Next to Germany’s capital Berlin, Munich is also a popular destination for Norwegians. According to DigoPaul, the city is considered by many to be the most beautiful in Germany, and the city with the most architectural masterpieces. At the same time, the city is well known for its beer culture , and the annual October festival attracts tourists and beer-thirsty people from all over the world. Many people choose to travel here because of the historical feel you get here that other big cities lack.
With its close location to the Alps, Munich is not the number one summer destination for sun-hungry Norwegians. The temperatures can be compared with the summer in Norwegian Eastern Norway, and you prefer to travel here in the period May to September – unless you want to see the festival in October. The city is home to almost 1.5 million Germans, and is consequently the third largest city in the country.
Recommended hotels in Munich
- Aloft Munich-Aloft Munich is a modern and nice hotel with a perfect location near the main train station. The hotel is relatively new, with modern fixtures and good standard. Here you get a lot for your money.
- Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel- Exclusive and elegant five star hotel in central Munich. Good facilities, including full-service spa and swimming pool. If you want to stay luxuriously in Munich, this hotel is for you.
- Platzl Hotel– Nice and central hotel in the old town of Munich. Good feedback.
Travel to Munich
During the summer season, you can get to Munich by direct flight, and the flight takes just under two hours. Other times of the year you have to count on a stopover, but with daily departures to and from Frankfurt it is rarely a problem to get there. The currency in Germany is known to be the euro.
The price level in Munich will not be perceived as particularly cheap, even though most (and especially beer) is cheaper than in Norway. However, it is a big city with a lot of tourism, and can not be compared to the capitals of Eastern Europe. The city is considered safe to travel in for tourists, but one should as usual be aware of pickpockets in the largest tourist areas. You can drink tap water in Munich.
Overnight and eat in Munich
As a German city with several million inhabitants in the Bavarian region, finding hotels in Munich is rarely a problem. But like most big cities, it is the location that costs the most. If you want a high standard in the center of the city, then you must expect to pay up against Norwegian prices. In the area around the train station you can find a number of cheap hotels and at the same time stay centrally, but then you have to settle for a slightly lower standard.
German cuisine probably does not create water in the mouth of most people, but that does not mean that you should not eat well in Munich. If you do not want typical German food, such as meat, sausages with a lot of accessories, there are several good restaurants here. If you want to eat really exclusive, several of the restaurants have received three stars in the Michelin guide. And of course you have to bucket in with beer, which is both tasty and cheap in Munich.
Attractions in Munich
Munich may not be the city best known for its sights and tourist attractions, but as a historic city in Central Europe, it has many venerable buildings and historical monuments. And not least a lot of modern museums!
Marienplatz is the very center and heart of Munich, where most tourists travel up to several times during their stay. Here you are surrounded by venerable and historic buildings and landmarks, including a historic church and the building that serves as the town hall in modern times. From the square you can reach all the sights, shops, restaurants and so on foot.
This is the most famous church in the city, and definitely the largest. It can accommodate as many as 20,000 people at a time! It is also one of the tallest buildings in the city, where by climbing to the top of the church tower you can get one of the city’s best views.
The English Garden
Did you think Central Park in New York was great? Then you have not yet been to the English Garden in Munich, which is by far the city’s largest park. It is centrally located in the city and can entertain you for a whole day. Here you can walk or rent a canoe and paddle in the rivers. There are also restaurants here, and activities for the little ones.
Museer in Munich
Munich is definitely a good museum city, whether you are interested in old or new history. The “Deutsches Museum” takes you on a technological journey with everything from the first electric dynamo to the first car. Art lovers can visit “The Alte Pinakothek”, which is one of the oldest art museums in the world. Also do not forget the official BMW Museum, where you do not necessarily have to be too interested in cars to enjoy yourself.
For adults: Beer hall
One of the strongest associations Norwegians have with Munich is beer. Therefore, one should seek out a local beer hall, which is very reminiscent of a pub, but which is built in a much more spacious room. Here, most people serve beer that they have brewed themselves, while discussing and enjoying traditional German music.