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Don't ask for cutlery at this Ethiopian restaurant in Munich's studentland: it's traditional to eat with your fingers. Food is rustic yet exotic and good value for money. read more
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A classic, this upmarket Italian eatery has long been a favourite haunt of politicians and glitterati. The food is simple but exquisite. For a special treat try the bollito misto, a selection of... read more
Take a touch of urban charm, add some cool minimalism and a hint of Italian flair and you've got Bar Corso. Try one of the home-infused cocktails, such as rosemary and sage rum. read more
The panoramic dancefloor pulls the crowds every night of the week. Music ranges from 1960s swing to Britpop and classic disco. read more
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Do: Munich's Nymphenburg Palace is the place to go on a crisp winter's day. As soon as the canal leading up to the impressive building freezes over, locals flock there for a game of "Eisstockschiessen“, which is the Bavarian equivalent to curling. Equipment is available for hire, or just enjoy the spectacle with a mug of glühwein (Tram 17, 1 Schloss Nymphenburg, +89 179 080).
Day trips: Jump on a train to Garmisch Partenkirchen for a real Alpine day out. Trains leave Munich approximately every hour and the town offers something for everyone. Keen skiers can hire equipment locally for a few runs down Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, while non-skiers can take in the breathtaking scenery on a ride up the Zugspitz cable car.
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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.