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Any day of the week, this shopping district is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Amongst the courtyards and passageways, you'll find a variety of shops and boutiques selling traditional and contemporary clothing, antiques, leather, jewelry, and paper goods.
Reber, Griesgasse 3
Reber is the best place to buy the world renowned Mozart chocolates. These Kügeln come in all shapes and sizes, wrapped in foil and ready to eat.
Salzburger Heimatwerk, Residenzplatz 9
Just off the main square in the Old City, this cozy shop offers the best of Austrian produced arts, crafts, and accessories. Here you'll find hand painted pillows, tablecloths and blankets. Many of the fabrics have designs that represent Austria's diverse regions.
Swarovski Crystal Gallery, Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse 39
This building houses the most precious of crystals cut to precision by the famous jeweler. While the bottom floor is strictly an exhibition, the rest of this three-story facility is a gallery for items on sale!
Grassmayr, Leopoldstrasse 53
This famous Innsbruck metalwork shop lets you get a first hand look at how bells are constructed from melted ore to molded shape. Aside from all kinds of bells, additional items like brass candlesticks and sterling dinnerware can be purchased.
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.
Mozarts Geburtshaus, Getreidegasse 9
Touring Salzburg cannot be without a trip to Mozart's birthplace. The historic building where Wolfgang spent his childhood is now a museum where you can see his violin, a spinet and his early sheet music. Open daily.
Volkskundemuseum, Monatsschlösschen Hellbrunn
This museum features three floors that showcase the religious, cultural and ethnic heritage of Salzburg. Highlights include regional and traditional folk dresses and other cultural customs. Open daily.
Haus der Natur, Museumsplatz 5
Salzburg's natural history museum has wonderful exhibits on giant crystals, dinosaurs, and sea life. There are also some live animal exhibits that are sure to be interesting.
Spielzeugmuseum, Bürgerspitalgasse 2
On display at this museum are all types of toys starting from the 15th century up until the present day. Highlights included Old World merry-go-rounds, railroad trains and Legos! This is sure to be fun experience.
Swarovski Crystal World, Kristallweltenstrasse 1
Just outside the city in Wattens, Crystal World is a three-dimensional adventure museum that includes the famous Swarovski crystals, mixed with light and sound orchestrated by international media artist André Heller.
Tyrol Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Museumstrasse 15
With many exhibits devoted to cartography, hunting, mining, zoology and botany, this is the most fascinating natural history museum in Austria. Along with natural history items, one can also find the largest collection of Gothic artwork in Austria, as well as an extensive library.
Hofburg, Rennweg 1
The former palace of Maximillian I, this is one of the most important historic buildings in the city. Open daily, you can tour the various rooms; the most interesting being Giant's Hall, the reception hall and an early portrait of the future Queen of France Marie Antoinette.
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.
Mirabellgarten, Mirabellplatz 1
One of the world's loveliest garden's is located right in the center of Salzburg. This is a wonderful place to relax. You might recognize the gardens, as they were made famous by "The Sound of Music" when Maria and the Von Trapp children sing "Do Re Me."
Festung Hohensalzburg, Mönchsberg 34
Serving as a fortress to protect Papal interests in 1077, this castle is now open to the public. Archbishop Gebhard commissioned the site to be built during the Empire and Church conflicts and since then it has seen various rebuilding and additions. If you're a fan of this type of architecture, you'll be able to see cannon bastions, towers and ammunitions depots.
Alter Markt, Alter Markt Platz 1
Known as the Old Market, this square is complete with charming 17th century homes and cafés full of tasty pastries.
Hungerburg, Rennweg 41
On the outskirts of Innsbruck sits this small mountain town. Here you can take cable car rides up the mountains, and once on top, get your camera ready to snap some photos of the spectacular views of the city.
Bergisel, Bergisel-Brenner Strasse
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours, take a trip to this lovely suburban area. There are walking paths to enjoy and it's also fun to climb to the top of the Olympic ski jumps and look out over the city.
Annasäule, Maria Theresien Strasse
This impressive column with statues represents the withdrawal of Bavarian troops during the War of Spanish Succession. From this point, one can experience sweeping views of the city and the surrounding mountains.
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.
Tomaselli, Alter Markt 9
Sitting at the head of the exquisite cobblestone square in the Altermarkt, this café has wonderful ambiance, delicious pastries and great coffee.
Bazar, Schwarzstrasse 3
In a Baroque pink stucco building, this eatery is popular amongst the locals. Their standard menu offers omelets, sandwiches and salads as well as teas and coffees.
S'Gwölb, Waagplatz 2
The iron cast doors and Gothic arched halls create a rustic yet pleasant dining experience. Traditional Austrian cuisine is served, and it is recommended that you try the Weiner EisKaffee, a tasty coffee and ice cream dessert.
Resch and Lieblich, Toscaninihof 1
It may be the fact that this restaurant is located on the side of a cliff that it comes so highly recommended, but the food is also well prepared too. It is very popular amongst locals and travelers because it provides good Austrian good at reasonable prices.
Goldener Adler, Herzog - Friedrich Strasse 6
One of Europe's oldest establishments, this hotel and restaurant boasts that Emperor Joseph II, Mozart, and Goethe all dined and stayed there. The hotel is located in the heart of the Old Town.
Café Gritsch, Anichstrasse 18
This popular spot for travelers during the day becomes a hip hangout for the city's youth in the evening. They offer great coffees and teas, desserts and also filling breakfasts. Outside there is a garden and seating area to be enjoyed on hot days.
Alte Teestube, Reisengasse 6
With more than 70 varieties of imported teas from around the world, this tea shop is truly one of a kind. After a busy day of touring the city, take a break in this 15th century building for a good, long rest.
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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