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Louise Holden
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Well, in a fit of sudden enthusiasm for travel I have booked three days in Munich in February for myself and son. Connor wanted somewhere where he could try out his schoolboy German (at least on the signs if not on the actual people I suspect) and I like Gothic and Baroque so Munich somehow ended up top of the list.

So is there anything I should know about the city from a gamer's point of view? Any chance of fitting a game or two in with the locals? Any good shops? Or should I forget games and focus on being a tourist and eating sausages? (Sadly I don't drink beer, which seems something of a waste).
 
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I went to Munich:
http://www.tragsnart.co.uk/travelhub/munich/munich.htm
http://www.tragsnart.co.uk/travelhub/munich/munichpg2.htm

As you go towards (but not into) the main shopping area, there is a large junction. On the left side I think, is a big toy store with an excellent range of games. I can't remember much else though, except there are also various sex shops further along the same street. So if you're taking your boy shopping...
 
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And you definately should visit the Science Museum, it is very very good. Don't buy the combined ticket for the Air Musuem, that's way out of town and you won't get to it.
 
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February?!
I visited the toy store that Jon mentions when I visited Munich back in 2002 and found it excellent to my then-near-virgin gaming eyes. Perhaps nowadays I'd yawn and say, "Seen it all before," but I'd still recommend visiting if only to see what toy stores in the U.S. lack. (That's only if you're an American, natch.)

But February?! You're going to miss the lovely bike-riding weather and the topless sunbathers in the English Garden. What a loss.

Be sure to visit the bakeries each morning for fresh croissants. Mmmmm, now that's a treat I really miss!
 
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Thanks for both of those. I was amused to find that February is not "bike riding season" when it comes to hiring in Munich; here in the UK every working day is bike riding season, otherwise I have to walk! But I shall pass up on the nude sunbathing in February I think.

I like cities in winter. I took Connor to Amsterdam in February a few years ago and we were the only people pedalling around in those bike boats.

The Science museum is firmly on the agenda, along with the zoo



 
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Don't know much about Munich. But if you're ever visiting Hamburg with your son, feel free to mail me for tourist and gamer guidance cool
 
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There are at least two specialist game shops in Munich. Games-In on Karlstrasse is right next to the University. When I went there it had very few Euro games - the vast majority of the stock was made up by role playing and war games. There's also a shop in the Arabellapark area ( Die Spielzeugkiste on Rosenkavalierplatz) but its a fair way out from the centre. I didn't get the opportunity to get out there so I don't know if it's worth a visit.

The best shops I found for games were the toy shops. Obletter Spielwaren is on the corner of Karlsplatz and has quite a good selection downstairs. I think this is the one mentioned above. I can't remember the name of the other shop but it is very close by, on Sonnen Strasse, between Karsplatz and Adolf Kolpingstr.

The big department stores are also worth a look at. There are three or four of them scattered around the Neuhauser Strasse area, which is one of the main shopping streets. They major on the Settlers / Carcassone / Kosmos two player franchises though they do have a reasonable selection of other games.
 
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Sorry if I am out of topic here: I will be in Munich for a few hours (2 or 3) between airflights at 10th of August. Is it possible to go from the airport to a gameshop (or more if they are near) and go back to airport in 2 or 3 hours? Please advise me for train or bus to take, etc.
Oh, and i'm interested more in abstract games but a shop with variable kinds of games would be nice too.
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