How to Watch the World Cup 2018 in Munich

The FIFA World Cup 2018

As all football lovers will know, every four years there is natural occurrence that demands all our attention as we pick a team, maybe have a flutter, and eat, sleep, and dream football. Yes, the FIFA World Cup 2018 is upon us and the hopes of lifting the Jules Rimet trophy. Not only will we of course be showing every match on our giant screens in the Euro Youth Bar (open to guests at the Hotel & Hostel), but we will also be creating the most awesome atmosphere in town to watch the game, and probably the best happy hour deals too.

Here’s a look at how the next few beautiful weeks are going to play out in Russia, and how we will be celebrating a German win – AGAIN! Here’s how to Watch the World Cup 2018 in Munich!

How to Watch the World Cup 2018 in Munich

How to Watch the World Cup 2018 in Munich

The Footy World Cup 2018 Begins

The first match is always a crowd pleaser as everyone tunes in to see the host play and check what’s going on – even if it’s the most outside running teams. We love watching the less highly ranked teams playing their hearts out (despite the fact we always beat them). Remember that time Scotland almost beat Brazil? And that whole South Korea and Japan thing had everyone flabbergasted. Anything can happen, and this is the first opportunity to warm up some phrases that we will be shouting at the TV for the next few weeks. And don’t forget, if you want to pretend the football isn’t happening at all, you should enjoy some evenings out with Italian friends who will really not bring it up once, guaranteed!
 
The Matches that we know about…
So obviously the first matches have been drawn, and we know who is up against whom for the group matches! Exciting stuff. But the real thrill comes when we get to fill in the wall chart for the next rounds and pencil in our team for the final. Oh yes. We can always scrub it out later (the pain of many an England supporter since 1966).

So, first up is…

The opening game is Russia Vs Arabia, but we’re more excited about seeing Spain V neighbouring Portugal on the second day, 15th June- both excellent teams with fire in their Iberian bellies. France plays Australia Saturday so get yourself a seat for Les Bleus. Sunday sees Germany’s debut against Mexico – should be a fun match with very different playing styles, and likewise with Brazil and Switzerland later the same day. England are going head to head with Tunisia on the Monday evening, and neighbouring Poland plays Senegal Tuesday. Crucial games which can go completely wrong for the stronger side (and often do) will come later in the group stages – watch this space.

The Matches that we don’t know about…

Much like weapons of mass destruction and who has plutonium, what happens after the group phases is a hot topic of massive speculation and heady claims. We’re not going to start a war over it, but we will definitely be throwing some Jaegerbombs down us at the bar. This is also an exciting space for those who like to wager a bet (we of course don’t advocate betting anything other than bar snacks on a match), as the outcome of the group stages is only known by that psychic octopus and this year’s special deaf cat, Achilles. Is Russia likely to be crowned King on their home turf? Will Spain get their winning streak back? The one thing we do know is that Italy won’t…

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How to behave during a World Cup Match

Unfortunately there are always those who take their excitement too far and spoil the game for everyone else, so here are our tips on how to best comport yourself whilst watching the matches abroad. Be a shining example for your country – especially if you’re watching in someone else’s!

Have a sing song

We love a Teutonic singalong, especially as the German anthem is the most catchy, so get involved! Each game is going to begin with a National Anthem blasted out and sung by most of the players. Some of these tunes are really high spirited and will make you a little emotional – feel free to get carried away even if you don’t know the words or like the team. The French one is particularly bouncy, although Germany is the all time favourite. Learning the first line will make you friends and then you can quickly get to the bar humming the rest before the first whistle goes.

Every language has an ‘ooh’ or ‘ahh’ that can signify how nearly someone scored, or how well someone defended. You can appropriate one in another language if you happen to be supporting globally. A simple ‘boff’ will work in French for a bad shot, and an ‘ole’ in Spanish for a good one. Arm waving and head grabbing are also well understood international semaphore. If you’re watching Brazil play and they’re not playing your team, then you have the advantage of laughing and smiling throughout, knowing that it’s going to be a great game and you can practice some Samba moves at every goal. Easy to make friends at one of these matches. Even if you’re the losing team.

The FIFA World Cup 2018

The FIFA World Cup 2018

Celebrating a Goal

Fortunately ‘Goal’ is pretty much understood in context by all World Cup enthusiasts (although we call it a Tor in German), so feel free to shout this out when one occurs. If you’re from South America or the Mediterranean you should take a really deep breath and yell this for as long as possible, hold that note like you’re on stage at an operetta and keep going while your face goes beetroot. Dance around and hug your neighbours at each one of these. Even if it wasn’t their team, they might feel a bit better if you let them join in celebrating.

