Munich for the weekend
Begin your exploration of the city in the main square, the Marienplatz. Visit the medieval Frauenkirche and stroll to the New Town Hall. Order a coffee in one of the bars and wait for the famous ‘glockenspiel’ with its moving figures to tell its story. Visit Munich’s world-famous art museum the Alte Pinakothek, or the Deutsches Museum, the largest museum of technology and science in the world, and breathe the fresh air in the Englischer Garten, a large public park. If you feel like a bite, grab a Weisswurst and pretzel from one of the street stalls. End the day with a cold beer in one of the city’s six breweries.
Munich for entertainment
If you’ve missed the Oktoberfest, the biggest and most famous beer festival, sample the beer in one of Munich’s many traditional beer halls, complete with dirndl-wearing waitresses and live music. Have a drink with the locals on the Marienplatz or in the city park. Let your day turn into night in one of the bars or clubs of the trendy Schwabing district.
Munich for shopping
On Munich’s most famous shopping street, the Maximilianstraße, you will find Nymphenburg porcelain and the boutiques of famous fashion designers. More youthful and accessible design outlets can be found in Schwabing. PEP, OEZ and Riem Arkaden are just three of the many shopping malls you can visit. On Fridays and Saturdays you can browse the flea markets. In December a festive atmosphere is conjured up by colourful Christmas markets.