Munich

WHY VISIT MUNICH?  

Home to Oktoberfest, Munich is the best place to explore traditional, Alpine Germany. It’s also a great jumping off point for outdoors activities in the Alps mountains and surrounding lakes. And did we mention it’s a fantastic place to surf? Hundreds of surfers gather on the Eisbach, a small stream of the Isar River located in Munich’s largest public park. The surfers jump in the chilly water to ride the 1 meter high (by 12 meters across) wave, made with the help of strategically placed rocks.

Check out the Travel Honey  MUNICH PHOTO GALLERY.

View the GERMANY COUNTRY OVERVIEW for everything else.

WHERE TO STAY IN MUNICH?

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Map of Germany and Central Munich

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Cortina Hotel ($$$$) Austere chic with lots of beige and white tones. Hip crowd in the lobby.

Hotel Munich Palace ($$$) Low key, classic and luxurious digs. Use their bikes to get around town.

Pension Am Jakobsplatz ($$) Amazing location, fabulous breakfast and unbeatable price point. Minimalist and well-lit.

WHERE TO EAT IN MUNICH?

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China Moon Roof Terrace ($$$) Amazing views of the city from next by the Mandarin Oriental’s rooftop pool. Don’t miss the watermelon starter. 

Hofbrauhaus ($$) Regal beer hall with classic German food. Prost!

Viktualienmarkt ($) Farmers market with fresh veggies, snacks, meats, cheese, anything you could possibly want.

WHERE TO GO AT NIGHT IN MUNICH?

Bar Gabanyi ($$) Best cocktails in Munich. Cosy with secret garden.

Jazzbar Volger ($$) Mellow jazz tunes and tasty drinks.

Zephyr Bar ($$) Hip, creative cocktails and drinks.

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Oktoberfest in Munich

BEST INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS FOR MUNICH?

Munich design blog @dasmuenchnerkindl

Alpine wanderlust @munichandthemountains

HOW TO GET TO MUNICH?

Fly into Munich’s MUC airport, the second largest in the country, after Frankfurt. If you’re coming the U.S., Munich is a nine hour direct flight from NYC and DC. It also possible to fly into Frankfurt airport and drive 4 hours south to Munich. There are also regular, well-priced flights to Munich from most large European capitals via EasyJet, Norwegian Air, Lufthansa and British Airways.

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Oktoberfest Tent and Grounds

HOW TO GET AROUND MUNICH?

Walking is your best bet. Otherwise, jump on a bike or taxi. If you have the time, then get to know Munich’s super efficient underground, the U Bahn or suburban trains, S Bahn.

BEST ITINERARIES FOR MUNICH?

Check out this Travel Honey itinerary and get the inside scoop on Munich’s amazing activities – like Oktoberfest!