It could be that you are planning to visit Munich this vacation with your family. If so, then having an itinerary will help you to enjoy visiting all the main attractions within a short time span and also save on energy, time and money.
It is without doubt that Munich, a city in Germany is considered to be stunning and there are plenty of things to do and experience during the stay. Despite the turmoil the city has witnessed in recent times, it still is among the most beloved one among tourists coming from all parts of the world.
4 day itinerary
Day 1: This is the day for you to get fully acquainted with this fabulous city. Although regarded to be among the largest cities of Europe, the main area here is surprisingly small, thereby being easy to navigate. Some of the activities to perform are:
Free walking tour: After having hearty breakfast at the hotel head off to Marienplatz Main Square to enjoy the walking Munich tour conducted free by ‘Sandemans NewEurope’, which takes about 2 to 2.5 hours, allowing you to know about the popular areas helped by a cheerful and knowledgeable guide. You can also get to learn about Nazi occupation, including few interesting stories who built the city.
Rathaus-Glockenspiel: On completion of Marienplatz tour, you can check out the famous Glockenspiel showing at 12pm. It dates to 1908 and performance is held regularly at 11am. During summer, performances are held at 12 and 5pm. It lasts approximately 12-15 minutes and features an old time entertainment feat and depiction of some royal wedding.
Having lunch at Hofbrauhaus: You can have lunch at one of the most popular beer halls in the world that serves typical German cuisine and beer steins of litre sized.
Lady Munich Church: It is located off Main Square and shares an interesting story. In those days, building a mammoth church like this would have taken 80 years. But surprisingly, it got completed in mere 20 years. According to legend, the devil had himself helped to build the church, the reason for its quick completion. You can check out the large footprints of the devil that is believed to have been left at the church back portion.
St. Peter’s Church: Climb the church tower to catch a glimpse of the whole city centre. On any clear day, you can also get to view the majestic Alps. Availing telescopes for a small fee can enable you to view the old town.
Day 2: After getting to view the old city, the next day should be given to delve into history and learn about the people who had once occupied Munich and were residents here.
Nymphenburg Palace: Start early after having breakfast at the hotel. Catch local tram to reach Nymphenburg palace, located outside city centre. Buy tickets to access everything that is on offer. Head to main museum, the stable and gardens. Take tram and head back to city centre.
3rd Reich Walking Tour: If you have interest in Nazi occupation, then this walking tour conducted in the afternoon is sure to excite you. You can get tour offer from Viator.
Royal Residenz: This is a beautiful museum which is best arrived late during the day as it will be empty by then. It will take about 2 hours to complete the tour of the museum. Buy full ticket to get access to theatre and main museum.
Stop at Ratskeller Munchen for dinner: Located just below Marienplatz town hall at the old beer cellars, you can take rest at the traditional and welcoming German restaurant & beer house of Ratskeller. You will have to make advance reservations and get to taste the local sausage specialties, combined with different flavours of German beers. German white sausage is recommended. Wolwurst comes with kraut and mashed potato salad. Take small beer since you will not be able to gorge in all the drink and food.
Day 3: This is the day, when you need to visit few places located on the outskirts.
Dachau Concentration Camp: Once you complete your morning coffee at the hotel, head out to Dachau Concentration Camp which is only thirty minute ride. There is no need for a tour to complete the visit. It is easy to navigate as it is well signed and has walking directions to main camp from train stop. You can learn what exactly happened, how and why from this visit. Each building here has been converted into a museum, providing a close look into those guards and prisoners who had occupied this place during Nazi Germany. The entire morning will be required to check it out. Once done, take train to Munich.
River Surfing and English Gardens: While returning to Munich, you can visit the park, which is an epitome of nature, especially in a large city. Watch river surfers skilfully navigating the waves that flow via the park. You can also visit the Olympic Park & BMW manufacturer to check out something fast paced.
Day 4: The city of Munich can be found placed strategically in South Germany, thereby providing tourist with several options to explore outskirts of the city. But it is not possible to visit all the interesting places on the same day. Each one is said to take a day, as it can be time consuming. To view Munich’s heart will require a good amount of time. With 4 days in hand, you just have time to undertake couple of day trips.
Neuschwanstein Castle tour: It is located just 1.5 hours away from Munich and at foothills of the majestic Alps. It is a small Bavarian village, with Neuschwanstein castle being the much fabled main draw here. It was constructed in 1886 by King Ludwig II, considered to be a mad king. He is known to have spent just 11 nights in this castle before he got murdered.
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