Some key vocab for the beautiful game
If your a footy newbie but want to embrace the game and find friends in the crowd, maybe start your practice with a light applause and ‘good shot’, ‘oooh’, ‘well defended!’, and of course we can all think of some things to shout at the referee, should we disagree with his whistle!

Remember, it’s all about the winning not the taking part, so act dramatic if your team loses, and go mental if it wins.

Most of all, may the best team win!

The FIFA World Cup 2018

The FIFA World Cup 2018

We hope you enjoy your World Cup 2018 viewing with us at the Euro Youth Bar. Don’t forget we have the best happy hour in town and awesome big screens. We also have the best crowd and fabulous bar staff. What more could you want apart from a guaranteed win??
To book yourself a world class stay in Munich then check out our private and shared rooms at Euro Youth Hotel and Hostel here. We also have great live music events in our bar for guests to enjoy along with great happy hour offers and will be showing all the matches on our big screens in our hotel bar. Don’t miss a goal or miss out on a great atmosphere!
We are also part of the Europe’s Famous Hostels network, being the hostel of choice in Munich for a network of over 50 hostels across Europe. That makes us the best place to have a #GenuineBackpacker experience! Find out more about Famous Hostels here www.famoushostels.com

Top 5 Instagrammable spots in Munich

Don’t miss out on our top 5 most Instagrammable spots in Munich!!

We know you want to experience the Bavarian goodness, but let’s face it, you’re also keen to get a sneaky pic of the best and most instagrammable places we’ve got. Here’s our recommendations so you can tick off your Instagram bucket list and then go enjoy a beer tour. The naturalist section of the Englischer Garten is at your own risk!

Top 5 Instagrammable spots in Munich

Instagram spot number one! #Eins

Surf’s up – Check out the Eisbach surfers

This famous man-made wave on the river Isar is a well known spot for checking out the local surf talent. In the scenic surroundings of the English Garden, you can watch from the bridge as the surfers take it in turns to catch a wave on the river. Note that this is more for watching than participating – you have to be a confident surfer to have a go on the wave and avoid injury. Best viewed in summer, this is an all year round activity and a great spot to check out some local talent! Get yourself down there for some happy snapping surfer action! #Eisbach

Top 5 Instagrammable spots in Munich

Instagram spot number one! #Zwei

Viktualienmarkt’s Maypole

In the centre of this open-air market you can spot this famous erection – it’s Munich’s maypole. The Maibaum is a well known meeting spot for locals due to it’s height and location in the middle of this bustling year-round market. Decked out with Bavarian decorations this is a symbol of munich and loved by Instagrammers everywhere. (There is a tradition of stealing them so we can’t guarantee it will be there!) #Maibaum

Top 5 Instagrammable spots in Munich

Instagram spot number one! #Drei

Monopterus in the English Garden.

This open air pavillion is a joy of white pillars in a prime spot in the scenic English Garden (or Englischer Garten if you speak the lingo). There are actually some live music concerts here that if you’re lucky you might catch, if not then it’s a place for a beer and a picnic or a stroll past as you enjoy the joy of the gardens! #Monopterus

Top 5 Instagrammable spots in Munich

Instagram spot number one! #Vier

Marienplatz

This central square and home to a lot of Munich’s great architecture is well loved for being the heart of the city and site of the town halls old and new. This is the commercial center also so if you’re exploring the shops or here for the Christmas markets you will be passing through – this is one of the most scenic spots at Christmas time. There’s a big Marian column in the centre to mark the end of Swedish occupation so it’s a historical spot to get yourself a selfie with some fine Bavarian history. #Marienplatz
Top 5 Instagrammable spots in Munich

Instagram spot number one! #Fünf

Panoramic Views

Best tried on a sunny day for a peak at the Bavarian Alps, this is the best place in town to get high and check out this little stunner of a view from the roof of the glorious St. Peter’s church. Hard to beat this panorama from another point in the city, it’s high ranking on the Instagood scale. There’s a small fee to enter the tower and use their 299 stairs, but it’s one of the best views in Munich! Not recommended for those with vertigo or poor health – you’ve got to climb the tower!
We hope you enjoyed our article on where to find your most coveted and instagrammable spots in Munich. Now get out there and enjoy the rest of what this fine city has to offer!!

