What to do in Munich

What to do in Munich in two days

Day One

what-to-do-in-munichCENTRE 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 page.
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. 

Day Two

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

Day Three

ROYAL HAUNT: Make a day trip from Munich to Linderhof Palace, one of Bavaria's
best attractions.

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

Day Four

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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