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München Public Transport Pub Crawl Two
Now let's give the old tageskarte a bit of a workout…
Catch a S-7 towards Ostbahnhof, make sure that the train you get on is
going to either Aying or Kreustraße. Get off of the train at Aying. As
you exit the station, head up the tree-lined road that leads uphill, with
the sports fields on your left and the houses on your right. At the top
of the hill, turn left and then follow the road as it bends to the right.
Just past the blacksmiths, on your left you will find… Leibhard's Bräustüberl.
This is the brewery tap of the attached Ayinger brewery, it has a biergarten
with both self and table service, a small kiddie's play area and a two-roomed
pub. At weekends it can get pretty crowded as half of München visit their
"country brewery" but I've always managed to get a seat. After a few biers,
it's retrace your steps to the station, but just before you get there,
you will find on your right… Kastienhof. A very useful pub (right
by the station and therefore easy to judge train times) and small biergarten.
The food side of the operation specialises in Greek food, just the thing
if you can't face another lump of pig and a couple of dumplings! So a
couple of stuffed vine leaves washed down with some Ayinger bier then
over to the station to catch a S-7 toward München.
München Public Transport Pub Crawl Four
Train & Boats & Bier - Today we're going for a boat ride on the Ammersee and so I'm going to suggest a different ticket to the normal partner tageskarte. The return steamer fare across the lake to Utting is €16.80, which along with the partner tageskarte rate of €15 would be a total of €31.80. However, any MVV ticket agent will sell you a "Weiß-blaue Kombikarte" for €29.50. This has the same validity on MVV services as a partner tageskarte as well as a day's use of all the steamers on both the Ammersee and Starnbergersee and is good for 2 adults, 3 children & a dog. Because of the fairly limited timetable of the lake steamers, I've put some timing on this one, for full lake steamer timetable info visit www.bayerische-seenschifffahrt.de Bit of an early start I'm afraid. Take the 09:40 S5 to Herrsching, turn right out of the station & right at the end of the road, walk down to the lake. Here you will find... Seehof, a fine biergarten right on the edge of the Ammersee. However pass by for the moment, as we'll be back here later and head for the steamer landing stage. From there catch the 10:30 lake steamer to Utting, the trip takes about 30 mins. Note: The train arrives at Herrsching at 10:25 and it takes at least 4 minutes to walk to the landing stage! Those of you who don't want to cut it quite so fine should take the 09:20 S5 from München. When you get to Utting, walk to the end of the landing stage & turn right, walk along in front of the cafe and sailing school andonto Seestraße. Follow this road around to the left and then sharp right until you reach No. 35 where you will find... Alte Villa**. A large very shady biergarten selling bier only by the maß so bring a thirst. It's separated from the lake by a reed bed and has its own duck pond and a small stream running through it. In good weather a jazz band plays on an elevated stage overlooking the pond. If you visit on a Sunday, this biergarten gets very busy, and best to get there early to be assured of a seat! After you've had your fill of bier & hot jazz, return to the landing stage to catch the 14:01 steamer back to Herrsching, then feed the ducks for 20 minutes or so before catching the 14:56 Raner Line bus to Andechs from the stop about 5 meters back from the lake towards the bahnhof to Erling & walk up the hill to visit... Kloster Andechs*. No need for me to add anything to what Larry has already said, this is one of the best bierkellers around. After a few Andechers, walk back to the bus stop and catch the 17:50 bus back to Herrsching, get off at the stop by the landing stage and visit... Seehof. A few biers, then stroll back to the bahnhof for the S5 (every 20 minutes at 10, 30 & 50 past each hour) to Laim. Then follow Larry's directions to Hirschgartenallee & visit... Hirschgarten. Share a few brews with the deer then leave via the main entrance, not the way you came in, and walk up Gunther Straße to Romanplatz where you can catch a number 17 tram back to the Hauptbahnhof. (You also have the chance to jump off the tram at the Augustiner Keller at Hopf str. if you're still thirsty!)