- Munich is the capital city of Baveria state in Germany and is the third largest largest city of Germany.
- The place is famous for its architecture, culture and the annual beer fest popularly known as oktober fest. I personally feel Munich as one of the most lively city of Germany where you can enjoy and party any time of the day, month or year.
- The best part of the city is that it is able to maintain its fine architecture, beauty of its historical buildings even after being fully bombarded and damaged in the World war II
- City is also some time refereed as city of “Laptop and Lederhosen” because of it high technological developments and its ability to maintain and preserve its cultural heritage.
- Munich is also a home for the famous football club “FC Bayern München”. If you are a soccer lover, the place is a must visit place for you especially the Allianz Areana football stadium.
HOW TO VISIT
The best to explore the city is the day ticket. This tickets are valid for certain time period and are cheaper than the single ticket. Additionally, with this ticket you can travel on all the public transportation. There are different types of day ticket as described below. One can choose one among the below option according to requirement.
Single Ticket : Valid for single person
Single Day Ticket inner zone – 6,20 EUR
Single 3 Day Ticket inner zone – 15,50 EUR
Single Day Ticket XXL area – 8,30 EUR
Single Day Ticket entire network – 12,00 EUR
Partner Ticket: Valid for group of 2-5 people.
Partner Day Ticket inner zone – 11,70 EUR
Partner 3 Day Ticket inner zone – 27,10 EUR
Partner Day Ticket XXL area- 14,80 EUR
Partner Day Ticket entire network – 22,30 EUR
1) Inner Zone ticket is valid within Munich
2) XXL area ticket is covers outskirt areas of Munich together with inner zone.
3) Entire network ticket is required in case you need to travel to Airport also
More information on the ticket can be found on the Munich Tourism site.
If you are on a small budget trip, you require minimum 2 days to cover important attractions of the city. The cost estimate for the 2 days budget trip apart from cost to travel to Munich will be:
- Accommodation : Youth Hostel cost around 15-20 Euro per day and can be booked online through various websites like Hostel Bookers and Hostel world.
- Food : Depending on what one prefer to eat. However one can expect 5-7 Euro per meal in an inexpensive restaurants.
- Transportation Cost : With the above Travel Pass (day ticket) transportation is free.
- Sight Seeing : It depends upon what one explore in the city. But on an average, sight seeing will cost around 50-70 Euros.
Money Saver Tip:
1) Travel with Day Ticket as it is cheaper and if you are for longer period opt for 3 day ticket.
2) If you are in group opt for Partner ticket which is valid for and upto 5 person. Interestingly, two children aged 6-14 years count as one person (so 2 adults and 6 children can travel together on one ticket).
3) Avail Sunday discounts in Museums if you are travelling the city on Sunday as many (not all) museums provide free entrance or discounted entrance on Sunday. So plan you trip to museums in Munich accordingly.
4) If you are travelling from Stuttgart, check out the various bus options and book in advance as booking in advance can get you travel ticket with a cost of only 4-5 Euro one way.
MUST WATCH PLACES
BMW Welt & Museum
If you are a car lover, the place is must visit for you. BMW museum takes you to the history of company, its current developments and its achievements. The entrance fees of the museum is 10 Euros, and one can take the audio guide which cost around 2 Euro. More information regarding time, exhibition can be found on their website here.
Constructed for 1972 summer Olympics, the park contains sport facilities, lakes, bicycle paths, concert venues, restaurants and a football stadium. There are lot of sports activities are carried out here like flying fox, roof climbing etc. More details on the sports activities can be found on page here.
English Garden is one of the largest urban park of the world. Extending over 922 acres, the place is best for relaxing, taking sunbath or swimming. I also found some people doing surfing, so if you are interest in water sports, you can try surfing here.
Isar river is one of the major city attractions for both tourist and the local inhabitants. It is the best places to relax, sunbathing, fishing (Licence is required). The most famous stretch of the river is Eisbach (Samll man made river) which runs directly through English Garden. The place is best for the surfers, who are offered a permanent wave.
Formerly the summer residence of the rulers of Bavarian state, the palace is a don’t miss place in Munich. The vast historical parks in the palace with small lake and swans, brings you more closer to the nature. Inside the palace you can find some beautiful art works, paintings etc. In my point of view, the palace is a must visit place in Munich.
Allianz Arena is a football stadium in Munich, having a seating capacity of around 75,000. The stadium is famous ofr its light changing exterior and it is a first stadium in the world of this kind. The place with its stunning look is a must visit place for all irrespective of whether one is soccer lover or not. One can take a guided tour of 1 hour and also visit museum inside which take you to the history of the stadium and soccer.
Built in the style of European Neo-Classicism in the 19th century, it is a center of cultural life. The area around Königsplatz is today the home to the Kunstareal, Munich’s gallery and museum quarter.
The square is situated in the center and heart of the city. Here you can also find the famous carillion in the tower of the new Town hall which resounds at 11 am (daily) and 5 pm (summer only). The carillion is must hearing and its sounds really awesome !!
Church of our Lady
This is a Gothic cathedral and municipal parish church. The onion shaped domed towers makes the church special and a important landmark in Munich.
Museums at Munich
There are lot of museums in Munich which one might explore to understand the city culture.
a. Deutsches Museum : This museum is one of the oldest museum in the field of science and technology. The museum will take you to various technology covering both tradition and the modern.
b. Dachau concentration camp : This was the first Nazi concentration camp opened in Germany by Hitler to hold the political prisoners. One can take a audio guide and go back to the history of Nazi period. If you want to understand the German history, probably this is one of the important place you should visit.
c. Haus der Kunst : If you want to visit some place of contemporary art, the place is best for you in Munich. The museum is dedicated to the exploration of the diverse histories of contemporary art based on a foundation of focused exhibitions, research, and education.
There are lot of other museums in Munich which are quite interesting and will take you to the various historical aspect of Germany. The list can be find here.
Note : Picture mark with * are taken from wikipidea.org
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