The city of Munich and its rather modern exterior can fool visitors into thinking that this is all that is on offer here. There are however numerous buildings dating from the 19th Century along four main streets.
Start your day by marvelling at the modern architecture of the Ohel Jakob Synagogue. Explore St. Jakobs Platz, a wonderful mixture of the Old Town and the newer style buildings in Munich. This should give you the perfect introduction to the diverse nature of this city.
If you wish to spend some time in art galleries and museums for the day, Kunstareal is the area to head for. Locate Marienplatz and enjoy people watching in this bustling square. The New Town Hall is also close by, so head here and marvel at this intricate building.
Whilst it may seem a little unusual, there is a stunning park named the English Garden to explore in Munich. Due to the fact that this park is rather large, taking a long stroll around here is a must. Spot the variety of lakes, waterfalls and monuments dotted around here.
Open for visitors to explore, the Munich Residenz was once used by the Bavarian monarchs. Consisting of ten courtyards and 130 rooms, there are some stunning rooms that you simply can’t miss. Gaze at the stunning Antiquarium and enjoy the tranquillity of the Court Garden.
Munich Day Trips
To appreciate the true beauty of the German countryside, a trip to Berchtesgaden National Park is definitely in order. Just hop in your rental car and find your way to Königssee Lake. Take your hiking boots and embark on one of the many trails here. Hitler's Kehlsteinhaus is also worthy of a visit, although no doubt adds a sombre note to your trip.
Cross the border into Austria and enjoy some time in the Lake District near Salzburg. Popular with locals, it is relatively untouched by tourism. Whether you fancy trying your hand at water sports, or soaking up the views at Grabensee or Mattsee you will find plenty to occupy you here.
Drive to the Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof for an architectural treat. Take some time to gaze in awe at the scenery throughout Bavaria and marvel at the lavish castles built for King Ludwig II.
Home to the Swarovski World of Crystals, a trip to Innsbruck is most certainly worth the 2 hour car journey. View wondrous works of art made from crystals, marvel at the largest kaleidoscope in the world, and wander through the crystal forest.