I'm looking for things to see in Munich with my wife for 2 days in July. Looking for something with culture, relaxing and fun.
We loved the English Garden-if the weather is nice, there is usually a beer garden open, you can watch kids play soccer or surf the river! Great to watch locals living.
We took the metro trolley out to Nymphenburg Palace-the grounds alone are worth it. Stunning rooms, architecture, and details.And we really did enjoy having a beer and sausage at Hofbräuhaus. Community tables make everyone friendly. We had a blast talking to those around us and listening to the live band.
Everyone has to watch the clock go off on the hour at Marienplatz-plus the area surrounding feels like it is just humming with activity.
And the Munich Residenz is unique in that it has been rebuilt since the war. Several rooms have a stand with a picture of what it looked like before and then one after the war (destroyed). It was a humbling experience.
If you want an even more humbling experience, visit Dachau concentration camp just outside Munich. It is a somber experience, but well worth it.
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The last answer really covered a lot of interesting things in Munich. The only things I would add would be Oktoberfest and Christmas have there own special events worth seeing. I absolutely love the Christmas Markets around town.
If You are a fan of history or military history. There is a book called Past Finder Munich 1933-1945 by Ch. Links. You can fnd them at tourist shops around town or order online. It was interesting for Me to get a feel for the history of would be a semi-boring average building on the street. Also when touring these sites in the book. I discovered many interesting places in the process.
Rick Steves self guided tour of Munich is great. Just download the app and it is free and uses no data. It will probably take about 3.5-4 hours to do.