Munich is a place of both rich history and cutting edge accomplishments. Whether you’re traveling with the entire family or going solo, you’ll always have one more place to cross off your “don’t-miss” list in this German city. Fill your days with sightseeing adventures or take it easy with constant pampering – either way, Munich will not disappoint.
Don’t just check into a hotel when you arrive in Munich; check into an experience. At Hotel Achterbahn, it’s all about feelings, from pleasure to relaxation. The interior design of Achterbahn’s eight rooms stays true to each room’s theme; there’s Zen-like simplicity in Room 8 (“Enlightenment”), and a hypnotizing orb lamp in Room 3 (“Bliss”). Not only will you rest your head comfortably in these suites, but you’ll wake up invigorated and most definitely inspired. For breakfast, don’t skip Hotel Achterbahn’s Cafe Camera where dishes are served up with a distinct international flair. When you’re ready to explore the city, you’ll appreciate the hotel’s central location in Munich and easy access to the underground. Reserve your desired experience at www.hotelachterbahn.de.
In the heart of Munich, take a stroll through the English Garden, and don’t be surprised if you feel like you’re stepping into a fairytale land. With 3.73 square kilometers of pathways, ponds and swans, the garden is natural beauty at its best. Stop by the pagoda, which has been there since 1789 and now stands surrounded by one of the city’s most popular beer gardens. If you’re lucky, a brass band may even put on a show while you’re there. As the largest city park in Europe (and even bigger than New York’s Central Park), Munich’s English Garden always impresses.
Constructed for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Allianz Arena stands as a testament to Germany’s athletic traditions, as well as its architectural vision. The futuristic, three-tiered stadium features 69,901 seats and a “membrane shell” façade made of 2,874 inflated foil panels. Today, Allianz Arena is home to international events, as well as every day activities. Arena tours are extremely popular, particularly the all-access excursions like the 75-minute Fan Tour; your guide will take you to the dressing room and player’s tunnel where top teams get ready to rumble. You’ll also get a behind the scenes look at Allianz’s press club and sponsors’ lounge. After the tour, visit the arena’s shopping center and stock up on team gear, and Lego products.
Book your tour now at www.allianz-arena.de/en.
Looking for a place where everyone in the family can learn something? Stop by the Deutsches Museum, an attraction both adults and kids will appreciate. Filled with hands on exhibits and presentations about technology, natural science, music, transportation, energy and more, Deutsches gets a gold star for perfectly combining education and entertainment. In the Kid’s Kingdom, little ones can stretch their imaginations with exhibits like the House of Light and interactive props such as the giant guitar. For more information, check out www.deutsches-museum.de.
Once home to geniuses like Albert Einstein and Richard Wagner, Munich has long been a city of intellect and talent. Historians and artists find its culture fascinating while sports fanatics respect the city’s loyalties and traditions. Whether you go for a month or just a few days, you’ll leave with a great appreciation for this German treasure.
Start planning your trip at www.muenchen.de.