Off the Beaten Path Munich

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Munich is a city so full of things to see and do that it is easy to experience the best of the city's sights without getting caught in a tourist trap. Staying in a quieter area just outside of downtown and doing a lot of exploration on foot make your experience more local and your vacation as enjoyable as possible.

Author: JennyMM


Day 1 - Munich


The Hotel Laimer Hof is a charming family-run hotel with truly exceptional service located outside of downtown at the Nymphenburg Palace. In a quaint little neighborhood, but within a few minutes of the city center by subway, this hotel is perfect to enjoy the best of Munich but stay off the tourist track. Spend your first day exploring the area around the hotel, including Schloss Nymphenburg and the palace grounds and gardens. Have lunch in the cafe, the Schlosscafe Palmenhaus, and try to find some of the smaller museums and hidden pavilions. Since it's outside of the city center, Lowengarten has more locals than tourists but is still a quintessential beer garden. Have dinner and your first Bavarian beer here.


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Schlosscafé Palmenhaus

Location:

Schloss Nymphenburg
Nymphenburg
80638 Munich, Germany

Phone:

49 89 17 5309


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Amalienburg

Location:

Schloss Nymphenburg
80638 Munich, Germany

Phone:

+49 89 1 7908


3

Magdalenenklause

Location:

Schlosspark Nymphenburg
Nymphenburg
80638 Munich, Germany

Phone:

+49 89 2339 6500 (Touristen Information)


4

Pagodenburg

Location:

Schloss Nymphenburg
80638 Munich, Germany

Phone:

+49 89 17908


5

Neues Botanischer Garten

Location:

Menzinger Straße 65
80638 Munich, Germany

Phone:

+49 89 17861-316


6

Löwengarten

Location:

Volkartstraße 32
Neuhausen
80634 Munich, Germany

Phone:

49 89 16 1373


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Hotel Laimer Hof Munich

Location:

Laimer Strasse 40
80639 Munich, Germany

Phone:

-891780380


Day 2 - Munich


Explore the Englischer Garten during the first part of the day, where there are boaters, cyclists, swans, surfers, and all manner of people enjoying the outdoors. Have a quick late-morning snack in one of the many cafes in the area before boarding a raft for a beautiful ride down the river for the rest of the day to see a different part of the city. For dinner, Tantris is one of the city's best restaurants but is far from a tourist-trap.


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Englischer Garten

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Location:

Englischer Garten
Lehel und Schwabing
80538 Munich, Germany

Phone:

+49 89 3866 6390


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Floßfahrt auf der Isar

Location:

Weidach
80331 Munich, Germany

Phone:

+49 89 2339 6500 (Tourist Information)


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Tantris

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Location:

Johann-Fichte-Straße 7
Schwabing
80805 Munich, Germany

Phone:

49 89 361 9590


Day 3 - Munich


Take the subway into the city center in the morning, and spend the entire day wandering on foot. Make sure to walk through the Marienplatz, and there are all manner of churches, parks, squares, and other incredible architecture all over the city. For lunch, Durnbrau is a smaller Bavarian restaurant with great food and beer. When heading back toward the hotel in the evening, stop for dinner at La Tasca, where the tapas and Spanish wine make this a perfect end to the day.


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Dürnbräu

Location:

Dürnbräugasse 2
Innenstadt
80331 Munich, Germany

Phone:

49 89 22 2195


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Marienplatz

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Location:

Marienplatz 8
80331 Munich, Germany


3

Luitpoldpark

Location:

Karl-Theodor-Straße
Petuel-Ring
80807 Munich, Germany

Phone:

+49 89 2339 6500


4

Karolinenplatz

Location:

Karolinenplatz
Maxvorstadt
80333 Munich, Germany


5

Palais Lerchenfeld

Location:

Damenstiftstraße 8
Innenstadt
80331 Munich, Germany

Phone:

+49 89 231 9902


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Ruffinihaus

Location:

Rindermarkt 10
Innenstadt
80331 Munich, Germany

Phone:

+49 89 2332 6666


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La Tasca

Location:

Mettinghstraße 2
Neuhausen
80634 Munich, Germany

Phone:

49 89 16 8201


Day 4 - Munich


Today, take the train south of the city to the spa town of Tegernsee, where there is a picturesque lake nestled in the foot of the Alps. You can swim, bike, hike, or just relax here. Have lunch at one of the many cafes and pubs in the area. Back in town, have an appropriate German/Austrian prix fixe dinner at the always delicious Broeding.


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Broeding

Location:

Schulstraße 9
Neuhausen
80634 Munich, Germany

Phone:

49 89 16 4238


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