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How much time in Munich

We are a couple who will be traveling independently in Germany next May. After Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg and Fussen for the Ludwig Castles, our last stop will be Munich. We plan to arrive in the evening, by car, after visiting the castles. The question is whether we should allow ourselves 2 full days in Munich, or 3. Please help.

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1176 posts

If you have three days, take it! There is a lot to see and do in Munich. Have you read the guide book to see all the places and things to do in Munich. There are three major art museums, lots of shops, several churches, lots of beer halls even if you don't drink, just going is an experience. And just walking around is interesting and I have not hit it all on what there is to do.

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17 posts

Five nominal days was not really enough for our first trip once we subtracted out a day-trip to Ulm and leaving mid-day to visit Andechs on our route south. Take as much time as you can spare!

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2023 posts

We had four days in Munich and loved it--another day would have been nice. We took a half day trip to Dachau.

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54 posts

We had three our first trip and saw all the 'must sees' but we returned the next year for three more days. The second time around was far more enjoyable because we didn't feel pressure to do anything. There was much more people watching, eating, and soaking in the city. I would day three for sure.

Posted by
2440 posts

I would go with 3 days.

I know you didn't ask... But the BMW World and Museum would be a nice change after all the castles!

Posted by
800 posts

I've spent months in Munich and haven't seen it all.

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5 posts

3 days...so much to do and see in Munich. Use the subway/trains - really easy and cheap to get around. Enjoy your trip!

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75 posts

As many days in Munich as possible, so at least 3. I have visited it many times (sometimes for 10 days) but still find something new. Not very impressed with Neuschwanstein castle, very touristy, enormous crowds. It is nice from outside but don't lose your time to stand in lines to see the interior, it is much better in Residenz museum, Nymphenburg and elsewhere.