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This classic Bavarian spot has a lovely beer garden and is just across the road from Munich's famous Englischer Garten park. Its menu offers regional dishes at reasonable prices, and is... read more
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A cult haunt for local foodies, this Italian restaurant has been serving up top-notch Italian cuisine for 25 years. The wine list, with its 140 Italian tipples, is equally as impressive. read more
This buzzing bar in the heart of a residential area is a safe bet for a good night out. The clientele is mixed, and whether you're after cocktails, beer or a quick glass of wine, you won't be... read more
New York comes to Munich with this classic cocktail bar. Sip martinis at the 10m-long bar until 4am. read more
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Do: For true top-end souvenirs or Christmas presents for those you really really love, head to Maximilianstrasse. This boulevard is Munich's answer to the Champs-Elysees, with one gorgeous boutique after another. Get ready to splash the cash (Odeonsplatz).
Key areas: No trip to Munich would be complete without a look around the Old Town. Get your bearings by climbing the 306 steps of the Alter Peter church tower, just off Marienplatz. At the top, you'll be treated to an unrivalled view. From here, all the major sights are within about a 15-minute walk, finishing up at the infamous Hofbräuhaus. From 25 November, the Old Town promises even more atmosphere with its annual Christmas market.
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Levi's ads aside, launderettes aren't usually very exciting places; trendy Wash & Coffee, however, in the city's Isarvorstadt district, provides coffee and cake as well as washing facilities. Pop in for either, or get a full Wash+Dry+Snack+Drink package for €10.50. What next? Car-wash museums? Post office hotels? wash-coffee.com
October: Munich's Oktoberfest began in 1810, when celebrations were held to mark the wedding of Bavaria's Prince Ludwig on 17 October. Despite its name, it was later agreed to bring the festival forward to September in an attempt to ensure better weather.
December: One of the biggest attractions near Munich, Schloss Neuschwanstein, was the inspiration for the palace in Disney's Magic Kingdom, as well as the location for the filming of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
January: There are 1,200 fountains in Munich, the oldest of which is the “Fish Fountain” on Marienplatz. The fountain dates back to 1862 and was used by market traders to store the day's fresh fish.