Discover Munich: 3 Days in Bavaria

discover-munichWelcome to the first of a five-part series on our 12-day trek through Germany and Italy. And I do mean trek, my husband, Alan, somehow convince me to backpack. Backpack! What was I thinking?! Anyway, we had a fabulous time and I’m so excited to share my adventure with you, starting with Munich!


We traveled from Frankfurt to Munich on a train. It took about 3 hours. Alan slept and I read… surprise, surprise!

Discover Munich - The Train
When we got there and checked in, we were instructed to a lovely little Bavarian cafe near the U station. I got an amazing noodle, egg and ham dish that had fresh parsley and a lot of fine pepper. It was delicious!

Discover Munich - Noodles
After, we wandered over to Oktoberfest. And oh my goodness! What a mass of humanity. It was more of a fair than just beer tents. There were all sorts of carnival rides. We wandered up the left side until we came across our first tent. We found a seat, Alan order a beer, and we talked politics with the two Germans across from us—one a policeman. We went out and walked though more of the fest. Then we found the tents… Though to call them tents is laughable. These are massive two-story structures with outdoor patios and raucous singing. I enjoyed walking around at 4, but by 7 too many people were drunk and enough were angry I wanted to get out of there fast.

Discover Munich - Traditional Tent

Discover Munich - Inside the Tent

Discover Munich - Oktoberfest
Next we went to Marianplatz, the main square in Munich. We walked around the shops, all closed by that time, and enjoyed the new city.

Discover Munich - Marianplatz

We got a slow start, had a big breakfast, and switched hotels. Then we went to the BMW museum and showcase building. Alan was enthralled. By the time hour three rolled around, I was bored lol. But they did a great job at incorporating world history into the timeline of their business, so that was interesting.

Discover Munich - BMW Museum
For dinner, we went to an incredible steakhouse. It wasn’t much to look at, but the food was delicious. I has French Onion Soup, a steak, and a baked potato.


We kicked off the day with a castle! Schloss Nyphenburg was awesome. We picked up audio tours and learn the history of the Bavarian royalty—it was filled with beauty and intrigue, luxury, gossip, and I can’t help but think, loneliness. History filled each of those rooms and it was so fun to learn.

Discover Munich - Palace

Discover Munich - Palace Interior

Then we went to the world’s largest beirgarten. And I got a Bavarian traditional platter. That ball was some kind of potato/gluten ball… highly unpleasant. And no matter how hot or cold, there is no ice for the Coke. The meat however? Delicious!

Discover Munich - Bavarian Meal

Next we went back to Marianplatz to have coffee and watch the tourists. We were treated to the famed 5 o’clock dancing clock (which I’ve got to admit was underwhelming). And then we wandered around new streets until our feet got tired. It’s a beautiful area and we had so much fun!

Discover Munich - Apple fritters and coffee
Discover Munich - Beauty
Discover Munich - Statue

We had a wonderful time in Munich before boarded a train for our next journey. Come back next week for an adventure in Venice, Italy!

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Megan Gonzalez

By | 2016-10-20T09:26:17+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Travel|8 Comments

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  1. Amanda Rinehart October 22, 2016 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    I SERIOUSLY FREAKING LOVE MUNICH! It is my favorite. My husband and I stayed for 8 days last year (there are posts and pics on my blog too! ) and Germany is easily my favorite European country I have visited yet. I haven’t been for Oktoberfest (MAJORLY jealous!) but YES GIRL, MUNICH! <3

    • Megan Gonzalez October 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      That’s so awesome! I will have to visit your blog! We want to go back and explore more, but we weren’t entirely sure what to do. Life got super crazy in the months before we left, so we didn’t get to do a lot of research. Oktoberfest was interesting to see—mainly because of the costumes—but we’re talking millions of drunk-til-their-sick tourists crammed into one arena and hotel prices 3-4 times their usual rate… We would’ve much rather had that money to do more exploring! Right now Berlin is still holding the top spot in my heart. So many decades of history intermingling with the present—it’s truly incredible. Come back next week for Venice!

  2. Bibi October 20, 2016 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Schloss Nyphemburg looks like a great place to visit!
    Great post! Loved seeing all the pictures.
    Visiting from thankful Thursday Link-up.

  3. Caroline October 20, 2016 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    I love this post so much! I LOVE Munich 🙂 Looks like you had a blast

  4. Sharon October 20, 2016 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    I love Munich! We went a couple years ago. But not during Oktoberfest. what an experience! Aw that sucks that you didn’t like the potato dumpling. I loved it! But I love all things carbs so it was easy.

  5. Heather Denniston October 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Just got back from Spain. Loved it! Can’t decide what is next up on the agenda. 🙂

  6. Angela Tolsma October 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    The castle sounds amazing!! I think if I every went I’d spend all my days jumping from castle tour to castle tour!! That potato thing does not sound pleasant at all!

  7. Jenny October 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    This sounds like so much fun! I want to go to Europe so bad.

    xoxo, Jenny

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