EASY MUNICH Munich ... it is a kind of a German Heaven
(Thomas Wolfe) City of beer and Lederhosen (the traditional Bavarian leather pants), student haven, high-tech metropolis renowned for it’s links to media and the arts. In this little guide we provide a short summary of the most important sights. Highlights: Marienplatz / The Rathaus and Glockenspiel: Marienplatz, Munich’s central square, is the home of the city’s neo-gothic city hall (Rathaus). Its famous bell-tower (the Glockenspiel) chimes daily at 11 and 12 am (also at 5 pm from March until October). Today at the heart of Munich’s pedestrian shopping boulevard, Marienplatz was once the hub of the city’s salt and grain market. It was the mercantile midpoint of the important East-West trade route Hofbräuhaus: established in 1589, the Hofbräuhaus is one of the most important and most popular tourist attractions in Munich. This beer hall provides an Oktoberfest atmosphere all year round, a festive combination of „oom pah music”, dancing, traditional Bavarian food, and of course beer; open daily 10 am - 12 pm Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site: This memorial complex was erected on the former site of the the National Socialist’s first concentration camp. A new exhibit about the daily life of the prisoners opened in 2003. Open daily except Monday, 9 am - 5 pm. S2 to Dachau, then bus 726 to Dachau Memorial Schloss (Castle) Neuschwanstein: The fairytale castle of King Ludwig II, where the obsessive monarch hoped to emulate the compositions of Richard Wagner in architectural form. It stands on jagged rocks above a winding valley, the view complimented by a backdrop of an impressive swathe of the Allgäuer Alps. Direct morning trains to Füssen. Castle open daily 9 am - 6 pm April until September Churches, Parks and Landmarks: Frauenkirche: with its two striking ‘onion’ domes this gothic city and parish cathedral is an unmistakable Munich landmark. The two towers reach a height of 99 metres at the tip of the domes. A spiral staircase leads to the top of the southern dome, offering a spectacular view of the city and the nearby Alps. April - October: 10 am - 5 pm Peterskirche „Alter Peter“: Munich’s oldest church, steeped in history and shrouded in legend. A number of important works are to be found inside. In good weather the view from the top of the tower is a must. After conquering the 302 steps, experience a lovely view of Munich, as well as the Alps on a clear day. Mon-Sat 9 am - 7 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm Asamkirche: This church is a masterwork of late baroque architecture and presents a heady joyful decor. Behind the anteroom, the church opens into an inner chamber revealing an extravagant hall, yet at the same time achieving the effect of a mystical grotto. daily 8 am – 5.30 pm Sendlinger Tor and Karlstor: Two of Munich’s three remaining city gates. Not all too spectacular, but they are right on your way from EASY PALACE to Marienplatz and give an idea of what Munich looked like in the Middle Ages.
... & more useful words and expressions: how much is that? - wieviel kostet das? - [vaws costen dayss] sure! - logisch! - [logish] what? - Wie bitte? - [huh] really cool! - Echt geil! - [eckt gile] real phat, dude! - End-krass, Alter! - [and-cruss oyda] let’s wait and see! - Schauen wir mal! - [shauw-mah-moy!] what can we do? - Na ja… - [yaw my] you’re cute! - Du gefällst mir! - [doo gfoyst maa] I like you! - Ich mag Dich! - [eeh mawk dee] leave me alone! - Lass mich in Ruhe! - [luss maa my rure] I am a Bavarian… - Ich bin ein Bayer… - [eeh bin a Buyer]… I just forgot my leather-pants ich habe nur meine Lederhosen vergessen [eeh hawp blos my laydar-hosen far-gayssen] eat - and drink... Is this seat free? - Ist hier noch frei? - [Is daw noh fry?] I would like to have... - Ich hätte gerne… - [eeh head garen…] ...a lager (usually half liter) - ein Helles - [a hells] ...a wheat beer - ein Weißbier - [a vice-beer] ...a pretzel - eine Breze - [a braytsen] ...a pork knuckle - eine Schweinshaxe - [a shwine’s hucksen] ...a bavarian veal sausage - eine Weißwurst - [a vice-vorsht] enjoy your meal! - Guten Appetit! - [un gooaden!] cheers! - Prost! - [prawst!] one - two - booze - Oans Zwoa, G’suffa! - [oarns - tswoah - ksuffah] my friend is drunk - mein Freund ist besoffen - [my frynt is bsuffah] can I/we pay, please? - Zahlen bitte! - [tsoin bit-shane!] I’m sick - mir ist schlecht - [meer is