Thursday, June 11, 2015

++ Trip to Germany & Austria | Day 2 at Munich, Germany

Day2 - Germany | Around Munich (Munchen)
- breakfast at hostel (hostel buffet breakfast was less than 5euro i think, but i only ate my maggi mee & milo)
- marienplatz (working distance from munich euro youth hostel)
- old town hall (inside marienplatz area)
- New Town Hall & Rathaus-glockenspiel (inside marienplatz area)
- bought 1day train pass (7.40euro perperson)
- allianz arena (stadium tour 10euro perperson, can add another 9euro for bayern munich museum tour))(read description below for direction)
- bought pastries/breads for lunch (3-4euro)
- Technology University of Munich giant slider (free entry)(From Fröttmanin to U-Bahn U6 Garch.,Forschungsz)(read description below for direction)
- BMW welt (free entry)(read description below for direction)
- olympiapark & Olympic stadium (walking distance from BMW welt)
- dinner rice kebab (3.50euro)
- back & overnight at Munich Euro Youth Hotel
descriptions & directions:

(en: Mary's Square, i.e. St. Mary, Our Lady's Square) is a central square in the city centre of Munich, Germany. It has been the city's main square since 1158.

The New Town Hall:
(German: Neues Rathaus) is a town hall at the northern part of Marienplatz in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It hosts the city government including the city council, offices of the mayors and part of the administration. In 1874 the municipality had left the Old Town Hall for its new domicile.
It was built between 1867 and 1908 by Georg von Hauberrisser in a Gothic Revival architecture style. It covers an area of 9159 m² having 400 rooms.
The 100 meters long main facade towards the Marienplatz is richly decorated.
It shows the Guelph Duke Henry the Lion, and almost the entire line of the Wittelsbach dynasty in Bavaria and is the largest princely cycle in a German town hall. The central monument in the center of the main facade between the two phases at Marienplatz above the guard house, is an equestrian statue of Prince Regent Luitpold. The bay of the tower contains statues of the first four Bavarian kings.
The main facade is placed toward the plaza, while the back side is adjacent to a small park (Marienhof). The basement is almost completely occupied by a large restaurant called Ratskeller. On the ground floor, some rooms are rented for small businesses. Also located in the ground floor is the major official tourist information.
The first floor hosts a big balcony towards the Marienplatz which is used for large festivals such as football championships or for concerts during the Weihnachtsmarkt. Its main tower has a height of 85 m and is available for visitors with an elevator. On the top thrones the Münchner Kindl. The Rathaus-Glockenspiel, performed by an apparatus daily on 11am, 12pm and 5pm, is a tourist attraction.

The Old Town Hall
(German Altes Rathaus), until 1874 the domicile of the municipality, serves today as a building for representative purposes for the city council in Munich. The Old Town Hall bounds the central square Marienplatz on its east side.

The Rathaus-Glockenspiel of Munich:
is a tourist attraction in Marienplatz, the heart of Munich.[1]
Part of the second construction phase of the New Town Hall, it dates from 1908. Every day at 11 a.m. (as well as 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. in summer) it chimes and re-enacts two stories from the 16th century to the amusement of mass crowds of tourists and locals. It consists of 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures. The top half of the Glockenspiel tells the story of the marriage of the local Duke Wilhelm V (who also founded the world famous Hofbräuhaus) to Renata of Lorraine. In honour of the happy couple there is a joust with life-sized knights on horseback representing Bavaria (in white and blue) and Lothringen (in red and white). The Bavarian knight wins every time, of course.
This is then followed by the bottom half and second story: Schäfflertanz (the coopers' dance). According to myth, 1517 was a year of plague in Munich. The coopers are said to have danced through the streets to "bring fresh vitality to fearful dispositions." The coopers remained loyal to the duke, and their dance came to symbolize perseverance and loyalty to authority through difficult times. By tradition, the dance is performed in Munich every seven years. This was described in 1700 as "an age-old custom", but the current dance was defined only in 1871. The dance can be seen during Fasching (German Carnival): the next one is in 2019. The whole show lasts somewhere between 12 and 15 minutes long depending on which tune it plays that day. At the very end of the show, a very small golden rooster at the top of the Glockenspiel chirps quietly three times, marking the end of the spectacle.

