This Munich guide in one day It will help you organize a route through the most interesting places in the capital of Bavaria, making the most of all the time available.
Munich is one of the most essential cities to see in Germany thanks to its historic center, which revolves around the fantastic Marienplatz, one of the places you cannot miss in the city.
In addition to its elegant and historic buildings, the city has a great cultural offer in the form of museums, well-kept parks in which to take a walk, old churches, a lively nightlife and a typical German cuisine, in which sausages stand out and the big beer mugs.
Based on the experience of the time we spent in the city during our trip to Bavaria in 4 days, we have made a practical guide to know the best of Munich in one day. We start!
How to go from the airport to the center of Munich
The best ways to get to your hotel or the city center from the international airport, located 28 kilometers from Munich, are the following:
- Train: The S1 and S8 train lines leave every 10 minutes from the airport and will take you to several stations in central Munich in just over half an hour. The price of the ticket is about 12 euros and it is recommended for one euro more to buy the one-day ticket, which includes this transfer. Trains are operational from 4 in the morning until 1 at night.
- Bus: The Lufthansa Airport Bus leaves every 15 minutes and will take you to the Central Station in 45 minutes. The price is 11 euros and the schedule is from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Cab: For a price of about 50 euros it can be a good option if you stay away from a train or bus stop.
- Private transport: With a price higher than the taxi, it is the most comfortable option since a driver will wait for you at the exit of the airport, with a sign with your name, which will take you to your hotel. You can book it here.
Recommended accommodation in Munich
During our stay in the city we stayed at the Hotel Eder, located 3 minutes walk from the main station and 5 minutes from the historic center. In addition to its fantastic location, the hotel has one of the best quality / price ratios in the city, a very complete breakfast and 24-hour reception.
Tips for saving in Munich
This list of practical tips will help you prepare your trip to Munich:
- A good option to get to know the history and not miss anything about the city is to book this free tour of Munich Free! or this guided tour, both with a guide in Spanish.
- Most public museums have free admission on Sundays.
- If you are going to travel a lot around the city by public transport, it is advisable to buy a one-day ticket or book the tourist bus, which stops at all the important places.
- In good weather you can buy take-out food and enjoy it in a Biergarten, next to a large jug of Bavarian beer.
- If you do not want to pay commissions when withdrawing money from ATMs and always have the current exchange, we recommend using the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to get money, our two favorite cards for travel.
You can find much more information in the post of the best cards to travel without commissions.
For more recommendations you can consult this post of tips for traveling to Munich essential.
Munich guide in one day
This Munich route in one day Start early in the morning with a pleasant walk through Englischer Garten or English garden, our favorite green space in the city. This immense park, which we recommend visiting the part closest to the historic center, has a very original place where the Eisbach river forms a wave of a meter high, which many surfers use to practice.
In addition to this particularity, the typical design of the English gardens that unites lakes, forests and sculptures in a harmonious way, give it a special charm to walk, especially with the colors of the spring and autumn leaves.
In good weather, we recommend you to have a beer in one of its Biergarten, typical Bavarian terraces. Some of the curious buildings found in the park are the Chinese Tower, the Japanese Tea House and the Greek-style building Monopteros.
Map of the route through Munich in one day