Hello my friends! Looking back at all the photos from our recent 10 day road trip, the thing I miss most would have to be waking up knowing I have a full day of adventure ahead of me. It was so wonderful exploring new cities together and wandering around Munich like complete tourists in the same country we live in. Although our destination was to Vienna, the first stop on our road trip was Munich.
We stayed at Hotel Europa for 3 nights. It was a wonderful hotel and the breakfast was really good. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. We walked downtown every night and found great places to eat/drink without even trying. I’ve never eaten so many pretzels in my entire life.
Since we only spent 3 days in Munich, I thought I would share our favorite restaurants and places to see!
Places to Eat/Drink
Places to See
Nymphenburg Palace…magical palace outside of the city center. Every room was beautiful and the hand-painted ceilings are captivating. Impressive gardens, fountains, park, and swans everywhere. It’s a MUST SEE! Self guided tour, photography allowed.
St. Peter’s Church… known as Peterskirch in German. Peterskirche has a number of great works of art, fifteenth century sculptures, and beautiful hand-painted ceilings. If you’re up for the climb, there is a viewing platform that has the best view of Munich. Warning: Be prepared to climb many, many stairs to the top. There are 306 steps to be exact and it’s a very narrow stairway. Do not wear heels. If the cloud visibility is just right, you can see all the way to the Alps. We were lucky enough to have seen the Alps and it was absolutely worth the climb!
Marienplatz… the square still continues to be the city’s focal point. The heart of the city if you ask me. The square is dominated by the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall). This monumental building stands 79 meters (259 ft) high. Each day at 11, 12 and 17 o’clock, visitors can watch the famous Glockenspiel or carillon. If you’re wondering, it’s 32 mechanical dancing figures rotating around a two-tier platform accompanied by 43 musical bells. It lasts about 15 minutes.
Frauenkirche… translates to the Women’s Church. This beautiful gothic cathedral which was later reconstructed with Baroque elements is one of my favorites. Some of the most eye-catching features are the two domes and the tall arches inside the cathedral.
Victuals Market… is a daily food market near Marienplatz in the city centre. Originally it started out as a farmers’ market and is now home to many gourmet shops that sell all Bavarian delights. Munich’s Victuals Market, Viktualienmarkt in German, is the place to find exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, artisan cheeses, honey, truffles, fish, meat, sausages, herbs, spices, wine, and last but certainly not least, flowers. It’s also right next to a popular square where locals sit and drink beer.
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