What to See in Munich this Spring

Check out what’s happening in Munich this spring time!

As much as Bavaria is beautiful in the snow, we’re just about ready to get our spring in gear and welcome the return of beer gardens. This is what to do in Munich this spring time!

Munich is Bavaria’s pumping heart and as winter finally disappears it’s time to embrace the longer and lighter days of spring and join the city’s bustling streets. Take in the lively nightlife and festivals and don’t miss out on the cultural “must-sees” – Munich is in bloom in spring!

What to see in Munich this Spring

What to see in Munich this Spring

Don’t miss the Auer Dult! 

Three times a year the streets around the ancient Mariahilf Church blossom into a celebration at the arrival of spring when the Maidult or Spring Fair comes to town (29 April -7 May).

Munich has a long tradition of fairs or “dult” dating back as far as 1310! These seasonal celebrations have been held at this historic square since 1905 and are famed for their party atmosphere offering fun for everyone.

You can take a whirl on traditional fairground rides, browse a world of amazing bargains and treats on the many stalls that fill the streets, and there’s even a traditional Bavarian beer garden so that you can kick back after all that shopping!

The dult is popular with locals and tourists alike, so prepare yourself for some serious shopping competition! You will find traditional crafts, china, jewellery, book and food at the fair and of course, this is the perfect chance to find out how locals like to relax.

For more information on the Auer Dult visit here


What to see in Munich this Spring

What to see in Munich this Spring

Join the Circus! 

Make the most of the last days of the famed Circus Krone’s very last shows of the season (1 March – 8 April). This historical circus takes place at the magnificent purpose-built Circus Krone building which can seat a huge 3,000 capacity audience.

These shows are must in the Munich calendar and particularly especially this season as this is the swansong show of the renowned circus director Christel Sembach-Krone.

A date with Circus Krone will have you witnessing death defying tricks, giggling at the clowns, and watching the magic of a remarkable series of animal stars including magnificent elephants, tigers, horses and lions take to the ring!

To find out more please visit the Circus here

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Be part of Munich’s Long Night of Music! 

Munich is a city that has a reputation for knowing how to have fun, and this spring the Long Night of Music event (28-29 April) is the spot to find out just how much!

Over two days, Musiknacht, will be celebrated with 400 different musical performances taking place at 100 different venues around the city. There will be music of every variety and in all sorts of exciting places too, in clubs, the streets, churches and even a tram!

Simply buy a ticket wrist band and you can travel between live events on shuttle buses or on foot to make the most of the smorgasbord of musical entertainment on offer!

Take this opportunity to rock out or simply relax to a classical concert at Munich’s musical take over.

Don’t miss out on this event in Munich in April – find out more visit Munich’s Long Night of Music here

 

Strong Beer Festival

What could be more Bavarian than joining the locals in sampling the very best in traditional brewing this spring?

This March, the city’s second largest celebration of beer takes place with the much-loved Strong Beer Festival (2 -25 March).

Since the fifteenth century, special strong beer has been brewed to mark the time of lent, in the run up to Easter. Starkbierfests are held at many of the cities famous breweries but perhaps the best known is the Paulaner Nockherberg, where the very first festival took place.

The festival is more than just drinking beer and being happy with thousands of new friends, there is also traditional live music performed by Oktoberfest bands, a delicious array of traditional Bavarian food on offer including Haxen, duck and much more!

To find out more visit here

 

Word up! 

If you’re down with the latest in trends why not join the audience and watch a live poetry slam in Munich’s Volkstheater on 24 March (8pm)?

Here national champions and the latest in up and coming verbal talent will parade their skills and wow the audience with a live celebration of the spoken word at its outrageous best with live music to keep the fun coming!

To find out more visit here

 

What to see in Munich this Spring

Hot musical property

This spring there’s a chance to get under the skin of Germany’s musical mega stars when the multi-award winning rap artist Prince Pi, takes to the stage at Munich’s Muffatwerk, Muffathalle as part of his world tour.

Already an artist with three number one album’s to his name Prince Pi can be expected to be hot ticket in town so if you want to find out what music has the cool young things of Munich excited get yourself down there!

