Munich at a Glance
Home to white Weisswurst sausages, pretzels served only before noon and beers to drink while donning lederhosen’s; Munich is a Bavarian metropolis situated in southern Germany. This walkable city is also famous for its museums, most of which close on Mondays but offer €1 entry on Sundays. Aside from a history dating back to the 12th century, the city also offers tranquil gardens, beer halls to boot and a budding nightlife in the hip Schwabing district.
Munich, however, might be most famous for its annual 3-week long beer centered folk festival; Oktoberfest. Drawing upwards of 6 million visitors each year, and held ironically at the end of September, this elongated celebration has been running since the middle ages and is the ultimate celebration of Bavarian culture. A trip to the city at this time of year is simply a must-do to enjoy endless liquid gold, traditional fare and live Bavarian brass bands.
How Much Time Do You Need to See Munich?
To really explore Munich, we recommend spending 3-5 days here to ensure you see a little of everything. If you consider yourself a history and culture buff, aim for a longer stay as hours can be spent in any one of the museums. Similarly, for those wanting a day trip out to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, we’d suggest adding an extra day to your journey. Below we’ve created itineraries for one, two and three-day trips to Munich. The itineraries provide a feel for what attractions and activities can be seen and done on both a short flying visit to the Bavarian capital or on an extended stay.
In short, Germany’s third largest city and Bavaria’s capital is really quite a catch. Whether you’re a couple on a romantic weekend break, a group of friends on an elaborate bar crawl or a family looking for fun filled days out and educational experiences, this Bavarian city has it all.