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S Main Street
This large street has everything when it comes to shopping hot spots. Be sure to also explore the side streets which have many little, local shops as well.
There are several markets in Lucerne. The weekly flea market on Saturday, Crafts Market every month on the Weinmarkt. In Moosstrasse, the modern part of Lucerne hosts a Saturday morning farmers’ market with organic vegetables, cheeses, homemade jams and more.
Hugendubel, Marienplatz 22
This bookstore, the largest in Munich, offers many titles in English, including travel books and helpful maps.
Exatmo, U-Bahn: Giselastrasse
One of the most unusual clothiers in Munich, Exatmo sells garments inspired by the puffy sleeves and dramatic flair of 17th-century fashions.
New Museum of Art, Europaplatz 1
Over an area of 2,100 square meters, the museum features temporary exhibitions, including significant modern works of art, as well as exhibits from the museum's own collection with an emphasis on 19th and 20th century landscape painting and international art from 1960. The museum is open daily except Monday, and there are guided tours in English available upon request.
Bourbaki-Panorama, Löwenplatz 11
Before there were cinemas, spectators visited other visual sensations. Citizens of Lucerne were marveled by this gigantic circular painting when it was completed in 1881, and it continues to be put on display to this day. The huge round painting (over 1000 square meters) depicts the retreat of the defeated French Eastern Army in the winter of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) at Les Verrières in Switzerland. There are guided tours around the exhibit upon request.
The Swiss Transport Museum is the largest transport museum in Europe. It consists of the Museum of Transport, Switzerland's only IMAX Theatre and large planetarium, the Hans Erni Museum, along with numerous other attractions.
BMW Museum, U-Bahn: Olympiapark
A tour of this museum, adjacent to the company's main plant and headquarter building, traces the history of the famous firm that was founded in 1916. High performance sports models, luxury automobiles, and motor bikes from throughout the ages are on display, and numerous interactive multimedia exhibits on the company's future projects make it worth seeing. Open daily.
Deutsches Museum, U-Bahn: Fraunhoferstraße
Allegedly the largest technological museum in the world, this building complex is located on an island in the Isar River. Extensive interactive exhibits cover every phase of technology and science from the earliest flint tools to modern space and computer research. Seeing all of the museum's halls would take more than one day, so be sure to prioritize. Do not miss the lightning demonstration! Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum Quarter, U-Bahn: Odeonsplatz
In this area, three of Germany's most famous art collections are housed. The Alte Pinakothek exhibits European art from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries. Recently completely remodeled, the portraits feature works by world famous masters such as Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt, Degas and Monet, to name just a few.
The Neue Pinakothek focuses instead on more recent art from the eighteenth through the nineteenth century.
The latest addition to the museum quarter is the Pinakothek der Moderne, featuring modern and contemporary art. The building and its exhibits are widely acclaimed and well worth a visit. All three museums are open daily, closed Monday.
20 million years ago, Lucerne was a subtropical beach, shown by the palm leaves and fossiled mussels that were discovered. Once the Ice Age hit, the area was covered by a glacier, which left potholes of impressive proportions. Now, one can visit Glacier Garden a sort of theme park, museum, and natural moment in Lucerne. There are education presenations, a hall of mirrors and also the famous Lion of Lucerne, an intriguing monument sculpted into the wall of a former sandstone quarry. Open 364 days a year.
City Wall, Old Town
In the Old Town of Lucerne, the marvelous 14th century wall provides breathtaking views of the rooftops of the old city, the lake and the mountains. It has 9 watchtowers, each in a different architectural style.
Chapel Bridge, Old Town
Originally built in 1333, the length of this bridge features 120 captioned triangular paintings from the early 1500s that chronicle the city's history. The paintings feature St. Mauritius and St. Leodegar, the patron saints of Lucerne. Watch the rafters because large spiders are known to spin intricate webs.
Olympic Park and Tower, U-Bahn: Olympiapark
The Olympiaturm is the television tower built in 1968 for Munich's 1972 Olympic Summer Games. It is located in the midst of the city's Olympic facilities, including major competition venues, the Olympic Village, and the vast Olympic Park. An elevator takes you 623 feet up the tower to a terrace with a fantastic panorama of the city, and the Bavarian Alps. Also available in the park are rollerblade rentals (passports required!), a skating ring, and indoor swimming at the Olympic Aquatic Center. The tower is open daily.
Marienplatz, U-Bahn: Marienplatz
The center of Munich is a pedestrian-only area which has plenty of department stores, cafés, restaurants, and the colorful open-air market, Viktualienmarkt. It is often atmospheric in the evening with street acts and plenty of people out strolling. For a small fee, you can climb the stairs up St. Peter's bell tower, and enjoy a magnificent view of the city, on clear days as far south as the Alps! Only a five minute walk from here is the famous Hofbräuhaus. It is well worth a peek inside.
English Gardens, U-Bahn: Marienplatz
Here you’ll find a beautiful park next to the Isar River where people jog, stroll and sunbathe. At the Chinese Tower, near the center of the Gardens, there is a popular beer garden that serves lemonade, sodas and snacks, as well as the best Bavarian Lager for adult participants. Most locals bring their own snacks to the outdoor restaurant, buying only drinks there! Braver travelers may want to go for a swim in the appropriately named Eisbach, a cold, swift current in the park.
Hofgarten, Stadthofstrasse 14, Old Town
This is a vegetarian restaurant in Hotel Hofgarten's leafy terrace garden where the cooks use the freshest vegetables from the daily fruit and vegetable markets. The ample menu offers specialties from braised aubergine to Thai curry to vegetarian Chögalipaschtetli (typical Swiss specialty).
Daniel Biller’s Hot Chocolate, Klosterstrasse 7
Switzerland is famous for its chocolate, so why not try their hot chocolate!
Donisl, Weinstrasse 1
Opened in 1715, Donisl is Munich's oldest beer hall. It has a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere and English is also spoken there. The menu offers standard Bavarian food and prices are inexpensive. A zither plays at noon and an accordion player entertains diners in the evening.
Hundskugel, Hotterstrasse 18
Another historic restaurant, Hundskugel is Munich's oldest tavern. Local legend says that the menu is the same as it was in 1440. The alpine-style building is within walking distance of Marienplatz.
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