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33 D'Arblay St, Soho, London W1F 8EU, UK
Looking for delicious home-cooked comfort food, and a great breakfast served in the hip and funky Soho? Then look no further. The Breakfast Club is so good you will want to go every day. Some egg dishes you must try with a big cup of great coffee—...
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29 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 5DH, UK
While everyone and their mother (and aunt and grandmother) are on the waiting list to have afternoon tea at Brown's or Claridge's some time next April, head to Soho for the no-longer-a-secret-but-still-unknown tea room inside the Coach &...
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27 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9EU, UK
In a town known for its tea, Monmouth Coffee Company offers a hot jolt-y alternative. Sure, you can get a cup to-go or enjoy a mug while sitting in one of their cafes, but the best way to experience Monmouth is by sampling their flavors and buying...
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Obersee, 83471 Schönau am Königssee, Germany
My fiancé and I spent the morning at the Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden surrounded by a cloud. Of what is supposed to be the most beautiful panoramic view of the Alps, we could't see a thing. Still hoping for the day to clear, we descended the...
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An der Burgenstraße, 91598 Colmberg, Germany
While traveling the Romantic Road in Southern Germany, to really get into the medieval experience, we stayed at Burg Castle Hotel in the town of Colmberg, only 30 minutes' drive from Rothenburg ODT. This castle is more than 1,000 years old. As...
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82488 Ettal, Germany
Move over Switzerland. The southern part of Germany offers stunning panoramas, Alpine lakes by the dozen, quaint Alpine villages, and the world's largest ice caves. What's more, it's the getaway to the most romantic road in the world. The German...
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Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau, Germany
Few sights encapsulate the magical feel of the Bavarian Alps like Neuschwanstein Castle. The impressive towers, vast halls, and mountain-top setting bring out your inner child, transporting you back to a time of bedtime stories and...
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86720 Nördlingen, Germany
Nördlingen is one of the walled towns on the Romantic Road. What makes this town unique is that it was built inside the crater formed by the impact of a meteorite. A major attraction in the town is the Saint Georges's Church's 90 m steeple, called...
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Residenzplatz 2, 97070 Würzburg, Germany
Located on both banks of the Main River is stately Bavarian Würzburg, which if translated means “spicy town.” While it lays no claim to growing cardamom, cloves or pepper, it has a long and quirky history which dates well back to before the 4th...
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Gesandtenstraße 12, 93047 Regensburg, Germany
In Regensburg, Germany’s best-preserved medieval town, lies the charming, historic Hotel Bohemian. Situated on one of the centre’s main cobblestoned streets, its charismatic owner, Jürgen, graciously offers me a glass of festive Prosecco while I...
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Innsbrucker Str. 13 D, 82481 Mittenwald, Germany
Some friends had been hiking in Austria in May and had to cut the trip short because of an unexpected blizzard. After all day hiking in the snow and not prepared for it, we came to a hut that was open to guests run by a woman named Helga. Helga...
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Herrsching, Germany
There is a reason that Bavaria's colors are white and blue. Blue sky, puffy white clouds, sun-diamonds strewn across a blue lake--a perfect summer day. What you don't see is the white foam topping my glass of Weizen beer, which I was busy guzzling...
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Dorfstraße 20, 82487 Oberammergau, Germany
There is much more to Bierfest time than Oktoberfest. Small towns throughout Bavaria celebrate their own beer festivals throughout summer and early fall. These three riders led more than 4000 members of local Trachtenverein (folk dress clubs) to...
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82418 Riegsee, Germany
The Murnau-Werdenfelser cattle breed is one of the world's oldest and most endangered. Native to the Bavarian region from Murnau to Garmisch, these cattle are used as draft animals, for dairy, and for meat. After years of careful breeding, farmers...
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83209 Herrenchiemsee, Germany
... a mini version of it. Bavaria's King Ludwig II certainly did have a passion for the extraordinary just like King Louis the XIV did. He build the famous Neuschwanstein Castle that served as a model for the the Walt Disney Castle and the castle...
