Last week was the second time I went to Munich. Carmen, a very good friend of me is studying there and I surprised her for her birthday.
The last time when I was in Munich it was much less busy than it was now. So, if you do not like crowded places, I would advise you to visit Munich during Autumn. In addition, Munich is as beautiful during the Autumn as it is during Spring.
The Englischer Garten is something you for sure need to visit when you are Munich. Carmen, her mom, and I just walked around there to talk and later on relaxed on a bench. During the summer lots of students come here to study or on the other hand take a break from their study and grab a beer. From the Monopteros you have an amazing view over the park and one of the most famous things about the park is the place where the experienced surfers, surf on the Eisbach, a river which flows down the Englischer Garten.
Furthermore is the city centre full of famous shops and easily accessible by car. If you are planning to come by aeroplane or train, the underground system of Munich is not very difficult. The ones you will use the most are probably the U-Bahn (metro) and the S-Bahn (train). However, notice that also the train tracks are sometimes under the ground and that there is no place to check in. When Carmen and I were in the metro I asked her about that and she told me that a lot of people do not buy a ticket because it is rare that a ticket-collector comes. On the other hand, when he comes and you do not have a ticket you have to pay 60 euro.
Here a few hotspots:
- Hotel Bayerische Hof – Rooftop bar
- Rischart at Marienplatz – Rooftop bar
- L’Osteria – Italian Restaurant (famous for their huge pizzas)
- Sausalitos – Mexican Restaurant and Cocktail bar
- Hans im Glück – Burgers and Grill (famous for their sweet potato fries)
- Zum Augustiner – A typical Bayern Restaurant