A European summer break does not mean you have to make a compromise between relaxing and cultural activities. A summer break in Munich offers both the benefits of a chilled out beach holiday and the excitement of a fast paced city break, so whether you want to relax in the Rosengarten or drink beer in the Augustiner-Keller, the quaint Bavarian city has something to offer everyone. |
Ditch the noisy beach this summer to sit down and relax with a book or take a run through one of Munich’s zen city parks.
• Olympiahügel boasts the best views of Munich and even of the Alps, provided the weather is good! This large city park is perfect for exercise and is large enough if you want to find your own secluded spot. • Rosengarten (part of the Baumschule Bischweiler) is an example of Munich’s beautiful spectacles. Enjoy your summer break in Munich with the backdrop of this exquisite park and lose yourself in its tranquil and serene rose garden. • New Botanic Garden is home to 14,000 different plant species and has over 18 hectares of beauty.
Don’t forget: Munich has many cycle paths so you can experience all of its glorious greenery by bicycle!!
But what is a summer break in Munich without a visit to one of its infamous beer gardens? Gärtnerplatz is undoubtedly one of the most popular beer gardens in Munich and very popular amongst the gay community. If you’re feeling something more low-key, why not try the beer garden in Olympiahügel? This is perfect if you want a refreshing beer break having been relaxing in the park all day. But if you want the real Bavarian experience, go to Augustiner-Keller. Founded in 1896, the Augustiner-Keller is one of Munich’s oldest beer gardens and back in the day people would often bring their own tables to enjoy the experience!!
An alternative to swimming in the sea is relaxing in one of Munich’s outdoor baths. The Naturbad Maria Einsiedel is a natural bath which gets its water direct from the Isar River via a small channel. If you want a cool down, why not float in one of these glorious Bavarian baths?
Our top three: 1. Naturbad Maria Einsiedel 2. Schyrenbad 3. Prinzregentenbad (good for early morning exercise!)
All the way from the Brüdermühlstraße and the Flaucher by the Isar you will find yourself in the perfect hot spot for a summer BBQ. In close proximity to its popular beer gardens you can relax with a cool beer, a delicious lunch followed by a dip in the Isar.
How to Get There
Fly from London to Munich airport for as little as £73 with Lufthansa. If your summer break in Munich is to unwind, why not start before you’ve left the airport? Book with Shuttle Direct and an exclusive private car with driver will take you to your hotel without the fuss and hassle of public transport. Quick and low-cost, you can even book your stylish ride in advance so you can start relaxing before you’ve even hit the beer garden.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re planning a summer break in Munich Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your board get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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