Category Archives: Germany

A short stop at metropolitan Düsseldorf

A short stop at metropolitan Düsseldorf

Capital of fashion. International business and financial centre. One of Germany’s wealthiest cities. Having been conferred all these titles, Düsseldorf certainly seems like an attractive place to be living the high life. But as a city worth exploring and travelling to? Nah, I don’t think so. Just after half a day upon arrival, my friend, J, and I was starting to sense a tinge of boredom. We spent the late…

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Fussen and the Neuschwanstein castle

Fussen and the Neuschwanstein castle

Famous for the Neuschwanstein castle, Fussen is a small town about a 2-hour train ride south-west from Munich. It isn’t the first time I’m here, the last time being a few years back during winter. The tourist crowds visiting the Neuschwanstein castle remained as huge, but I must say the weather is much more pleasant during spring. Visiting the Neuschwanstein castle is only a 5 minute bus ride away from…

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Of beer and meat in Munich

Of beer and meat in Munich

Beer halls are good places to look for if you wish to eat out in Munich – you can get a decent meal from 6-7 Euros. After all, they are already earning a lot from beer itself! Be prepared to eat lots of meat, as Bavarian food are mostly meat-based, such as pork knuckle, pork steaks and sausages. Munich serves beer from up to 6 different breweries, but the most…

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Museums in Munich – Deutsches Museum, BMW Museum & Neue Pinakothek

Museums in Munich

Museum-hopping is like a standard ritual when visiting many of the established European cities, and in Munich itself, there are plenty of museums for you to choose from. Yet, it is not just the artsy museums that Munich has, there are also science and technology related museums owing to Munich’s global presence in research and engineering. Honestly, we have only touched the tip of the iceberg here in Munich, but…

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Around Munich’s city centre – Marienplatz

Around Munich's city centre - Marienplatz

Having arrived in Munich early and unable to check in at our accommodation yet, Tiantian and I stored our luggages at one of the S-Bahn stations and started off our first day in Munich. A city often begins at its city centre, and for Munich, it is none other than Marienplatz. Standing at Marienplatz square and facing the large piece of gothic architecture, you might be inclined to think that this…

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Staying like a local in Munich with Roomorama

Munich Center Lodging with Roomorama

Nothing beats the feeling of returning home after a long day out! The same applies when T and I are travelling – that’s why we often choose b&b’s or apartments as our accommodation on our trips. However, it can be quite a hassle if we were to search for a suitable one through intense Googling or flip through pages and pages of guide books. Instead of doing that for our…

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