What to Do in Munich in 2 Days, Germany

Munich, the capital of Bavaria and Germany's third largest city, has so much to see and explore. Walking through the centre of the historic district will give you a great insight into Munich's almost 1000 years of history.

Munich Top Attractions! It may be most famous for the Oktoberfest, but don’t miss its beautiful architecture and traditional Bavarian culture. The interesting thing about Munich is that most of the city was destroyed during World War II. As a result, almost all of Munich’s main attractions were rebuilt reflecting their former glory. Once you have finished exploring Munich’s historic centre, there is always plenty more to explore in the rest of Munich.

What to do in Munich City Centre in 2 Days

Walk Around Marienplatz Square

  • New Town Hall : In the tower of the New Town Hall don’t miss the glockenspiel bells that reproduce Bavarian stories from the 16th century.
  • Old Town Hall : Inside the old town hall is now a toy museum. Interestingly, the old town hall was destroyed in World War II and later rebuilt.

Visit Munich’s Frauenkirche

The Frauenkirche is just a few blocks from Marienplatz Square. This 16th century church was built in just 20 years, a relatively short time for its size. This is due to its simple interior and the cheap local red brick material. Inside the church there is a sign that is said to be the devil’s footprint!

The two church towers remain the most iconic symbol of Munich. The towers are the only part of the church that survived World War II due to its strategic height for orientation. There is also no other structure in the old city that can legally be taller than this tower!

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“Munich Top Attractions”

Michael Jackson Memorial

One of the most interesting places to visit is the small monument to Michael Jackson. This small monument sprang up on an existing statue after his death, in front of the hotel where Jackson stayed when he visited Munich. After a short time it was recognized as an official monument by the city!

Walk along the length of the Viscardigasse

When visiting Viscardigasse or Dodger’s Alley, it’s easy to miss the significance of the place if you haven’t been informed about it beforehand. On the street there is a small golden brick path used to mark the path that dissidents took during the Nazi rule to avoid a nearby Nazi memorial to the failed Beer Hall coup.

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Odeonsplatz

The Odeon Square remains an important landmark in the city of Munich. It remains a leading point of protest and parades to this day. In the middle of the square are two columns with images of a monk and a lion, the two symbols of Munich.

Visit the Theatiner Church

The Theatiner church was originally built in the late 1600s. Its now yellow baroque façade has become a symbol of the city.

Take a photo of the Feldherrn Hall

At one end of the square is the Feldherrn Hall, a monument to the Bavarian army. It is also the site of Hitler’s failed coup in 1923 in the Beer Hall.

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Visit The Munich Residenz

Next to the Odeon Square is the Munich Residence . This royal complex served as the seat of the Bavarian government and as the home of the dukes or kings of the regions. After an almost complete restoration after World War II, the palace is now a large Museum and Residence Treasury.

Walk through the grounds to get a glimpse of the life and history of the Bavarian monarchy. There is an almost endless supply of rooms to explore, so plan enough time to see it all.

Entrance tickets to the Residence or Treasury cost €7 each, with a combined ticket available for €11/person. There is a free audio guide available to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

In front of the Residence there are four lion statues. Local legend says that rubbing the lion’s nose on the shield will bring you good luck, so be sure to rub all four! We rubbed them but… no luck!

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Take a walk in the Hofgarten

Just behind the Residence is the Hofgarten, a beautiful public garden. In spring the entire park is filled with a rainbow of flowers. Get your camera ready, as this little park has so many photo opportunities!

Go to a performance in Opera and walk to Max Joseph Square

Walking through the Residence leads you directly to Max Joseph Square, named after King Maximilian Joseph. It is also known as Opera Square, as at one end is the National Theatre of Munich , home of the Bavarian State Opera, the Bavarian State Orchestra and the Bavarian State Ballet.

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Munich, Germany…! Bavaria Capital…!

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Have a beer or two at the Hofbrauhaus

No visit to Germany is completed without a visit to one of its many biergarten. The most famous of all is the Hofbrauhaus . Originally built in 1589, it is still owned by the Bavarian government. The Hofbrauhaus has become world famous due to its prominent place in the Oktoberfest. Although there are better, cheaper and more local biergartens, it is well worth a visit.

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Take a photo at the Juliet statue

Just behind the Old Town Hall is a statue of Juliet. Yes, the one of Romeo and Juliet. The bronze statue was a gift from the city of Verona to Munich in 1974. If you are looking for love, just place some flowers on the statues arm.

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Visit St. Peter’s Church

To end our time in the centre of Munich, we made an almost complete circle in the as far as St. Peter’s Church. It is technically the oldest church in the city, although it has been rebuilt and restored many times, most recently after its near-total destruction in World War II.

What you can’t miss is Alter Peter, the 91-metre-high clock tower. The weird thing is that each side of the tower has two clocks on it! You can climb 306 steep steps to the top of the tower for the most amazing panoramic view of the city. If it’s a clear day, like when we visited, you can even see the Alps in the distance.

Entrance to the tower is only 3€/person during the following hours:

  • Summer:
  • Monday to Friday: 9 am to 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10 am to 6:30 pm
  • Winter:
  • Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10 am έως 5:30 pm

 

 

Photos: Studio27 by Amdreas Politis

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