shleckt] Orientation: how do I/we get to the Hofbräuhaus? Wo geht’s denn hier zum Hofbräuhaus? -[vou gaitsen daw tsoom hawf-broy-house] left - links - [links] right - rechts - [rekhts] straight - geradeaus - [grawd-ows] hello, good bye, yes, no... good morning/good afternoon/good evening Grüß Gott - [greers-got] Hi / see you - Servus - [sare-vooss] Excuse me! / I’m sorry - Verzeihung! - [Fur-zy-ong!] yes - ja - [yaw] no - nein - [naah] Please! - Bitte schön! - [bit-shane] Thanks a lot - Danke schön! - [dunk-shane] What’s your name? - Wie heißt du? - [vee horsten doo] My name is... - Ich heiße - [eeh horse] Try it - it works! english meaning - german writing - [bavarian spelling]
The EASY MUNICH Multilingual Dictionary English - German - Bavarian 10
9 Bavaria Statue & Theresienwiese (Theresia’s lawn): 18 metres
high, made from ore retrieved from sunken ship’s cannons, the Patroness of Bavaria reigns over the site of the wild annual Octoberfest, the Frühlingsfest (spring fair) and the Tollwood Winter Festival. During Summer the area is perfect for inline skating, basketball, table tennis, ... or you can climb to the top of the statue from the inside for a different view of the city The English Garden: one of the largest inner-city parks in the world. Extensive bike and walking trails, perfect for sunbathing (naked and topless bathing permitted), open spaces for sports, a standing wave at the „Eisbach” (ice stream) for surfing or kayaking, and two idyllic beer gardens. U3/U6 Giselastraße or Universität Museums and Galleries: Deutsches Museum für Wissenschaft und Technik: (German Museum for Science and Technology): one of the largest and most visited museums in the world. The laws of nature, technical devices and scientific procedures are presented in a scientifically accurate yet thrillingly entertaining way. S1-S8 Isartor; daily 9 am - 5 pm The Residenz: one of the most important museums of its kind in Europe, this was the residence and centre of power of the Bavarian kings and dukes for more than 500 years. Inside, the Antiquarium, built in 1570, is the largest and most grandiose renaissance hall north of the Alps.Tue-Sun 10 am - 4.30 pm Pinakothek der Moderne: one of the world’s largest 20th and 21st century art museums, it incorporates four separate museums with exhibits of art, graphics, architecture and design, offering a great chance to gain insight into these fields. Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun: 10 am - 5.00 pm, Thu, Fri: 10 am 8 pm; Tram27 Pinakotheken Neue (New) Pinakothek: Exceptional works of European painting and sculpture ranging from the late 18th to the start of the 20th Century. This collection, founded by King Ludwig I, is one of the most extensive of its kind. U2/U8 Königsplatz or Tram27 Pinakotheken. Tue-Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Thu 8 pm Alte (Old) Pinakothek: one of the oldest and most important painting galleries in the world. It holds more than 800 master works from European artists ranging from the Middle Ages to the late Rococo. Works include those of Tizian, Rubens, Dürer. U2/U8 Königsplatz or Tram27 Pinakotheken, Tue-Sun 10am - 5pm, Thu 10am - 8pm Beer Halls and Beer Gardens: Paulaner Bräuhaus: The brewery with a public inn was established in 1889. It offers great home brewed lager beer and bavarian specialty dishes in the beer hall and the beer garden, as well as guided brewery tours. Daily 10 am - 1 am Chinesischer Turm: situated in the middle of the English Garden, one of Munich’s largest beer gardens (7000 seats) invites visitors to rest a while next to the chinese pagoda under the big chestnut trees. Daily 10 am - 12 pm
Cinema – The latest movies in your language! Nymphenburger Str. 31, Metro U1 – Maillinger Str. + 49 (0) 89 55 52 55. For showtimes see www.cinema-muenchen.com
A great option in the Schwabinger nightlife is the „Prager Frühling“ – a bar with dancing and a stage for live gigs – in the old babalu bar in Ainmillerstr. 1 U3/U6 Giselastrasse. www.popclub.info
Cafe Mozart, a happening place with a unique, distinctive flair. A place to feel good and enjoy – a meeting place for young and old, the in-crowd, early birds, partypeople, business people, students and families. Pettenkoferstr. 2, www.cafe-mozart.info
24h/7 days a week open, c o f f e e s h o p, servicecenter (print, fax, office etc.), 450 PCs, handicapped area, EASY hostel booking BACKPACKER INFO POINT, webcams, air-conditioned, Bahnhofplatz 1.
