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What to do and see in Munich

posted on May 2, 2014

Munich, Germany

Germany is a popular location for holiday makers, Berlin being the most population destination for these travellers. If you want a taste of both town and country Munich is the place for you. This city has everything you could possibly want from a city; fantastic transport links to surrounding towns as well as other cities, modern museums, historic quarters, great sport arenas including the Olympic Stadium and the Allianz arena, animal life and lots of beautiful parks including the famous English Garden. There is something for all ages to do in Munich. Here are some my favourite things to do while holidaying in Munich.

 

Sports

Allianz arenaThis is the home to the world’s best team Bayern Munich, here you can visit Bayern Munich’s museum which currently houses all 4 of their current trophies, go on a tour of the stadium which is available in English as well as visit their fan shop all for under 20 euros. The restaurant serves some of the best traditional German food and drink.

 

Olympic StadiumThis was originally built for the 1974 Olympics and used to be home of both 1860 Munich and Bayern Munich. It is however much more than stadium; it has developed to become a leisure park, you can go rowing, swimming, ice skating use the fantastic facilities of the fitness studio or just relax take a picnic and enjoy the park.

 

Museums

Deutsches MuseumThis museum has something for everyone, adults and kids alike, from music to the production of oil to transport with fantastic interactive exhibitions. You can easily spend a whole day here and with entrance fee’s being a snip at £7, it is well worth the money

 

BMW MuseumNeed something for Dad or Grandad to do, this may just be the ticket. The tour here gives you a history of the last 125 years of BMW; youcan even have a tour of the plant itself. There is also a special tour of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Exhibition daily. If you love cars this is the place for you.

 

Bavaria film studioBavaria is home to one of Europe’s largest film making facilities and where films such as Das Boot and The Never-ending story were filmed. There is a 90 minute tour of the studio, several interactive movie sets as well as a full scale model of the U-Boat from Das Boot. If you have an interest in film this is the place for you.

 

Outdoors

Munich ZooMunich was the first ever geo zoo. You can see the animals in their complex communities this is as close as you can get to going on safari without leaving Europe. You can see the work Munich zoo do with regards to conservation as well as fun activities such as watching the daily feedings of different animals.

 

English GardenThis is Europe’s largest city park and is even larger than New York’s Central park. It is a home to walkers, cyclists and joggers, a place for children to play football or just a nice place to have a picnic. It is home to Munich’s oldest beer garden, Chinese tower, a small Greek temple and even a Japanese teahouse. There is a variety of different woodlands to investigate, it is quite easy to spend a day here exploring.

 

Botanical GardensIf you are after a relaxing day out you can’t do much worse than going to the botanical gardens. Covering an area of 52.4 acres with 14,000 plants this is definitely the place for any green fingered friends. You can journey from luscious, humid mountain forests to hot and arid deserts. This is the perfect place if you are interested in botany or if you just wish to relax in beautiful surroundings.

 

One last thing: this is the most important website for those travelling to Munich

http://www.munich-touristinfo.de/Munich-Public-Transportation.htm

 

If you are going anywhere in Munich you will need to purchase public transport tickets, they are very reasonably priced and and cover all forms of transport within the network trams, buses, U-bahn and S-bahn. These can be bought at machines located at stations with screens in English as well as various other languages.

 

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