Munich retains the traditional charm of a provincial town and exudes a warm Mediterranean flair. Age-old traditions exist side by side with modernist architecture, high-design restaurants, bars and shopping facilities, while creative neighbourhoods and a strong cultural scene make Munich a fascinating destination. For culture lovers there are many museums and art galleries to satisfy your cravings, while lovers of architecture will relish the chance to see the Residenz, the Asamkirche and the Schloss Nymphenburg which pay tribute to the Old Munich.
For shoppers, the 'Funf Höfe', the Maximilianstrasse and the Neuhauserstrasse are all worthy areas to visit. 2015 will see the opening of the 'Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism', built on the site of the former Nazi headquarters, where visitors can gain an insight into Munich's role in Hitler's rise to power as well as the difficulties in dealing with the Nazi past after 1945.
City Tour Card München
Get 3 days unlimited use of the inner area public transport in Munich plus reduced entrance to many tourist attractions. Prices start at £21 (single ticket) or £30 (group ticket for up to 5 people). Don't forget to add the City Tour Card to your booking!
24 hours in Munich
An early morning swim or sauna at Müller'sches Volksbad (Munich's oldest public baths) is an invigorating way to start to the day. Then, take a trip to the Viktualienmarkt to view the many stalls offering fresh produce and stop at a café or stall for a refreshing drink. At 11am, the glockenspiel on the New Town Hall in Marienplatz comes to life when the clock chimes the hour.
Visit Dallmayr food hall on your way to Maximilianstrasse for some serious window shopping - this is not a street to buy from if you are on a limited budget! A walk from there brings you to the English Garden where the beer garden near the Chinese tower is an ideal spot to stop for lunch. Take local transport to BMW Welt and explore the modern and futuristic worlds of motoring at the BMW Museum. In the evening, follow the well-known tourist route and eat at the Ratskeller followed by a night cap at the famous 'Hofbräuhaus'.
Stay 2 nights in Munich before embarking on a 7 night luxury river cruise along the Romantic Danube
Munich is the ideal base for day trips to Bavaria's stunning countryside. Visit King Ludwig's castles Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau & Linderhof.
Things to do
Open Air Bus Tour: Discover the highlights of the city with this comprehensive Hop on Hop off tour. The route takes in the former summer residence of the Bavarian Princes and Kings, the Palace of Nymphenburg, the Olympic grounds including Sea Life, the BMW museum and the new BMW Car World, and the 290 metre high Olympic Tower where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view from the top. The tour continues to the former artist quarter of Schwabing where you may stroll along Leopold street. Price of tour = £17pp (entrance tickets not included).
Places to see
Hofbräuhaus: One of Munich's oldest breweries - traditional music and tasty Bavarian specialities make it a popular hangout for visitors and locals alike. Frauenkirche: The 'Cathedral of our Blessed Lady' with its twin towers, is Munich's most famous landmark.
Art Galleries: Visit the Pinakothek galleries - its three galleries of Old, New and Modern offer some of the finest works in Germany with paintings exhibited by such masters as Dürer and Hals, Goya, Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir and Van Gogh!
Englischer Garten: This peaceful area is larger than New York's Central Park and here you can enjoy a Japanese Tea, visit the beer garden near the Chinese Tower and watch the many surfers line up to surf the articficial stream flowing through the garden!
Hofgarten: One of the finest Renaissance gardens north of the Alps.
Munich and Salzburg two-centre stay
Spend two nights in Munich before taking the train to Salzburg, where you will stay another two nights to experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Austria's most beautiful regions. Your stay will include an 'Austrian Lakes and Mountains Salzburg Sightseeing Tour' - beginning with a scenic view of Salzburg before touring the scenic and historical landmarks of the beautiful Lake District. Highlights of this small group tour include a visit to Castle Fuschl, Michael Pacher's wingled altar in St. Wolfgang and a boat ride to St. Gilgen.
Guide price from £439pp - call for the latest availability, prices and promotions
Weekly departures available - please call with your preferred dates
Flights from London to Munich
Private overseas transfers (airport-hotel-airport)
2 nights accommodation in Munich at a 3* hotel including breakfast
Rail from Munich to Salzburg
2 nights accommodation in Salzburg at a 3* hotel including breakfast
Austrian Lakes and Mountains Sightseeing Tour
Flights from Salzburg to London
Our Munich Hotel Rates
|Nights||3* Hotel||4* Hotel|
|2||From £189pp||From £229pp|
|3||From £239pp||From £299pp|
|4+||From £279pp||From £339pp|
|5* hotels and extra nights also available|