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Blick auf den Marienplatz in München, Bild: S-F / shutterstock

Summer holidays in Munich: It’s most beautiful here

June to September is holiday season. Numerous tourists also make a pilgrimage to Munich every year to spend the hot days in the multicultural metropolis on the Isar. Whether you’re just going on a day trip, staying for a weekend or planning a short break, it’s guaranteed not to be boring. Even those born in Munich often spend the summer in the city – it’s just too beautiful to go away. But what is the best way to pass the time and at the same time defy the heat?

Into the water

Munich is particularly easy to reach by train. From the main train station, you can get anywhere quite quickly by S-Bahn and U-Bahn. Especially those who travel from surrounding, rather rural areas will quickly notice after arrival: The heat sometimes accumulates quite a bit in the city. All the better that you can refresh yourself wonderfully on the Isar. From the Großhesseloher Bridge to the Braunau Railway Bridge, you can even swim directly in the river. Bathing is also allowed in other places. Sometimes it is incredibly good for a little freshness kick to hold your feet and calves in the cool water. There are also various lakes in the vicinity. The Taxetweiher, for example, can be easily reached by S-Bahn. It offers refreshment and relaxation for all those who need a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city.


It is not for nothing that Germany is a popular destination for tourists. There is a lot to discover both scenically and historically. The state capital of Bavaria also has a lot to offer for tourists: numerous museums, churches, castles, monasteries, parks and gardens. The city’s landmark is Munich’s Frauenkirche from the 15th century. St. Peter’s Church, also known as “Old Peter”, is one of the best viewpoints in the city. Its tower is 91 meters high and offers a magnificent view over the entire old town. Right next to it is the Viktualienmarkt, which is open daily except Sundays. In addition to fruit, vegetables and flowers, there are various specialties to discover here. Nearby is also Marienplatz, the world-famous center of Munich. Whether it’s a carillon, a Christmas market or a master’s celebration – there’s always something going on here.

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Get out into nature

Hellabrunn Munich
Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Image: Carso80 / shutterstock

Between all the sightseeing, it’s especially good to relax in nature. The Freising World Forest can be reached by taking the S1 to Neufahrn. This is followed by a few kilometres across wide fields, which you can easily cover by bike. The special thing about the World Forest is that trees and shrubs from various regions of the world grow on an area of about 100 hectares. Fancy hiking, but don’t feel like driving long distances? In just a few hours, the 587-metre-high Perlacher Mugl can be climbed directly at the gates of the city. It towers over the surrounding Perlach Forest by only a few metres. Nevertheless, on a clear day, it offers a breathtaking Alpine panorama with a view as far as the Zugspitze, one of the most beautiful sights in Bavaria. Holidaymakers who don’t want to leave the city, but still long for nature, can take a long walk through Nymphenburg and Neuhausen. There is a lot to discover historically in Nymphenburg Palace, the Nymphenburg Park captivates with green meadows and