To find out more about Prince Pi visit here

What to see in Munich this Spring

Cultural first – Paul Klee

Make sure you catch the first major exhibition of iconic painter Paul Klee, when this ground-breaking show comes to one of the world’s most celebrated museums of modern art, the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Paul Klee. Construction of Mystery (1 March-10 June) is Munich’s celebration of the Bauhaus master painter. Paintings from around the world have been brought together to mark this Swiss German artists most celebrated works.

To find out more please visit the Pinakothek der Moderne here

Now spring is here make the most of the fun on offer across the city of Munich, there’s something for everyone whether you’re here to party, relax, sightsee or simply take in the city’s cultural gems.

We hope you enjoyed our guide to what’s on in Munich this Spring – book your bed with us at Euro Youth Hotel Munich!

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Top Travel Apps for Backpacking around Munich

Top Travel Apps for Backpacking around Munich

Find the Best of Bavaria with these great travel apps for backpackers!

Looking to find where to go and what to see in and around Munich?? There’s an app for that.

If you’re lucky enough to have time to explore some of Bavaria then there are also some great tips for where to go for day trips and further. Check out these top apps for making the most of your trip when backpacking Bavaria!

What to see in Munich this Spring

Everything Munich – The Official App (Muenchen.de)

This is the tourist board app that has everything Munich listed, from practical information that you can search by distance to what’s going down in town. Great place to start if you want to know what’s going on and discover the city. Find sights, events, and of course, beer halls!


Map.me or Munich Offline Maps

Find your way around without worrying about your data -simply download or all your maps to use offline! This will make your life easier getting around town, and also points out places of interest around. Munich offline maps also has a great metro map for finding your way around underground.

What to see in Munich this Spring

Munich Travel Guide by Triposo

This guide works offline and has a whole host of recommended site seeing, and a handy restaurant search. Find some great food and cool bars – and plan your triposo!


Oktoberfest.de

This is the place to find out all about Oktoberfest! With a lot of people, tents and things to see and do – you’ll probably want this handy app to help you around – it also has all the events in the calendar so you don’t miss out. You’ll definitely be grateful for the map after a few drinks.

Palace app – Schlosspark Nymphenburg

The famous palace isn’t free to enter but the gardens are, and they have their own app to find your way around their vast 180 acre park! Not just for plant fanatics, there are lots of park sites and pre-loaded tours to check out – all data free.

Top Travel Apps for Backpacking around Munich

Public Transport – MVV

This is your public transport go-to app. Not only a journey planner but you can also get messages about live updates, such as cancellations, and you can buy tickets online – always at the lowest prices. There is also the MVG Fahrinfo app which is similar but without bookings.

Clubbing – Clubago

If you want to hit the dance floor, or simply sip a cocktail, then you can search Clubago for local nightlife tailored to your needs. Find your preferences and let the night unfurl!

 


Football – Bayern Munich

If you’re a Bayern Munich fan then you’re going to want to have this little beauty to get all the latest news from this awesome mega team. Find out what’s new, see live tv, videos, score updates – everything you can think of to do with enjoying the match – apart from being there live…

Top Travel Apps for Backpacking around Munich

Exploring – Komoot

Enjoy the mountains and lakes without getting hopelessly lost! Komoot is a tool that help you finds your way around your local country environment, so if you’re hiking or biking then you can find trails and routes and add points to maps. Since Munich is bang next to the Bavarian Alps, this is a great way to find your way through the mountains and woods and check out some of our glorious scenery! It can even talk to you – if you like!

We hop you enjoyed our Top Travel Apps for Backpacking Bavaria – book your bed with us at Euro Youth Hotel

The Best Places to Ski near Munich

Visit Munich and have a Day Trip Skiing!

Want to go skiing near Munich? We’ve got you covered! We’ve got Germany’s highest mountain a stone’s throw away – and Olympic sites. It doesn’t get much better than that… check out our Bavarian Alps!

What to see in Munich this Spring

We’ve got mountains! Come to visit Munich and you can enjoy a cheeky day skiing in our nearby beautiful Bavarian Alps. Efficient trains and mind blowing mountains make it a quick and easy experience from right on our doorstep. Here’s how to have a day out, or even make a weekend of it…

The Best Places to Ski near Munich

Bavarian Alps are the best

If you like a quickie: Day Trip it from Munich
Alpen Plus cable cars and ski resorts

From Munich you can easily enjoy a day trip skiing and still be back in the city for some chilled evening beers. There are the famous Garmisch-Classic or Zugspitze ski areas accessible by train, and Spitzingsee, Sudelfeld and Brauneck. For the more adventurous there’s also Bergbahnen Hindelang-Oberjoch if you want to make a longer trip.