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Füssen, Germany
The incredible little town of Füssen in Bavaria has to be one of the best kept secrets in Europe. However, it is mostly ignored by visitors to this Alpine region because of its more-famous neighbor: King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein castle. That's a...
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Rindermarkt 10, 80331 München, Germany
Lüftlmalerei is a Tyrolean native art form of facade painting that can be found throughout parts of Bavaria. The photo shown above near Viktualien Market is a good example of the elaborate style from the Baroque era. The images are grouped in a...
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Pfistermühle is known for two things: its cuisine and its atmosphere. The menu changes with the seasons and is continually reinterpreted to keep it fresh. Many products are sourced locally, including wines from Franconia, an area north of Munich....
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Kreislainenweg, 82487 Oberammergau, Germany
Zipping down the foothills of the German Alps in an alpine coaster, I screamed out of fear and fun. And my husband, Shawn, quickly learned a new German word: Bremsen (brakes)! Seeking an Alpine adrenaline rush in Oberammergau, a tiny town situated...
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Viktualienmarkt 6, 80331 München, Germany
Inhabiting a 100-year-old building refurbished by local architects Hild and K and Albert Weinzierl, the Louis Hotel riffs on the Baroque style professed by its namesake, King Ludwig II of Bavaria, while remaining unapologetically modern. Stucco...
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Bayrischzeller Str. 13, 83727 Schliersee, Germany
Slyrs, Germany's largest whisky distillery and first single-malt maker, proves that it's not all about beer and wine in Bavaria. The whisky is matured three years before it is bottled and sold in very limited amounts. Visitors can tour the...
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Klosterpl., 92334 Berching, Germany
Kloster Plankstetten, a Benedictine monastery in central Bavaria, is known for its organic farm and fresh produce. A large herd of cattle grazes on open fields and in the apple orchards. A few smart cows discovered that food can come from above as...
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Linderhof 12, 82488 Ettal, Germany
Schloss Linderhof might be the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II, but it is nothing short of extravagant. Inspired by France's Palace of Versailles, this "Royal Villa" is the only palace that King Ludwig II lived to see...
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83646 Bad Tölz, Germany
Each year on November 6, the small Bavarian town of Bad Tölz celebrates Leonhardifahrt. The highlight is a grand procession of horse-drawn hand-painted carriages covered in flowers and carrying the town's women and children, who are elaborately...
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Sankt-Anton 3, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Give me a beautiful view and I can be entertained indefinitely. My parents treated my wife and me to a night at Berggasthof Panorama in Garmisch-Partenkirchen as an anniversary present. As the name of the hotel suggests, the view was incredible....
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85221 Dachau, Germany
This small Bavarian village is best known for its horrible history during the Holocaust, with the concentration camp on the outskirts of the village. But Dachau has another side—a quaint, quiet place that appears to come from a story book.
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Adolf-Kolping-Straße 11, 80336 München, Germany
Loved the room at this hotel, especially the shower!
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Prinzregentenstraße 3, 80538 München, Germany
The Bayerisches Nationalmuseum is a bit off the beaten tourist path, appearing to attract mainly Germans. It is a big, beautiful building with many floors and wings. Bayerisches tells the story of Germany, with objects and sculpture tracing its...
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Bavarian Alps, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Beautiful quaint village with wonderful restaurants and shopping.
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Königssee, 83471 Schönau am Königssee, Germany
No matter the time of year you visit, Lake Königssee will always inspire utter awe. Summer means shimmering water in shades of emerald and sage green, while winter brings a cold, misty atmosphere with otherworldly light. Take a boat ride...
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Wankbahnstraße 2, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Hiking in the Alps and the Zugspitzbahn passed by on the way up to the Zugspitz.
