The Perfect One Day In Munich Itinerary

Munich is a city like no other. The city is rich with history, culture, and art. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy some good German beer and food! Munich is a great city to take a guided tour with a local guide if you only have one day. It’s convenient to get around by public transport, and there are plenty of things to see and do. Munich is a great city to visit if you only have two days. 

Start your day at Marienplatz, Munich’s central square. This is where you’ll find the Rathaus (town hall) and Glockenspiel clock tower, which features a mechanical show every hour on the hour.

Where to eat in Munich

If you want to start your day off right, head over to Kaffee und Kuchen Kleine Welt (Little World). This bakery and cafe on Viktualienmarkt is known for its delicious pastries and coffee. It’s also open for lunch and dinner, so if you have time after visiting the nearby Marienplatz or St. Peter’s Church (both are within walking distance), you can come back here for more food!

If you’re looking for a quick bite before hitting the markets, Kaffee und Kuchen Kleine Welt is right off Viktualienmarkt. This little bakery serves up delicious cakes and pastries that will make your mouth water. Try one of their many varieties of coffee or tea, which come with freshly baked cookies! 


Hofbräuhaus is one of Munich’s most famous restaurants/breweries – it serves traditional Bavarian food including schnitzel on a stick (called “wiener schnitzel”). Don’t forget to try their beer!

For lunch or dinner, go eat at Aubergine – it has delicious vegan options including risotto with mushrooms and truffle oil! They also have amazing desserts such as chocolate cake with coconut ice cream and desserts with chocolate mousse.

For a taste of traditional Bavarian food, head to Augustiner am Platz. It has an amazing outdoor terrace that’s perfect for summer nights and they have great beer too! 

If you’re looking for an upscale restaurant with amazing food, head to the two Michelin-starred Ristorante MOMO. It’s located inside a beautiful villa and serves traditional Italian dishes such as risotto and lasagna. For a slightly less expensive option but still amazing food, check out Linsen am Park.

Munich’s most famous landmarks

Take a walking tour of some of Munich’s most famous landmarks: Neues Rathaus (“New Town Hall”), Glockenspiel clock tower at Marienplatz, Frauenkirche Cathedral and Alter Peter Tower all offer great views over the city center!

If you’re interested in learning more about Bavarian history and culture while exploring museums dedicated to those subjects then consider visiting Deutsches Museum or Bavarian National Museum – both are located within walking distance from each other so it’s easy to see both if time permits! They offer exhibits showcasing everything from science experiments conducted by children all over Germany during World War II through modern day inventions such as solar panels used for generating electricity from sunlight rather than fossil fuels like coal or oil which release harmful gases into our atmosphere when burned up by power plants producing electricity via combustion engines running off gasoline powered cars etcetera ad infinitum ad nauseam until death do us part.

Bavarian National Museum

Munich’s main attractions are the Residenz and the Alte Pinakothek. The Residenz is a stunning palace that was once home to Bavaria’s ruling families, while the Alte Pinakothek houses an extensive collection of paintings from the 15th through 19th centuries. If you’re looking for something less formal but still impressive, head over to Schloss Nymphenburg–this royal palace was built in 1664 and is now home to an art museum as well as gardens with ponds and fountains (and peacocks!). You can also visit Neuschwanstein Castle if you want something truly spectacular; it was built by King Ludwig II in 1869 but never lived in due to his untimely death shortly thereafter at age 42.

Odeonsplatz is a square in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, Germany. The square is home to two important buildings: Ludwig I Fountain House and Feldherrnhalle.

Ludwig I Fountain House was built in 1826-1828 as a summer residence for King Ludwig I of Bavaria. After his death it became part of the National Museum until its destruction during World War II. It has been rebuilt since then but remains closed until 2020 due to renovation works being carried out on both buildings (Fountain House and Feldherrnhalle).

The Feldherrnhalle (Field Marshals’ Hall) is a monumental loggia at Odeonsplatz with an adjoining beer garden overlooking the city center which serves as an outdoor venue for concerts during summer months.

The museums and landmarks of Munich are best seen in one day

If you have only a day to spend in Munich, then you should make the most of it. You’ll want to split your time between seeing the city’s landmarks and museums, as well as shopping at some of the local stores and markets.

First off, take advantage of your early morning and visit one or two museums before lunchtime so that you can relax afterwards with some shopping and sightseeing. I recommend visiting The Hofbräuhaus Museum (it’s right next door) first thing in the morning so that by noon you’ll have had enough culture for one day! Then head over to Marienplatz–the city’s main square–and check out Frauenkirche Cathedral (the Church on the Mountain). Afterward go shopping around Glockenbachviertel or Maximilianstrasse for souvenirs before heading back home for dinner at nightfall. 

Take advantage of your free day and visit the English Garden or Nymphenburg Palace. Both are wonderful spots for a picnic lunch!

If you have more than one day in Munich, then you’ll want to take advantage of the city’s many museums and attractions. There’s a reason why it’s known as the “Capital of Beer”; so make sure that you visit some of its breweries (like Hofbräuhaus or Paulaner). The English Garden is also another great place for families with children because there are lots of fun activities such as paddleboat rentals and mini golf too!


The museums of Munich are best seen in two days. The city has so much to offer, from beautiful parks and gardens to historical monuments. You can spend an entire day exploring one museum or attraction alone! We hope this itinerary helps you plan your trip and have fun exploring Munich’s many attractions.