Munich’s largest selection of English language books, audiobooks and selected magazines. Discover your favourite books and special offers! Hugendubel Bookshop, Salvatorplatz 2, Phone: 01801/484 484 (local rate)
Munich Walk Tours. Entertaining sightseeing tours – guided by native English speakers, but also real live Bavarians. Phone: + 49 (0) 89-20702736 www.munichwalktours.de
The largest photo and video store in southern Germany. 2 floors of photo-articles and services on 1500 sqm. Sonnenstr.26,Phone:+49 (0)89 55 15 040, www.foto-video-sauter.de
Mike´s Bike Tours has been promising and delivering on an Enthusiasm Guaranteed policy since 1995. The word on the backpacker trail is: „If you are ever in Munich, you HAVE TO do Mike´s Bike Tour!“ Get a coupon from the Easy Palace and save 6 Euro on the normal price! Phone: +49 (0)89 25 54 39 87.
a cool live club, discotheque & cocktailbar in the city centre. Main spots on independent and vintage music styles. The club runs its own record label PANATOMIC. Free entrance until 11 pm (if there´s no concert). Neuturmstrasse 5, www.atomic-cafe.de
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Great club with a japanese garden and a patio on the roof. House, hip hop, reggae, electro. National & international dj’s & Live Acts. Lindwurmstrasse 88, www.the-garden.de
S i n a n s Restaurant offers midday and evening meals to suit your travel-budget: Pizza from the wood oven, Italian pasta dishes or asian specialties from 12 am to 10.30 pm. Special rate for Easy Palace City Hostel guests: 4,90 e. Mozartsr. 4.
Munich’s famous International Culture-Festival with music, theater, performances, arts and crafts and food. Summer-festival: June 16 – 7 July 2005 Olympiapark south. Winter-festival: Nov.24 – Dec.31 2005 Theresienwiese www.tollwood.de
Taste the freshness!!! create your own sandwich to your taste – and watch us make it fresh! Subway-Store at Goetheplatz. Kapuzinerstr.1,www.subwaymuenchen.de
Kings'n'Queens is a pub/bar for friends of guitar music. Daily changing sounds (from R'n'R to Metal to Punk and beyond, check www.kingsandqueens-online.de), sit outside until 23h, open 20h til at least 2h/3h. Reisingerstr. 5
Enjoy our delicious bavarian food and our fantastic home made beer. Make the experience bavarian food is more than Sauerkraut, and beer with its natural ingredients can be an event!* traditional beergarden and restaurant * Fair prices * Guided brewery tours Kapuzinerplatz 5, Phone: 0049-89-5446110
guided tours by bike, the tramway or on foot: Stop by for the tour „Munich Highlights“ and many other interesting topics, like the „political tour“, the „soccer tour“ or the „beer tour“ including a visit to a brewery with a beer-tasting! + 49 (0) 89 692 46 99, www.spurwechsel-muenchen.de
The club invites national and international DJs, bands and live acts. May the air burn and the dance flore tremble! Blumenstr. 28. www.dieregistratur.de
Stop looking around! Come and experience traditional Bavarian food & beverages at unbeatable prices. We are looking to welcome YOU to our tavern, beer garden and sunny terrace. Thalkirchner Str. 145, U3 Brudermühlstraße, www.thalkirchner.com