Munich for insiders – exclusive tips for your second visit

Get to know another side of the Bavarian state capital during your next city trip.

The Olympic Park, Hofbräuhaus brewery, Viktualienmarkt food market – there are some places in Munich that everyone knows. When you're visiting for the second or third time though, you might want to see other places. The Bavarian capital has lots to offer away from the throngs of tourists.

Let’s go! 306 steps up the Alter Peter church

Climbing up the steps is worth it: you can see all the way to the Alps from the Petersturm tower of the Church of St. Peter in Munich.

The Petersturm tower is the oldest parish church tower in Munich, and also one of the most popular lookout points. On good days you can see up to 100 kilometres away.

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You will be rewarded with a breathtaking 360-degree view over Munich if you make it to the top. The Alter Peter church is the perfect starting point for your city trip.

The Vorhölzer Forum café in Munich – an espresso on the roof terrace of the Technical University of Munich

On sunny days, the Technical University’s roof terrace fills up with people. Once you've made it up to the “Café im Vorhoelzer Forum” café, you are rewarded with a view over the city.

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On the roof of the Technical University of Munich you can eat some great food, in good weather you can see the whole of the Alpine mountain chain and you can enjoy the sunset with a drink in your hand – it feels like a mini holiday.

Enjoying the sun at the Westpark in Munich

Hills, lakes, barbecue areas, benches hidden in the greenery and play areas: the Westpark in Munich has everything that a city park needs.

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Whereas it's almost impossible to find space to sit in the Englischer Garten in good weather, the Westpark in Munich impresses with its urban wilderness, hidden green spaces and one or two special features, such as the café "Gans am Wasser" (

A snack at the Hofbräukeller in Munich

Here is the heart of Munich. Hearty Bavarian cuisine, cosy surroundings and generously filled beer glasses.

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A cosy atmosphere awaits you in the Hofbräukeller restaurant in the Haidhausen district – both inside the rustic building and outside in the shady beer garden. Are you planning a short break to Munich? You can get to know the city properly here.

Blutenburg castle

A medieval fort, late Gothic beauty and a literary repository: Munich's lesser-known castle in the Obermenzing neighbourhood is lovely.

A medieval fort in an idyllic setting, a late Gothic chapel with a love of detail, and the world's largest collection of books for children and teenagers – Blutenburg castle in western Munich has a lot to offer.

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The former hunting lodge is the perfect place to relax and to forget the stresses of your everyday life.

Experience the Elisabethmarkt market in Schwabing

Residents of the Schwabing area of Munich shop at the Elisabethmarkt market, where you can also meet long-time residents from the Maxvorstadt district.

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You can experience the typical cosy Munich atmosphere here, gorge yourself on some treats and then, at the end of your city trip, take one or two specialities home with you.

Take the tram instead of the tourist bus in Munich

If you would like to have a look round the city away from the usual sights, we recommend taking the tram or the bus.

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You can save spending money on a tourist bus on your city trip. The tram lines 19 and 27 run past numerous sights and the bus line 100 stops right in front of the surfers on the Isar river.

Surfers on the Eisbach river at the Englischer Garten in Munich

The Eisbach river in the Englischer Garten offers plenty of excitement. There is a standing wave for surfing located right by the exit onto Prinzregentenstraße.

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No matter the weather – you can always find surfers and spectators at the wave on the Eisbach river by the Haus der Kunst art museum – the perfect place to take a break from sightseeing.


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