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3 Days in Munich: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2014

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There’s more to Munich than Oktoberfest – whether it’s beer halls, history, arts, or sport, Germany's second largest city has plenty to keep visitors occupied. It's located within some of the world's most beautiful scenery: alps, lakes, and truly spectacular castles.

Day 1: Sport, spires and shopping in Munich

Orientate yourself by riding the hop on hop off bus, pedaling around on a bicycle, or walking on foot. Walking is recommended to appreciate the amazing architecture. Find the Nationaltheater in Max-Joseph-Platz, check out the gargoyles and climb to the top of neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus or St. Peterskirche towers for a bird's eye view of the city. The Nazi party was born in Munich, and a fascinating walking tour charts the rise of Hitler from struggling artist to the most notorious dictator in history. Grab a bite to eat at the Viktualienmarkt, then head to Maximilianstrasse or Kaufingerstrasse for shopping. The athletically-inclined can swim and ice-skate at the Olympia Park, built for the 1972 summer Olympics, while football fans should head straight to the FC Bayern Football Stadium.

Day 2: Munich Museums and Bavarian Beer!

Go behind the scenes at the BMW museum, and see the factory’s assembly line in action. The Deutsches Museum is a wonderful place to get lost with models of atoms, miniature gas refineries, and electricity-generating bikes. Visit the Neue Pinakothek, the toy (Spielzeugmuseum), and potato (Kartoffelmuseum) museums. Beer halls are quintessentially Munich, so try them for yourself on a night tour. The Hirschgarten even has a mini zoo with deer and boar. Beer, food, and oompah music? Now that's my kind of history lesson.

Day 3: Castles, Lakes and Mountains

The shimmering white towers of Castle Neuschwanstein are instantly recognizable, as Bavaria's fairytale King Ludwig II built his dream castles in the mountains. On a more somber note, the Berchtesgaden Eagle's Nest was Hitler's mountain retreat and southern headquarters of the Nazi party, while pretty artist town Dachau was the location of an infamous WWII concentration camp. While interesting for history buffs, for a more family-friendly trip go to Salzburg, Swarovski's Crystal World, historic Nuremberg, or along the Romantic Road.

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Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 282 Reviews

Prost! Munich is the beer capital of the world. Home of the beer-halls, beer-gardens, beer-cellars and the legendary Oktoberfest. They've been brewing 'liquid ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.37

Hitler and the Third Reich Munich Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 234 Reviews

Many of Munich's buildings carry the secrets of a dark past. Just six decades ago, Munich bore the official title, Hauptstadt der Bewegung, the Capital of the ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.04

Munich Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 Reviews

Bike Munich to make the most of its wide open parks, elegant plazas, meandering riverbanks, beer gardens and winding medieval alleyways. Bike paths are the ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.66

Munich by Night and Dinner at Hofbrauhaus

4 star rating: Recommended 54 Reviews

Passing by the beautifully illuminated monuments, fountains, and buildings of Munich, you will arrive at the Hofbrauhaus. At the world famous Hofbrauhaus you ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $91.16

Munich Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

Cruise effortlessly through Munich's parks and sidewalks as you view the sights by Segway! Aboard the self-balancing, personal transportation device that's ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: Varies

From USD $80.78
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Private Tour: Munich Sightseeing Including Andechs Monastery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Famous for its beautiful architecture and Bavarian charm, and renowned for its annual Oktoberfest, Munich has much to offer any visitor. On this private ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.77

Munich Bavarian Food Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Find the best food spots in town on this Munich lunchtime food walking tour. Led by a local, food-passionate guide, this culinary excursion will treat you to ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.06

Munich City Tour including FC Bayern Soccer Grounds Visit

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Are you a fan of FC Bayern Munich? After a city tour of Munich, experience the Allianz Arena, constructed for the 2006 Soccer World Cup and home ground for FC ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.47

Behind-the-Scenes Paulaner Brewery and Beer Tour in Munich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Whether you’re in Munich for Oktoberfest or just want to experience its famous beer scene, this behind-the-scenes beer tour will give you the inside scoop of ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Munich Ghost Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 47 Reviews

Prepare to be spooked on a ghost tour of Munich! Your two-hour walking tour will introduce you to Munich’s dark side, uncovering the city’s medieval past when ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.04

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