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| "Re(1):Europe travel" , posted Thu 20 Sep 11:07|
Any of the cafť people familiar with Barcelona or Munchen? Iíll be visiting those cities shortly. Just wondering what I should do while Iím there. Been to Munchen before but I was 15 and donít remember much about it. I like museums and ruins. Drinking and eating are fun too. I will definitely be hitting up Oktoberfest this year. Any tents in particular I should check out?
Munchen is one of my favorite places in the world! I'll probably give you too much detail but ah well.
I can't recommend much ruins, but go see Neuschwanstein as a day trip as you can-- it's nuts. Also, in Munchen itself, go see the Residenz and Nymphenburg Palaces. There are some really cool churches too, but pick one and go see the Assam Kirche, a tiny, insanely decorated place. For museums, I loved the Pinakothek der Moderne, a great modern art museum, and the Staatliche Antikensammlungen, an antiquities museum. Also, make sure to go see Marienplatz!
Now, as for BEER: Check out the Hofbrauhaus of course. When I was there there was a whole squad of super drunk Japanese business types dancing and yelling like lunatics around the oompah band that was playing-- one of the most hilarious parts of any trip I've ever been on. For local Munchen beers, try some Augustiner Brau-- just the plain helles if you can. It's incredible. Another great Munchen-centered brewery is Paulaner-- look up their brew house. They always have an amazing one-off beer available on draft. Since it will be Oktoberfest, many of the breweries from Bavaria will be around, so if you can, try your best to try Ayonger (first) and Weihenstephaner (second). They're two of the very best beers in Germany. If you're feeling adventurous and like smoky things, you may be able to find some Bamberger Rauchbiers, beers made with smoked malt. The two best (and practically the only ones left these days) are Aecht Schlenkerla and Spezial.
Whew! Hope that helps! Hit me up if you want any other details.
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| "Re(1):Europe travel" , posted Fri 21 Sep 04:07|
I'm not sure for Barcelona, as I've been there with a local to guide me all around. There are huge honey spots for tourists, but you can't pass Gaudi's things. They're everywhere anyway. The Parque Guell and the Sagrada Familia are worthy of everything that's been said on them.
Another thing I liked (but then, the ambiance helped) was to visit the old Olympic installations. It's a huge space full of not so much, but the park around is nice. There's a telepherico as well somewhere, that goes to more parks.
As for going out and drinking and eating good cheese and ham, locals are necessary I suppose...? Not so much to know which are the good places, but just because the places actually become different with them. I don't know, I didn't mind visiting Madrid, or most other cities, alone, but in Barcelona there was quite a difference between when I was on my own and when I was with them.
So yeah, not very useful post, sorry.