 

On the piste

If you’re looking to head out for a day trip, your best bet is to get the Combi Ticket for train and ski pass with the Alpen Plus cable cars and ski resorts. You can go to either Spitzingsee, Sudelfeld or Brauneck. The first is better for beginners and intermediates rather than advanced. You can find out about the combination ticket here

There are happy hour ski passes, family days, ladies days, night skiing and all the latest ski condition reports on the Alpen Plus website – it also has information on how to get there from Munich.

 

The Joy of Ski

One hour south of Munich is the famous holiday destination of Garmisch-Partenkirchen; a beautiful Alpine town with great views and traditional houses. This lively town has plenty of history and offers the best way to get to the slopes and enjoy some of the natural beauty surrounding it. 

What to see in Munich this Spring


For a longer trip lovers: Weekend Away

Olympic Skiing at Garmisch and Zugspitze

If you want to see Germany’s biggest mountain- Zugspitze – then head to Garmisch – the site of the Winter Olympics and one of the best ski areas. Here you can get a combination train ticket and ski pass for not more than the pass alone; find out about times and prices here. If you’re heading to Bergbahnen Hindelang-Oberjoch find out more here

Zugspitze

Get high in the mountains

If you want to experience the ‘top’ of Germany then look no further. We’ve got Mount Zugspitze in all its glory on our Bavarian doorstep. And – there is a new cable car to it. There are 3 world firsts here 

  1. The world’s highest cable car support tower at 127m
  2. The greatest altitude difference of 1,945m (don’t get sick)
  3. The world’s longest free span covering 3,213m

From the 360 degree panorama you can see mountain peaks from four countries! 

This is not only a great place to ski but there are also just amazing views, natural wonders and a cogwheel train so you can stay warm and look out the window instead. 

Find out more here

 

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Christmas Markets in Munich 2017

Ice skating, gingerbread, roast pork and glugwein; Munich at Christmas is straight out of a festive fairy tale!! Here’s our low down on what you simply can’t miss!

If you haven’t visited Munich’s Christmas Markets before then you’re in for a full-on festive treat! Famous for the traditional markets dating back to the 14th century with their handmade toys, delicious food, and of course gingerbread; Munich also offers alternative markets with live music, art installations and circus performances. There are many different markets around town (it’s not just one) so get your hat and gloves on and roll on up for the best markets in Europe! (Nuremberg may be bigger… but not better!!)

 Christmas Markets in Munich 2017

Marienplatz

Christkindlemarkt

The most famous of the many Christmas markets in Munich is the Christkindlmarkt in Marienplatz (Munich’s main square) with traditional Christmas gifts and the biggest Christmas tree in Munich. There are concerts here nightly, including traditional Christmas carols sung from the balcony, and lots of mulled wine and traditional Christmas sweets. This is the sweet spot for your instagram snaps of gingerbread and colourful gifts!

 

Middle Age Market

If you’re all about the traditional roast pork (and who isn’t in Munich??) then get yourself along to the Middle Age Market for some delicious food and drink. There’s also some great medieval music if that’s your thing to get your groove on to! 

Munich at Christmas

Pink Christmas

Have a gay old time at the Pink Market in the English Garden at the Chinese Tower – this is an LGTB special with lots of beer (of course), music and food. There are also alternative gifts if you’re looking for something a bit different.

Christmas Markets in Munich 2017

The Krampus Run

If you have kids then don’t miss out on scaring the hell out of them at Munich’s famous Krampus Run! This is a collection of terrifying beasts (or at least costumes) that traditionally run around town surprising passers-by. The Krampus Run is a tradition folk festival that can only be found in Bavaria and neighbouring Austria. It originates from the mythical beastly Krampus – a companion to St Nicholaus (the good one in red with the presents) who frightens children and chases them around – to frighten them into behaving next year! 

With furry suits and big gnarly horns on their head, these shaggy devils are guaranteed to give you a fright! There are 300 of them running through the streets creating mischief during the famous traditional ‘run’ – don’t miss it if you’re coming to Munich! There is one in the Munich Christmas Market on December 11th 3-5pm, and on December 18th from 4-5pm and is by the traditional 1st Munich Krampus Group ‘Sparifankerl Pass.’ This is a really unique experience and you’re guaranteed to see something very different!

