Munich in 48 Hours

Photo by Werner Boehm

Get to know the city of Oktoberfest year-round

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The Cathedral of Our Lady, which is simply called Frauenkirche popularly, is the most visible landmark of Munich. But it is only one of many Munich attractions. Whether the impressive Gothic building of the New Town Hall at Marienplatz, the lively and vibrant Viktualienmarkt with all its delights, the magnificent Nymphenburg Palace with spacious parks, the soccer temple Allianz Arena in the north or the great museums – they all belong to the most popular and famous sights of Munich.

Day One

In the morning, start with a guided walk through Munich’s car-free old town center, which takes about 90 minutes. Afterwards take a backstage tour of the impressive Bavarian State Opera – one of the world’s premier opera houses (allow 75 minutes).

In the afternoon take a bus or public transport (a tram from Karlsplatz, also called Stachus) to Nymphenburg Palace and stroll through the huge, romantic park with it’s numerous little palaces. With transportation, give yourself about three hours. Later, take a few more hours and go to a concert at the Muffathalle, a former power plant that has been turned into a cultural center.

Day Two

In the morning, take a bus or underground train from Marienplatz to Fröttmaning to visit the Allianz Arena, the football stadium and home of Bayern Munich (allow about 75 minutes). Afterwards view the new BMW World by taking the underground to Olympiazentrum.

In the afternoon, go on a guided tour during a visit to a brewery (taking about two hours) before enjoying more of the same at one of Munich’s numerous brewery halls and cellars.

This itinerary is compliments of the Munich Tourist Office. For more things to see and do in Munich, visit their website.

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