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Think of Munich, and the first thing that springs to mind is probably beer or Oktoberfest. That, or its significance in the rise of Nazism. Or its proximity to the Alps (and concomitant superb skiing turf). However, the Bavarian capital has far more to offer beyond just the clichés – though you can visit beer gardens and breweries, learn about the Second World War and attend winter sports festivals pretty much year round. To truly get a sense of this charming, low-key city, with its natural beauty, world-beating cultural offerings and excellent bars and restaurants, here’s an itinerary that combines a little bit of everything in one unforgettable weekend.
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