Weekend in Munich. Best places, museums. What to do and see

Weekend in Munich

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Wonderful. Suggestive. Monaco is a city that enchants, and knows how to be appreciated. A city in which, the many events of international appeal, are just an appendix. A Weekend in Munich is enough to understand how beautiful this city is.

A magical and suggestive place suitable for everyone. Beautiful churches and monuments. Beautiful squares and avenues. Museums of great value. Many parks and public gardens. An excellent gastronomic offer. A single Weekend in Munich is not enough to appreciate all the beauties this city can offer.


Weekend in Munich

All roads lead to … Marienplatz.

Just from this beautiful square, one of the most famous and loved of the city, can only start the weekend in Munich. Marienplatz is, in all probability, the place where you will inevitably come back more than once during your holiday. The square is the center of the main events and activities taking place in Munich; and it is precisely here that an impressive number of clubs and shops are concentrated.

Dominates the square, the beautiful New City Hall, an imposing neo-Gothic building is the town hall, seat of the mayor offices and the monastic administration. The beautiful tower that dominates the facade, with its 81 meters in height, is one of the most photographed symbols of the city.

Precisely in this place is hosted the famous chime, which operates three times a day: 11, 12 and, from March to October, also 17. To animate, 32 figures in copper, life size.

If your Weekend in Munich falls during the Advent season, we are sure that Marienplatz will be the basis of your holiday. Here, Christkindlmarkt, the most loved and well known Christmas market in the city, is hosted.

Within walking distance, do not miss the visit of the Cathedral of Monaco, Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Munich).

The splendid 15th century Cathedral dominates Frauenplatz with its twin twin towers, 99 meters high. Just past the entrance threshold, just before the iron gate, do not miss the legendary footprint on the floor. According to legend, it is the footprint of the Devil’s foot!

The interior impresses in size. In fact, the cathedral can contain more than 20000 faithful!

From the top of the towers, after a tiring climb, there is a crazy view over the city. Experience to be tried. The cathedral is open every day, from 07:30 to 20:30. Sightseeing tours are not possible during religious services.

antiquarium residenz Munich

Max Joseph Platz It is a beautiful square overlooked by beautiful buildings, with the monument to Maximilian I. Residenz München to the north, has been the home of the Bavarian rulers for centuries. A place full of history and evidence of the pomp and luxury of the emperors. Treasures, precious, and magnificent rooms. It is worth visiting during the weekend in Munich

Open every day, from March to October, from 09:00 to 18:00. In other periods, from 09:00 to 17:00. To visit only the residence and the Treasury, the ticket is €11.00 per person. For the individual areas, you pay 7.00€.

To the east, the splendid square closes the square Nationaltheater, one of the most famous and important opera houses in Europe.

Hofbräuhaus, not far away, it is the most famous brewery in Munich. On the other hand, you are still in the homeland of the Oktoberfest. The brewery dates back to 1589, and is one of the obligatory stops on your Weekend in Munich. Cozy atmosphere and, naturally, rivers of beer!


konigsplatz munich

From the stop Köningsplatz, can start the second stage of the Weekend in Munich. In the square, vast and beautiful, there are buildings and beautiful monuments. From here, it intersects Brienner Strasse, one of the most elegant streets of the city. From the square, you can also start visiting the museum district.

The offer in the city is really vast. Impossible to choose which and how many museums to visit. The buildings are located rather close to each other, and they are all of enormous value and thickness.

Glyptothek, which dominates the square, is a neoclassical style building. For fans of classical statues, it represents an unmissable stop. It contains an extraordinary display of Roman and Greek busts and sculptures.

The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00. On Thursday, the closure is postponed until 20:00. Closed on Monday. The full ticket costs 6.00€. Reduced, 4.00€. On Sundays you only pay 1.00€.

Info and works, on the official website, from here.

Adjacent to the museum, Städtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus, housed in a beautiful building, is the temple of painting enthusiasts. Here, there are more than 100 works by Kandiskij and a collection of paintings by the group of expressionists “Der Blaue Reiter”. Kunstbau, is an exhibition area of ​​the Gallery where interesting temporary exhibitions are set up.

