Despite having spent over a month a year in Germany when I was younger, I don’t recall ever visiting Munich, so I was quite excited to see what all the fuss was about since I’ve heard so many great things about it.
As usual I don’t put nearly as much effort into city trip reports as I do the flight trip reports, because I’m just not all that good at describing them and I’m not one to take notes when traveling. There are tons of great city guides out there, so my focus is just on describing my general impressions.
That being said, Munich quickly became one of my favorite cities in the world, and I’m actually almost tempted to move there (or Berchtesgaden).
Where do we start? For one, the people are incredibly friendly. Having partly grown up in the Frankfurt area, I certainly wasn’t used to the level of hospitality and friendliness that is present in Bavaria.
Second, the sites are stunning. Munich has lots of history and “older” sites, but also modern shopping, beautiful street cafes and markets, and even some beautiful parks. My favorite thing about the German “lifestyle” (or what I associate most closely to Germany) is sitting in a street cafe in a pedestrian zone on a sunny afternoon. Yes, admittedly I avoid Germany in the winter!
I love Frankfurt as well, though it doesn’t have nearly as relaxing of a vibe or the charm of Munich.
We had one full day in Munich and saw as much as we could. We left the hotel at 8AM and walked all around the city, starting in Marienplatz (the old town) and making the rounds from there. As usual we stopped along the way to eat everything imaginable.
I’ll leave y’all with a few pictures, though again, can’t say enough good things about Munich. If you haven’t been you absolutely must.
About Ben Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector.
He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to enhance his first class experiences.
He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile at a Time.