After having overcome the first impression of the current situation, undoubtedly, more than three of us were confronted with a kind of "meta-claustrophobia" when the borders were closed. We did not have the freedom, at least mentally, to think that we can travel to our countries whenever we want.
The borders are open in the European Union and some countries, but many others are not, so this summer, many of us will stay in Munich and, it is time to enjoy the city doing STAYCATIONS!!!
We have several ideas to enjoy your staycations in Munich and get to know other sides of the city that you may not know yet.
First of all, the city of Munich organizes "Sommer Program / Summer in the City" with several actions for everyone in different places to avoid crowds.
Since last weekend you will find free programs of culture, art, sport, and fun, in general, all over the city. The places where the program will be held are the Olympic Park, Theresienwiese, Königplatz...
The Olympiapark will have many rides, carousels, markets, roller coasters, bumper cars, and generally a folk festival atmosphere in the park itself. There is a giant "Maibaum" and also a stage for shows.
The Mini-Munich program for kids.
On the Theresienwiese, they changed the atmosphere with palm trees to give the holiday feeling and adapted the place to do physical activities like skating, climbing a stone wall.
In general, you can expect open-air shows at various locations in Munich.
You will also find the typical stands of the Auer Dult fest in different parts of the city:
Mariahilfplatz, Orleansplatz, Weißenburger Platz and Wittelsbacherplatz.
Here you will have the typical Auer Dult feeling, with the typical Bavarian food stands and shopping offers.
Hey dear People! We are sorry to inform you that Alter Peter Tower is closed...we are very sorry for this mistake in this article, anyways we leave this as it was originally published:
Sightseeing at Alter Peter
Climbing the "Alter Peter" tower is well worth it to get a fantastic view of the city. This church is located behind Marienplatz and is the oldest church. You can see up to 100 km on a clear day, and you can see the Alps. The tower has 8 bells, and one of them is commemorative of the 800th anniversary of the city of Munich.
Dare to climb the 306 steps to the observation platform!
The entrance fee is 3 euros, for students with ID 2 euros.
Sightseeing at Tram 19
From Pasing to Berg am Laim, this tram crosses the whole city center. It drives by places such as Stachus, Theatiner Straße, National Theater, Maximilianeum, a recommended ride to get to know the city in a relaxing way.
Sightseeing at the Olympiaturm
The Olympiapark is worth a visit. In addition to the special summer program this year, the park offers a spectacular panoramic view from the 190 m high platform at the Olympic tower.
This tower has a height of 291.28 actually and is the tallest building in Munich. There is also a rotating restaurant, and it takes 53 minutes to turn and allows visitors to gently enjoy a 360-degree panorama.
There is also the Munich Rock Museum, displaying concert tickets, newspaper clippings, musical instruments, clothes worn by some rock stars like Freddie Mercury, Pink Floyd or the Rolling Stones.
Ticket price: 9,00 euros
We love summer in Munich and the enjoyable “Freibäder”. These are public outdoor swimming pools. Besides the “Hallenbad” which is the indoor swimming pool open all year there are “Freibäder”. They are open only during the summer season, from May to mid-September. You can find Hallenbad and Freibad in different parts of the city. Take a look at our top 3 Freibäder.
This year, due to corona, you have made a previous reservation.
Every lake near to Munich is awesome, take a look at our articles about refreshing trip options. in German you would say "Ausflüge" : Kochelsee, Staffelsee, Pilsensee, or Schliersee.
We hope you enjoy your Staycations in Munich, enjoy the summer and stay tuned for more Staycations tips!
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