What to do in Munich
What to do in Munich in two days
CENTRE STAGE: One of the best things to do
around Munich is simply to watch the
passers-by on Marienplatz, the city's main square.
Spend your first morning getting your bearings and exploring one of the venerable museums or art galleries around Königsplatz
(I recommend the Neue Pinakothek
Wander over to the beating heart of the Bavarian metropolis, Marienplatz
, just before the clock goes 12 and the famous Glockenspiel
kicks into gear. Then spend a leisurely afternoon exploring the city centre with the walking tour outlined here on the Munich Tour
This will take you to the Viktualienmarkt
outdoor market, the steaming Höfbräuhaus
, past the Munich Residenz
and up to the Englischer Garten
Park to see the river surfers.
If there’s time, you’ll probably want to tack on a stop by Munich’s cathedral, theFrauenkirche
, to see the fabled Devil’s footprint. When the sun goes down find dinner and explore the nightlife in the lively district of Schwabing.
Get out of the city centre on the second day and check out the rolling sculptures at the futuristic BMW Weltand its attached museum.
Swing by the Olympic Park ascend the Fernsehturm (Olympic Tower) to glimpse the Alps rising up over Munich.
Then go and inspect the grand summer palace Nymphenburg. Try to squeeze in a visit to the small palaces behind the big house, they're a treat!
Finish the afternoon at the nearbyHirschgarten, the world’s biggest beer garden and perfect setting to wind up a two-day visit to Munich.
…in three or four days
ROYAL HAUNT: Make a day trip from Munich to Linderhof Palace, one of Bavaria's
Head for the hills and make a day-trip to crazy King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle
at the foot of the Bavarian Alps. If you’ve got a car (or take an organised tour) you could also fit in the more humble, but no less spectacular, Linderhof Palace
The gate at the Dachau
Concentration Camp Memorial reminds
visitors of a painful chapter
in Munich's past.
Spend your forth morning out at Dachau, famous for its vibrant community of artists and infamous for the Nazi’s first concentration camp - now the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial.
Head back into Munich city for your final afternoon, wander the streets, visit another beer garden and maybe visit another museum you may have missed.
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