Travel Blogs from Munich
Breakfast at 8.30am then a short walk to the post office to post some souvenirs home and send a few postcards.
We started our walking tour of Munich by walking through Karlsplatz and Karlstor to Marienplatz in the centre of Munich. Took some pictures of the Altes Rathaus and watched the performance of the famous Glockenspiel through the …
Breakfast at 7am before we got our bags organised and walked to Elisestraße to catch our coach for the tour of Linderhof and Neuschwanstein Castles.
The coach left at 8.30am. The lady doing the commentary was very entertaining and informative. We travelled into the Bavarian Alps on our way to Linderhof Castle.
We arrived at …
We left Berlin at 8.25am on a long, slow trip to Munich. Frequent stops in the middle of nowhere made a mockery of the term "express"! At one point an old man on a bicycle was travelling faster than we were.
Finally arrived in Munich 30-45 minutes late. Walked to our hotel,Germania, through a street lined with strip joints...nice! Dropped …
27/12 - We said goodbye to Switzerland today for a good 8 hour train trip to Germany back to Munich. We of course went immediately back to the Haufbrauhaus for dinner. John had Round II with a pork knuckle while I lost my pork knuckle virginity! It was really good but you need to be a pork fan or else it might be a bit too much. 28/12 - We had our …
Munich Got my puter fixed. Found out the Vodophone I bought here 2 years ago is junk. I am staying at the Hotel Germania. I'm having tea at the Coffee Fellows at the Hautbanhof Main Train Station..
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Historical Traveler Reviews Germania Hotel Munich
I just returned from Munich's Oktoberfest and my cousins and I spent 4 nights in the Hotel Germania. The highlights are the hotel's close proximity to the festival and the complimentary breakfast. (Although because of non stop partying we only made it to breakfast once. It was hard to get there before 10am.) The breakfast bar had all the bratwurst you can handle at 8am. The breakfast of champions!
We stayed there whilst the Oktoberfest was on & this hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the grounds-so that suited us just fine!. The room we had seemed to have been renovated so everything was pretty new but it was quite small. Probably one of (but not the) smallest room we had in Europe-eventhough it was small it was a bit more pratical then some other hotels we stayed at. the breakfast was very nice & most of the staff were friendly - except a lady working in the bar... she wanted to bite everyone's head off! Our room was not at the front of the hotel so we didn't hear noise from the streets but there was a noise at night - not too sure if was from water or heating systems in the building (it would just go on & off throughout the night). overall I can't say it was a bad hotel it was actually ok!
The room was decent sized by American standards (large by European), but the carpet was grimy, the walls covered with soot and the lace curtains were so dirty that opening them let loose a shower of dust and left my hands gritty. The bathroom tiles bore scorch marks, and the lampshades were waterstained. All the places I stayed in Germany--no matter how small and remote--were immaculate, rendering the Germania's decrepitude even more shocking.
Dont go there!!
We were offered a very substandard room-although the hotel is old fashioned it was the obvious lack of cleanliness that caused us to leave immediately and seek accomodation elsewhere.
Think twice before booking
This may have been a reasonable hotel in the past but it now needs to be updated and refurbished. The room was OK but the mattress was older than me and I was unable to turn down the heating. The location was good but we paid an extortionate amount per night through Not much choice at breakfast and they ran out of coffee jugs. Investment in this hotel is urgently needed. More 2 star than 3 star
Great location , but noisy
We stayed at the Germania during late Sept 2003 during Oktoberfest. The location was great, a block from the train station and walking distance to the Oktoberfest grounds. The neighborhood was safe but a little seedy at night. The hotel is on the corner and our room was right on the main street and the traffic noise at night was pretty bad. The staff was friendly and helpful when asked. The breakfast buffet was pretty good. Room was small as typical for Europe but wasn't bad at all. For Oktoberfest I'd stay near there again for location, but a little too noisy for me on the main street.
The hotel was okay but fairly unclean and rather loud. It needs some updating and does not offer room service.
Small and good
I stayed at this hotel in Dec. 2003. It is very near the train station.
The rooms are small but nice. Public transportation is at the train station. The staff were friendly. This is not the best hotel in Germany, but it is o.k.
Hotel was reasonably well placed, close to the train station and a short walk into the city centre. Facilites were basic and the rooms were not the most comfortable. The springs stuck out of the matresses and the shower door didn't close properly. You could see that the hotel was a nice hotel that had been let go a bit. The receptionist was very polite and helpful but we would not stay at the hotel again.