If you feel the already suffocating by the thousands of commitments that inevitably recur to return to the city after the summer holidays, a great option is to enjoy a weekend.
If you love nature, you can opt for a break along the roads of the wine or the discovery of the most beautiful foliage but if you prefer to visit the city you can take the opportunity to experience the festive atmosphere of the Oktoberfest in Munich and then discover the many attractions of this city.
The capital of Bavaria offers its visitors the opportunity to admire some interesting historic buildings such as the Old and the New town Hall with the beautiful carillon animated and visit places of worship such as the striking Cathedral of Our Lady, on which there is an eerie legend, and museums such as the Deutsches Museum, the largest exhibition in the world dedicated to science and technology.
There are also green spaces such as theEnglischer Garten where to look for peace far from the cheerful bustle of the Oktoberfest, and vibrant neighborhoods where you can live a Monk bohemian and totally unexpected.
Discover what to see in Munich besides Oktoberfest included many tips on where to eat and sleep:
- The old and the New town Hall
- The cathedral of Our Lady
- The Deutsches Museum
- The Englischer Garten
- How to organize the trip to Monaco
1 – the Old and the New town Hall
One of the most interesting sights of Munich are the Old and the New town Hall, the Altes and the Neues Rathaus, located in Marienplatz, the heart of German town.
As soon as you come to these buildings, the attention is immediately kidnapped by the Glockenspiel, the clock-chimes of the Neues Rathaus, and that at 11.00, 12.00 and 17.00 offers residents and visitors a wonderful show, and his statues begin to come to life and their movements are reminiscent of traditional dance staged by the merchants of horses to ward off the plague.
The Altes Rathaus houses instead of inside a wide collection of antique toys and the council, for the more adventurous, is to reach the top by climbing 306 steps to enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire city!
2 – Cathedral of Our Lady
The Cathedral of Our Lady, built in gothic style in the second half of 1400, is one of the symbols of Munich and an attraction definitely not to be missed for anyone visiting this city.
This place of worship is characterized by a severe aspect, and a dark and for the presence of the two towers in the very high 99 yards by a curious dome-shaped onion.
A legend associated with this cathedral is that inside there is a tile where it would be stamped l’footprint of the devil. According to popular tradition, the builders of the church, defied Satan saying that they built a basilica with no windows and, in fact, positioning on the tile and staring at the altar you do not see. From this perspective, the windows are covered by the columns and the Devil realized the tease only after the consecration of the church!
3 – Deutsches Museum
A break in Munich for the Oktoberfest can be a great opportunity to treat yourself to a cultural moment and visit the Deutsches Museum, which is the largest museum of science and technology of the world. The construction of this museum began in 1903, and the site chosen is very special: the small island Kohleinsel that is located in the middle of the river Isar that runs through the city.
The purpose of the museum is to explain the various stages of the development of science and technology from the origins of the world up to the present, tracing its history through the exhibition of more than 2,800 objects.
Inside the museum there are, besides, numerous installations and interactive games for the little ones to introduce them to science in a fun and unusual.
- Useful information: the Deutsches Museum is open from 9.00 to 17.00, the ticket for adults cost 14 eur, for children from 6 to 17 years costs 4,50 euros, while children up to 6 years are free. Are expected package entry discounts for families.
4 – Englischer Garten
TheEnglischer Garten of Munich is the perfect place to treat yourself to a bit of quiet and silence after the hours spent in the festive atmosphere of the Oktoberfest.
This immense green area that extends for about 4 km and is one of the largest parks in the world and to the inside, there are interesting buildings such as the Japanische Teehaus made on the occasion of the Olympic games in 1982 a small temple to the Greek Monopteros and the Chinese Tower, a wooden building reminiscent of a pagoda.
A curiosity: between the Japanisches Teehaus, and the Greek temple span of the meadows where, since the years ‘60 has allowed the nudism.
5 – Schwabing
To conclude their weekend in Munich a walk to the discovery of Schwabing, the lively artists ‘ quarter is located north of the city center.
This maze of picturesque streets, has become famous at the end of the XIX thanks to the proximity of a university and an academy of fine arts and the consequent concentration of intellectuals, painters, sculptors, artists and men of ideas quite revolutionary in comparison to the era in which we lived
Today, the Swabing has maintained a charming bohemian atmosphere , and in the evening its numerous pubs and night clubs are teeming with people in search of recreation and relaxation.
How to organize the trip
Discover the important information to make the best of your break in Munich.
The Bavarian capital enjoys a continental climate characterized by very cold winters and hot summers. Due to its geographical location at the foot of the Alps, Munich is often hit by waves of frost that gives it the primacy of the cities more cold of Germany. At the same time, especially in Autumn, blows the Föhn, a hot dry wind that causes sudden increase of the temperature.
Before leaving for Monaco, and it is, therefore, advisable to carefully look at the weather forecast and opt to look to the onion that ensure comfort in every situation.
What to eat in Munich
The typical bavarian cuisine offers many meat dishes, especially pork.
Among the dishes to try during a break in Munich there is the shin roast accompanied by a dumpling of bread, sausages of all types from the weisswurst boiled to bratwurst grilled, roast duckling and wiener schnitzel, a veal cutlet breaded.
Inevitable as a side dish with sauerkraut and potatoes cooked in every way accompanied by the iconic bretzel.
Where to eat in Munich
If you want to taste typical dishes book by Zum Augustiner, a real institution in Munich close to Marienplatz. This local which today features a beer garden and a restaurant housed one of the oldest breweries of the city or the’Augustiner, then transferred in a peripheral area.
If time and temperatures allow, for a quick lunch is recommended a stop at the Koniglicher Hirschgarten, which with its 8,000 covered is the largest biergarten, beer garden, Bavaria, and probably in the world.
Where to sleep in Munich
If you wish to stay in the heart of Munich in a strategic position to reach the main city attractions, book a room at Hotel Am Markt is located in the pedestrian area, a minute walk from the Marienplatz.