Munich is the biggest city in the south of Germany and is a big attraction for all travellers, especially around Oktoberfest when the beer festival attracts thousands of tourists. The city has a historic centre with huge english gardens, lots of german food and art collections.
Saving Money Tips | Munich
Munich is fairly reasonable for food, drinks and outings. There are ways to save money when visiting here, some mentioned below.
- Supermarket – You will find supermarkets better value than eating out like most places and you can find lunch here for 12 euro for two people. The coffees are especially cheap. When eating out in Munich it will cost around 18 euro per person for a sit down meal or your can pick up a sausage from the street vendors for around 3 euro.
- Bring your own- There are many picnic spots in Munich, the English gardens is a must when visiting munich, you can spend two days in this park walking around and admiriting some of the surfing too.
- Airbnb- The hotels can be fairly expensive in Munich but if you book airbnb in advance you can find some good deals, use of kitchen will save you money on eating out.
- Book travel in advance– If you are travelling via train then book in advance, you can also pick up weekly and daily passes (16 euro for a 3 day pass) to travel around the city. If there is the option to travel via flixbus to your next destination in Europe then this is much cheaper and sometimes quicker than the trains.
- Free walking tours– New Europe Tours offers daily tours of the city and you can enjoy a historic tour in english for free.
Top Things to do | Munich
English Gardens –This huge park is one of the main attractions in Munich, it is huge! You can enjoy a picnic, walk or enjoy the surfing near the main entrance to the park where the water flows under the bridge and you can also enjoy a beer in the beer garden in the centre of the park. The most beautiful attraction about the park in our opinion ,it offers plenty of privacy and is not over crowded.
Oktoberfest– If you are lucky to come to Munich when Oktoberfest is happening (a two-week drinking festival beginning end of september) and enjoy the steins of beer, be warned the germans can drink!
Nymphenburg Palace– Visit the palace which is the summer residence of Bavaria’s royalty and experience is lavish decor and banquet hall. Enjoy the gardens around here which you can relax with some lunch or picnic. You can enter the palace 11.50 EUR in high season and 8.50 EUR in low season.
Alte Pinakothek – Visit the art museum which is home to over 800 works. It features many paintings worth seeing and the entry is 4 euro weekdays and saturdays while only being 1 euro on sundays.
Where to eat | Munich
Indian Mango Restaurant $$-$$$ – Memorable, tasty and friendly is three words to describe this restaurant. If you want honest and fresh ingredients that are reasonably priced and taste authentic then you should visit Indian Mango. Some recommendations is the Butter Chicken, Indian mango special and the best Chai in Munich. The staff are a delight and will welcome you with open arms warm. The restaurant is conveniently located between the Deutsches Museum and Marienplatz, easy accessible from anywhere in Munich.
Simon Pure $$-$$ – Comfortable, healthy and delicious! For all those people who like to look after their bodies and eat yummy healthy food, this is the place for you. The wraps are delicious and you can choose any filling of your choice, the acai bowl is a great way to start your day combined with a smoothie of your choice. There are multiple healthy options to choose from whether you are looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner and the staff are more than welcoming and accommodation which was also a nice touch to our visit here. Visit Simon Pure if you want that extra boost while on your stay!
Savanna $$$ – This restaurant has a laid back and friendly feel serving great food, particularly if you like beef. The staff will accommodate you recommending all the different meats to choose from including zebra meat and Namibian beef. A great BBQ environment with great ambience!
Where to stay | Munich
Recommended Hotel –Hotel Laimer Hof $$ – A quaint, personal and welcoming experience in Munich. This hotel location is on the outskirts of the city within 5 minutes walking to one of the main attraction, Nymphenburg Palace and Hirschgarten beer garden while also being close to transportation into the city approx 10 minutes by train. The hotel is a family run business with great spacious rooms, equipped with a fan perfect for the summer months and a delicious breakfast spread every morning including hot and cold options with tea/coffee and cakes. If you are looking for a personal and friendly touch, this hotel is the right place for you.
Andra Muenchen Hotel $$ – The hotel location is fantastic, just a few street from from the Hauptbahnhof and a pleasant stroll into the city centre to all main attractions or you can hop on the tram which will take you anywhere you wish to go in Munich. The rooms are spacious and fully equipped with water, wine and juice in the room. One of the main attractions of this hotel is the outside terrace which you can enjoy breakfast or lunch and sit outside drinking a glass of wine or beer especially on a sunny day, this is a treat. Inside the breakfast room is spacious and there are many options to choose from including eggs, hams, fruits and cakes. This hotel is a great price for the location and close to all amenities including supermarket and restaurants.
Hotel Torbraeu $$$-$$$$ – This boutique hotel is the oldest hotel in Munich and the staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable.We recommend to pay for a room overlooking a quiet courtyard. The room was well furnished and spacious with a complimentary minibar and the breakfast is a must and for lunch the food has a true authentic German cuisine which is delicious, a great stay for anyone interested in Munich’s history.