Trip Advice Needed : Berlin and Munich

NeoSneth

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I will be travelling a fair amount of Europe for most of Sept and October. I have most days settled and booked already, but I have some open time in Germany. Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Cologne, and Darmstadt are all planned.

I have two unplanned days in Berlin. Some friends are going to Sachsenhausen, but I'd rather spend some time elsewhere.

I could also use some help with two days in Munich. I have too many recommendations.

Stuttgart I only have the Porsche museum planned. This place seemed pretty light, but I'm open to staying longer if people have cool places.

-Tourist stuff is fine by me.
-My german is very poor. I'm responsible for Spanish/French, and 1 friend can speak German. It has never been an issue before, but keep that in mind if you have a very local recommendation.
-My primary interests are museums, old stuff, exclusive locations, and anything interesting.
 

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I recommend stab protection.
 
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Olympic Tower in Munich was pretty neat when i visited in 08.
 

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Schloss Neuschwanstein, about two hours south of Munich:
schloss-neuschwanstein.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuschwanstein_Castle

Schlosskirche is the church where Martin Luther hung his 95 Theses, it's about 40 minutes south of Berlin with ICE (arrive at Lutherstadt Wittenberg):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints'_Church,_Wittenberg

It must be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start, it seems there's so much shit to see and do in those two cities alone. The two places I recommended you may not even end up going to due to time constraints, meh

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http://wikitravel.org/en/Munich
http://wikitravel.org/en/Berlin
 
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NeoSneth

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Yup, that's a good one. We have it scheduled for another day already.
 

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I don't know why you'd want my advice. I never been out of North America.
 

NeoSneth

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I don't know why you'd want my advice. I never been out of North America.

Then stfu.

I'm looking for advice from other tourists that have been through these locations, or other people that live near these areas.
 

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Doesn't even matter if your german sucks as most people, especially the younger ones understand english anyway.

Go here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holstentor and marvel at its slantedness. It's only about 70 km northeast of hamburg.
 
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Things to do and see in Munich -

Well, for a start, try the Deutsche Museum, one of the largest of its kind. Don't forget to check out the legendary electricity and lightning demo that takes place there twice a day. They also have lots of original planes, cars and even U-boats on display. The museum is so large that it's difficult to see everything in one go.

Next in line could be a visit to the Feldherrnhalle, the place where Hitler's first coup ("beer hall Putsch") ended.

The Pinakotheken would be another museum to visit for you, it has a large collection of old and new art, among them Duerer paintings and lots of freaky modern stuff.

Then there's the Marienplatz (check out the official site with webcam), the large central square with the famous Glockenspiel that starts at 11am every day. If you want to have a good overlook over the city, visit the Frauenkirche ("Catholic Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady") where you can climb the steps of one of the towers. Great on a nice day.

The original Olympia stadium with its webbed roof makes a nice sight as well, it lies in the centre of a large park.

The Hofbraeuhaus offers a brewery tour of about 90 minutes that shows you how they make their beer and gives you an insight look behind the scenes.

The Residence Museum and Treasury may be worth a look as well.

Northeast of the Residency lies the Englische Garten (English garden), Munich's largest park. It's great for a stroll and has some interesting architecture and art.

If you're into movies, you may want to check out Bavaria Filmstadt, a studio open air space where a lot of famous films were made, among them Das Boot and Neverending Story. It lies outside of Munich, though.

...etc...

Gute Reise! :)
 
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