Aug 7, 11, 6:28 am
We have a 7 hr layover in MUC on a Sunday. We were planning on going into town to look around a have a beer or 2. We are not big shoppers so having the shops closed is not a big issue. Any other Sunday issues we may encounter?
We will get the airport-town round trip S-bahn ticket. Any nice outside places you reccommend for a beer?
Also, will spend 5 days in Dresden. Do you suggest we go to Paugue for a day or tour other German cities?
What are average German beer prices and tipping cutoms in a bar/pub/beer hall?
Any other suggestions appreciated.
Aug 7, 11, 1:43 pm
I was in Prague over the summer for a few days and it was excellent I would encourage to go to Prague for a day if you can. The Old Town of Prague and the Prague Castle are defiantly worth a visit.
Aug 20, 11, 7:31 pm
Munich has a lot of beer gardens, the most famous is Hofbrauhaus, which is a short walk from Marienplatz. There are many beer gardens in this area, if you are looking for a specific beer from one of the big breweries (Augustiner, Lowenbrau, Erdinger, etc), check which brand the beer garden serves. Each beergarden has one brewery that supplies the beer. Andechser, which is brewed in a monestary outside of Munich is worth trying; it is only available at Andecher am dom, which is also walking distance from Marienplatz, but not in the same direction as Hofbrauhaus.
Your other option is to visit the beer garden near the Chinese Pavillion inside the English Garden, if the weather is good. However, be prepared for a long walk to/from the subway.
Not 100% sure if the trains operate on a reduced schedule on Sundays, there is an MVV information desk at the airport and I'd check train schedules there before you head to the city. You can also buy your tickets here, a day pass is 10.70 euros (at least that was the price when I was there in April, 2011), which should get you to the city and back.
As for Prague, I don't think it's a worthwhile day trip from Dresden. I do encourage you to visit Prague, and stay overnight if your schedule permits. Be prepared for crowds of tourists, even in the off season when I've been to Prague there was no way of escaping the crowds. You can get good prices for the train tickets if you book in advance online.