City break, shopping, culture and trekking, big city feeling and nature trails – such is the variety of a Bavarian holiday

 

Art and culture, traditional and modern, shopping and relaxation – you’ll find all this and much more during a holiday in Bavaria. It’s this fascinating mixture that makes a city break to Munich so unique.

“I can hardly remember having ever seen such a beautiful combination of mountain, lakes and a city like Munich. I cannot enjoy this beauty without a feeling of humility”. It was during a visit to Munich and with these heartfelt words that Clint Eastwood has said to have described the special charm of the city.

In fine weather, from “Alten Peter” (“Old Peter”, the tower of Saint Peter’s church) in Marienplatz, you can actually see The Alps and Königssee to the East and Bodensee to the West.

A Munich city break is a journey back in time, from the past to the present

Marienplatz, in the heart of the city, is a popular meeting point for tourists and locals alike. The New Town Hall (Neue Rathaus) with its glockenspiel and Gothic Revival façade, The Old Town Hall (Alte Rathaus) and the Marian column (Mariensäule) all make you realise how much history there is in this city. In an exploratory trip of Munich you will discover buildings, fountains and works of art from many different eras in time.

Starting from the impressive Munich Residenz, the largest city palace in Germany and the imposing Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) with its wonderful gardens, to modern buildings such as BMW World (BWM Erlebniswelt) and the Allianz Arena (Allianzarena), you’ll find a unique blend of history and the present in this vibrant city.

A city trip munich is tradition and world famous festivals

Visitors are welcomed by genuine Bavarians at Munich’s many markets, squares and festivals.For over 200 years, The Viktualienmarkt (Munich’s city centre market) has combined cultural and culinary delights from far and wide. In Munich’s Hofbräuhaus, the world famous beer has been brewed since 1608. In the spring, you are invited by Paulaner to the traditional Starkbier festival (Starkbieranstich) in Nockherberg. The Oktoberfest beer festival attracts millions of visitors every year for a city break to Bavaria; similarly in both summer and winter for the new and innovative programme of the Tollwood Festivals.

A visit to Munich for a shopping trip

As famous as the festivals, are Munich’s shopping areas. In Neuhauserstraße, Kaufingerstraße and Munich’s pedestrian area, you are invited to a very special shopping experience by countless high street shopping areas, arcades and shopping malls.

A walk among the exclusive stores of Maximilianstraße, the most expensive shopping street in Germany, should not be missed during your stay in Munich. In Beck am Rathauseck, the original, witty and charming “Store of Senses”, you are in the right place to shop until your heart’s content.

Munich as a holiday destination for culture

For lovers of art and culture, Munich offers a holiday destination for a cultural city break to Germany. Here you can discover great works of art in the newly opened Lenbachhaus and in the Pinakothek. The Deutsche Museum is certainly worth a vist. In this, the largest natural science and technology museum in the world, more than 30,000 exhibits from the past and the future are waiting to be discovered.

In the evening, Munich offers an enchanting variety of events. From classical jazz to rock and breathtaking shows that delight audiences in theatres, The Bavarian State Opera (Bayrischen Staatsoper), cabaret shows, Circus Krone or in The Olympic Park (Olympiapark).

Munich is an oasis of tranquillity for a relaxing getaway in Upper Bavaria

Relax and unwind in a stroll of the wonderful parkland of The English Garden (Englischen Garten); Also this is possible in a short break in Upper Bavaria.

Nearby in the vicinity of an idyllic hotel in South Munich, you’ll find many possibilities to enjoy the tranquil and magic of nature, such as hiking along the Isar River, exploring the Forstenrieder Wildlife Park or taking a walk along St. James’s Way (Jakobsweg).

A hotel in South Munich, the gateway for excursions to Munich, the mountains or the lakes

With convenient transport links, this hotel in Baierbrunn, with restaurant and beer garden, is an ideal starting point for excursions to Munich, The Alps and the Five-lakes-region (Fünf-Seen-Land).

Due to direct rail links, you can be in the centre of Munich within 18 minutes. Starnberg Lake (Starnberger See) is easily reached in 15 minutes on the motorway. The car trip to the Bavarian Alps, which can be seen from “Alten Peter” (“Old Peter”, the tower of Saint Peter’s church in centre Munich), takes no longer than 45 minutes.

During a holiday in Munich, everyone can find exactly what they’re looking for. Culture, shopping, adventure and a big city feeling, combined with mountains, lakes, relaxation and a truly Bavarian tradition.

The Waldgasthof Buchenhain is a hotel with restaurant and beergarden in Baierbrunn, south of Munich

In a tranquil location on the Isar river, with direct train links into the city, this 3 star hotel is the perfect Munich accommodation for a varied yet relaxing short break to Bavaria, for single travellers, couples and families alike.

This hotel in South Munich has 41 rooms and an apartment, all decorated in traditional Bavarian style.

All rooms are ensuite and equipped with telephone, flat screen TV and free WIFI connection; some also have bathtubs or balconies.

In the very cosy atmosphere of this South Munich restaurant, guests are spoiled with an extensive breakfast buffet and by a Gourmet kitchen from 11.30am onwards. Bavarian traditional dishes can be found on the menu as well as extraordinary culinary delights.