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Tuck into gutsy but modern Bavarian dishes at this outpost of Munich's Hacker Pschorr brewery. read more
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This restaurant's exquisite modern-European cuisine makes it one of the city's top eateries. It offers sublime dishes, such as the decadent lobster and vanilla butter. The thick-bound wine list is... read more
A must for classic bar lovers, this city-centre spot with dark wooden panelling offers a fabulous selection of classy cocktails, along with a wonderful range of whiskies. read more
A magnet for Munich's beautiful people, this is the place to come if you want to eat, drink, groove and ogle the hip clientele well into the early hours. read more
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Do: Catch the latest English-language films at “Cinema". Every Friday, the cinema holds its sneak-preview night, screening a film that has not yet been officially released (31 Nymphenburger Strasse, cinema-muenchen.de).
Key areas: From 25 April to 11 May, Munich hosts its annual spring festival, or Frühlingsfest. This little sister to the infamous Oktoberfest is less brash, but still boasts the beer tents, rides and buzzing atmosphere (muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/event/7816.html).
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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.
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.