Munich may not have the romantic reputation of Paris or Venice, but if you’ve decided on visiting Munich over Valentine’s Day there are some great options to make the Bavarian capital as romantic as can be. Here are the top places I would recommend for a fantastically romantic evening:
- Tantris – This place is on the list of top restaurants of the region no matter where you look. It’s not traditional, it’s gourmet, and no doubt about it your taste buds will be impressed. On Valentine’s Day it will no doubt be busy, but Tantris will be able to handle it with class.
- The Olympic Tower- There is a rotating restaurant near the top of the 1972 Olympic Tower of Munich. The food is highly praised and the views are sure to wow that special someone. Make a reservation as soon as possible if you want this one on Valentine’s Day!
- Master’s Home- This one is rather quirky. The Master’s Home is set up as, well, an 19th or early 20th century lord’s house with tables in every room including the bathroom and bedroom. Although it sounds rather funky, it is also a gourmet Italian restaurant so you will be getting a lot more for your money than ambiance.
- Paulaner am Nockherberg- This being the beer capital of the world it might be just up your alley to try the romantic, cozy, off the beaten path, flagship Bavarian restaurant which is the Paulaner am Nockherberg. It is quite literally physically connected to the Paulaner brewery so you will not get a fresher draft of Paulaner. So if you both love beer, go for it!
- Picnic on the train- This is my wild card recommendation for Valentine’s Day. Neuschwanstein Palace is a two hour train ride from Munich and a popular day trip from Munich. Most people know it simply as “The fairytale castle.” Spend the day with the fairytale castle out in the cold and when you head back to Munich it will be dark outside, warm on the train, and perfect for a cozy off-beat romantic picnic. Don’t worry, you can eat or drink anything on the trains in Germany so even bring that bottle of wine!