Open Tuesday to Sunday, including holidays, from 10:00 to 18:00. Tuesday, closing at 20:00. Closed on Monday. The ticket costs 10.00€. For info and collections, you can consult the official website through this link.

Behind the Glyptoteca, the Old Pinakothek is, without a doubt, an unmissable stop on a Weekend in Munich. Whether you are, or not, art lovers.

An art gallery of absolute international importance, where you can admire paintings of exceptional value and value. A truly interminable list of works of Flemish art, Italian painting from ‘300 to’ 700, French and Spanish painting. Works by Dürer, Leonardo, Raffaello, Rembrandt, Rubens are on display, just to name a few.

For the whole 2018, works are planned for the energetic rehabilitation of the structure. Some rooms are not accessible. To avoid this problem, the admission price is only €4.00 per person.

The Pinakothek der Moderne, contains works of art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. French Impressionism, on the other hand, is well attested in the New Pinakothek gallery. Here, you can admire the masterpieces of Manet, Monet, Renoir. And, again, Cezanne and Van Gogh.

The three Pinakotheks are open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Monday. On Sundays you always pay 1.00€ per person. There is a convenient daily ticket that allows visits to the picture galleries, Brandhorst Museum and Sammlung Schack, for a total cost of €12.00. The visit, however, must take place during the same day.

For all the info and updates, consult the official website from this link.

For a break, short or long, the English garden is ideal. It is the green lung of the city. A huge natural expanse that extends from the center to the suburbs. With a width of 373 hectares, it is one of the largest city parks in the world. You can stroll in the wide green spaces that alternate with streams and ponds. The English garden is one of the most loved and popular in the Bavarian city. Especially in the summer.

Do not miss Chinese tower (Chinese Tower), which houses one of the largest biergarten in the city. Great to enjoy a good beer.

South of Englischer Garten, Maximilanstrasse it is the shopping street of Monaco. Prepare your wallet because the stores of the designer labels and big names (!?) Await you. This is really a beautiful area, with striking bridges, ideal for shots and for a romantic walk. In the area from north to south of the Maximiliansanlagen, And Schwindinsel surrounded by the Isar, you can walk along the Maximilanbrúcke. Or for the Kabelsteg Bridge. To the north, instead, past the Luitpoldbrücke, you will be in front of the Angel of Peace. A beautiful monument, albeit quite isolated.

For the evening, we recommend the Augustiner Keller of Arnulfstrasse. It is located a stone’s throw from the train station München Hackerbrücke, also S-Bahn stop. It is one of the most frequented biergarten by the monks. With its 5000 seats between inside and outside, it is the third largest beer garden in Munich. Opened in the distant 1812, the restaurant offers its Augustiner beer to customers, directly from its huge wooden barrels; at each opening of a new barrel, a bell always rings to “commemorate” the event. The best Bavarian beers to try are: Lagerbier Hell, Edelstoff, Weißbier, Pils and Oktoberfestbier. Open until midnight, ideal to end the last evening of your Weekend in Munich.


Nymphenburg palace

With the 2 S-Bahn line, going down to Obermenzing, you reach the Palace Nymphenburg. Really nice, with opulent rooms, halls and frescoes. Pieces of the famous Nymphenburg porcelain are exhibited. Furthermore, an interesting Carriage Museum is also set up.

The park, immense, is ideal for spending a pleasant morning, including beautiful canals, landscapes and Pagodas. You can spend hours in this huge green lung of about 200 hectares, a real attraction of this Royal Palace.

The Palace, with the annexed museums, are open, from 01th April to 15th October, from 09:00 to 18:00. From 16/10 in March, from 09:00 to 16:00. The buildings inside the park, on the other hand, are only open from April to October, from the 09:00 to the 16:00.

Viktualienmarkt – Munich’s famous food market – represents the worthy conclusion of the last stage of the Weekend in Munich. One of the most famous outdoor permanent markets in Monaco. Info, timetables and what to see, through our special page.

Monaco is a truly enchanting city. Even with children, you will certainly appreciate how much it can offer. Word of Kanoa. Good weekend in Munich

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