 Christmas Markets in Munich 2017

Tollwood Winterfestival Alternative Market

Less traditional but possibly even more awesome is the Tollwood Winterfestival – They have a live circus, art performances, installation art, live music concerts, DJs and much more. And all of it is free! There is of course lots of delicious organic food and drinks – the organisation prides itself on being very ecologically responsible – and enjoy workshops, theatre and cabaret. What’s not to love about Tollwood??

The famous Cirque Eloize is performing at this year’s festival and they throw an amazing New Year’s Eve party too – find out all the events taking place here.

23rd Nov – 23rd Dec
26th Nov closed

Mon – Fri 2 pm – 11.30 pm

Sat/Sun 11 am – 11.30 pm

23rd Dec until 10 pm

 

Christmas Markets

Christmas Market treats

If you’re looking for more Christmas markets for day trips, then the world’s largest is at nearby Nuremberg (until 24th December) along with impressive markets at Augsburg (until 24th December), Regensburg (until 23rd December) and Salzburg in neighbouring Austria.

We hope you enjoy Munich’s Traditional Christmas Markets 2017! Book your bed direct with us for the best price at Euro Youth Hotel

The Best Art Galleries and Museums in Munich

The Best Art Galleries and Museums in Munich

Let’s get cultural!

Munich has some awesome museums and if you’re visiting us this November you really have no excuse not to check out some of the amazing exhibitions taking place at our top notch art meccas. Plus – it’s a great activity for a rainy day – so get yourself along to one of these!

Let’s start with the most famous trio… the Pinakotheks!

The Best Art Galleries and Museums in Munich

Alte Pinakothek (Old)

Opening in 1836 this beautiful museum was another project by King Ludwig 1, with the building destroyed in WWII (and making the 1982 ’New’ Pinakothek) the museum has moved. The renovated building is the home to the Renaissance Masters in Munichwith artwork from Raphael, Leonardo Da Vinci and Rubens on display amongst others. There is also of course an impressive amount of German Masters and a very nice coffee shop! 

The Old Pinakothek is having some renovations this year so check before you go to make sure you’re not disappointed! Closed Monday. 

The Best Art Galleries and Museums in Munich

Neue Pinakothek (New)

Van Gogh, Monet, Klimt, Cezanne, Manet… this gallery has all the famous European modernist artists and some extra German ones. This is the new gallery (think Impressionists and 19th c art) and hosts masterpieces from the past century. This is also the place to catch Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and Monet’s Lilly-pads – lucky there are a few versions around the world! Closed Tuesday.

Ten things to do in Munich this March

Pinakothek der Moderne (Modern)

Happily – there is yet another one! And – you can get in on the same entrance ticket. This is the modern art mecca which hosts a whole load of avant garde artists and a wide range of installation works.

There are also some great modern exhibitions this year/ early 2018 with the highlights being Japanese photographer Araki’s shots of ‘Tokyo’ and Seth Price’s ‘Social Synthetic’ and Anselm Kiefer.

The Best Art Galleries and Museums in Munich

Deutsches Museum

The German Museum is pretty large so don’t expect to see it all in a quick trip; but if you’re into oceanography, planetariums and interactive science experiments – definitely go! The exhibitions are made for touching and feeling so take advantage of all the science and nature themed interactive displays so you can get involved! The most popular display is the high voltage show. It’s also a great activity if you’re traveling with kids. Entrance is 10 euros but covers three museums.

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BMW Welt (or World)

Even if you’re not a fan of cars, Munich is synonymous with BMWs and the BMW World (or Welt) just proves it! Even the building is cutting edge cool architecture. All things automobile are explained here, and of course there are some really cool displays. There are lots of interactive events and activities here, and kids stuff as well as a really good looking cafe with a view too. They also have exhibitions of past, present and future cool cars, so this is one to watch out for if you’re a car lover!

We hope you enjoyed our museums and art galleries not to miss – come and see us in Munich soon! The Euro Youth Team

Oktoberfest 2017 in Munich

Join us for Oktoberfest 2017 in Munich and enjoy the world’s biggest beer party!

Find out what the highlights are for this year’s most awesome beer fest with our handy look at the official Oktoberfest programme.

Oktoberfest 2017 Arrives in MunichWhat is this Oktoberfest?

