Medieval Castle Grünwald South of Munich

Medieval Castle Grünwald, just south of Munich, resides on the Isar near the Filmstadt of Bavaria. With artifacts from the Middle Ages and modern art like the sculptures of Schwanthaler, visitors can get a taste of the past while enjoying an upscale neighborhood.

Dinzler Coffee Roasters and Autobahn Reststop, Germany

A surprisingly delicious breakfast/brunch/lunch place on Autobahn A8 in Bavaria's Irschenberg just south of Munich in Germany. Dinzler roasts their own coffee, which you can also buy at other retailers, but it's worth a stop-in to sample their handcrafted food. While you wait on a table, you can tour their small coffee museum and catwalk through the roasting operation.

Hops! Prolific Hops Fields in Pfaffenhofen, Germany

A serendipitous visit to Bavaria's hops fields near Pfaffenhofen. Much of the world's hops is grown in this area and an Autobahn traffic jam forced me through the hops bines in Bavaria.

Some Lesser-Known Sights of Munich

Munich not in the guidebooks: manhole covers, the White Rose rebellion, Nazi history center, Museum of Casts of Classical Sculptures, and more!