I am sure most of y’all have heard of the famous German city of Munich… or how they call it München! I had the pleasure of visiting this lovely city with my friend Yesenia back in September, just in time for Oktoberfest. (see post 😉 )
Although Munich is best known for Oktoberfest and their soccer team FC Bayern Munich, it is also home to beautiful buildings, churches, castles and numerous museums.
We were in Munich for 3 days, so we had a chance to do a couple of fun things…. Including going to Oktoberfest and visiting the Neuschwanstein castle.
To start off the trip, we stopped by the restaurant and brewery Donisl to have our first authentic German meal. It is conveniently located in the Marienplatz area. You can’t say you went to Germany if you didn’t have any sausage and beer!
One of the most notorious landmarks of Munich that is right in the middle of the city, is the famous Marienplatz. It contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall), with a popular glockenspiel show that chimes and reenacts stories from the 16th century.
Also, a great photo spot! No matter what direction you look or if it’s day or night, the view is spectacular!
Fun Fact: Munich is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria and it is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg,
Another famous landmark of Munich is the church with the two green towers “Münchner Dom” (Munich Cathedral) or “Frauenkirche” as the local’s refer to it. The church towers are very visible because of local height limits. The city does not allow buildings to exceed the height of 325 ft. in the city center.
While we were in search of the Frauenkirche, we accidentally found the gorgeous Theatine Church of St. Cajetan. What really surprised us about it was that it was yellow on the outside and all white on the inside. (one of our favorites!)
On our second day, we took a day trip to visit the breathtaking Neuschwanstein castle that is located on a mountaintop….Warning! there is A LOT of walking in order to get there.
We took about a 2 hour train ride to get there with an organized tour. (highly recommended) We had a crazy old man as our tour guide, and he taught us a few things about the Bavarian region and the not so loved King Ludwig II who built this fabulous castle.
All the views from every angle were simply amazing!
We almost got left behind because we were climbing a very steep hill in order to get a perfect angle for a pic….. but it was worth it!
If you have a chance, come visit in mid September. The weather is nice and you can experience the amazing and fun Oktoberfest!