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Munich

Transportation and Accommodations

Getting to/from airport

Very easy to use u-bahn to get into the city from airport. This takes about 45 minutes if you are going to the center and costs about 12 euros.

Getting around

U-bahn/S-bahn is there metro and it is very easy to use. You can buy a variety of different options (single ride, one day, single person, multi-person, etc.)

The first time I visited Munich, I used the public transportation a lot. However, this time we walked a lot and rented bikes for one of the days as it was gorgeous outside

Note: Hbf (hauptbahnhof) is the main/central station

Accommodations

Stay near the center if you can; if not, no problem just stay near a U-bahn or S-bahn stop

Things to do and see

Marienplatz
New Town Hall (Rathaus)
Viktualienmarkt
The Residenz
English Garden

Chinese Tower Beer Garden

See the surfers

Peter’s Church

Can climb to top for great view over Marienplatz

Beer Gardens

All over the city: a few larger ones can be found in:

English Garden

Hirschgarten

Any of the big beer halls will likely have outdoor seating

Beer Halls

Hofbrahaus – fun! definitely will have the most tourists. It is in the center of town

Lowenbrau

Augustinerbrau – unfortunately did not make it to this one but heard GREAT things; it’s a lot of people’s favorite. It is located near the main train station

Paulaner

Hacker-Pschorr

Spaten

Church of Our Fair Lady
Neuschwanstein Castle daytrip

We did it through Mike’s Bike Tours. I would recommend this because they drive you there and provide helpful guides. Then they offer an optional bike tour (which we did and really enjoyed) or you can tour the other caslte, Hohenschwangau Castle. The bike ride is very casual and easy, but nice. You first bike to get a nice view of the castle and then you bike to a lake to spend some time there or to swim. Then you head back for lunch at a local spot before going back to the castle to hike (or take the bus) up to Mary’s bridge for a beautiful view of the castle followed by a tour inside the castle

If you opt to do this trip on your own, note that tickets often sell out far in advance and sometimes the only way to get in is with a prebooked tour group. Also this restaurant was delicious (not right outside of the castle, but still nearby): Schloss Brauhaus

Rent bikes

We rented bikes from Mike’s Bike rentals for the full day at a cost or 18 euros a person. We biked to Nymphemburg Palace, Hirschgarten Olympic Park, BMW Welt and Museum, and through the English Garden.

There are signs around the city that help guide you to some of these locations if you take the recommended bike path routes

Nymphenburg Palace
Olympic Park
BMW Welt and Museum

Note if you want to do a factory tour, you must book it in advance

Oktoberfest

Beer festival at the end of September for 2.5 weeks every year!

Food and Drink Recommendations

Hofbrahaus
Viktualienmarkt
Dean & David’s

Healthy food option

Other Notes

Everything is closed on Sunday except for some restaurants and the beer gardens

Highly recommend checking out Oktoberfest and also buying the traditional male or female outfit to wear to the festival