Traditional Bavaria meets modernity and innovation in trendy & sophisticated, Oktoberfest-loving Munich. Ideally located for a pitstop on your way through Central Europe, or for a couple of days kicking back and enjoying a few beers and exploring the old town.
How long should I go for? We recommend 1-3 days.
Marienplatz is the main square at the centre of the old town. A hub of activity especially during high season, you can wander round admiring the beautifully grand Bavarian facades whilst snacking on some Lebkuchen. The city’s Town Hall can be found in the square. Originally dating back to the 15th century, the building was restored after it was destroyed in the Second World War and now houses a toy museum. You’ll also find the New Town Hall and the Rathaus-Glockenspiel. Every day between 11am and noon, at the chime of the clock tower, you can watch the miniature knight show, re-enacting scenes from 16th century Munich.
The Hofbrauhaus is arguably the world’s most famous tavern. This beer hall dates back to 1859 and is incredibly popular among tourists and locals alike. It’s so popular with the residents of Munich that some regulars’ tables have been held for 70 years. Take a tour of the beer hall and beer garden and sample some of the specialties on offer. Serving a range of beverages including wheat beer, pale & dark lagers and Oktoberfest lager ,there’s something for everyone’s’ taste!
Neuschwanstein Castle, also known as ‘The Castle of the Fairy tale King’, is one of the most popular castles and palaces in Europe. Attracting 1.4 million visitors a year, the castle could not be set in a more beautiful location. Originally designed to be a retreat from public life for King Ludwig II, the castle sits on a dramatic cliff side surrounded by the stunning Bavarian forest below. Take a guided tour of the castle and explore the 14 apartments and state rooms and admire the artwork depicting the legends of the kings, knights and poets.
Beach 38 is Bavaria’s largest, all-year-round beach! Designed to give professional and amateur beach volleyball players a place to play whatever the weather, it’s now frequented by both tourists and locals. Grab a deck chair and sit back and relax with a cocktail in hand as you enjoy the music and warm weather!
Getting there: Munich is well placed for connection to other major German cities, as well as the surrounding countries of Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. It’s also a gateway to Italy via Venice.