lovely time in Munchen...even though in actuality I was only really there for a day!

I was amazed at how friendly everyone was. And yes, pretty much everyone I came across spoke English – to my shame and embarrassment at only managing 4 words in German.

I had arranged to meet my friend under the clock tower at Marienplatz, which was a mission because clock towers are everywhere!!! Wherever you are, it’s not possible to NOT know what time it is!!

We went to some techno-ey club night on Saturday which was fun (I haven't been clubbing for years) kind of generic - could've been anywhere in Europe.

I went for a long stroll in the English Garden which was lovely and then went to a kind of mini Octoberfest…it was so funny because I was with another halvsie and a Japanese chick and we (with our Japanese alcohol genes) turned a glowing shade of beetroot as we supped on, and were dwarfed by our litre glasses of beer!

I had some Weisswurst…strangely phallic and didn’t really taste of anything! Loved that sweet mustard though!

Was too short. want to go back...
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#12
Hey! I posted some pics in the Travel Pictures thread....

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