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Central Europe [Part 2]: 3 Days in Munich, Bavaria's Capital

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Once we got through the immigration and collected our luggages, we followed the green round "S" sign as we're taking the train to Munich city centre from the airport. You can purchase the ticket at the kiosk but since we have the Eurail Pass, this pass can be applies for the S Bahn lines. A single trip to Munich Hauptbanhof (city centre) from the airport (München Flughafen) costs €12.30 on either S1 or S8 S-Bahn line and the journey takes roughly around 45 minutes. 


Not sure why but during our travelling date to Munich, all accommodations seem to be extremely higher than other normal day, including all those budget hotels. As our choices were pretty limited, we ended up with hostel.

The 4You Hostel & Hotel Munich 
Date Stayed: 23 October - 26 October 2022 (3 nights) 
Room Rate: RM928 for two dormitory beds in 12-bed mixed dormitory room (Booked from Booking.com) 
Nearest Station: München Hauptbahnhof Exit 5-26

Things I Like About This Hostel:
  • A very short walking distance from Munich main train station. 
  • There is a lift within the building. 
  • Free drink per night given. We managed to claim 3 drinks per person throughout our stay there.
  • Each bed has its own light and personal socket. 
  • You can store your luggage for free before the check-in and after the check-out. 
Things I Dislike About This Hostel:
  • There is no kitchen within the property. 
  • No hairdryer provided.


1) BMW Museum & BMW Welt 
Nearest station is Olympiazentrum underground station under U3 line towards Moosach. 
BMW Welt
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 12.00am (Monday to Saturday)
                            9.00am to 12.00am (Sunday and holiday)
Admission Fee: Free 

BMW Museum 
Opening Hours: 10.00am to 6.00pm (Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on every Monday)
                            Last admission at 5.30pm 
Admission Fee: €10.00

2) Olympiapark 
Nearest station is Olympiazentrum underground station under U3 line towards Moosach. 
Not far away from BMW Welt, there is an Olympic Park which offers everything in a place; nature, top-class events and concerts, plus sights like the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Hall and the Olympic Tower. 

3) Munich English Garden 
Nearest station is Lehel underground station under U5 line towards Neuperlach Süd

Munich English Garden is a large public park in the city centre. Surprisingly, one of the main attractions of this English Garden is the wooden Chinese pagoda which has over two hundred years history. Unfortunately during our visit, the pagoda was under construction. You won't find any Chinese food or restaurant here but it's well-known to be one of the biggest Bavarian biergartens where it can accommodates 7,000 people at a time. Besides serving the famous Hofbräu beer, they do serve typical German food such as grilled sausages, pork, potatoes pretzels and more. Though Octoberfest was over by the time we're in Munich, but still we can feel the vibe there.  

4) Marienplatz (including Old Town Hall and New Town Hall) 
Nearest station is Marienplatz station under S1, S2, S4 and S8 S-Bahn line

Do check out Rathaus-Glockenspeil, Munich's lauded cuckoo clock that chimes and performs at 11am, 12pm and 5pm everyday (except during the winter time). Want to get a better view of the square, you can climb the tower at St. Peter's Church. 

5) Viktualienmarkt (Victuals market)
 Nearest station is Marienplatz station under S1, S2, S4 and S8 S-Bahn line
Viktualienmarkt (Victuals market)
Opening Hours: 8.00am to 8.00pm (Monday to Saturday. Closed on every Sunday)

6) Munich Residenz 
Nearest station is Marienplatz station under S1, S2, S4 and S8 S-Bahn line

Munich Residenz
Opening Hours: 10.00am to 6.00pm (Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on every Monday)
                            Last admission at 5.30pm 
Admission Fee: €9.00 for Residence Museum
                          €9.00 for Treasury 
                          €5.00 for Cuvilliés-Theater
                          (Free admission to all 3 museums for under 18s)

7) Hofbräuhaus Brewery 
Nearest station is Marienplatz station under S1, S2, S4 and S8 S-Bahn line

Hofbräuhaus Brewery
Opening Hours: 11.00am to 12.00am everyday

Of course throughout our 3 days stay in Munich, we managed to plan and do trips out of the Munich city centre to;

Neuschwanstein Castle that inspired Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland (will blog about this in upcoming post). 

Ingolstadt, a city in Bavaria that is well known for Audi Forum and its museum of the classic cars (will blog about this in upcoming post). 

Normally when I'm travelling, I don't have any particular long list of food must try cause I don't want purposely travelling far for the sake of food. These are the food we had throughout our visit in Munich, Germany: 

Our first night dinner in Munich - Bento Box nearby the Munich English Garden. Asian being Asian, first day already craving for rice and Asian meal.  

Both my husband and I love to try McD in every country and city we visited. McD in Germany is relatively cheaper than Switzerland - €11 for two McRib burgers with fries and a Coke. 

BackWerk - my favourite bakery chain. Almost every morning we will grab some pastries and coffee before hop on the trains. 

So, that's pretty sum up our 3 days trip in Munich. Next post is about the fairytale castle that inspired Walt Disney to build the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. 

2022 Central Europe Travelogues:


  1. One of the best place to visited in Munich. I always love this place

  2. Munich always in my bucket list.. Gambar semua cantik :D
    Hostel RM928.00 untuk dua orang utk 3 malam.. RM450 seorang.. Cane lah nak bawa anak2 ni hahaha..no longer solo traveller skrg nie hahaha :D

    1. Tidak pasti kenapa tapi masa kami travel ke sana, hostel ini kira paling murah sudah. Even 2 star hotel pun mahu lebih RM1k untuk satu malam. Kurang pasti ada apa event atau aktiviti.

    2. As our currency pun not so strong right now.. Apa boleh buat.. Ada even mungkin juga or else fully book at that time sbb tu harga mahal..

  3. Very interesting trip in Munich. Thank you for sharing the details for the hostel and different types of food.

  4. Very interesting blog this is the one of my best place to visited in Munich


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