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1. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 9y

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I am thinking about visiting Munich. Any ideas or suggestions? Is it worth a guided tour or should I find my way alone - by the way, I don't speak any German - Which places are not to be missed? Is it an expensive city?
Thanks! Danke!

2. Posted by damon75 (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

you can take a free city tour with newmunich
http://www.bahn.de/p/view/index.shtml
and this is a tour in english.
thanks!

3. Posted by damon75 (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

ooops wrong link hehe sorry
http://www.newmunich.com/nm/
try that ;)

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Audry

I live in Munich.
Personally, I dont like guided tours, so dont recommend one.
Dont worry, about not speaking German. Most people speak, at least some English.

The city centre, of Munich is not to be missed. It has been restored, to exactly how it looked, before it was damaged, during the second world war. Get the subway, to Merion Platz, which is the centre of the centre. On Saturday, visit the Viktualian Markt. Good place to hang out, on Saturdays afternoon. Also Merion Plaz subway stop.

Please, give more detail, about things u like to do, when traveling, and then I will better be able to give specific details.

Mel

5. Posted by guiny (Respected Member 143 posts) 9y

Thank you, Mel.
I am going in August with a coach tour company from England.
Munich is an optional tour but I don't want to miss it.
I am sending you the itinerary, maybe you can give me some ideas about the tour in general.

ITINERARY:

Day 1 – We travel to Reims in France for an overnight stop.

Day 2 – We enjoy a scenic drive through the northern tip of the Black Forest, seeing rolling hills, lush meadows and pretty villages dotted with wooden houses. Then its south through Germany to Reutte, Austria, where we stay for four nights. B,D

Day 3 – Neuschwanstein and Linderhof (included). We drive along the Graswang Valley to the beautiful Castle Linderhof, modelled on the Petit Trianon at Versailles. The castle’s interior is lavishly decorated with mirrors, painted ceilings and gilded cherubs in a mixture of Renaissance and Baroque styles. After a stroll in the garden, we explore King Ludwig II’s famous Neuschwanstein. Built in the 19th century, this fairytale castle is dramatically perched on a hill-top and offers splendid panoramic views of the surrounding area and royal castle at Hohenschwangau (entrance to castles included). B,D

Day 4 – Munich (optional). No visit to Bavaria is complete without a trip to the historic city of Munich. Formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Bavaria, Munich has many outstanding buildings and monuments that speak of former glories, and is home to several important art and science museums as well as the unmistakable sight of the Frauenkirche Cathedral located in the city centre, a stone’s throw from the city hall with its famous glockenspiel. B,D

Day 5 – Herrenchiemsee and Innsbruck (optional). Located on an island in the Chiemsee Lake, Herrenchiemsee is the largest and most expensive castle built by Ludwig II. We drive to the lakeside town of Prien for some sightseeing, then take a boat across to Herren Island, before our stroll through the woods to the castle. The castle’s splendid interior and famous hall of mirrors with its candelabras and chandeliers are truly inspiring. We return to Reutte with a short stop in Innsbruck, the historic Alpine capital of the Tirol. B,D

Day 6 – During our journey home, we travel along the Romantic Road and through the beautiful Rhine Valley. The Romantic Road is probably the most beautiful of all tourist routes in Germany, stretching from Füssen in the south to Würzburg in the north, and built on the old Roman trade road known as the Via Augusta. The road is steeped in history and picturesque sights, including castles, palaces, medieval town houses, fortifications, churches and monasteries. Our scenic drive takes us past the towns of Donauworth and Nordlingen, to delightful Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where we spend time seeing the sights, including the old town hall and its glockenspiel. We drive to the beautiful Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, home of the Drosselgasse, lined with restaurants, bars and shops. Finally, we cross the mighty river to spend a night in the Moselle Valley. B

Day 7 – Journey to Calais then return home. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

ACCOMMODATION
You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Zum Mohren located in the centre of Reutte. The hotel has a lift, bar, lounge, sauna (steam bath) and solarium (extra charge). All bedrooms have T.V. and telephone. You will also stay overnight in a city style hotel in Reims and in the 3-star Landhaus Krahennest in Löf on the Moselle Valley, or similar.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
• Travel by executive coach
• 6 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
• 4 evening meals
• 3 included excursions and visits to Black Forest; Linderhof and Neuschwanstein, Romantic Road and Rhine Valley