Munich: discover the capital of south Germany

Munich is one of the richest cities in Germany, a famous industrial area. Famous for the Oktoberfest this city is much more than that. On the banks of the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, and the 12th largest city in the European Union. Located in Bavaria region has always been an area full of castles, lakes and beautiful tourist villages to visit. In this post, we will stop 2 days in Munich.

 

Isar river
Isar river

HOW TO GET THERE:

The airport is near the center, easily reachable by train only 40min (Line S8) and with a frequency of 15min. Another way to get downtown is Leo Express with € 2.50 in 30min.

Tickets are never very cheap if taken with time for a weekend can cost about € 80, another option is to arrive by bus with Flixbus. Tickets from Austria, like from Salzburg or from Germany itself, can only cost 10 €. Some examples:

Nuremberg– Munich= starting from 10€, duration 2h
Frankfurt – Munich = starting from 16€, duration 6h
Stuttgart – Munich = starting from 9€, duration 2.30h
Wien – Munich = starting from 20€, duration 6h
Salzburg – Munich = starting from 8€, duration 2h
Linz – Munich = starting from 24€, duration 4h

Even by train, you can reach Munich, the prices are not as cheap as on the bus but it is still a good option.

 

 Cuvilliés Theatre
Cuvilliés Theatre

HOW TO MOVE:

Munich is an extended city, I recommend you use the metro if you decide not to sleep in the city center.

Public transportation in Munich operates from 4:00 am till 1:00 am
Single trip ticket (Einzelfahrkarte): € 2.70
Short trip ticket (Kurzstrecke, 2 stops): € 1.40
Day ticket for one person (Single-Tageskarte): € 6.40
Day ticket for 2 to 5 people (Partner-Tageskarte): € 12.20
* Tickets must be punched (once) at the entrance to the station.

 

Nymphenburg Palace
Nymphenburg Palace

WHAT TO SEE 2 DAYS IN MUNICH:

  1. Odeonsplatz
  2. Marienplatz
  3. Nymphenburg Palace = metro stop Gern
  4. Münchner Oktoberfest = open just during the festival
  5. Cuvilliés Theatre = admission 3.50 euros
  6. Chinese Tower 
  7. Olympiapark = metro stop Olympiazentrum
  8. Eisbachwelle = daily, depending on the maintenance
  9. Munich Residenz = open daily, admission 7 euros
  10. Old Town Hall

 

Seehaus im Englischen Garten
Seehaus im Englischen Garten

WHERE TO EAT:

  • Victuals Market 
  • Haxnbauer = if you are very hungry 😛
  • Rindermarkt = street food
  • Seehaus im Englischen Garten = so peaceful, great food but not so cheap
  • Hans Im Gluck = great location but not so special as a Hamburger
  • Bratwurstherzl Am Viktualienmarkt = my favorite place to eat

 

Hofbraeuhaus
Hofbraeuhaus

 

MAP OF CITY:

 

I hope have you enjoy the post. So, where you wanna go now? Recommendations? Write to me!!

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