Allianz Arena(stadium tour 10euro):
Take the S-Bahn from Munich Main Station or Munich East Station to Marienplatz, a central transfer hub. From there take the U6 underground line (in the direction of Garching-Hochbrück) to Fröttmaning. The travel time from Marienplatz to Fröttmanning is approximately 16 minutes. Then walk to the stadium via the Esplanade, pass through the turnstiles at the south main entrance (Haupteingang Süd) and follow signs to FC Bayern Erlebniswelt /Arena Touren. The walk takes 10-15 minutes.

Technology University of Munich giant slider (free entry):
From Fröttmanin (allianz arena), take the train U-Bahn to U6 Garch.,Forschungsz.

BMW Welt(free entry):
Coming from the main train station, likewise take the S-Bahn (urban train) and change at Marienplatz to the U3 (underground), direction Olympia-Einkaufszentrum, to Olympia-Zentrum. From there it is only a few more steps to the BMW Welt.

The Olympiapark in Munich, Germany (free entry):
is an Olympic Park which was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Found in the area of Munich known as the "Oberwiesenfeld" ("upper meadow-field"), the Park continues to serve as a venue for cultural, social, and religious events such as events of worship. The Park is administered by Olympiapark München GmbH, a holding company fully owned by the state capital of Munich.
Olympic Area: Includes the Olympic sports facilities such as the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic Hall with Olympic Tower. Also in this area are the Olympic Swim Hall and Olympic Event Hall.
Olympic Village, comprising two villages, one male and one female.
Olympic Media City ("Pressestadt"), today the home of the Olympic Shopping Center. Strictly speaking, this portion belongs to the area of district of "Moosach."
Olympic Park: Adjoining the Olympic Area to the south, this park includes the Olympic Mountain and Olympic Lake.

this is our hostel. munich euro youth hostel. nice hostel, with power socket attached at each bed bunks (with table to put your handphones while charging it, kretip kan)

my breakfast: megi jer hehehe & milo instant.

at marienplatz infront of the new town hall & glockenspiel:

at marienplatz:

very big pretzel!

they are selling this white asparagus vege everywhere, dunno how it taste.

infront of the new city hall. the rathaus-glockenspiel is the middle higher tower.

the crowd waiting for the glockenspiel show.

that white color hall is the old town hall.

at marienplatz train station to alianz arena.

the allianz arena

allianz arena tour, 10euro perperson.

inside the arena/stadium:

inside the allianz arena (the stadium):

behind the player's changing room.

staircase towards the field.

at the TUM train station (Garching station)

from the train station, go left towards this blue building.

the giant slider is inside this building. (inside friedrich L.Bauer Horsaal)

the giant slide at TUM (tech uni of munich)

some uni student trying their new build project.

us infront of the BMW welt

all of the new & previous BMW products were displayed inside this BMW Welt.

my personal fav.


bapak besaq gilaaaaa. i vannnnt

everybody's fav , the minicooper. oh oh oh

hybrid / smart BMW


begittewww again. haha.

can walk to the olympiapark from the BMW Welt.

the olympiapark:

people are registerinf for Munich marathon today, and free drinks are everywhere. why not?

dunno what event it was, but everybody was wearing the cool / colorful suits.

see also:

++ Trip to Germany & Austria | opening speech :
++ Trip to Germany & Austria | Costing & itineraries :
++ Trip to Germany & Austria | Day 1 at Frankfurt, Germany:
++ Trip to Germany & Austria | Day 2 at Munich, Germany:
++ Trip to Germany & Austria | Day 3 at Fussen, Bavaria, Germany:
++ Trip to Germany & Austria | Day 4 at Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Germany:
++ Trip to Germany & Austria | Day 5 to Salzburg, Austria:
++ Trip to Germany & Austria | Day 6 at Hallstatt, Austria:

currently listening to:alanis head over feet
currently feeling:kenyang nak mampos
i wanna be:a supermodel!!!~

1 comment:

Germany Visa Application Form said...

Outstanding Photos! Amazingly written! I have been to Germany earlier with my wife however, I traversed through the entire Munich city once again as I read the blog. The hurdles came in organizing the documents. But I was referred Germany Visa UK by my colleague & everything was easy post that!