Munich: How to Do it in 48 Hours

What to eat and where to sleep in the Bavarian capital

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Munich might be best known for Oktoberfest, but the city has a lot more to offer. Yes, it is also the home of BMW and FC Bayern, but even with these world-class German exports included, there’s still way more to it. 

With its opulent Baroque churches, the city is architecturally stunning in itself. It’s also home to an overwhelming number of museums (80 in total), making it a haven to those in search of a culture fix. 

If you’re looking to visit Munich soon or happen to be in town for business, this is everything to see and do in the German city. 

Stay at Beyond by Geisel

Beyond by Geisel hotel roomIt might have only opened in 2017, but Beyond by Geisel has already become the go-to accommodation in Munich. The hotel has just 19 rooms, so make sure you book your stay well ahead of time. A stay here is unmissible: not only is it intricately designed, it is also located in the heart of the city.
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Get your design fix at Westfriedhof station

Westfriedhof metro stationYes, it’s a metro station, but it has built a reputation of its own as a landmark in Munich. Its ultra-dramatic 11 domed lamps and neon blue lit walls are a must-see. 

Surf on Eisbach

Eisbach river in MunichA landlocked city is certainly not likely to be a surfing destination, but Munich beats the odds with its Eisbach River. The river is a go-to destination for surfers from across the globe. 

Spend a night at the Midnight Markets

Midnight Markets in MunichYou’d think Saturday nights in Munich are best spent at a bar, but you’re actually better off heading to its Midnight Markets, known as Midnightbazar. It’s held every other Saturday, and if vintage clothes, or records are your vibe, you won’t regret it. 

Shop German fashion at A Kind of Guise

If there’s one place to go to get the latest that German designers have to offer, then a visit to A Kind of Guise is a must. The shop opened in 2009, and has since become synonymous with premium German craftsmanship.

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