Many German tourists have now recognised that paradise is not always found thousands of kilometres away underneath shady palm trees, but also right here in Germany. A city trip to Munich leads you to the English Garden, the Nymphenburg Palace or onto the famous Marienplatz with its many stores, restaurants and hotels. Munich is more than just Oktoberfest, museums, beer gardens and shopping: Come visit and enjoy the many highlights of Bavarian culture.
Heinrich Heine once said about Munich: “Between art and beer, Munich is a town situated between two hills.” This viewpoint alone does the city justice – it references the most important aspects that define the character of the city.
For those travellers only spending a few days in Munich, tasting the locally brewed beer is an absolute must. Munich has an 850-year brewing tradition that extends through today. Munich beer is even a registered trademark for beverages that are brewed within the city limits. During their city trips to Munich, travellers often take tours through one of the six still active Munich breweries. These breweries still brew their beer in accordance with the “Münchener Reihnheitsgebot (Munich Purity Law)”, which dates back to the 15th century. The best opportunity for enjoying a cool beer while on your city trip to Munich is at the Hofbräuhaus in Munich’s historic centre. It is the city’s most well-known restaurant and can seat up to 3,500 patrons.
City trips to Munich that have a cultural focus usually have one must-see on their agenda: A visit to the Bavarian State Opera. The historic building combines unites several disciplines, such as ballet and opera. Even concerts are regularly held in Germany’s largest opera house. Further offers for cultural city tours in the art scene can be found in the German Theatre, in the chamber plays, in the Price Regent Theatre or in the State Theatre at Gärnterplatz in Munich.
Even the visual arts in Munich are represented in a diverse manner. On your city tour, you will encounter numerous art projects in public places as well as urban art museums in which you can see the original works of such artists as Michelangelo (given name: Michael Angelo Merigi) and Leonardo da Vinci. There are many more sights in Munich waiting for you.
Bavarian State Opera :
Max-Joseph-Platz 2, 80539 Munich
Schwanthalerstraße 13, 80336 Munich
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 Munich
Price Regent Theatre:
Prinzregentenpl. 12, 81675 Munich
Depending on whether you take a rental car, the train or a plane for your short trip into Bavaria’s capital city, your first impression of the city will be special, even when it comes to the landscape. Munich is located on a high plateau, which means it offers numerous leisure time activities. In the wintertime, holiday travellers taking a city trip can enjoy skiing, ice skating and sledging in the region around Munich. In the summer, the city trips will take you on a boat trip down the Isar River or you can take a relaxing cruise on one of the many Bavarian lakes.
How you end up booking your city trip to Munich really only depends on your own personal preferences. For those travellers who are planning a longer journey to Munich and have to book a flight, then a package holiday saves them a lot of planning. The travel operator assumes the coordination of the flights and amongst the countless hotels in Munich they have already made a selection of the best hotel offers. If you are arriving by train, then you should book a hotel that is in the vicinity of your arrival station. This way, you will save the hotel shuttle service and area flexible in your arrival and departure from Munich. Booking a package holiday to Munich has the advantage that a lot of things have been arranged in advance. From the booking of a hotel in Munich to the selection of the city sights and the purchasing of the tickets for shows and events.
For individualists, it is recommended to rent a car for your Munich city holiday. The best offers for a hotel and a rental car in Munich are usually available as last-minute offers outside of the main holiday season.
Many families often ask the question: Is a city trip to Munich with children even wort it? Will we even find a hotel in which children feel comfortable? The main goal of a city trip is to see the many sights, to take extended walks and to get a good personal impression of the city. The same applies in other German cities such as Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt or Cologne.
The good news: A city trip to Munich can be planned so that both parents as well as children enjoy the holiday. For example, in the Bavarian Filmstadt you will find famous props from the films “Hu Buh” or the “Never-ending Story”. Take a family trip to the high-rope gardens, to the forest adventure and theme park (Walderlebniszentrum), or to Westpark, where your children can play for hours on end.