Things to Do in Munich

Below you will find over 25 things to do  in Munich! Bookmark this page as I will updating it regularly with more things to do in Munich! And if you found this useful, I'd be grateful if you would share it!

I have called this city home for over 3 1/2 years now and am continually exploring it! So much so that I am the #BBCLocalite for Munich for BBC Travel! One of the things I love most about Munich is how green it is – the English Garden is bigger than Central Park in New York City, the Isar River has fantastic paths for jogging or cycling and there are cycling paths throughout the city! Even when you’re relaxing, chances are you’re doing it at one of the city’s 200+ beer gardens outside! While Munich is best known for Oktoberfest, the largest folk festival in the world, I’m here to show you there’s so much more to the city than that – like surfers! Yep surfers in the middle of the city!

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The Most Beautiful Christmas Markets in Munich

There are a whopping 24 Christmas Markets in Munich, Germany! Here are my top 5 that I recommend visiting to celebrate the holiday season.

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How to Celebrate a German Christmas in Munich

Everything you need to know about celebrating a German Christmas in Munich, including what to do and see when many shops and restaurants are closed.

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Munich Christmas Market: One of the Oldest in the World

The Munich Christmas Market is not only the oldest and largest in the city, but in all of Europe! It's also one of the prettiest Christmas markets with the town hall at Marienplatz making for an impressive backdrop!

Kochhaus Gärtnerplatz: The Answer to the Question “What’s for Dinner”?

If you need some dinner inspiration, look no further than Kochhaus Gärtnerplatz, a unique walk-in recipe book store! Here groceries are not sorted by category but by recipe. Freestanding tables tempt you with a changing

  • Vits Cafe is one of my favorite places to eat in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

9 Cafes in Muenchen Offering Lactose Free Milk

Cafes in München offering lactose-free milk be difficult to find, but here are 9, so you can enjoy your cappuccino even if you are lactose intolerant as I am!

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Cafe Katzentempel in Munich: My At Home Getaway

Cafe Katzentempel (Cat Temple) is one of my favorite places in Munich. I always leave in a better mood than when I entered. It's my go-to get-away place.

Germany’s First Cat Cafe

The Cafe-Katzentempel (Cat Temple) in Munich is Germany's first and currently only cat cafe. It's a PURRfect experience for feline lovers.

Oktoberfest: 5 Things Women Need to Know

Ladies if you're planning to attend Oktoberfest, in Munich, Germany, there are a few things you need to know before you go. Read on....

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Oktoberfest: 7 Tips for the 30+ Year Old Crowd

Oktoberfest survival tips for the 30+ Year Old Crowd. You can enjoy Oktoberfest at any age, but perhaps differently than if you were 20. Here are 7 tips:

Laughter Yoga: The Universal Language

When was the last time that you purposefully made a complete fool out of yourself? I'm talking something like dancing around in circles while wildly waving your arms in the air IN PUBLIC and not at a dance club. If your answer is never, then you haven't tried laughter yoga.

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Offbeat Museums in Munich

There are over 40 museums in Munich, but here are 4 offbeat ones including one that includes a NeverEnding Story ride!

  • Vits Cafe is one of my favorite places to eat in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

My Favorite Places to Eat in Munich

I reluctantly share a few of my favorite places to eat in Munich, but it's OK, I'm sure you'll buy me lunch to thank me for the suggestions, right? Guten Appetit!

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English Garden: Munich’s Playground & Sanctuary

The English Garden in Munich is where Münchners go to play, or to relax, drink beer, or to surf, or to sunbathe naked...It all happens here!

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Everything Easter at Viktualien Market in Munich

The Easter bunny has arrived early at Viktualien Market in Munich's where he has generously dropped off Easter handicrafts.

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Munich Skyline Photo

I love this photo of the Munich skyline.

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Tollwood: My Favorite Festival in Munich

Tollwood Winter Festival is one of my highlights in December in Munich. I find this festival/Christmas market much more interesting than the more popular Oktoberfest.

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Auer Dult: Europe’s Largest Dish Market

Auer Dult is Europe's largest dish market and has been running for over 700 years. It's held 3X a year attracting 300,000 people.

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Old South Cemetery Photos at Twilight

Twilight was upon us. I felt a shiver even though it wasn't cold as I entered the eerily light pathway to Old South Cemetery in Munich. This was by far the creepiest Saturday night I'd ever had and I hadn't even entered the cemetery yet!

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Andechs Monastery: A Place for Pilgrimage, Praying and Beer Drinking

Andechs Monastery is not only famous for its pilgrimage and praying, its also known for its monk brewed beer, some of Germany's finest.

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Munich Residenz: One of the Most Opulent Palaces You’ll Ever Visit

What to expect when you visit the Munich Residenz. It's one of Europe's largest and most opulent palaces, featuring over 400 years of history and 130 rooms open to the public.

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My Favorite Room in the Munich Residenz

The Munich Residenz is one of the largest and most lavish places in Europe,but it was one of the smallest rooms that caught my attention.

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The World’s Most Luxurious Travel Kit?

Find out which European royal didn't travel light, but she did travel in style with one of the world's most luxurious travel kits. How does your travel kit compare?

Photojourney to Oktoberfest Parade

The Oktoberfest Parade in Munich is a perfect warmup for the Oktoberfest festivities with more than 7000 participants, colorful costumes and live music. Don't forget your dirndl or lederhosen!

  • Bier steins collection at the Bier and Oktoberfest Museum in Munich

Bier and Oktoberfest Museum

What does Oktoberfest have to do with a royal wedding? Where did beer originate? Find out at the Bier and Oktoberfest Museum in Munich.

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Solving Mysteries of the Starnberger See

The Starnberger See is the most popular lake in the Munich lake district, but I was motivated to go for another reason - to solve the mystery of King Ludwig II's mysterious death.