The world’s biggest and best beer celebration – officially!! For two weeks and with over 6 million visitors, the biggest beer festival in the world takes place in Munich this September. The festival began in 1810 and now hosts millions of happy locals and tourists alike for two weeks of celebrating beer. This is done in numerous beer tents, often in traditional costume and enjoying the famous ‘oom pah’ music, as well as with a host of parades and events that take place every day throughout the festival.

Don’t Miss

The gun salute on the last day of Oktoberfest – at 12 noon. This is a big Bavarian tradition and one not to miss!

Oktoberfest in Munich in 2017


Beer and more! 

The festival traditionally kicks off with the opening of the first barrel of beer, the festivities continue with lots of… beer… merry making and of course lots of amusement rides to have a go on (after you’ve had a few beers). The highlights are seeing the traditional costumes, the awesome free concerts, the noisy gun salutes, the fairground rides, and…. tasting all the different Bavarian beers!

There is also of course delicious German food such as hendl (roast chicken), schweinsbraten (delicious roast pork) and the gingerbread hearts that are a postcard favourite (and of course taste amazing).

Check out the programme for the 2017 Oktoberfest here

Oktoberfest 2017 in Munich

Be Prepared

Like a scout, you must be prepared for Oktoberfest. The beer is strong – especially if you’re not used to the local offers, and the day is long. There are 14 beer tents and you will be lucky to get a seat, so get there early! Last year 7.5 million litres of beer was consumed so don’t worry about it running out.

Oktoberfest 2017 in Munich

Quick Facts:

Do I need to pay?

It’s free to enter! But you do need a free ticket and to enter in the appropriate places for bag checks and security.

What if I don’t drink beer?

Well…there are things to do that are not just drinking beer – there are plenty of things for kids in the family areas

When does it close?

At 1.30am, but it opens again at 8am so there’s plenty of time to enjoy it

Can I take a bag?

Yes as long as it fits the dimensions on the website and contains nothing dangerous – there is luggage storage.

Enjoy yourself at Oktoberfest 2017!!

Images from www.muenchen.de and www.oktoberfest.de

 

Cool Things to see around Munich

Check out these cool things to see around Munich!

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Cool Things to see around Munich

The Nymphenburg Palace

The Nymphenburg Palace

The ‘Schloss Nymphenburg’ is a 17th century fairytale palace hosting several museums and set in wooded grounds with sculpted gardens. The palace itself began as a summer palace with similar architecture to Paris’ Versaille palace, then in the 18th century was given a baroque facelift, changing the geometric complex into a more natural design. Easy to get to from town (it’s just 13 minutes on the tram from central station) you can even just check out the grounds for free if you don’t want to pay for the entrance ticket (prices vary depending on season – check here). For summer 2017 there is some restoration work taking place in the Southern Salettl so see their site before you go! 

Cool Things to see around Munich

The Olympic Park


The Olympic Park

A must for all architecture and sporting fans, the 1972 Olympic Park (containing the Olympic Stadium, Tower and the Hill) is also now emblematic on the city’s skyline. Plenty of events take place in the park now including concerts and fairs, and of course sporting events. Originally built for “The Cheerful Games” of 1972, the Olympics were aimed at presenting a better (West) Germany since the last Olympics under the Nazi regime in 1936, but unfortunately has been remembered in history for the massacre which took place of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorist. Two years after the Olympics were held here it hosts the World Cup Final where the West Germany football team beat the Dutch to claim the winning top spot. These days the Park is also the mecca for BMW fans. The tower and the Hill here are also two of the city’s best spots to see a panoramic view stretching out to the Alps!

 

10 Things to do in Munich 

Munich’s Football Mecca – The Allianz Arena

The Allianz Arena is home to multi European Cup winners FC BAYERN MUNICH and 1860 Munich – a Mecca for all footy lovers and a huge 70,000 seater stadium. Affectionately known as a spaceship after dark, you can catch tours of the stadium, or better still – a home match. Tickets for Bayern are harder to come by than 1860 Munich, but check out our article on how to here…

Top 10 things to do in Munich

Herrenchiemsee Palace

This palace was modelled on Versaille by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who wanted to create a “temple of glory” here in 1873. It’s set on the island of Herreninsel, on the lake between Munich and Salzburg – with quite a view! The Schloss Herrenchiemsee was never finished actually (some of the rooms inside were never decorated), but the ones that were are exquisitely done in French Rococo style. When the king died only the gardens and fountains were finished. To get there from Munich you can take the train to Chiemsee then a steam train (or by foot) and then a boat. It’s an adventure but we think it’s worth it! 

