Munich is a city that I have been to many times and always enjoy visiting. If you can, try to visit during Oktoberfest but be sure to plan this trip well in advance.
During this visit, I am staying at Bayerischer Hof Hotel, a five star luxury hotel that overlooks a small park and is centrally located. The hotel has a nice rooftop for catching sunsets with a city view and is also a great place to catch breakfast with excellent food for any meal.
When I arrive, the weather is very nice so I decide to head to English Garden, one of the worlds largest urban parks. As I enter the park, there are surfers that catch the strong current on the river. This is a unique way to surf and fun to watch. After watching the surfing, I continue into the park and walk up a hill to catch the sunset from Monopteros, an Apollo temple, one of the monuments in the park.
After this, I continue into the middle of the park where there is a beer garden and café for some hot tea and Rindelsuppe njammiiii. It’s winter and I need to warm up! This area features a structure called Chinese Tower, a five-story Pagoda. During Oktoberfest, this is a great location to have some beer and enjoy traditional German food and music.
The next day, I explore the city and walk to Marienplatz, the central square of the city that has been so since 1158 – that’s a long time! See the grand architecture of Munich’s Town Hall here and enjoy one of the many cafes, restaurants, or shopping.
For dinner, I head to the Mandarin Oriental, one of the best hotels in Munich for dinner at Matsuhisa Munich for Asian cuisine. This a popular and lively restaurant and food and service are fantastic! This restaurant is well worth a visit.
After dinner, I visit Hofbrauhaus, the most popular tourist attractions in Munich. The atmosphere is festive with live music, cheering, and Bavarian food. If you want a bit of Oktoberfest in the off-season, this is the place to be and it is open 365 days a year! I enjoy a one-liter beer, music, and meet fun and interesting people here. This is a great experience.
On my final night, I enjoy dinner at Schubeck, a fine dining restaurant featuring Bavarian food. The food and service is good here and I conclude my dinner with some Williams Rakija, a pear brandy out of the largest bottle that I have even seen.
After dinner, head back to the hotel where I follow the music and enjoy some champagne at hotels Night Club Bar.
I always enjoy visiting Munich – this a city that is easy to get around and has some many options for dinning, shopping, and fun!