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Munich and Brussels on a College Student's Budget

jeccaerin Apr 2, 2009 10:06 AM

I will be visiting Munich at the end of July for a study abroad college trip. I am looking for places in Munich, or surrounding areas, that cannot be missed! I am mainly looking for restaurants with reasonable prices, but can make exceptions for terrific food. The trip consists of visits to Brussels and 2-3 day holidays as well. Information for Brussels and must see cities accessible by day trips will be greatly appreciated too! I really enjoy spending a lot of time out of the "touristy" areas, but I understand that there will probably be some great spots in the touristy parts of town.

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    glbtrtr RE: jeccaerin Apr 2, 2009 09:40 PM

    I thought EU9 was pretty cheap for the superb roast pork breast, saurkraut and potato pancake dinner at Weisses Brauhaus in Munich, just down from Marianplatz. You almost can'd go wrong eating this same plated dinner in just about any beer hall in Munich, but Weisses Brauhaus was the best. Sausages are supreme in Germany and often cheaper than most other dinner items, and can be sold in outdoor stands as well. Delicious.

    Can you give some guidelines about what a student budget is these days? There are all sorts of cheap middle eastern places around the Munich trainstation - very good food and some cafeteria type places that looked filling and appealing.

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      jeccaerin RE: glbtrtr Apr 3, 2009 05:27 PM

      Thanks for your reply. I would prefer to not spend over $15 a meal, but don't know if that is possible. What do you think? Should I raise my meal limit a bit (When not ordering this roast pork breast that I have heard so much about. I can't wait to try it!)?

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        Marc RE: jeccaerin Apr 4, 2009 03:59 AM

        Depending from what and how much you are drinking 15€ could/should suffice for Weisses Bräuhaus.
        Two other popular low price spots: Voila and Ruffini:

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          jeccaerin RE: Marc Apr 6, 2009 11:08 AM

          Fantastic! I appreciate the recommendations! Thank you.

      2. re: glbtrtr
        Hoc RE: glbtrtr May 22, 2009 12:39 AM

        How do you say "roast pork breast" in German? Schweinbraten brut? Or will they understand it if I ask in English?

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