Visiting Germany? Search for holiday apartments in Munich and find excellent accommodation in the city centre on Likibu. There are a huge variety of places to stay where you can discover the rich cultural history of this Bavarian city.
Book a holiday in Munich
Munich has long been known as the ‘city of art and beer'. Staying in an apartment in Munich for a weekend trip is the perfect amount of time to explore the city where the traditional and the modern sit side by side. Book a bed and breakfast through our partner Airbnb and explore the many world-class museums, art galleries and pubs in this thriving city. Munich is known for the popular Beer drinking festival Oktoberfest as well as housing the BMW headquarters. Find cheap accommodation in Munich and browse through the extensive selection on Likibu.
When to Go
Busiest times are between September and January as many locals and tourists descend to Munich for the annual Oktoberfest which happens between 22nd September and 7th October. Munich is also popular for its Christmas markets and craft fairs. Best times to visit Munich is from March to May as this is when crowds have left, and summer's peak season hasn't arrived.
How to get there?
Munich Airport is the second largest in Germany, making flying the most popular way of getting there. Many UK airports have regular flights to Munich on budget airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair. The fastest and easiest way to get from the airport to the city centre is the S-Bahn. This is an overground train with seven lines, the S1 and S8 connect the airport and city in 40 minutes. Alternatively, an ExpressBus is also available that stops at the airport and city centre.
If you are not a flyer and would prefer to travel by train. Munch Hauptbahnhof is one of the main train stations in Germany with lots of travel options.
Public transport in Munich is modern and easy to understand. The U-Bahn is the underground which connects the cities 4 zones. The inner ring, zone 1, is the main zone of importance so you probably won't need to go further out. Cycling is a great way to get around Munich, there are plenty of cycle lanes and cycle stations conveniently placed around the city. Walking is also a great option for seeing the sights and aimless wandering around the streets – it is the best way to explore. There are many pedestrian zones like Marienplatz and Kaufingerstrabe.
Where to Stay
Munich is a friendly city with a grand array of apartments and bnb's from which to choose. Maxvorstadt is the area to book your accommodation in if you are a museum lover. This area is close to the cultural heart of Munich. The city has 80 museums available to look around, the Residenz and the Bavarian State Opera House are also located in this area as well as it being within walking distance to the Marienplatz and City centre.
Marienplatz / Altstadt
Book a hotel room in Munich and stay in the Marienplatz. This beautiful pedestrianised area is perfect for shoppers and souvenir hunters. The square is surrounded by many shops and restaurants including the infamous Hofbrauhaus. Buy local produce at the Viktualienmarkt market to take back to your short stay apartment and cook a local meal.
If you are looking for a place to explore the nightlife of Munich, book a holiday rental in Schwabing. There are endless streets filled with bars and clubs playing music until the early hours. Many cheap hostels are based around this area if you are on more of a budget. Visit one of the many Beergardens here and watch the surfers on the Eisbach river.
What do See
If you haven't booked your accommodation in Marienplatz then it is definitely worth a visit. It is the central square of Munich. St.Peter's church towers above the square giving it a sense of grandeur as well as the two town halls and toy museum that add to the eclectic atmosphere.
This incredible Palace can't be missed. It spans 200 hectares with a rococo interior, coach display and beautifully manicured baroque gardens. The palace was the main summer residence for the former rulers of Bavaria and now is open to the public.
Englischer Garten (English Garden)
For those who enjoy green spaces in cities, visiting the Englischer Garten is a must. This expansive C18th park is Europe's largest and it includes trails for cycling and jogging as well as a lakeside beer garden. Enjoy sipping on a pint of beer in the summer or a mulled wine in the winter.
Hofbrauhaus am Platzl
Hofbrauhaus am Platzl is a great place for tourists who want to immerse themselves in the beer drinking culture. It is a 3-floor beer hall dating back to the C16th with a Bavarian restaurant serving traditional German food such as spatzle, currywurst and schnitzel as well as putting on dancing shows and music. Visiting this neighbourhood is an excellent way to immerse yourself into German culture.
To all the car enthusiasts, a visit to the BMW museum should be a priority on your list. The building itself is a spectacular sight as it is a future-orientated high-rise steel ensemble. Take an exciting tour of the origins, present and future visions of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce. Choose to tour around the factory gaining an insight into the automotive industry or visit one of the exhibitions they have on. It really is a fun and interesting thing to do in Munich.