Munich tour two

Munich Tour, two




spire saint (2) see/saw/seen
worth spot (3) get/got/got
climb landmark in the distance
set off discover square (3)
attract story (2) from far and wide
wide sound (2) spread out
entice fountain master (2)
local cathedral meet/met/met
prefer dish (2) set/set/set
inn residence master (2)
palace banquet think/thought/thought
non- renovate continuously
hall aristocrat keep/kept/kept (2)
used to attraction big/bigger/biggest
Rococo showcase date back to
version found (2) masterpiece
explore invention steam engine
explore public (2) mission (2)
steam space (2) date back to
tower head for feel/felt/felt (2)
access right (5) combination
law celebrate drink/drank/drunk
step (2) mark (2) bring/brought/brought
plate head (3) buy/bought/bought
chat tradition good/better/best
allow innkeeper nice/nicer/nicest
like (3) far from (2)






The spire of St. Peter’s Church is one of the best spots to get a view of the city. The 306 steps are well worth the climb. On sunny days you can even see the Alps in the distance.

Famous landmarks such as the Frauenkirche or Cathedral of Our Lady and the Marienplatz Square are spread out before you.

The Neo-gothic Town Hall attracts visitors from far and wide. Every day at 11 and 12 o’clock the sound of the Glockenspiel entices people to watch the cooper’s dance, and story up, an aristocratic wedding ceremony.

The Fischbrunnen Fountain is a popular meeting spot for locals and tourists setting off to explore the city. It’s only a few minutes away from Karlsplatz.

Locals prefer to call the spot Stachus, after a Munich innkeeper. They think that name is more connected to the place than the non-Bavarian Prince Karl ever was.

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Munich kings used to like to relax near water. The Nymphenburg Palace was once the Bavarian rulers’ favorite residence. The palace was continuously renovated and kept getting bigger. The Rococo-style banquet hall dates back to the middle of the 18th century.

In 1845, the most famous Bavarian king, Ludwig II was born in what’s called the Queen’s Bedroom.

Another attraction is the Deutsches Museum or German Museum in the city center. Opened in 1925 it’s the country’s most visited museum.

Bernhard Weidemann, Masterpieces of Science and Technology: “The full name is actually the German Museum of Masterworks in Natural Science and Technology. The short version is German Museum.

We’re not a history museum though; we’re all about Science and Technology.”

Engineer Oscar von Miller founded the museum to showcase discoveries and inventions to the general public. From steam engine to the mission to explore space, the museum welcomes 1.5 million visitors each year.

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When locals feel like relaxing outside, they head for the Englischer Garten or English Garden. The park opened to the public in 1792 and the idea was for everyone to have access to green space.

Right in the middle of the park is one of Munich’s biggest attractions: the Chinese Tower Beer Garden it’s space for 7,000 people. It’s Munich’s largest drinking spot.

Thanks to a special 200 year-old Munich law visitors to the beer garden are allowed to bring their own food, as long as they buy beer.

Diner: “You can bring cheese or chicken like we have. Others might have sausage salad or a cheese dish like Bavarian obatzda. You can bring bread and plates whatever you want. You get the best combinations of food. And the nicest thing is you get chatting to other people.”

Another popular drinking spot is the Augustiner-Keller Beer Garden near the main train station. It has space for 5,000 people. Opened in 1812 it’s the oldest in the city. Bavarian beer gardens might date back 200 years but they’re still as popular as ever. And the 2012 truly celebrations to mark the tradition are far from over.

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City Center. The spire of St. Peter’s Church has an elevator for visitors. True or false?

Plaza, Public Square. It Munich a coastal city? Is Munich near the ocean?

Church, Cathedral. Are the plazas and squares of Munich new and modern or old and historical?

Town Hall. Is the Glockenspiel a large clock on a tower, like Big Ben in London?

Bureau, Ministry, Department. Does the Fischbrunnen Fountain have a statue of a famous king?

Market, Marketplace, Open Market. Did German emperors reside in the Neuschwanstein Palace? Was Nymphenburg Palace built in the Middle Ages?

Tower, Clock Tower. The Deutsches Museum or German Museum features ancient and medieval German costumes, tools and weapons. Is this correct or incorrect?

Fountain, Water Fountain. A popular park in Munich is the Persian Garden. Is this right or wrong?

Statue. Do guests at the Chinese Tower Beer Garden have to order and eat dishes from the restaurant?
Park. I am from Munich. I live in Munich. My friends and I have visited Munich, or other parts of Germany. Yes or no?

Shopping Area, Stores, Shops. Would you or your friends like to live, work or study in Munich or other parts of Germany?

Hotel. Do you prefer living and working in a new, modern-style city, or an old, historical city, or both? Would you like your city or town to be new and modern or old and traditional?

Cafe, Restaurant, Bar, Club. What other towns, cities or places would you like to visit? I would like to visit . . .

Pedestrian Mall. Should towns and cities build new, modern buildings or build or rebuild, refurbish old, historical buildings, both?

Boulevard. What might happen in the future?

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