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Munich City Breaks
MUNICH IS THE CULTURAL CAPITAL OF BAVARIA, KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD AS THE HOME OF OKTOBERFEST.
Weekend Breaks to Munich
Every October, thousands of people treat themselves to a weekend break to Munich so they can enjoy the unparalleled atmosphere of the famous beer festival and indulge in the best examples of local cuisine. But the city is so much more than that. It’s also a treasury of historical sights, such as Marienplatz, Altes Rathaus, and Frauenkirche, as well as some amazing world-class museums. It’s the birthplace of Richard Strauss and Werner Herzog. It’s about culture, style, and architecture. And we will be happy to show you all sides of this amazing city. Choose one of the ready-made packages or let us create a custom Munich trip for you, and let’s start planning your perfect getaway.
"Of one thing there is no doubt: if Paris makes demands of the heart, then Munich makes demands of the stomach."
Short Breaks to Munich FAQ
Sure! The city is an excellent destination if you want to unwind for a few days. A weekend in Munich offers plenty of exciting things to see and try, and a few days is enough to get a feel of the city and cover all the city’s iconic sights.
When it comes to Munich, there is no wrong time to plan your trip, but there are a few moments you need to keep in mind. Summer is the busiest season with the nicest weather, so the downside of a summer weekend trip to Munich is the throngs of tourists, overbooked hotels, and inflated prices. And, to be fair, the same is true for October and December, when thousands of people from all over the world come to enjoy Oktoberfest and explore the famous Christmas markets. Munich breaks in late winter and early spring are probably the most budget-friendly options. However, the weather is not exactly disposing towards exploring the city on foot. As long as you take a water-resistant jacket, early spring and late autumn are excellent options. They are at the very beginning and end of the tourist season, so they don’t attract big crowds, while the weather conditions are very comfortable.
Yes, three days is the minimum time you should allocate to exploring the city. A Munich weekend trip is enough to cover all the main sights for first-time visitors, as well as allow people who have been to the capital of Bavaria before to step off the beaten path and explore the destination from a different perspective. And if you decide to go for a long weekend in Munich, you can add a day trip to your getaway and see the world-famous fairytale Neuschwanstein or explore the Romantic Road.
Munich is one of the most expensive cities in Germany, and it’s even more expensive than the glorious capital, Berlin. The capital of Bavaria is a bit more costly than London but cheaper than Paris and Amsterdam. For comparison, a small bottle of water costs about 2.7 EUR, a regular cappuccino is 3.35 EUR, and McMeal at Mcdonald’s (or its equivalent) is around 9 EUR.
While Munich is not famous as a home of fashion and glamour, the city actually offers excellent shopping opportunities. If you are looking for luxury items (or in the mood at least window-shop some high-fashion clothes and accessories), head to Maximilianstrasse, the most expensive street in Munich. Glockenbachviertel has a trendy district reputation and is a place to look for an interesting souvenir or get to know the interesting young clothes designers. Everyone can find something to taste at Hohenzollernstraße, as it offers a wide choice of international brands, popular fashion chains, cafes, and book shops. And these are only a few options – Munich offers much more than that.
The beer halls are not the only venues in the city, and Munich’s club scene has a lot to offer. If you want to taste the city’s nightlife, head to Feierbanane (Party Banana in English), boasting the city’s highest concentration of clubs, bars, and dining venues! The area is stretched between Send-linger Tor and Maximiliansplatz, and its shape can roughly be described as banana-like, giving the place its unique name.
Short breaks in Munich are a lot of fun, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind before the trip. The top three tips we can offer are:
1) Bring a lot of cash, as credit/debit cards are not always an option.
2) Remember that most of the shops are closed on Sunday.
3) Always book tables in popular restaurants in advance (especially if you travel during the tourist season).
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