If you have meaning to visit Munich but don’t know where to start your tour, worry not, we have got you covered. This blog is to tell you all about some interesting and awe-inspiring places that you must see.
Munich has so much to offer including, beer gardens, a surf wave, a clock show, and so on. This self-guided tour will help you witness the beauty of Munich in a short period.
Traveling on a train is so much fun, so take the train from Berlin and arrive in Munich. Make sure you have made hotel reservations beforehand because most of the time, all the hotels are pre-booked due to the crazy tourism of this city.
Once you are in your hotel room and have unpacked, dress up, and start your tour. You can begin at about 10 am. The early you start, the more you discover. Book a Munich walking tour to enjoy the city to the fullest.
We’ve listed down some of the most popular places that are a must-visit in Munich. So when you’re booking a Munich walking tour, make sure these places are covered!
Karlsplatz is the city’s most popular square. Have you ever heard of Karlstor? Yeah, that. This square is where you will find the gate, which is known for being the gate of the old city. Karlstor, the gate, is still there along with three other gates, and they still stand in all their glory. You can dedicate a few minutes to admire the design and architecture or if you want to know how the medieval ages fortification looked like.
St. Michael’s Church
Can you imagine this church took about fourteen years to open its gates to the general public? Yes! that long. Willian V, Bavaria’s Duke, built this church, and the construction was completed in 1597. Its barrel-vaulted roof will capture your attention at first sight. This is the largest vault apart from the one present in Rome’s St. Peter Basilica. This vault spans over the area of twenty meters.
Inside the church, you will find the Wittelsbach dynasty’s tombs, including the church’s founder William V. People are more attracted towards this church because of the tomb of Bavaria’s King Ludwing II, who was known as the crazy Bavarian king whose love for fortresses and castles pushed him to build the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle.
Let’s move towards our next stop that is the busiest tourist place in Munich city of Germany.
Named after Mariensäule, this is the city’s central square. In its center, you can see the erected Marian column that was built in 1638. It indicates the Swedish occupation’s end.
In the square’s main building is the city hall, you can witness the popular puppet clock. The Glockenspiel is a sight, we must say. Millions of tourists come to see it every year. Each day at 11 am, 12 pm, and 5 pm, it plays a dedicated show of a medieval wedding. However, the first few minutes are just music.
What’s more to find in this famous square?
- Fischbrunnen (Fish’s Fountain)
- Wurmeck The Dragon
Church of St. Peter (Alter Peter)
This is another church, a special one. You have to climb up 299 steps to get to the top of the tower and get a panoramic view of the entire city. The stairs are indeed steep, but you can always top to rest. The place gets crowded, so it is better to arrive early. However, if you are someone who has claustrophobia, you might want to avoid visiting the place as it gets narrower as you move towards the tower’s top.
Victuals Market (Viktualienmarkt)
The center of Munich features a big beer garden/food market where you will find everything from flowers, fish to spices and fruits. The market is mostly fully packed, so beware of the pickpockets. You can grab something fresh to eat and enjoy the beautiful view of the city while you sit at a table in the center area. The locals are here in the afternoon to drink beer.
Every shop in the market has its own operating schedule; however, the standard hours remain the same, i.e., Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm. Keep in mind that shops are usually closed on Sundays in Austria and Germany. Also, the Biergarten opens after 9 am, and many food stalls close at 6 pm.
There are many more places to visit while you are in Munich. We have covered the most popular ones but don’t forget to prepare a long list before you go as it can save a lot of time.