Cohibar – No 4 of Top Ten Things to See and Do – The Best of Munich

The countdown for the Best of Munich top ten continues

#4. Dance the night away at Cohibar:

Hands down the best bar in Munich, Cohibar is the one place you should go for a night on the town.

Cuban bar nestled on the side streets of the Maximilianstrasse, here you will find the best (and strongest) cocktails in the city.

Not only do the bartenders (who happen to be extremely good looking) flip bottles around like jugglers at a street fest, but the DJ plays music will have you on your feet the entire night.

You don’t have to be a pro to salsa with this crowd!

Just start moving and get into the swing of what is the club with the friendliest vibe in Munich. If you can’t decide what you feel like, ask the bartenders to concoct something using your favourite ingredients.

They will gladly comply and add a twist of their own to make you the most delicious thing you’ve ever had (I’ve been made a guava delight that will knock the leder right off your hosen).

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Free Historical Walking Tour – No 5 of Top Ten Things to See and Do – The Best of Munich

Now that you’ve been to the Viktualienmarkt, it’s time to…

#5. Take a Free Historical Walking Tour 

When it comes to history, there is one thing you need to know; Munich is full of it, but it’s not easy to find.

Unlike some cities where memorials on display are nearly impossible to miss, Bavarians have chosen to pay tributes to the past in more subtle ways.

For example, behind Odeonsplatz is a pathway faintly outlined lightly in gold. Walking from Odeonsplatz to Mariensplatz, it would be easy to walk right over it without realizing that it was made famous by those who chose not to salute Nazi soldiers during the Second World War and who, in order to avoid doing so, went out of their way to take another route, the one marked in gold. Many people lost their lives after being identified as having taken a longer path in a silent rebellion.

How do I know this? The free historical walking tour of Munich. It’s is a great way to familiarize yourself with the history, the architecture and a thriving Bavarian culture, rich in history and full of secrets waiting to be uncovered, by you! Read more about the  free historical walking tour via my newest blog featured on Travel Dudes!

The Fairy-Tale Land of Neuschwanstein – No 8 of Top Ten Things to See and Do – The Best of Munich

#8. Enter into the fairy-tale land of Neuschwanstein:

Alright ladies and gents, following last post on Dachau, let’s skip right into the fairy tale world of Ludwig II.

First of all, you should know that Ludwig II was more than a little off his rocker (referred to at times as “the mad king” or “the swan king”, because of his incredible love for the feathery beast), but in his defense, he built really, really, really nice castles.

Neuschwanstein was the most extravagant product of his vivid imagination, known to most tourists as the Cinderella Castle, and the inspiration behind the classic Disney film.  Learn more about Neuschwanstein via my newest blog, featured on Travel Dudes!