There is so much to see and do in Munich! Use our travel map of Munich below to help you decide where to go, what to do next, and even find your way from one fantastic site, restaurant or place to stay to the next. If it is on our map below, we’ve been there and can recommend it. Simply click on any pin to launch additional details about any site. Links will take you to additional information as appropriate. Use the navigation feature at the bottom of our map of Munich to plot a route once you are in the city — using Google’s directions to determine a best route for walking, driving or public transit. We recommend also looking at our Munich City Guide and using in tandem with this map.
Easily missed, the Sophie Scholl memorial looks like loose pieces of paper scattered on the ground in front of the university building. In actuality, they are attached permanently to the ground in front of the main entrance on the so-called “Geschwister Scholl Platz.”
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, 80539 München, Germany
It’s easy when traveling through big European cities to follow the throngs to the large churches or cathedrals in town. Huge European cathedrals can be very impressive, of course. But the Marienklause Chapel, about 3-4 miles south of the city center of Munich, Germany, is certainly worth a close look.
Schlichtweg 15, 81543 München, Germany
Created at the behest of Prince Carl Theodor in 1789, the Englischer Garten in Munich, Germany, is one of the largest city parks in the world. And, we can attest, it provides for a magical and wondrous escape from the clamor and bustle of Munich’s busy urban streets.
Kleinhesselohe 3, 80802 München, Germany
Since most tourists head straight to city center, you may as well check off this total tourist draw – that nevertheless is pretty adorable. The “Glockenspiel”(or bells with dancing figurines) plays at the top of the tower in the New City Hall at 11 a.m. and 12 noon, with an added 5 p.m. show spring to fall.
Marienplatz 8, 80331 München, Germany
Enjoy a visit to the Toy Museum (“Spielzeugmuseum) in the Old City Hall Tower. We love toys and have found it adorably delightful! Great prices on family entrance tickets too.
Marienplatz 15, 80331 München, Germany
Need foods, chocolates, fruit, a beverage or other goodies? Forget the expensive tourist markets. Head to the basement of the Galleria Kaufhof department store right on Marienplatz.
Kaufingerstraße 1-5, 80331 München, Germany
Enjoy the grand “Feldherrnhalle” with its great lions guarding the stairs and offering a look straight up Ludwigsstrasse at the Triumphal Arch (Siegestor) about a mile away.
Residenzstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany
Dubbed “a place of learning and remembrance,” this is a center that will leave you thinking pretty hard about what happened to bring Hitler’s National Socialist party to power, what happened during the Nazi regime, and how that relates to current world events.
Max-Mannheimer-Platz 1, 80333 München, Germany
Tagged as Germany’s first museum for urban art, MUCA (opened in 2017) shares a building with a restaurant/café and an architectural gallery in an old electrical substation tucked in a corner not far from Marienplatz. If you are a lover of street art, as we are, then in addition to visiting this museum, be sure to check out our street art images from around the world here.
Hotterstraße 12, 80331 München, Germany
A fun oddity in the Englischer Garden is the man-made wave for surfing.
Eisbach, Munich, Germany
Memorial artwork for gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis – So new there is very little online about this memorial unveiled in summer 2017.
Dultstraße 1, 80331 München, Germany
The Schwabing / University area is a good place to wander and “fall into” someplace to eat in Munich, offering many fast casual, but also international and trendy places.
Haimhauserstraße 3, 80802 München, Germany
Viktualianmarkt is a vast and eclectic collection part farmers market, part food stalls, part beer garden, part restaurant, part take-away, part bakeries and you-name-it related to food.
Viktualienmarkt 3, 80331 München, Germany
Pizzeria Grano is veritable hole-in-the-wall smack in city center but nestled into a side street that isn’t easy to find. Make reservations (for what some call the best pizza in town), go at off times, or be prepared to be turned away. Maybe 30 or 40 seats if you squeeze.
Sebastianspl. 3, 80331 München, Germany
Café Riding School (Café Reitschule) sits on the edge of the English Garden and is a delightful place for any meal or great cake. Casual, well priced, and yummy.
Königinstraße 34, 80802 München, Germany
Schneller Pastry Shop (Konditorei Schneller) – You can’t go wrong with cakes and coffees at great prices from Schneller in Schwabing.
Amalienstraße 59, 80799 München, Germany
If you are a fan of parks, athletics or just sports history, a look around the still rather spectacular Olympic Park is worth the trip (It is the same underground stop as the BMW World – Olympiazentrum on the U3 / U8 lines). From special events and concerts, to space for athletic endeavors like running or swimming, or sweeping greenspaces, the park is a grand place.
Olympiapark, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 München, Germany
The epitome of non-touristy and off-the-beaten-path, the Ost-West Friedenskirche is a small “village” hidden in a grove of trees in busy Olympic Park. You find several homemade buildings, gardens, a church and a small chapel.
Spiridon-Louis-Ring 100, 80809 München, Germany