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Test of travel guides about Munich: Marco Polo München

marco poloFor 11,99 € you get the small and handy travel guide “München” of the Marco Polo series.

A lightweight which fits into every handbag. The categories „Sehenswertes“ (Sightseeing), „Essen & Trinken“ (Eat & Drink), „Einkaufen“ (Shopping), „Am Abend“ ( in the Evening) und „Übernachten“ (Sleeping) cover everything a tourist has to know to get around town.

The writing is brief, entertaining and concise.The information on every location is complete – directions to the location, phone number, email adress etc. are especially useful. Besides, it comes with a foldout plan of the entire city area so you won’t miss the proposed places. Also informative are the brief chapters of certain topics such as „Fine dining in Munich“ or „Eating out on a low budget”. These overviews include short assessments of the listed locations. The assessments are to the point and describe shops and locations which actually are frequented by Munich inhabitants. There is just one slight drawback – the guide is only available in German.

A perfect day in Munich and best of-lists for rainy days
Very remarkable: the introduction. It contains a proposal for a „perfect day in Munich“, best of-lists for rainy days and low budget-travelling. Besides the guide explains typical features of Munich. Last but not least, there are some funny texts on the town and its atmosphere, mentality, culture and clichés. Most of them hit the mark and tune you in on your visit! The photos illustrate the words very adequately and have good recognition value. Of course, most of them were taken when the weather was really fine. But looking at them will wet your appetite for a trip to Munich.

More or less real tips from inside
A regular part of the Marco Polo series are the insiders´ tips and highlights. True, some of the named sites, events and restaurants are not total mainstream, but don´t expect too much. Once published, they aren´t very private tips any longer. Nevertheless, the highlights make a good visiting program to get a complete idea of the town. The book closes with useful practical tips and some interesting proposals for a city trip with children.

Lightweight and easy to carry around, this travel guide gives all necessary information and up-to-date tips for first time and experienced visitors alike.


  1. Also, wenn ich in die Großstädte der Welt fahre, fliege oder schleiche, dann ist mein Marco-Polo Reiseführer immer dabei! Ich mag keinen anderen!