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  • 1. DrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 1
  • 2. Author: Claudia Meindl, AlphaNodes GmbH munich. Take the bus, train, car orPhotos: Claudia Meindl taxi to get to the city of munich. The DrupalCon Munich 2012 takes place from 20th – 24th August 2012. The City of Munich has a lot to offer and August is one of the best times to take a trip to the beautiful „Weißwurstäquator“ in the south of Germany.The DrupalCon venue cheapest way to get to munich city center is by taking the train (S-Bahn)The DrupalCon event itself will take S1 and S8. All you need is to buy anplace in the Westin Grand Hotel in Airport ticket or a „Streifenkarte“ inthe Munich district „Bogenhausen“. advance at one of the numerousThe venue is connected via tube (U4),Tram (17, 18) and city trains (S8), ticket machines at the airport. Thewhich also directly connects the „Airport-City-Day-Ticket“ is valid untilvenue with Munich Airport. 06:00 am the following morning. There is no need to validate this„Bogenhausen“ itself is the 13th ticket before your journey. You canborough of Munich in the north-east buy a single ticket or a partner ticketof the city center and a desirable (for 5 persons maximum).residential district. The Westin GrandHotel is located in a relatively newly Munich Airportdeveloped residential area with a http://www.munich-airport.de/en/general/mixture of offices, apartments fromthe 70s up to now, town houses andvillas. It is a relatively safe section of Call a bikeMunich and has an excellent Especially in the summer time, whenconnection to the city as well as the its hot outside and inside the publicAutobahn. transportation services it is nice to drive through the city by bike. If you The Westin Grand Hotel Munich , dont own one - no problem. There isArabellastrasse 6, 81925 Munich, Germany,Phone: +49 89 9264 0, Fax: +49 89 9264 8699 a "Call a bike" service by the Call a bike „Deutsche Bahn“ all over the city Informationhttp://www.westingrandmunich.com/en (german only) where you can rent any bike of this http://www.callabike service, that comes across your way. -interaktiv.de/Munich public transportation(MVV)Use the public transportationservices of Munich in order to getfrom one spot to another. There aresingle trip tickets, day tickets andfrequent travellers ticket. For adultsand children. Ticket machines arelocated at all bus and train stops aswell as ticket information servicespots. MV V Munich public transportationhttp://www.mvv-muenchen.de/en/Munich AirportMunich airport is located outsideDrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 2
  • 3. Enjoy a nice breakfast or a hot cupof coffee or teaGrap a nice breakfast or more in themorning at one of the various littlecafes at "Türkenstraße" in on of thecentered city districts like„Schwabing“ or „Haidhausen“. e.G.Cafe Zeitgeist (picture), Soda Cafe. Soda Cafe, Türkenstraße 51,80799 Munich, http://www.cafesoda.de/ Cafe Zeitgeist, Türkenstraße 74,80799 Munich, http://www.cafe-zeitgeist.com Cafe Puck, Türkenstraße 33,80799 Munich, http://www.cafepuck.de Cadu, Ludwigstraße 24, 80539 Munich,http://www.cadu.de Restaurant Preysinggarten, Preysingstr. 69,81667 Munich Cafe Solo Bar, Preysingstr. 42, 81667Munich, http://www.cafesolobar.de Cafe Wölfl, Kellerstr. 17, 81667 Munich „Bienenstich“ and „Apfelkücherl“DrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 3
  • 4. Munich Sightseeing Munich has a lot to offer. Not just for people who are visiting our beautiful bavarian city for the first time. Get a glimpse on what you can expect from your trip to Munich during DrupalCon 2012. Munich highest attraction Get up 190 m into the sky and enjoy a beautiful view all over the city from the Olympic tower of Munich. And while enjoying the view you can grab a bite to eat in the restaurant which spins around in less than 53 minutes. Olympiapark Munich GmbH, Spiridon-Louis- The Olympic tower is open mo - su Ring 21, 80809 Munich 9am - 12pm. http://www.olympiapark.de/en/home/tours- sightseeing/sightseeing/ DrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 4
  • 5. The Isar and the English garden garden and parts of the city. Its free and a nice spot in summer to watchThe Isar River in Munich is a famous other people around and listen to thespot in the city during summer time. music of some street artists.People love sun bathing on the banksof the river. Its free, refreshing and The „Eisbach“ Surfervery relaxing. On some spots it iseven allowed to use a barbecue grill. Believe it or not. Munich is also famous for its "Eisbach Surfer".BUT: Bathing in the Isar River is People who are surfing on thedangerous because of strong and Eisbach in the city centre almost allunpredictable currents (especially in day long. Just past a bridge near thethe English Garden), even if many Haus der Kunst art museum, the riverlocals do so, be very careful! forms a standing wave about 1 metreWhen visiting the Englischer Garten high, which is a popular river surfingof Munich go further south. at the spot. In the summer time a lot oftop of a gentle hill there is a small people are standing at the bridgeGreek temple called the Monopteros. watching the surfer below.There you have a nice view over theDrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 5
