I am back from an amazing trip to Munich this bank holiday
and wanted to share with you some of my snaps from over the weekend and some handy tips if
you are thinking of visiting Munich.
I went with my boyfriend to visit my brother, who lives
there. It is such a beautiful city and I loved exploring its many historic
buildings, gorgeous parks and tasting traditional German food. It’s safe to say
I came back to England with very sore legs from non stop walking all weekend.
When we arrived we dumped our bags and headed straight to
the centre of the city to grab some food. There is an amazing market in Marien Platz full of traditional Germany food, yummy fruit and veg and
handmade goodies. It also has a large beer garden right in the middle, which
was buzzing with life on a Friday afternoon.
St. Peters Church is behind Marien Platz and the viewing
point at the top of the tower is the best way to see the whole city and only
cost €2. It is quite a climb up to the top of it but has amazing views of the
clock tower and the whole of Munich once you are up there.
We headed to the Olympic park after that which is North of the
centre but only a few stops on the Underground away.
After meeting up with my brother we decided to hire some
bikes, which were really good value at around £12 for 3 hours. We rode along
the beautiful Isar River, which runs straight through the city and is so fresh
and clean due to running from the mountains. As it was a sunny day the banks
were full of people cooking barbeques, playing sports and swimming in the river.
My favourite parts of Munich is easily the English
Gardens. It is one of the largest parks in the world as it runs right through
and around the city and is so easy to get lost in. I love the culture over
there. The Germans love to sit in the park with friends, drinking beer, reading
books or just sunbathing. It’s so relaxed and laid back.
We visited a different part of the park each day, seeing the
surfers on the artificial waves one day, renting a boat the next and sitting in
the large beer garden in the centre the other.
We stayed in the Angelo Hotel in Leuchtenbergring, which I would
highly recommend. We chose it as it is very close to where my brother lives but
it turned out to be a quick and enjoyable walk to the centre and nearest over
ground station too.
Tom also wanted to visit the Allianz football stadium which
was close by, and we took a tour which cost €10 each.
I could have stayed so much longer as there is so much to
do, see and eat!
I would love to hear about your experiences of Munich and if you are planning to visit soon. Thanks for reading!
Check out my Instagram page for more photos from my trip.