Daily Archives: November 2, 2007

Top 5 most under-rated sights of Munich (or within 15min of)

1. Schleissheim Palace (beautiful very large palace just outside Munich easy to get to on the S1 line)

Schleissheim Palace

2. Grünwald castle ( it’s just outside munich, but it’s still within tram distance (tram 25)) (for picture, see last post)

3. Blutenburg castle (a small castle IN Munich)(for picture see last post)

4. The Bavaria (statue next to the Oktoberfest grounds)

The Bavaria

5.  Fürstenfeldbruck monastery
Just outside Munich, a beautiful church worth seeing

Grünwald’s castle

Hi everybody, I’ve been too lazy lately to write much…sorry.  Last Sunday Petra and I went down to Grünwald, which is a southern suburb of Munich, to finally visit their castle.  I was very impressed with it myself, having low expectations for any castles that close to Munich.  However, I definately recommend it to anyone who really wants to see a real castle and is in the area at length.  Here’s some pics we took at Grünwald’s castle.

So basically, if you live in Munich…go see it…if you’re visiting, and it’s under 2 weeks, don’t bother…there’s just so many other things to see that I’d recommend first.

The most comparable castle in the area in my opinion is Blutenburg.  Some of our visitors we’ve dragged out to Blutenburg, the only castle in Munich itself.  Grünwald’s castle is a bit more impressive in my opinion just because you can actually go up the towers and they’ve made a proper museum out of it, where as with Blutenburg, it’s a children’s library and a restuarant…located in a park.  For those who haven’t been to Blutenburg, again…it’s not a major site, but if you have plenty of time…or happen to be in the area behind Nyphenburg palace…then go for it.

here’s a pic of Grünwald’s caste (and Petra):
 Petra and Gruenwald castle

…and here’s a much older picture of Blutenburg castle in Munich:

Blutenburg Castle, Munich