Walk in Munich

Munich. Capital of Bavaria and most famous for Oktoberfest. But Munich is so much more than beer and pretzels. If you’ve ever been to Munich during Oktoberfest, you know how crazy busy and crowded it gets. That is why we chose to visit Munich after the beer festival.
You can get around in Munich by public transport, which is very efficient and good organized. Short ride (four bus or tram stops or, two U-Bahn or S-Bahn stops) costs 1,40 €. Longer rides cost 2,80 €. If you’re staying in Munich for longer than a few hours, we highly recommend buying a day ticket for 6,60 € or a 3 day ticket for 16,50 €.
However, we prefer walking. It is the best way to feel the city and see all it’s attractions. So, pack something you will be able to walk in for hours.

Residenz (Royal Palace) is a must see. But a must do is rubbing the nose of one of the four brass lions that are guarding the entrance of the palace. Locals believe it brings good luck.
The next stop is National Theater. This is where Maximilian Strasse, home of luxury brands, starts. Here you can do some (window) shopping.

If you’re not that into shopping, just head to the opposite direction to the Odeonsplatz. From there keep walking straight ahead and you’ll end up at the Victory Gate. You can find a great deal of restaurants in the area or have a picnic in the Englischer Garten, Munich’s largest park. Fun fact: Englischer Garten is larger and older than New Yorker Central Park.

After the whole day of walking you deserve some good bavarian beer. Go back to the city center to the Hofbräuhaus, the old royal brewery. It is not the best, but surely is the world’s most famous beer hall, and for that reason a must see when in Munich. Be prepared for noise and a large number of tourists. Besides beer order a pretzel to get the full experience.


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11 thoughts on “Walk in Munich

  1. I love Munich and we’re possibly going back in autumn! I like the U-Bahn, since it gives you a chance to visit the sights outside the centre, like the castles and the modern Olympia park where the 1972 Olympics were held.

  2. Munich is a great city. I had a lot of fun during Oktoberfest and when I went another time. I really liked the big park there and the architecture. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

  3. My heritage is mostly German, so I enjoy visiting the country. All of Bavaria is fun with Munich as the leading city. Very cosmopolitan, enjoy the architecture, museums, bistros, and public parks. Much more than beer and brats and pretzels! #TheWeeklyPostcard

  4. I’m dying to visit Munich, it looks like such a pretty town! I definitely want to go when it’s quieter, I love wandering around cities in off season. #TheWeeklyPostcard

  5. I remember Munich, but only just because we were there so long ago. I remember beer halls and a clock. I can’t wait to revisit at some time in the future. Great tips.

  6. Would love to wander through Munich! The architecture looks amazing, and we are suckers for pretty much anyplace with a Royal in the name. So Royal Palace, Royal Brewery…we are in! 🙂 Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard!

  7. I visited Munich last year and we did one of the free tours. We learned a lot about the city and saw the main sight in the old part. The only bad part is that most of the city wan on scaffolding. It was difficult to appreciate the architecture features on those cases. #TPThursday

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