2 days in Munich
If you’re off on a sneaky weekend to Munich, you won’t be disappointed. Spending two days in Munich is not a great deal of time, but enough to see what the city has to offer!
Friday: Arrive Friday evening and check in to the hotel
Saturday: Book yourself on a full day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle.
Sunday: Explore Munich with a free walking tour before flying out.
There was one thing we had to do while in Munich and that was to visit the beautiful castle of Neuschwanstein.
We booked a full day tour from Munich through Viator and were not disappointed. The entire day was amazing and we would totally recommend you do the same thing.
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Marienplatz & the Town Gates
This is where it’s all happening. The one thing to remember is that not everything is open on a Sunday, but the place is still buzzing.
The buildings are gorgeous and you can stroll through some of the back streets and find some cool restaurants to stop and have a bite to eat.
The main tourist attraction is, of course, the Rathaus Glockenspiel. If you’re there at 11 am every day (the times differ for summer, they are 12 pm and 5 pm) you can watch the 15-minute Glockenspiel show. It is interesting to watch and the story line is a traditional Bavarian story. It gets busy so arrive a bit before starting time to snag a good viewing spot!
Here is a short video of the Rathaus Glockenspiel.
If you want to see the original town gates, you can do so in Munich! They were built during the 13th century and were used as a defensive wall to protect Munich.
We would recommend joining a free walking tour with Sandemans New Europe tours. They run tours every day, no matter the weather and they are free! You just tip at the end what you think the tour was worth. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.
The walking tour takes you to all of the must see spots within the town centre and the local guides give you advice on where to eat and drink!
You should also take a walk around in the evening. The town square looks so lovely lit up!
Then be sure to head up the New Town Hall for spectacular views over Munich Marienplatz!
Well, probably the most famous part of Munich is, of course, one of Munich’s oldest beer houses, Hofbräuhaus. Even if you don’t drink beer, you need to visit this beer garden, the atmosphere is fantastic, although very touristy! It can seat up to around 3500 people!
You can choose to sit inside or outside in the garden. We sat inside for dinner, you just pick a spot and sit down. They have long tables and people share with other people – that’s just what you do!
There is live traditional music playing which adds to the atmosphere.
There is a real touristy vibe to this beer hall but the building itself is really lovely. I wouldn’t rate the food as fantastic, but I guess it’s all part of the experience.
You should go because, well you just have to but we personally preferred spending our time at Augustiner-Keller!
Location: Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany
The second beer garden you need to pay a visit to is Augustiner-Keller. Seating over 5000 people, this gorgeous beer garden opened in 1812.
This place is just awesome. Guests can bring their own food, or you can buy food from the restaurant area. It is super casual and just an amazing atmosphere.
You hear a bell strike which is when you know they have opened up a new barrel. This is because the beer here is served straight out of the wooden barrels!
You’re surrounded by something like 100 chestnut trees so the grounds are just gorgeous. For me, it was a nicer beer garden than Hofbräuhaus for the day time.
Location: Arnulfstraße 52, 80335 München, Germany
Where to stay in Munich
We stayed at the Novotel Munich City Centre and found it to be extremely convenient and located across from the main train station. We definitely love staying with Accor and find the variety of hotels fantastic. Click here to read more.
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“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson