There isn’t much to say about Castle Neuschwanstein because it is never going to be enough. Commissioned by King Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein is popularly known as the Disney Castle. Visited by thousands of tourists every day, this is one thing you shouldn’t miss out on when in Germany, despite the number of people flocking it. Put on those running shoes, get the camera ready; and you will be on your way to experience a magical yet historical wonderland in the heart of Europe.6. UEFA EURO 2016 Semi Final between Germany and France
2.Olympia Park: The history brings a lot of things for this awesome venue with the unfortunate event in the past, but now this place has moved on to offer a magical view along with the lake and greenery. you will see a lot of people enjoy with their families on any other day :)It was getting cold as the sun was almost set but still I didn't feel like going back to the hotel. The green pathways were full of people jogging in the park. Along the lakeside, few kids were playing and feeding the Ducks. This park was spread for miles and miles so I decided to skip the rest of the park :D
The highest mountain in the country, Zugspitze will easily become one of your favourite places in the world. At 9,700 feet, this peak is covered in deep snow almost half the year. At the top, the sensational panorama opens up to reveal legendary views of 400 mountain peaks in four countries! Besides the epic scenary, Zugspitze offers an igloo village, the highest ski resort, two toboggan runs and the country’s highest beer garden.
The next day, it was to the Deutsches museum (pronounced Doy-shus, or douches, whichever you prefer). It’s a great way to spend the day, make sure you check out the Mining exhibit, it’s an actual massive mine that you walk through for at least half an hour, don’t worry, you won’t get lost, I made it out, phew. There’s everything from future technologies, to aerospace, to biological experiments, and lots of thingamajiggys I couldn’t understand. Quite nice though, I think I learned a lot.
In search of a coffee shop, we wandered into one that looked cozy enough. After seating ourselves and doing the panoramic view of the premises, we realized there were only 3 men in the place if you counted us. There was a distinct air about the women surrounding us; they were really friendly to each other. It didn't take long for the light switch in my brain to flip on. This was a thespian coffee shop. Oh, forget that, they were not acting, this was for real. This was a lesbian hotspot, though we were not treated like aliens, so we stayed. If we ever return to Munich, this is on our return to list.
The primary trek for today was the Nymphenburg Palace, where King Ludwig II was born. It was relatively easy to reach by public transport, but we made a mistake taking tram 16/17, which at one point changed to tram 11. We had to backtrack and get a tram 16 for the rest of the route. There is a stop right by the palace, which is set back from the road making for a breathtaking view. The palace sits within a park of 490 acres. There are two lakes with multiple dozen swans, geese, and ducks. It is the most enormous building I have seen. If you were allowed to tour the entire building, it would take you a minimum of two complete days. It was originally built in 1675 for the then electorate and his wife, the predecessors of kings. With each generation it was added to, creating the pavilions Amalienburg, Badenburg, Pagodenburg, and the Magdalenenklause. We toured the main building, which was plenty. Baroque, baroque, baroque everywhere baroque. This has never been my cup of tea. Even here, it seems so overdone. Museum entrance also provides admission to the Marstallmuseum, which is the collection of the royal carriages and sleighs. The first impression was that this would be less interesting than the inside of the palace. Not true. It was pretty incredible how those royals indulged in finery for their carriages and sleighs. Since Ludwig II was a bit light in loafers, he could not have a "Room of Beautiful Women", so not to be outdone by his father, he had a "Room of his favorite horses". Like his father, they ran the gamut to.
The first place we went to was Dachau, the first of the Nazi concentration camps in Germany. Best way to start a euro trip – yeah – visit a place of mindless torture. I’d never heard of a concentration camp, they’d take thousands of prisoners, mostly Jews, and put them here for life, tiny beds, no bathrooms, and one meal of soup a day, and if you tried anything, you’d get shot. Some prisoners were in there for no crime whatsoever, just because they didn’t agree with the Nazi ways. Journalists, painters, construction workers, you name it, all died in Dachau, over 35,000 documented deaths, and so many that weren’t. Take the audio tour, it’s got interviews from survivors and people who’ve visited the site and it’s quite the eye opener. The odd thing is, Dachau’s been restored now, so it just looks positively gorgeous, which really doesn’t convey the kind of stuff that went on there. There’s a massive sign as soon as you enter that reads – ARBEIT MACHT FREI – Work sets you free – I think I should get one of these for every office in India.
6.English Garden: If you feel like getting lost in nature, then there is no place on earth better than this :) A vast land of green patch withing the city, you can enjoy the walk along the riverside within the garden or just can sit and enjoy chilled beer ;)The park is almost in the heart of the city, so its very easy to go by walk or hopping through few subway stations.
1.BMW Welt and Museum: Doesn't matter you are an auto bug or not, this place will make you one :) With exclusive models of cars and super bikes to see and experience, along with a brief preview of BMW history.You can see hybrid BMW-i8 up and close, one of the best in its segment. I also checked out other amazing cars such as Rolls Roys, Mini, BMW M5 etc. you should not miss the dynamic formation too. (please see the video above)
In a rather shocking chain of events, Munich was taken by a storm when attacks took place in a shopping center on 22nd July, 2016. Lucky for me, I was a few miles outside of Munich when the attacker opened fire, killing people. The news hit me hard and I was beyond scared. On my return home that night, I saw police vehicles patrolling the streets and people trying to get home safely. As ironic as it may seem, an eerie silence and a state of panic had blanketed the city of Munich. It is not a pleasant memory from my summer in Munich, but it was an important lesson, the one that taught me the value of life and how uncertain it is. Such incidents affect you greatly, especially when you are thousands of miles away from home and family.Over the course of my stay in Munich, I have had the chance to experience all sorts of crazy ranging from football madness to dreadful attacks. I spent time doing things that a tourist would do and those that a traveller would do. I visited the English garden, ate Bavarian cuisine by the river, wore a dirndl, visited the Stuttgart City Library which is one of the most beautiful in the world, partied like an animal, witnessed the humility and kindness of Germans, visited nearby countries as allowed by the Schengen Visa, and had the best 70 days of my life so far.