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Munich for 3 days end of July.

I am going to be in Munich for 3- 4 days end of July. I needed help with me iten. I was thinking of one of the following:
1. Stay in the city itself and explore for 3 days.
2. Stay and explore Munich for 2 days. Take a day trip to Neuschwanstein and another day trip to Salzburg.

Any comments/suggestions/alternate recommendations?
Is Munich hot and crowded end July?

Posted by
59 posts

Ive been to all of these areas and I would start by making it a 4 day stay. I would arrive in the early morning and go take in the Marienplatz area in the afternoon. The next day I would get an early start to Fussen and take in both castles there and Marys bridge (above castles). Its an easy but full day trip and has bus and train options. The next day I would spend again in Munich seeing many things. Dachau is a half day tour from the train station. Be sure to revisit Marienplatz after dark. Lights and classical music players are there and it is cool.Last day I would take a quick train to Salzburg and see the town and castle during the day and then take an evening walk in the town after my classical music concert in the evening.Everything is close and easy to walk. Night walks with the town lights is almost as good as daytime sightseeing. I would stay the night and then catch an early train back to Munich to go wherever you are going next. In Munich the churches beerhalls and Residenz are really close or in Marienplatz and walking is easy. It is busy and warm in July about like Seattle but a bit more humid. Happy travels

Posted by
18 posts

The Top 10 list that are commonly published are pretty accurate (Nymphenburg, The Residenz, Marienplatz, etc...). I have been there twice. Just don't miss the Glockenspiel "show" (11a, 12n & 5p), and never pass any church. Also, most of the beer halls are not like the Hofbrauhaus. They're more like restaurants, but you can usually feel free to sit down just to have a beer. I still say that the German people are the friendliest people in Europe.

Posted by
213 posts

I second what both Terry and Timothy have posted particularly making it a four-day stay. If you do go to Salzburg, as Terry suggested, it's worth an overnight stay. Salzburg in the evening/night is enchanting. (Go to the Augustiner Brewery.) If you are interested in art, Munich has great art museums. I especially like the Alte Pinakothek; an hour or two there with the "old masters" will give you an unforgettable experience. While at the Marienplatz, wander over to the nearby open-air Viktualeinmarkt; it's a great place to grab lunch food (und ein bier). Munich can be hot in July. Wander into the Englischer Garten (English Garden--Munich's "Central Park")and you may come across nude sunbathers. (The gawkers are Americans!)