Well I already wrote about my first day in more detail here. But now it’s time to leave and I’m looking back at all the things I got up to whilst in Munich.
Here are some of the things I’d recommend you do whilst in the city for a short amount of time!
Free city walking tour
There are so many options for a free walking tour that you’ll be spoilt for choice! I originally went with my hostel Wombats on a free morning walking tour but I actually found that the guide spoke so quietly and was so unenthusiastic that I didn’t want to waste 3 hours of my life wishing I’d have done a different tour. So I left! I then opted for TripAdvisors #1 tour led by Sandemans. I’d been with the company before in Berlin.
Sarah was a really good guide from USA but she knew a lot about the history of the city and delivered the tour with passion. The tour will run you through all the main attractions explaining about the King’s and rulers of the country plus more about the war. It’s a really great way of starting your time in Munich because you’ll get your bearings and know where you might want to spend the rest of your day.
This place is for those that are a lover of beauty, architecture and gardens like me. I wrote a post in more detail about this place and how to get there here. Worth visiting and won’t take up too much of your time.
This is the largest park in Europe! I didn’t walk the entire length of the park but a good chunk of it at least. A great place to hang out in the summer and a nice stroll for those colder days I’m sure. There are a few things to see here including the Japanese teahouse, Monopteros and even a stream you can surf on!
Possibly the central hub for your visit to Munich. I found that I was always walking through here when roaming through the city and there was always something going on here! The main attraction is the Rathaus-Glockenspiel which chimes on the hour but three times a day you’ll catch a small performance as the mechanics in the clock work their magic. I only saw a little part of this and would say its quite underwhelming but if you’re in the area why not check it out? You can catch a glimpse of it in action at 11am, 12pm and 5pm. There is also a lot of street performers around Marienplatz and feel free to grab a beer and relax around the streets.
Beer lover? This is where you need to head!
Pretzel lover? This will suit you too.
This place is effectively one giant canteen of beer drinking mayhem. A giant brewery serving its own creations to anyone not fussy about price. The servers dress in authentic Bavarian clothing and the hall is decorated to provide you with a real authentic experience. From 5pm onwards you can only buy beer by the litre and pretzels served here are bigger than your head!
Michael Jackson Denkmal
This is possibly one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen in a city. I am a major Michael Jackson fan so I really enjoyed the story behind this. The memorial has been there several years and the reason for its location is because MJ used to frequent the hotel opposite this statue when he came to visit Munich. He would normally pop his head out of his hotel room and wave at fans across the street! I won’t tell the whole story because if you do the walking tour suggested above you will likely visit but check it out if you want to see something rather random!
So I had a little over 24 hours but really I only spent a day exploring the city. So those are some of the places I can recommend you visit if you’re short on time. I hope you find this small guide useful.
Brilliant. Munich is my favourite city in the world so every one of your suggestions and photos brings back so many memories. Can’t wait to go back.
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I must admit, i’ve only been back in England for just over 24 hours and i’m already missing that part of the world! Bavaria is just beautiful and there was lots to do in Munich. I would love to go back already!
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It’s just beautiful isn’t it? Can you imagine living in Bavaria? How good would that be?
It is beautiful, I would probably do a different hike each weekend if so!
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