Activities in Munich

Discover the best things to do on your city trip

Make the most of your city break. The hip district of Schwabing is the perfect starting point for all the cool things to do in Munich. Let our ideas inspire you when planning your stay in Munich.

Hike or Cycle Around Munich

In just 10 minutes on foot or 2 minutes by bike, you can reach the ideal starting point for your walking or cycling tour through Munich from Schwabinger Wahrheit: the English Garden. Go on an extensive discovery tour through Germany’s largest city park until you reach the famous Eisbach wave. Marvel at the surfers or take your own surfboard with you to plunge into the waves. Continue  to the Residenz and the Hofgarten for a cultural excursion. Afterwards, fortify yourself with a snack at the Viktualienmarkt before climbing the wooden stairs to the Alter Peter and enjoying Munich’s most beautiful view.

Rafting on the Isar

Fancy a different kind of sightseeing? Why not spend a fun day on a raft and let yourself be carried down the Isar River. Most trips include music and typical Bavarian delicacies. Rafting on the Isar has a long tradition and is perfect for a stag party.

Munich Olympic Park - an event in itself

Munich’s Olympic Park is not only a famous sports venue, it also offers guided tours for more adventurous, adrenaline-pumping activities such as the Flying Fox, as well as  countless festivals and concerts to suit all tastes. Foodies can take a barista course in Munich’s highest café or dine in the revolving restaurant at a height of 181 meters .

Bad weather activities in Munich

The weather isn’t really cooperating? Still, the Bavarian capital is never boring. Munich has plenty of exciting things to do even when the weather is bad.

  • Schaufensterbummel in München, © München Tourismus, Dominik Parzinger
    Wellness & Shopping with the girls
    Go shopping in Munich and then relax with a spa treatment. Not far from Munich is Therme Erding - the largest thermal spa in the world and the perfect place for a girl-time getaway.
  • Männer im Nightlife 02, © München Tourismus, Christian Kasper
    Men's Weekend in Munich's Breweries
    Can you do all seven? Of course, we're talking about Munich's great breweries. Interesting fact: Original Munich beer must be brewed with Munich water. Only seven breweries meet this criterion, and only they are allowed to serve their beer at the Oktoberfest. Test yourself on a brewery tour of Löwenbräu, Hofbräu, Augustinerbräu, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Spaten and Giesinger. Experience all of Munich for your men’s weekend!
  • Tierpark Hellabrunn Seehund küsst Kind, © München Tourismus, M. Schlaf
    Family Day in Munich
    Munich is a popular filming location and is home to the famous Bavaria Filmstadt. Spend an exciting day with the whole family behind the scenes of your favourite films. The Munich Zoo is also located nearby. So, if the weather is unpredictable, you can always choose between these two activities in Munich on the spur of the moment.
    München ist ein beliebter Standort für Filmdrehs, weshalb hier auch die berühmte Bavaria Filmstadt beheimatet ist. Verbringt mit der ganzen Familie einen aufregenden Tag hinter den Kulissen eurer Lieblingsfilme. Auf dem Weg dorthin liegt außerdem der Münchner Tierpark. Bei wechselhaften Wetteraussichten könnt ihr euch also ganz spontan für eine der beiden Aktivitäten in München entscheiden.

Food in Munich

Zur Stärkung nach den auspowernden Aktivitäten empfehlen wir natürlich typisch bayerische Schmankerl. Münchens Szeneviertel Schwabing bietet mehr als genug Schlemmerauswahl.

For refreshment after your activities, we recommend typical Bavarian delicacies. Munich’s trendy Schwabing district offers more than enough gourmet choices.

Gourmet tips near the hotel:

Standl 20 – where they serve coffee: Coffeshop & Brewbar

Bapas: Bavarian tapas all day, Weißwurst breakfast & more

Alles Wurscht: Best currywurst in a cool atmosphere, with vegan options, quick snacks

HeimWerk Schwabing: Schnitzel heaven, also for vegetarians and vegans.