Munich, Germany

Munich is not only the capital of the lovely Bavaria region, but it is also a favourite destination for many travelers, including Sophie and Jason. And what’s not to like? Friendly people, great art museums, impressive architecture, yummy pastries and delicious Bavarian beer are all part of the Munich experience.


  • Hofbräuhaus is the big German beer hall. Nuff said.
  • Go to the English Gardens for some relaxation, nude sun bathing and river surfing :)
  • The Brandhorst is a recently opened modern art museum with a nice interior, exterior and collection inside. It’s one of Sophie’s favourite museums she’s ever been to. And she’s been to many!
  • The Pinakothek and the Pinakothek der Moderne are two other excellent art museums in the same area.
  • Marienplatz is the central square in the heart of Munich. Check out the Glockenspiel.
  • Just around the corner is the Frauenkirche Cathedral, a real piece of medieval architecture.
  • For a good guide to the city, try Mike’s Bike Tours or Ozzie’s free walking tours. These always have great guides and cover most of the city. It’s a great way to get an introduction to the city and learn about the history.


  • Bachmaier Hofbrau has some really tasty local Bavarian food. Be prepared to eat!
  • Brenner serves yummy Italian food and unique salads.
  • Viktualienmarkt Food Market is a great place to get a variety of local foods.
  • Balla Beni is the best ice cream in Germany. It’s freshly homemade with unique flavours, and it’s close to the museums.
  • The Hofbräuhaus has great pretzels and traditional Bavarian food to accompany your 1 litre beers. It makes for a great night.



  • The Neuschwanstein castle is a nice day trip, about 2 hours outside of the city, to see the beautiful castle that inspired the Walt Disney one.
  • Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp opened in Germany. It’s about 45 minutes away, so it’s an easy trip.


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