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
We spent a wonderful afternoon in the walled medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, about one and a half hours from Stuttgart. Rothenburg ob der Tauber brings the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to life, before your eyes.The unique atmosphere...
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Munich, Germany
Year round there is a fantastic little fake wave constructed on the south side of the garden where people can take turns catching a few waves far from the real tide. Even if you are no Johnny Tsunami, stopping by to watch is just as gnarly. Hang...
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Munich, Germany
The Englischer Garten of Munich is a huge park within the city that has so many different things to see and do. There's an Asian pagoda that is part beer hall, part food stall emporium (think sauerkraut, sausage, and fried potatoes) where you can...
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Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany
Germans, especially Bavarians (who are or are not Germans, depending on whom you talk to) love eating their meat and potatoes. While there, I went for a giant joint of pork with kartoffel (potato) salad. Nobody does fresh potato salad better....
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Occamstraße 11, 80802 München, Germany
A hip hangout for conscientious locals, The Potting Shed provides a stylish setting for their sustainable dining and drinking. Simple, organic, local, fair trade and fresh. Does it get any better than this? Throw in live music on Thursday nights...
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85221 Dachau, Germany
Dachau Concentration Camp is only 32 kilometres away from Munich and makes for an easy day trip. It is easily accessible by car and public transport. Visiting a Nazi Concentration Camp is not for the faint-hearted. Time stands still here. The...
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Bamberg is, perhaps, the best preserved city from the Middle Ages in Germany. Fortunate to have its old town spared much of the ravages of WWII, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built on seven hills, it has been called the "Franconian Rome...
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Veterinärstraße 16, 80539 München, Germany
Described as serving eco-Bavarian delicacies, Milchhäusl is a rare find. The 100% organic, hearty local specialties at this charming park-side outpost are in high demand. You'll find them near the main entrance to the English Garden—perfect after...
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Glockenbachviertel, one of Munich's prettiest neighborhoods, is located south of the city center and next to the Isar River. Formerly home to the city's Jewish community and millworkers, Glockenbachviertel was the center of Munich's gay and...
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Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München, Germany
Munich's Deutsches Museum is the world's largest museum of science and technology. My whole family had so much fun in this museum we could easily have spent the entire day here. Exhibits cover 50 fields including computers, electric engineering,...
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Englischer Garten 3, 80538 München, Germany
One of the most enjoyable things you can do in Munich is sit down at a bench in one of the many beautiful beer gardens, which serve as familiar gathering points for locals, friends, and visitors alike. The beer is top-notch, and the atmosphere...
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Konradinstraße 8, 81543 München, Germany
Love this fish on a stick "Steckerlfisch" - very simple but very delicious! Must try at the Oktoberfest!
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Both a cafe and a shop, at White Rabbit's Room you can nibble on homemade treats, all freshly prepared without preservatives. Browse the shop's whimsical, decidedly feminine, merchandise at the same time. Unsurprisingly, it's more popular with...
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Want to fit in with the locals? Then you need Wies'n Tracht for traditional Bavarian clothing. That's a dirndl (for the ladies) and lederhosen (for the guys), especially if you're going to Oktoberfest, but a regular beer hall will suffice as...
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Ever wanted to stay in a villa and pay reasonable prices? Here's your chance. Hotel Laimer Hof Nymphenburg Palace was built in 1886 and is listed as a traditional heritage building in the Nymphenburg district. Not only that, but your neighbours...
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This hotel is away from the hustle and bustle but conveniently located. The train station is just a 10-minute walk away, or you can take the U-Bahn. Rooms are large and spotless and breakfast is included. Staff are friendly and will help you make...
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Platzl 6-8, 80331 München, Germany
Run by Alfons Schuhbeck, Germany's most famous chef, you are virtually guaranteed an incredible dining experience. Come hungry and opt for the five-course meal to indulge your culinary senses. Schuhbeck is famous for his love of spices and...
