Drenched in history and full of museums, stunning castles and fantastic festivities, Munich is a city unlike anywhere else in the world. From fairy tale castles to fantastic beer festivals, here you will find a fantastic list of the top 5 things to do on
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Weekend getaway to Munich: 5 Things to do.
Marienplatz is definitely the heart of Munich since Henry the lion transformed it. In the middle age, this square served as a market place as well as the place where festivities took place.
The original name of the square was Schrannen but was renamed as “St. Mary’s Square” as a way to ask to the Virgin to protect Munich from epidemics. Nowadays Marienplats is where the New Town Hall stands and where locals and visitors alike stroll along its beautiful streets or sit at the many restaurants and pubs lining the square.
For years Bavaria’s “liquid food” has been a very important part of cultural heritage of Munich. The best choice for enjoy the real beer experience are the beer gardens. The best way to know Munich is very simple, you just have to enjoy a good Agustiner, Paulaner or Löwenbräu, sat on a bench beneath the beautiful chestnut trees and sipped a liter of beer while enjoying the aroma of sausage.
One of the most famous and traditional beer garden is Augustiner Keller as well as The Hofbräuhaus, which is also the most popular as well as one of the most important that has helped to shape Munich beer culture. Certainly, a visit to a beer garden is a fantastic attraction you cannot miss while enjoying a weekend getaway to Munich.
This is probably the most famous attraction of Munich, despite of not being in the city. This castle is an idealized vision of knight’s castle façade… The Neuschwanstein castle was the most ambition project of King Ludwig II. More than 60 million of visitors have admired this beautiful and unique castle since its construction in 1869.
The castle is fantastic from outside but its inner gardens surrounded by a walled courtyard are also a beautiful scenario. As if all that were not enough, the “New Swan Castle” has a fairy-tale position in the Alps of Germany, on the top of a hill.
In order to prepare the city for the Olympic games of 1972, a former airfield was transformed into the Olympic Park. The park features top sports facilities, beautiful landscaped hills a communications tower and even an artificial lake! The elegant and majestic complex was designed by Behnisch & Partners.
After accomplish its main goal, host the Olympics of 1972, the park has become the green lung of the city. It is also a very popular area for enjoy pleasant strolls as well as the ideal scenario for celebrates concerts, congress and sports events.
Lake Region: Andechs Monastery.
This is a fantastic way to visit nearby areas of Munich: A day trip to Andechs Monastery. Since 1455, Andechs Kloster has been brewing one of the best brews in the country.
Firstly, you must visit the chapel and its holy relics and then you can visit the restaurants and quench your thirst with a glass of the famous Andechs beer, brewed in the traditional way since 1455. The most famous is for sure “The Stark Bier”, but you can try 6 different brews.
This are our list of 5 fantastic things to do during a weekend getaway to Munich. Have you ever been to Munich? Tell us what do you think about our selection!