  • 6. River Surfing at Munich „Eisbach“http://www.eisbachwelle.de/category/river-surfing/Enjoy a nice city view have a nice view over the water andEnjoy a walk at the river Isar in the parts of the city center.city center. Close to theMaxmonument, there are nice Enjoy a nice city view When visiting the Englischer Garten of Munich go further south. At the top of a gentle hill there is a small Greek temple called the Monopteros. There you have a nice view over the Monopteros, garden and parts of the city. Its free Englischer Garten and a nice spot in summer to watch other people around and listen to the music of some street artists.passways along the river where youDrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 6
  • 7. Old Roman-Irish bath passing by.Near the "Deutsches Museum" next Müllerscheto the Isar River there is the Volksbad,"Müllersche Volksbad" (Rosenheimer Rosenheimerstr. 1, 81667 MunichStr. 1). There you can swim in ArtNouveu splendour and sweat in theRoman-Irish bath.If you are not fond of swimming orgoing to the Sauna, just enjoy a cupof coffee in front of the bath. Its niceto sit there and watch the people Marienplatz Munich, 80331 MunichDrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 7
  • 8. The churches of Munich Dont miss the heart and soul of the Munich "Altstadt". The Marienplatz isMunich is not Italy, but we do also the most popular spot for gatheringshave some nice churches, which are and meetups and always worth toworth visiting. Like the mustard- visit.yellow Theatinerkirche in the citycenter for example. Hungry for bavarian food? Pick up some tasty nibbles at theThe city center Viktualienmarkt in the center of Munich is a huge, beautiful and green city with the typical esprit of „bayrische Gemütlichkeit“. The Munich city center is the area within the old walled city („Altstadtring“). Most notable are the old city gates (Stachus, Isartor and Sendlingertor), the shopping area around Maximilanstraße, the new city hall (Neues Rathaus) with the famous „Glockenspiel“, the Viktualienmarkt, the Hofbräuhaus and numerous other tourist attractions.Watch office workers catching some Munich Altstadt. It is also a greatsun rays during their lunch break. Or place for eating typical munichboules players on the north side. "Weißwürste" and other deliciousTake a break and enjoy a short stay in stuff from Bavaria. Get lost in it.the Hofgarten park next to the The large daily outdoor market in theResidenz. center of town is open from Monday - Saturday. Shopping Deluxe No trip to Munich would be completed if you miss walking along the Maximilianstrasse. The citys grand boulevard with pricey stores of famous designers, known all around the world. Home of gifted students After visiting the Maximilianstrasse you should stop by the glorious Maximilianeum. From the hilltop there you have a great view over the Maximilianstraße and parts of the old city center. Official website of Munich http://www.muenchen.de/int/en/ Shopping at Munich city center andMaximilianstraßeDrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 8
  • 9. Museum & Co.Visit a museum. Munich has a lot ofcultural hot spots all over the city.And the great thing is, several of thebest museums in Munich cost only 1EURO on sundays.BUT: make sure to be there early. Onthese days it is always a little bitcrowded. Munich has much more to offer than beerand the Oktoberfesthttp://www.museen-in-muenchen.de/index.php?id=1&L=1DrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 9
  • 10. Get the up-to-date Google Map „Where to go and what to do“ during DrupalConMunich 2012 at http://goo.gl/maps/Y8WI your sty DrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 10
  • 11. ImprintAlphaNodes GmbHBavariafilmplatz 382031 GrünwaldGermanyPhone: +49 (0)89 / 69 34 91 80Fax: +49 (0)89 / 69 34 91 83E-Mail: contact@alphanodes.comManager: Alexander MeindlCommercial Register:Amtsgericht MünchenRegister-No: HRB 192468VAT-Reg-NO according to §27 aUmsatzsteuergesetz: DE277787205Publisher according to § 55 Abs. 2 RStV:Alexander Meindl (address as above)Author: Claudia MeindlPhotos: Claudia MeindlLayout: Libre Office WriterUseful links and informationDrupalCon Munich Website:http://munich2012.drupal.org/DrupalCon Munich is brought to you by ateam of volunteers and the DrupalAssociation.Drupal is a registered trademark of DriesBuytaert.Original PDF-Download of this file:http://alphanodes.de/drupalcon-munchen-2012-darum-gehen-wir-hin#drupalmunichDrupalCon Munich 2012 – Where to go and what to do | August 2012 11