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Munich: 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss

Updated: Apr 3, 2021

Munich - St Paul's Tower

I could talk about the countless day trips you could take from Munich (and I have, which you can read about in a related post below), but the city is just as magical as the landscape around it. There’s a reason we have been four times now.

1. See the Glockenspiel in Marienplatz

Marienplatz is the main square in the heart of the city. Atop the gorgeous town hall building is the glockenspiel. It is a beautiful display that goes off multiple times during the day. There is conflicting info online that says it’s 2-3 times a day, but unless we were really spot on with those times, we’ve always caught it. So I feel like it’s more than that. Anywho, it has 32 figurines that dance around to the accompanying musical bells. It’s delightful. I’ve seen it go off so many time’s I’ve lost count, but each time is a treat in my opinion.

Munich - Marienplatz

2. Climb St. Peter's Church

The few hundred steps in an enclosed tower of this beautiful church (also go in and look at it) will spit you out into a cage at the top with incredible views of the city. It’s exhausting, but, as is with every strenuous expedition I set us out on, it’s worth it. Treat yourself to a beer at one of the many bier gardens when you get down for a job well done.


3. Stroll Through the English Garden

Speaking of bier gardens, the one located at the Chinese Tower in the English Garden is delightful. Wander through the English Garden, and make sure to check out the surfers in the Eisbachwelle, a continuous wave on the Eisbach River. Your stroll from the Eisbachwelle to the bier garden is beautiful. The bier garden has full and half steins of beer and a plethora of the incredible german food. We made many memories with friends here, so hopefully you can to.

Munich - English Garden

4. Visit a Market

From fresh flowers and fruits, to meats and cheeses, and of course food stalls and bier gardens, the market is a great way to spend a few hours in the morning. We particularly enjoyed the victuals market, but there are multiple throughout the city, including one during the holidays at the above mentioned Chinese Tower.

Munich - Market

5. Bonus

So this last one is a bonus that i will touch more on next week. I’m putting it as a bonus because, naturally, it’s not a year around event, so depending on when you come you might not be able to visit. But honestly, if you can come to Munich, even as stop through for a couple days on your other adventure, make sure it’s around the most popular time of year… Oktoberfest! I’ll save all my emotions for my next post, so stay tuned!

Munich - Oktoberfest

What are your favorite places in Munich? There is plenty that I missed. Let me know in the comments!

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