First Time in Munich



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The centuries-old architecture and the post-war rebuilding efforts combine to make Munich a fascinating historical city. The palaces, parks, museums, churches and more offer a look into what life was like in old Bavaria yet also celebrate the beauty of modern Munich.

Author: JennyMM


Day 1 - Munich


The Hotel Exquisit is in the ideal location for a first visit to Munich, in a quiet and safe neighborhood yet just a brief walk from the Marienplatz downtown and right next to a subway station. Simply furnished but spotless and with excellent food and service, this hotel is a great introduction to Munich's hospitality. Begin your trip with a visit to Marienplatz, the center of the city geographically and culturally. Get to the square by 5:00 pm to hear the Glockenspiel bells toll in the Neues Rathaus, the Gothic new town hall that was built around 100 years ago. Stay off the tourist track with dinner and a big beer at Durnbrau, one of the lesser-known and more authentic Bavarian food and beer places in the area.


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Marienplatz

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Location:

Marienplatz 8
80331 Munich, Germany


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Neues Rathaus

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Location:

Marienplatz 8
Innenstadt
80331 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 892 3300


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Dürnbräu

Location:

Dürnbräugasse 2
Innenstadt
80331 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: 49 89 22 2195


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Hotel Exquisit

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Location:

Pettenkoferstr. 3
Ludwigsvorstadt
80336 Munich, DE

Contact:

tel: +49 89 551 9900
fax: +49 89 5519 9499


Day 2 - Munich, München


Begin your first full day in Munich with a climb to the top of the St. Peter's Church, the oldest church in Munich, where on a clear day you'll have a spectacular view of the Alps on one side and the Olympic tower on the other. Visit the Altes Rathaus, the former town hall, and spend some more time walking around the area surrounding the Marienplatz, filled with shops and cafes. Spend the entire afternoon in the Deutches Museum, fulled of fascinating exhibits about navigation, transportation, biology, astronomy, metallurgy, and countless others, with something to interest any visitor. Definitely bring your walking shoes, as the place is expansive. One of Munich's great old dinner places, Boettner has been around for over a century, and has gourmet Bavarian with a French twist, including several excellent fish dishes.


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Alter Peter (St. Peter)

Location:

Rindermarkt 1
Innenstadt
80331 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 260 4828


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Altes Rathaus

Location:

Marienplatz 15
80331 Munich, Germany


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Deutsches Museum

Location:

Museumsinsel 1
Innenstadt
80538 München, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 2 1791
fax: +49 89 217 9324


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Boettner

Location:

Pfisterstraße 9
Innenstadt
80331 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: 49 89 22 1210
fax: +49 89 2916 2024


Day 3 - Munich, München


Munich has some spectacular churches, including the Frauenkirche, or "Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady", which is Munich's largest and dates back to the 1100s. Climb the south tower for a panoramic view of the city. The nearby Asamkirche is an incredible example of the rococo style, and has an interior full of ornate decorations, paintings, and sculptures. Built by the Asam brothers as their own private church, it looks down upon their former home. Spend the rest of the day with a visit the Schloss Nymphenburg, one of Munich's most impressive sights, just a 20-minute tram ride from the city center. The palace itself is massive and full of artifacts and works of art, and there are a number of other houses, pavilions, and temples around the beautiful surrounding grounds. There's also a great outdoor cafe for lunch or a snack, and you can spend hours wandering the parks just looking at the sculptures, gardens, and swan-filled canals. For dinner back in the city, Mariandl is a comfortable and fun European cafe with live music and generous helpings.


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Frauenkirche

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Location:

Frauenplatz 1
80331 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 290 0820


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St. Johann-Nepomuk-Kirche (Asamkirche)

Location:

Sendlinger Straße 62
Innenstadt
80331 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 2339 6500 (Touristen Information)


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Schloss Nymphenburg

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Location:

Schlossrondell
Nymphenburg
80638 München, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 17 9080
fax: +49 89 1790 8627


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Mariandl - Café am Beethovenplatz

Location:

Goethestraße 51
Ludwigsvorstadt
80336 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: 49 89 5440 4348
fax: 49 89 5440 4396