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81667 Munich, Germany
Wiener Platz is home to a couple of beer gardens, a beer hall, cozy cafes, and most charmingly, a cluster of huts serving everything from fast food to gourmet delicacies, and selling homemade jams. It really comes alive in warm weather, when...
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Hofgartenstraße 1, 80538 München, Germany
The courtyard adjacent to the Munich Residence was commissioned by Duke Maximilain I and was designed to resemble an Italian Renaissance Garden. It is a place to get away from it all, right in the middle of the city. Shrub-lined gravel paths are a...
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80538 Munich, Germany
Münchers love the Isar River, which runs through Munich. It's a popular spot for walking, cycling, and in warm weather hanging out by the river's "beach"—don't be surprised to see naked people in some places. Müncheners aren't shy! There are also...
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Perlacher Forst, Germany
Perlacher Forest is a large public park (13.36 sq km) in southeast Munich. It's a favorite recreation spots for locals, with miles of walking and bike paths, and of course a couple of beer gardens! Of special interest is the Perlacher Mugl (hill),...
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Neuhausen-Nymphenburg, 80638 München, Germany
Nyphemburg Palace Park is interchangeably linked with Nymphemburg Palace and has a history of more than 300 years! The canal is especially beautiful and an ideal place for ice skating in winter, or head over to one of the two lakes found in the...
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Rosenheimer Str. 12, 81667 München, Germany
Take your pizza to go, or take a seat in the small informal restaurant. The thin-crust pizzas are also available in gluten-free or lactose-free varieties; this is one of the few places in Munich that provides this option. Gluten-free beer is also...
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Andechsstraße 4, 82211 Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany
I am visiting the area on business and I was taken to this restaurant by a colleague. I did not know what to expect and I was wowed! This 5 rm hotel in a quiet lakeside village has an amazing restaurant with a 23 yr chef doing outstanding things...
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In Elmau 2, 82493 Krün, Germany
It’s easy to see Sound of Music parallels at the Schloss Elmau, a sprawling temple of wellness and culture (Turkish baths! Piano concerts! Grassy hills made for yodeling!) surrounded by mountain peaks. This appeared in the August/September 2014...
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Innsbrucker Str. 13, 82481 Mittenwald, Germany
Explore German beer past and present at the Brewery Mittenwald, which has made its lagers since 1808. This appeared in the August/September 2014 issue.
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Schellingstraße 71, 80799 München, Germany
Carta Pura has been drawing my attention for a long time. It's a shop that only sells different kinds of paper. But this is not to be underestimated, as each paper design is a piece of art and quite expensive. The walls of the shop is covered with...
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Pestalozzistraße 24, 80469 München, Germany
Lately I've been going to the Aroma Kaffeebar, which my friend recommended me, very frequently. Looking at the sandwiches and choosing the type of omelette satisfied me almost as much as a breakfast in Istanbul. The coffee was decent as well. If...
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Rosental 10, 80331 München, Germany
If you want the real thing, go to Angermaier. My husband got a 'set': shorts, shirt, socks, shoes, and kerchief for Eur.239- awesome service, impeccable quality. Beware of the ultra cool vintage 'hosen: they are about 3x as much for just the...
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Named for Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, patron of alpine farmers and dairymen, St. Bartholomew's Church is located on the western shores of beautiful Lake Königssee. Founded in 1134 and later rebuilt in 1697, the church is still the sight of an...
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Alfred-Nobel-Platz 1, 88131 Lindau (Bodensee), Germany
Lindau originally began as a small town on an island in Lake Constance. Today the city of Lindau expands beyond its historic island to just beyond the eastern banks of the lake. In addition to the Medieval architecture, check out the Lindau...
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Mönchsrother Str. 3, 91550 Dinkelsbühl, Germany
There is no shortage of charming, colorful towns in Germany. Dinkelsbühl, one of the walled towns on the Romantic Road, in Germany, is no exception. We went yesterday and were surprised of just how empty it was around despite how gorgeous it was....