Travel Writing--Munich

Categories: Sightseeing, Cultural and History

Allianz arena
Allianz arena

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Finally, the green subsided to what appeared from above to be a gothic lego-like paradise of sharp-edged buildings and high towers, reinforcing my original belief that a trip to South-East Germany would remain etched in my mind’s window forever. As any regular visitor to this country will note, the efficiency of the airports is generally astounding, however Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) airport took the nations obsession with providing a satisfactory futuristic service to the extreme, the airport having been voted ‘Best Airport in Europe’ for the third year running, a remarkable first impression for what is truly a remarkable city. Indeed, the mini model of the city’s brand new stadium residing in the arrivals lounge provides a fantastic not-to-be-missed photo opportunity before you even step foot into the city.

Staying in a hotel (unsure of the name, a classic sign of the beer strength!) in the Laim area of the city, the hotel was decent value for money for travellers on a budget providing the usual amenities of bed, TV and bathroom. In a city like Munich time spent inside the hotel should be kept to a minimum to maximise the experience so to be honest I would have been happy with a tent! The accommodation was a couple of minutes from the city centre, linked by the U-Bahn underground system, a quick, clean and much improved version of London’s flagship Underground network. Providing plenty of trains every couple of minutes of so, this easily accessible network is vital in working your way through the city, linking everything coherently together as well as offering the delightful chance to traipse through the shopping malls littered among the main stations.

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