Discovering the Munich That Isn’t In the Guidebooks

Things to see and do in Munich, Germany, that aren't in most guidebooks; my husband and I have a project to see all the sights listed in '111 Things in Munich You Shouldn't Miss'. This week: Allianz Arena and Sunken Village.

Auer Dult, Munich’s Thrice-Yearly Household Goods Market at Mariahilfplatz

Three times a year, Munich has a large, outdoor household goods market at Mariahilfplatz. There you can find everything from new pottery to used, flea-market fare, including books, postcards and clothing.

“Mad” King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps, Germany

"Mad" King Ludwig II of Bavaria had the castle Neuschwanstein built for his reign. He died before taking up residence there, but it is a marvel of architecture and decor. The swan motif abounds and each room is themed after a Wagner opera.

Cafe zum Sahneberg in the Bavarian Forest, Germany

Lighter-than-air desserts with even lighter whipped cream, delicious coffee and friendly service at Cafe zum Sahneberg (Cream Mountain) in the Bavarian Forest of Germany. This local favorite is certainly a treat, accompanied by open-air tables and a sweeping view of the countryside.