Hello friends. Please help a non-drinker fill a coupla days in Munich if you would be so kind? x
Toodle around the Englischer Garten for a few hours.
Watch the surfers on the Eisbach river by the entrance to the Englischer Garten.
Flying all the way to Germany to visit an English Garden!? I must be mad!
München deez nuts!
some obvious stuff but hit up all the platz.
Marienplatz is where the old town hall is
Frauenkirche is an old church
Peterskirche has good views
Asamkirche is very ornate
Max-joespeh Platz has the old munich residence and opera building
Odeoonplatz has a good bit of history worth reading up on.
Would recommend sticking your head in hofbrauhaus - beer hall but one of the more fun ones I went in - classic bavarian style. although it was bombed/rebuilt.
How walkable a city is it? It’s one of those big old sprawling European cities eh?
yeah its a big lad.
but has trams, underground and buses. My partner had been before so was able to take me on a bit of an extended walking tour further out of the old town (if you stick to the old town its walkable and nice and enough to see/do tbf).
I didnt go in them all but the history museum (glyptothek) is a nice building/walk near the Alte Pinakothek (art gallery).
There are 3 historic gates to the city to check out too. its good for a mooch about tbf. Marienplatz if the markets are on gets very packed, naturally. Wittelsbacherplatz had markets on too and that was more bearable.
The European Patent Office has two central sites and a satellite office in Haar. The German Patent Office is also fairly centrally located. You could do a walking tour of the three central ones, but you’ll need to take the train out to Haar to complete the set.
I am interested in this thread - I’ve been to munich 2 or 3 times, but can never find anything actually that interesting there? maybe I’ve been to all the wrong bits.
the beer halls are fine, good fun, but what is there to do during the day?
The big National Museum is also quite good, but not amazing.
I find it a bit…empty… compared to other european cities of a similar size, and a lot of german cities of any size
Do a free walking tour from Marienplatz. Did one with these guys, and it was a good base to see what other bits we might enjoy Free Munich Walking Tour | Free Munich Walking Tours
Go to the stalls in Vondelmarkt. Get ice cream from Der verrückte Eismacher but dont be tempted to get the Weisswurst flavour.
Climb Alter Peter church tower for a really good view over the centre.
We went to the National Socialism museum, which obviously is a bit grim, but is well put together if you want to learn more about Munichs significance in the rise of the Nazi party.
Deffo gonna do this, cheers
Mate, FOUR patent office sites to visit. FOUR.
I’ve been to Munich and as far as I can remember had an absolutely fantastic time there, but I genuinely can’t remember anywhere I visited or anything I did beyond visiting a (now closed) club called MMA and having an absolutely out of his gourd barman keep putting straws into the drink he’d poured me until I told him to stop.
Have a great holiday!
The Glyptothek is the classical sculpture museum (and is well worth visiting… if you like that kind of thing).
The BMW museum is also interesting if you have any interest in automotive history.
Can’t lie though, my main interest in Munich is the many wonderful beer halls.
All this stuff sounds boring as shit. Thank you though, God bless x
I went to the English Garden when in Munich a few years back and let me tell you this, there were more wursts wondering around there than I’ve seen in any garden in England, if you catch my drift.
There’s a Futuro (UFO) house in the grounds of the main art gallery plus the Allianz Arena is worth a visit.
Going for the football so will deffo be visiting here at the very least
The zoo is really good.