Day 4 - München, Munich


The detail of the internal stucco work alone is worth a visit to the huge Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, another amazing example of the Baroque style. There are also some interesting historical crypts and tombs inside. You can spend hours touring the Residenz royal palace. Buy a combination ticket for the Treasury, Palace, and Theatre, and take the self-guided tour so you can go at your own pace. The museum suffered massive damage during World War II, but the curators removed much of the art and safely stored it during the war, and it has since been beautifully restored, and the collections are impressive, to say the least. With a combination ticket you can see one part of the Residenz, then leave for a snack at a nearby cafe if you're hungry, then come back to see the rest. You can't go wrong with either the 5-course prix fixe or a la carte for dinner at Halali. "Halali" is the German equivalent of "tally ho", and you'll see why when served succulent game meat and fowl. Dessert is great, too.


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Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan

Location:

Theatinerstraße 22
80333 München, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 210 6960
fax: +49 89 2106 9629


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Residenz

Location:

Max-Joseph-Platz 3
80539 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 29 0671
fax: +49 89 290 672 25


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Schatzkammer der Residenz

Location:

Max-Joseph-Platz 3
Residenz, Ostflügel
80333 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 29 0671
fax: +49 89 2906 7225


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Halali

Location:

Schönfeldstraße 22
Maxvorstadt
80539 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: 49 89 28 5909
fax: +49 89 28 2786


Day 5 - Munich, München


In the morning, walk around the Viktualienmarkt, Munich's huge outdoor market full of great German food, drinks, handiworks, and even music on occasion. After, spend some time exploring on foot the area around Maximilianplatz, including the Maxburg-Turm tower and the Wittelsbacher Brunnen, a beautiful homage to the city's water system. Take a break from heavy German cuisine with an early dinner at Zerwick, a fresh and delicious restaurant that just happens to be vegan as well. After, attend an opera at the Bayerische Staatsoper, which has one of Europe's premier opera companies. Some of the world's most talented singers perform here, and tickets can be hard to get. Stop by the box office during the day or an hour before the start of a performance.


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Viktualienmarkt

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Viktualienmarkt
Marienplatz
80331 Munich, Germany


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Wittelsbacher Brunnen

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Location:

Lenbachplatz
Innenstadt
80333 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 2339 6500 / +49 89 233 96 500(Tourist Information)


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Maxburg-Turm

Location:

Lenbachplatz 7
Innenstadt
80333 München, Germany


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Zerwirk

Location:

Ledererstrasse 3
80331 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: 49 (0)89 2323 9191 / 49 (0)89 2323 9195
fax: +49 (0)89 2323 9192


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Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian state Opera)

Location:

Max-Joseph-Platz 2
Performing in the Nationaltheater
80539 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: 49 089 21 85 01
fax: 49 089 21 85 11 33


Day 6 - München, Munich


Originally built to display Nazi art, the Haus der Kunst has a fascinating history, along with visiting contemporary art collections. Walk around the neighboring Englischer Garten, Munich's largest park, for some fresh air. Go to Cafe Schmock for lunch, which is a comfortable and classy Israeli restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Alte Pinakothek, one of the world's best art collections, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, the new location of Munich's contemporary art collection. Have a unique experience at Last Supper, a restaurant that is both Last-Supper-themed and full of misbehavior. Regardless of the atmosphere, the food is excellent. Go with an open mind and an empty stomach.


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Haus der Kunst

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Location:

Prinzregentenstraße 1
Lehel
80538 München, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 21 1270
fax: +49 89 2112 7157


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Englischer Garten

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Location:

Englischer Garten
Lehel und Schwabing
80538 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 3866 6390
fax: +49 89 28 666 3923


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Café Schmock

Location:

Augustenstraße 52
Maxvorstadt
80333 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: 49 89 5235 0535
fax: 49 89 5235 0537


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Alte Pinakothek

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Location:

Barer Strasse 27
(Eingang: Theresienstraße)
80333 München, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 2380 5156
fax: +49 89 2380 5221


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Pinakothek der Moderne

Location:

Barer Strasse 40
Maxvorstadt
80333 München, Germany

Contact:

tel: +49 89 2380 5360
fax: +49 89 2380 5251


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Last Supper

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Location:

Fürstenstraße 9
Maxvorstadt
80333 Munich, Germany

Contact:

tel: 49 89 2880 8809


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