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  • Nicole Connolly | July 29, 2015 1:00 AM ET

    6 of the Best Things to Do in Munich

    6 of the Best Things to Do in Munich

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    So you want to visit Munich and you want to do it in style. Well look no further than our list. We have scoured the city to find the top things to do. These include wonderful places to eat, shop, as well as historical sites and art galleries. As it turns out, Munich has a lot to offer.


    This is the Central Square tucked in the heart of the city. From here, you can venture out and see amazing architecture at just about every turn. Make sure you visit the golden statue of the Virgin Mary. She sits in the Mariensaule. After that, head to the tower at Newtown Hall and hear the chimes at 11 a.m. There is also a reenactment that occurs at noon. It is quite a sight to see, plus the tower itself is more than 100 years old.

    The English Garden

    Just a short walk northeast of Munich is one of the city’s larger parks. In fact, the English Garden is the largest park in the area, even larger than New York’s Central Park. This place is amazing. You can rent a paddleboat, take a walk along one of the many paths and even visit a traditional beer garden. Beautiful and relaxing, it is a must-see. You might see some Germans doing their own version of surfing along the waterways of the garden. They call it Eisbach. It looks like a lot of fun!


    You say you're a beer drinker? Well, you have to visit one of the many beer halls in Munich. Holfbrauhaus is a legend. It's perhaps the most famous beer halls in the world. Imbibing a massive stein of brew at an authentic German beer hall is an incomparable experience, and Munich is the best place to do that.


    And you thought we were going to give you some snooty five-star restaurant recommendations? Nope, in Munich the Victuals Market is the order of the day. Here you can find everything from fresh honey, spices, meats, eggs and pastries. Try fresh veggies, sausages, cheeses and fruit for a DIY meal and stretch your travel dollars. It's the best way to experience all that nature has to offer, without going to several different locations.

    Residence Palace

    This is the former Royal Palace that was home to the ruling Bavarian monarchs. Today this building, constructed in 1385, houses some of the most beautiful antique furniture, porcelain, art and intricate tapestries that span just about every art revival era. Anything from Renaissance to Rococo to Neoclassical can be found here. Take a tour of the 130 rooms and see how stunning it is for yourself.

    Deutsches Museum

    Located on an island, this is one of the oldest museums in the city. It is also one of the largest museums dedicated to science and technology. It has an impressive, storied collection of artifacts such as the first electric dynamo, the first German automobile, and a lab bench where an atom was split for the first time. There are also astronomy, mining, transportation, photography and printing exhibits on display. Well worth a visit and a great way to relax on a hot day.

    There are so many other things to see and do in Munich that you could spend weeks there and not experience everything. Restaurants and cafes dot the streets and navigating your way is easy. Germany is known for their train systems and for good reason. Hop on the U-bahn and get to your destination in minutes. Easy and convenient, it is definitely the way to travel. For lodging, your options are endless. Hostels, hotels, luxury hotels, and house sitting gigs all await. All you have to do is be a bit savvy and book wisely. Do these things, and your time in Munich will be more than enjoyable. 

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Nicole Connolly Suitcase Stories' Luxe Life Travel Tales and Tips

Nicole Connolly Nicole, along with her husband Michael, left her ordinary life behind for a life of extraordinary travel. The couple left Australia in March 2012 and have been traveling ever since. Nicole has a penchant for all things luxury and this shows in their lifestyle. They may live the life of a gypsy but they certainly know how to do it in style. Their goal is to share their experiences and show others how a life of luxury is possible without the big bank account. Follow their adventures at
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