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Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

Last fall my friend Stephanie and I went on an amazing adventure across Europe to Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, and ended up in Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest!! I wrote about most of our trip last year when we got back, but then the holidays came around and things got crazy, and I never got around to writing about our time in Munich!

We had so much fun running around this beautiful city. We arrived at Marienplatz, Munich’s main square in the city center, right at noon, just in time for the Glockenspiel clock tower show. Every day the clock chimes and figurines twirl on double-decker levels telling the famous love story from Munich’s past.

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

Our first order of business in Munich was food, of course! Especially pretzels! :)

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

We had lunch at the nearby Weisses Brauhaus. This was a breaded pork chop stuffed with ham and cheese. Delicious! 

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

For dessert we had fried apples and ice cream. SO good!!

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

That afternoon we went on a segway tour!!! I had never done one before, but it was SO fun!!! I would 100% do another one!! :)

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

We went all over Munich. I love all the gorgeous window boxes in Germany!

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

This one was of the neatest things we saw on the tour. People were street surfing near the English Garden!

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

We went by the famous Hofbrauhaus…

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

We had to go in and sneak a peek at the ceiling!

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

That night we had dinner at Augustiner Keller. The Cheesy Spätzle topped with fried onions was amazing!!

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

We also got a traditional pork knuckle and potato dumplings. The pork knuckle tasted like pulled pork, but more fun to eat because it’s on a huge cave-man bone! The potato dumplings were phenomenal!

Kaiserschmarrn from Augustiner Keller, Munich, GermanyPhoto via Stephanie

For dessert, we had to try Kaiserschmarrn, Germany’s famous treat. It’s a shredded pancake with almonds and raisins. Yum!

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

We’d heard Cafe Schmalznudeln was THE place to get a special kind of doughnut in Munich, so you know we were all over that.

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

This is their signature Schmalznudeln, and it is TO DIE FOR!! If you are ever in Munich, you must stop by this cafe for a Schmalznudeln! :)

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

We also got this fluffy doughnut filled with apricot jam.

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

We walked by this church in Munich that had hundreds of oragami birds cascading from the ceiling.

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}

And this beautiful building covered in ivy!

Best Tips for Traveling to Munich, Germany {Where to Eat, What to Do}Photo via Stephanie

Love this photo Stephanie got of this restaurant.

I’ll be back later this week with pictures from OKTOBERFEST!!!!! :) Stay tuned!! :)

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26 Responses
  1. Melody

    I am planning a trip to Germany/Austria in fall of 2017.  would love any hotel or bed and breakfast suggestions you might have!
    Melody

  2. David Stock

    We loved Munich Germany, it was our fist city before heading off on the Romantic Road. It also was the German city that got me hooked on German Beers! I would spend 4 days in Munich to really see the full city so many people just give it two days and you really cant see everything in two days. Travel On!

  3. Kewal Raj Rai

    It’s amazing foods and historical building structures. i loved for visit that place. i have really dream to visit in Munich Germany near future. I am looking most famous place for visit in world among them Munich Germany is my no one list in my pocket. i love more then 100 discs delicious food as well as building structures.

  4. helen rumjanek

    Hi There loved your blog! Any tips for accomodation in central Munich Also which are the best districts to stay in??Thanks a lot

  5. Elle

    What a beautiful pictures they are!!
    I am an English communication school student in Japan and I am researching about Munich, so I have some questions.
    How many days do I need to go sightseeing around Munich? What do you think the most important things to see are? What area do you recommend for accommodation?
    I would be glad if you could reply. 

  6. Reba Eich

    We are taking our 15 year old grand-daughter to Munch during the end of June, 2016. We, too, are looking for a centrally located hotel that is clean, possibly serving breakfast, and at a more moderate price. I’d prefer not to use some of the commercial search websites (Trip advisor, Hotels.com, booking.com, etc.) Is there a site that you may know of that is more “neutral” in its advice?
    Thanks in advance for ANY help you can give us for room and board in Munich, and also if anyone can recommend any “not-to-be-missed” out-of the way spots that maybe only locals are familiar with for eating, shopping, being entertained, etc.
    We are seniors and a little nervous with this being our first trip to Bavaria.

    1. James

      Reba, Booking.com reviews are based on folks that have actually stayed at the hotels. I actually like using the commercial travel sights as you can use the various ratings to develop a composite average to determine the best hotel or restaurant.

  7. Mel

    That food looks like it’s too die for. I’m watering at the mouth and I’m even vegan haha! Did you figure out much about cuckoo clocks while you’re there? I hear that Germany is known for them but was not sure of actually how common they are to come by in shops around there? Do you see them a lot? My brother is going in February so I am thinking of getting him to pick one up for me!

  8. Joyce

    Do you have any idea what was the name of the church were you saw the origami birds? My daughter loves making them and we’re going to travel through Europe this summer for her H.S. Graduation gift. She’d love to see this if its an ongoing display. Thanks

    1. Amanda

      Hi Joyce! Here is the name and address of the church:

      Holy Ghost Church
      Heiliggeistkirche (In German)
      Address: Prälat-Miller-Weg 3, 80331 München, Germany

      Hope this helps! :)

  9. Meghan @ Freezer Friendly Moms

    Beautiful pictures! I was lucky enough to be a part of a student exchange program and spent a month in Germany…it was such a beautiful country with amazing history. And the food was delicious! Your pictures brought me back, thanks!

  10. Shawn @ I Wash You Dry

    Oh my heavens! It’s all so gorgeous, but how on earth do you pronounce all those crazy German words?! HA! I want to eat everything you ate, especially that breaded pork chop! I bet that was so good!

  11. Mandie @ Mandie's Kitchen

    Lovely. Just lovely! I can’t wait to be able to go to Germany one day – even if it looks like it’ll be a year or 2 out =(.

  12. Wooton

    That picture of the church is amazing. I think the origami birds would be a really great decoration idea for a wedding. I wonder how long it took to fold all those??

  13. Anita

    Love all of these photographs! I went on a Segway tour in Puerto Rico a couple of summers ago, and had so much fun! I was surprised how responsive they are when you want to speed up or slow down. It’s also a great way to see a city and get your bearings!

    Always, Anita

  14. Laura ~RYG

    Ohhh, thanks for much for taking me on a little trip to Germany via your lovely pictures! I confess, the closet I get to Germany would be the German part of Disney World ~ and I don’t even go there because my kids are too young =) Or, I pop in the Rick Steves (that dorky guy from PBS with the Fanny Pouch…..you’re not reading this Rick, are you?) And he takes me to Germany too. Love the food pics!

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