Munich is well-known for a little event called Wiesn (or Oktoberfest to non-locals) which is a huge draw to the city for people all over the world. If you are a retro-gamer and you are lucky enough to attend, once you have finished drinking many many litres of beer you may want to see what retro-gaming fun the city can offer. We have two recommendations for places you can get a little retro-gaming actions to sooth your hangover.
Your first destination should be “Nippon Dreams” on Rosenhiemer Strasse. Whilst not biggest retro games shopwe’ve seen, it is packed full of games and systems that range from Atari VCS all the way up to the latest consoles. As the name suggests, they also stock an excellent range of Japanese import games at very reasonable prices. One word of caution, like most shops in Munich, Nippon Dreams does not open on a Sunday and on Saturday they are only open 12:00-16:00. Plan accordingly to avoid disappointment.
For our second recommendation, head over to the Deutchse Museum which is located on a small island in the River Isar, about a mile from the city centre. If you head up to the second floor there is a huge exhibit on the history of computing and they have some true rarities on display. There is not one but two Apple 1 computers (just think how much they are worth alone), a Cray 1 supercomputer, Enigma machines from WW2 and many cabinets full of old games systems. You could easily spend half a day in the museum and a good hour looking at the rare games systems alone.
For more info on Nippon Dreams and the Deutchse Museum, click on these links.