Cool Things to see around Munich
The Bavarian Alps

Within an hour you can be outside of the city and into the Alps in nearby Tegernsee. 20 minutes more and you can be at Garmisch Partenkirchen – home to the 1936 Winter Olympics and a great place to hike in summer. From here you can check out Germany’s highest mountain – the Zugspitze and the beautiful Partnachklamm gorge. For the adventurous you can also hike up to Ludwig’s lodge up the Schachen. Plan your trip here

If you’re visiting Munich then stay at Euro-Youth Hotel! We’re the choice for Europe’s Famous Hostels in Munich.

 

Cool Things to see around Munich 

Win a month long trip around Europe for free

Blog and Win – your trip around Europe with Famous Hostels!

Are you a travel blogger? Would you like the opportunity to have an all-paid for trip around Europe for a month this Autumn?

Europe’s Famous Hostels is doing just that – you can win a free trip around Europe, including a free 1st class month pass with Interrail / Eurrail Global Pass, and free stays in the best hostels in Europe! Oh, and they’ll even throw in 50 euros a day – spend it on tapas in Spain, schnitzel in Austria, or souvlaki in Greece, beers in Munich – it’s your choice! (You can buy way too many beers in Munich for 50 euros a day…)

Blog and Win - your trip around Europe with Famous Hostels

Blog and Win – your trip around Europe with Famous Hostels

What do I have to do?

Well if you’re travelling this summer and giving us some serious #famoushostels love, create great content on why we’re amazing, (and send us a little presentation about why you), then you could be picked to win the October month long trip – on us!

So, all I do is travel, enjoy, and blog?

Yep! Have the time of your life on us! We want you to experience the best of Europe, and the best way for a backpacker to experience it; is with us. You can travel and stay at the most unique hostels in Europe, all you need to do is spread the Famous Hostel world. Staying in Famous Hostels is the real backpacker experience for those traveling Europe.

Blog and Win - your trip around Europe with Famous Hostels

Blog and Win – your trip around Europe with Famous Hostels

Unique accommodation at Famous Hostels

Our hostels aren’t any hostels – they’re Famous. Famously good, famously, fun, famously unique. We have the most original and true backpacker hostels at the best locations in Europe. If you’re into travel and looking for the real backpacker experience, then Famous Hostels is for you.

What do I need to do to win?

The competition begins on 1st June 2017; and closes 15th August.

Sorry but it’s only in English and your language skills must be tip top.

The trip has to take place during the month of October 2017. Please see the Rules and Regulations that you must accept. 

Find out more here!

Blog and Win - your trip around Europe with Famous Hostels

Blog and Win – your trip around Europe with Famous Hostels

During the contest period (15th June – 15th August) you will need to:

Tag us all over – we need to see some #famoushostels @famoushostels and www.famoushostels.com love!!

  • Create some web content mentioning us during the summer
  • Promote us on your blog, website and social media channels (the usual ones)
  • Develop some cool, creative content
  • If you make a video – we’ll be really impressed… (this is optional)

At the end of the contest, (before 17th August 2017), you will need to send us a little presentation to info@famoushostels.com (maximum 5 slides/ sides) telling us:

  • Why you should win
  • The best blog or post you made that mentioned us
  • Show us that people engaged with your brand
  • Show us your creativity!

We will be looking for:

  • Great writing skills
  • Great connection with your audience (our target audience is mainly millennials looking to travel
  • Nice design
  • Good interaction and engagement with your audience

What happens when I win??

We will select the lucky winner and tell them by 25th August – don’t forget to check your mail because we will plan to announce it within 72 hours – if not, we will choose another winner. Please see the Rules and Regulations.


Blog and Win - your trip around Europe with Famous Hostels

And my trip? What is expected of me then?

Tell us the whole experience! Keep writing like you did to win, keep posting about how awesome we are, and keep loving travel!

  • We will expect you to keep up your # & @ famoushostels love and point people to our website to book the best hostel experience
  • Post about each hostel/destination you go to (for a few days after each stay too and create a buzz at the end also), at least 900 words please
  • Share it all on your Facebook page and Instagram feed every couple of days and tweet about us.
  • Do one blog post about the Interrail/ Eurail experience
  • Final blog post about the whole amazing experience
  • Make a video of it! Don’t forget this one!

Sound good to you? Register now

Find out more here!