Trying to book a trip to Germany (Jan-Feb 2019)
Key stop - Bayern Munich football (soccer game)
Looking for advice - where to stay and where to visit, plan on 6 to 7 nights
wvmountaineer, we stayed at the RI Munich city east and it was great. The included b-fast was as good as any full service. The hotel is by the east train station and is in a pretty good part of the city with lots of restaurants. it is a couple of s-bahn stops to Marienplatz and a quick trolley to Odeonplatz. You can also get to the stadium and the airport directly from the station. We did a couple of day trips (Saltzburg and Dacau), and went to the palaces, museums and the church. One thing to remember about Munich is it was leveled during the war so while it has been restored to look like its original self, most of it is replication. The beer is great, cheap and plentiful.
Many thanks - especially the reminder about Munich/replication
We enjoyed a two week tour of much of Germany in May, with son's German in-laws hosting and acting as tour guides. In Munich, we stayed at the Marriott Munich, which was an easy walk to the s-bahn (subway) to get around cheaply. The breakfast there is wonderful, with a huge array of all types of great things to eat and enjoy, including honey dripping from a honeycomb. We went into the famous Hofbrau Haus to eat, but it was so loud, crowded and lacking in service that we went elsewhere to eat. A short time in Munich, but there is much to see there.
In Bavaria, we enjoyed the trip to the top of the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany on the Austrian border. The recently opened tram holds 120 people and a counterpart tram brings people up from the Austrian side.
We spent one night at the Gewandhaus Dresden, an Autograph Collection property, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The "Gewandhaus" was built from 1768-70 as a textile factory, served as the city's bank from 25 and after reconstruction it was reopened as a hotel in 1967. The hotel is elegant, well located next to the rathaus (city hall) and a short walk to the sights, and has a breakfast array that rivaled the Munich Marriott. In addition, it was reasonably priced for the quality offered and deserves a higher category designation. We enjoyed Dresden immensely, as the reconstructed old buildings are fascinating and a walk to the top of the Frauenkirche (Lady's Church) for stunning views of the city is a must.
We stayed at the Hotel am Steinplatz in Berlin for three nights and I was disappointed, as the website overstates its glamour and uniqueness. Unlike the other two hotels, breakfast was not provided to our guests, so I paid for theirs. The breakfast array was limited compared to the other two Marriotts, the area was congested, and it was a fairly long walk to reach the nearest transit point. But Berlin did not let us down. It’s a fascinating city, especially when you are with Germans who can relate how life and travel was when Germany and Berlin were separated.
Germany is full of incredible palaces, castles and churches and I’m sure you will have a great trip
Thanks for the details - much appreciated
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