Munich, Capital of Bavaria
Languages: Predominantly German
Tax Refund: Can be done when leaving the European Union
From Munich Airport to Downtown
Best way and most economic way is to take the S Bahn Train from airport to either Hauptbahnhof or Marienplatz station, take around 45 Min, costing 10.50 Euro Each. Then transfer to tram or U Bahn/S Bahn from Hauptbahnhof.
Purchase the Airport City Day Partner ticket at 21.30 Euro.
Purchase also the City Tour Card 3 Days partner at 30.90 Euro.
New City Hall/Glockenspiel/Old City Hall
Near the Hotel, admire the New and Old City Hall, at the new city hall, during the summer, a curious sight appears several times a day (11:00, 12:00, 17:00, 21:00) at Marienplatz. Hundreds of tourists begin craning their necks skyward to see the Glockenspiel work its magic on the front facade of the New City Hall (Neues Rathaus). As the automated clockwork figures come out to dance, the bells play and the tourists gape. The old city hall is also nearby with a statue of Romeo & Juliet.
Odeonsplatz & Residenz
The Odeonsplatz is a square at the southern end of the wide Ludwigstraße Boulevard and northern beginning of the historic city center. It comprises the Italian high-Baroque style Theatine Church (Theatinerkirche) to the east, the Field Marshals’ Hall (Feldherrnhalle) to the south, and the Munich Residence (Münchner Residenz) to the east of the square.
Open Daily from 1000 to 1700, The Treasury (Schatzkammer) within the Residence has one of the best collections of ecclesiastical treasures in Europe, not to mention the royal insignia of Bavaria (crowns, orb, scepter, etc). The Antiquarium has the largest Renaissance room north of the Alps, and the Ancestral Portrait Gallery (Ahnengalerie) has a Wittelsbach family portrait collection. There is also a series of Rococo rooms by Cuvilliés. Combined admission for treasury, museum, and Cuvilliés theatre. Combine tickets for the Museum and Treasury cost 11 Euro.
This large open-air market sells everything from soup to nuts. Just off Marienplatz, generations of market families continue to hawk their wares from the same location. There are open air fruit and vegetable stands similar to those scattered around the city, as well as closed stands and little year-round trinket shops. Early in the morning and late in the afternoon on the way to and from work, Munich women stop by the market to pick up something from dinner – during midday it’s a bit slower and therefore better for browsing. Open from 1000 to 1800 from Mon to Fri and till 1500 on Sat.
An automobile museum of the renowned brand, encouraged to go for the 3 in 1 tour costing 59 Euro altogether. Must be booked in advance. Accessible through Olympia-Zentrum station. Take the tram and travel till Hauptbahnhof or Stachus and change to underground, take till Odeonsplatz to take line 3. Only Tues to Friday at 1115. Meeting point at Production Forum in BWM Welt. Must arrive 20 mins earlier.
Open in 1818 it’s one of the icon of Munich. The National Theatre Munich is an opera house in Max-Joseph-Platz in Munich, Germany. It is the home of the Bavarian State Opera and the Bayerisches Staatsballett. The Bavarian State Opera also performs here.
Nymphenburg Palace Schloss Nymphenburg
Nearest Underground: Rotkreuzplatz
Nearest Tram: Schloss Nymphenburg
An opulent summer residence for the Bavarian throne heir, it is located in a large amazing 200 ha land. The view and surrounding area are the most amazing. Open in 1675, the architecture are well maintained till today. It may be a train ride away, it will be worth your time. Tickets cost around 5 Euros.
This lush greens is larger than its counterparts, Hyde Park and Central Park. It is really huge but you definitely can’t walk through the whole garden. Take a stroll have a beer in one of the beer gardens, enjoying the greens and people.
Maximilianstraße / Residenzstraße / Theatinerstraße
These streets around the Opera (Nationaltheater) in the city centre are the place to go if you are looking for high end luxury goods. All of the usual international suspects and some local designers and clothiers are present. A few art galleries are left despite the high rents.
Kaufingerstraße / Neuhauser straße
Located between Marienplatz and Stachus, it is one of the main shopping streets of Munich. This is the place to go for medium range to high end clothing retail, however, there are plenty more stores than just clothing stores like the large retailers Karstadt and Kaufhof. Near the Town Hall.
Spantenhaus an der Oper
Residenzstrasse 12, 80333 Munich, Germany
Located opposite to the opera, recommended for its Bavarian Suckling Pig with Potato and bread dumpling and cabbage with bacon. Open till late.
Augustiner am Dom
Frauenplatz 8, 80331 Munich, Germany
Located near the cathedral, this is a typically Bavarian restaurant. Concierge recommend the Dom plate. Open daily from 10am till midnight.
Dreifaltigkeitsplatz 1, 80331 Munich, Germany
A Franco-Bavarian restaurant has a 350-year-old dining room with vaulted, bare-bricked ceiling and traditional beechwood grill where the signature sausages are cooked. Lunchtime specials change daily, with fish served on Fridays appealing to those looking for an alternative to meat. Also on the menu is a selection of beers poured from wooden kegs. Open from 1000 to 2300 on Mon to Sat.
Weißes Bräuhaus (Bavarian)
Daily 08:00-01:00. Very rustic ambiance. Maybe the only typical Bavarian restaurant.
Haxnbauer im Scholastikahaus (Bavarian) (Knuckles)
Daily 11:00-24:00. Haxnbauer is a restaurant where you can taste Schweinhaxe. While ordering the waiter brings several knuckles with prices on them so that you could choose.
Bratwurst Glöckl (Bavarian)
M-Sa 10:00-01:00, Su 10:00-23:00. An authentic restaurant with a good variety of sausages, including original Nürnberger Rostbratwürstl.
Am Platzl 9
Daily 09:00-23:00. Touristy, but fun, with good beer and “oom-pah” bands. The Hofbräuhaus, Munich’s (and maybe theworld’s) most famous brewpub.