Explore Medieval and Modern Munich and know about places to visit in Munich in 2 days during your Germany trip. So let’s see what to do in Munich in 2 days.
MUNICH IN 2 DAYS ITINERARY
The third largest cultural city of Munich is the capital of Bavaria region of Germany. This green city is a perfect amalgamation of great medieval architecture, seasonal festivals, beautiful churches, museums, colorful markets, world-class sports arenas, widespread gardens, arts and culture centers, and science and technology museums.
Munich is the most populated city in Germany and is famous for its Oktoberfest(biggest beer festival) worldwide. Munich lies in the north of the Bavarian Alps, and in German, it is known as Munchen, which translates into “by the monks” So let’s go for a Munich city tour and read about the best things to do in Munich.
- If you purchase a Munich city card, you get entry to many buildings, concerts, beer festivals,s and free public transport, valid for 6 days and 24 hours.
Best Places to Visit In Munich in 2 Days | Munich Itinerary 2 Days
The most famous and vibrant central square of Munich is located in the heart of Munich. Constructed in 1158, it hosts the world’s best Christmas Markets and other events.
This place is always full of tourists and locals all year round. It is named after the Marian column and was constructed in the 17th century.
Two town halls, old and new, cover most of the Marienplatz. You can opt for a walking tour from here to view the historic buildings, various churches, and iconic sculptures all around. Follow the lines of Medieval-styled walls and grand city gates that open into curved streets.
NEW TOWN HALL (NEUES RATHAUS)
A Gothic-styled remarkable monument with a grand façade consisting of pinnacles, arches, and statues. It is said that from the top of the façade you can see the Bavarian Alps on cloudless days. Though it is named New Town Hall, this building dates 100 years back.
OLD TOWN HALL
It lies in the central square Marienplatz on the eastern side. In 1874, this town hall was converted into a municipal office. During the Renaissance age, this building was destroyed several times, and at present, it has been restored in neo-Gothic style.
One of the remains of ancient gateways constructed in the 14th century at the fortification of Munich. This gate served as the major checkpoint and a powerful defense system of Munich. It is located on the western end of Neuchauser Strabe.
During a walking tour from Marienplatz, you can pass through this gate along with many interesting, traditional shops, cafes, and restaurants.
The name translates into the gate. This three-arched, triumphal arch holds a statue of Bavaria with a lion. It was constructed to glorify the Bavarian army. But afterward, it was heavily destroyed in World war II, though it has been restored.
Munich’s most significant and iconic church can hold 20,000 people. Also known as the Catholic Cathedral of our Blessed Lady. It was completed according to Renaissance architecture in 1488 with a massive 100 m tall twin towers.
New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) and Frauenkirche together form Munich’s unique skyline. On clear, cloudless days, you can see breathtaking views of the Bavarian Alps from the top of these twin towers.
This Palace is spread across 500 acres and used to be the Summer home to a royal family of Munich in the 17th century. It is located to the northwest of the city. This Palace opens daily with variable timings in winter. This Baroque-styled palace is surrounded by magnificent parks, gardens, and canals.
All these tourist attractions of Munich are ancient glory. Now let’s go and look at the modern tourist attractions of Munich.
BMW Welt/BMW Museum
Karl Schwanzer designed the famous salad-bowl-shaped BMW museum and headquarters in Munich. You can visit the BMW museum to look at all past and recent models with their engines and other automobiles’ spare parts.
They also sell BMW souvenirs/accessories within the museum. If you love cars, and automobiles, go through this beautiful journey of aeronautical technology. They also display turbine engines, aircraft engines, and motorcycles.
This modern part of Munich is far from medieval Munich and can be reached through cars, public transport, or Hop-On-Hop-Off shuttle buses. BMW World is free to visit, but there is an entrance fee for the museum, approximately 10Euros for adults and 7 Euros for children and seniors.
DEUTSCHES MUSEUM (SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM)
As you all know how advanced is German technology, this museum is best for science and technology lovers. According to many visitors, this museum cannot be compared to any other museum worldwide. This museum possesses exhibits from all fields of Engineering like Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Transportation and Aeronautical Engineering, Mining technology, Construction, and Bridge Technology, Computer Engineering with servers and motherboard technology, Electrical engineering depicting turbines, transformers, etc., Space and Rocket Engineering, and many more.
This museum occupies 6 floors and is spread across 12 miles on each floor. It takes about three-fourths or a whole day to visit all the galleries.
There are many interactive and educational live shows about machines and their work for children and adults. Check the show timings at the entrance, so you don’t miss your favorite subject. This museum is located along the Isar River and can be reached through a tram(public transport).
The nearest tram stop is Isart or S-Bahn stop. Entrance to this museum is 11 Euros approximately for adults and 4 Euros for the child.
This stadium was built in 1972 when Germany hosted the Summer Olympics. The specially designed canopies on the Alps are the main characteristics of this stadium. As it was raining heavily, I could not take pictures of the stadium.
Now you know what to do in Munch for 2 days and if you have more time then explore the famous English Gardens(370 hectares of green lawns), Munich Residence, Alta Pinakothek(world’s oldest Art Galleries), Neue Pinakothek(another famous art gallery). For a quick Munich tour, book the Hop-On Hop-Off bus. Click here to purchase the bus ticket.
RECOMMENDED PLACE TO STAY IN MUNICH
Near Munich Central Station – Click here to know about my stay in Munich.
TIPS TO EXPLORE MUNICH IN 2 DAYS | BEST THINGS TO DO IN MUNICH
- Munich has many options for Vegan and vegetarian lovers. Read more on Vegan Guide to Munich. Munich can be explored by Hop on Hop Off buses. Read this to know about Hop-On, Hop-Off tours in Munich. From Munich, you can explore the Bavaria region during your day trip or can stay at Bavarian Alpine villages. There are great day trips from Munich which are worth taking. Visit Nuremberg from Munich for a Day trip is also recommended. Go Visit Regensburg with a Local
- Munich’s International Airport is the second-busiest hub in Germany. Munich can also be reached through Strasbourg in Paris or Salzburg in Austria via Eurorail. Frankfurt, the most significant European commercial, is about 4 and half hours away from Munich.
- Best time to visit Munich – Spring to summer. If you love skiing and snow games, then winter is perfect.
- Book your classical concert at the historic Residenz Serenade where Mozart himself used to play.
DAY TRIPS FROM MUNICH | SIDE TRIPS FROM MUNICH
- Go for the Bavarian Alps tour.
- Book a day trip to Königssee in the Berchtesgaden Alps of Bavaria.
- Book a day trip to Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg.
- Book Day trip to Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castles.
- Salzburg Day trip from Munich by train.
- Nuremberg day trip from Munich by train.
- Romantic road Tour and Rothenburg from Munich.
Famous Annual festivals of Munich | Munich Itinerary
- Oktoberfest – World’s Biggest Beer Festival held in Munich from the last week of September to Mid of October.
- Click here to purchase Munich City Pass with entry to major attractions, monuments, museums, public transport, a free hop-on hop-off bus tour, and a digital travel guide.
- Annual Christmas Markets at Marienplatz with Christmas tree lighting ceremony (From the end of November till Christmas).
- Many more art, culture, and music events can find on Munich’s official event site.
- For general information on Germany Travel, read this.
So explore Medieval and Modern Munich in 2 days to feel Germany’s beautiful culture and modern technology. So, Visit Germany and please share your experiences.
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