There’s More Than Oktoberfest & Bierhalls
Yes, the Hofbrauhaus is there and the waitresses bring big beers in heavy 1-liter glasses, no less, and attached to their fists.
Yes, there are beer gardens all over town, but did you know there are also parks? And you can go surfing?
There’s s a lot to Munich, more so than immediately meets the eye, but before you go, it’s good to know these key things about the city. This will help you get around the city and enjoy it more than just going into its beer gardens and beer halls.
With that in mind, here are PubClub.com’s Munich (Munchen) Top Travel Tips!
• There is a train from the airport into the city center. It doesn’t matter which direction you take, as both ways goes into the city.
• You will see the city spelled Munchen in German train stations.
• Don’t jaywalk and wait for the crosswalk signal to cross a street. Cars move at a steady pace through intersections.
• Walk on the sidewalk, not the bike path. Bikers often move faster than cars.
• While it may seem a bit excessive – unless you’re Irish, haha – always go for the big, 1-liter mug of beer. Why? Because everyone else is doing it and the beer is good.
• Tipping: Round to the nearest Euro.
• Food: For those on a budget, check out the cafeterias, such as Vinzen Murr, which has a full salad bar, pork,, duck and chicken for about 10 Euros.
• Take the time to enjoy the parks, in particular English Garden.