Föhn in Munich: Weirdly Warm Winter Day

More or less unique to Munich, at least in Germany, the Föhn is a weather phenomenon created by hot, dry wind coming off the north side of the Alps. It consists of unseasonably warm, sunny weather in winter. A perfect day for seeking out off-the-beaten-path sights in the Bavarian capital.

Architecture of Munich Reinsurance Company’s HQ

The headquarters of the Munich Reinsurance Company in Germany resides in this imposing piece of architecture built just for their own purposes. Designed by architects Oswald Eduard Bieber and Wilhelm Hollweck; built in 1912/13, it's located across the street from the Munich Riding School on the edge of the English Garden.

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.