I have got back from a 10 day trip to Munich, my first visit to the capital city of Bavaria – and what can I say? Munich is a marvellous city! The historical Bavarian capital has the friendliest and most polite locals, who are always happy to stop and give you directions and advice on local attractions and an absolute abundance of Munich’ s fascinating sightseeing locations, from historical churches to wide open green spaces. No matter what your age or taste you will find plenty in Munich to keep you busy – in fact that is the only problem when visiting Munich there is simply so much to see and do!
Fortunately, I was pointed in the direction of a website called “Munich for a Visit” by a friend who had used the site when planning a trip to Munich earlier this year. Carry on reading for five tips to make your Munich trip as fabulous an experience as mine was.
- There are literally hundreds of fabulous hotels in Munich, so deciding where to stay and be a problem. Booking your Munich hotel through the Munich for a Visit website makes this task a lot easier because hotels are divided into subsections, such as luxury hotels, spa and wellness hotels, and even castle hotels! Whichever your preference of hotel, be sure to book early if you are planning on visiting Munich for one of the many popular events, especially during Oktoberfest which runs from mid-September to the first week in October.
- I was surprised to see just how many open spaces and beautiful parks there are to visit in Munich. Of course visiting all these within the space of a week or two would not be possible along with the dozens of other attractions I had on my list, but thanks to the site I was able to put the Hirschgarten or “Deer Garden” on my favourite list provided by the site into my itinerary. I am glad I didn’t miss it, because it is a fabulous park with barbecue and picnic areas, gnarled ancient trees, and home to many beautiful deer, which is of course how the park got its name.
- Munich is well known as the city of culture. But it is not just famous for opera; you will also find classical music, jazz, rock, and pop available at musical events around the city throughout the year. Small and large concerts make up a very varied programme. You can find upcoming concerts from all genres and even book tickets on the Munich for a Visit events page.
- With the Munich for a Visit website you can plan your entire visit on your laptop several weeks or months in advance. Having all the information you need is in one place is so convenient and researching public transport, local markets, tickets for events and the best hotel for my budget was as simple as I could have wished for. The best thing is the site is run by locals, so you can be confident the information supplied is completely correct and up-to-date.
- Munich for a Visit gives you the possibility of registering on the site and saving your favourite attractions to your account. This way when you’re actually in the city you can log onto your personal account and see what you have lined up for the day on your smartphone or tablet. The QR code on each attraction page makes it a breeze to open the mobile version of the site in your phone browser, and you can even listen to the information on each location rather than read it, making sure you do not even miss a minute the wonderful sights Munich has to offer when travelling around.