Munich In The Rain – How to Spend A Rainy Day in Munich
Don’t let a little rain ruin your trip to Munich. There’s so much more to see and do than the Englisher Garden. There’s always something to do, whether you want to relax and listen to music or learn more about the city’s history at one of the many museums. Here are the best things to do on a rainy day that will make you glad the clouds came out.
Botanical Gardens are worth a look.
A garden might seem like an odd thing to do on a rainy day, but if you were hoping to sunbathe in the Englisher Garten but it rained, the Botanical Gardens are a great alternative. In addition to the huge gardens, there is a huge greenhouse complex with palm trees and terrapins. There is also a restaurant where you can get full meals, drinks with alcohol, and great ice cream. Adult tickets are only €4.50 and it’s open almost every day until early evening.
Go to a movie
People who love movies live in Munich. There are many arthouse cinemas that show foreign language and independent films, as well as big commercial cinemas that show blockbusters. Try the Cinema Filmtheater for mainstream movies in English. Check out the retro Museum Lichtspiele for something a little different. It’s been around since 1910 and shows the Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday and Saturday night at around 11pm.
Check out the Palace
You don’t even have to put your umbrella up to run from the Odeonsplatz subway station exit straight into the fancy Residence. In 1385, it was just a small castle. Since then, different rulers have added to it, turning it into a large palace with gardens. Today, it is a huge complex with a lot of exhibitions about the history of Bavaria. It also hosts classical concerts and music competitions. It’s open every day until 5 or 6, depending on the season, except for a few public holidays. Leave your bags at the hotel, though. You can’t bring large bags into the palace, and there are strict rules about that.
Channel Your Inner Art Buff
Museum Brandhorst just opened in 2009, but it is already a well-known stop on the art museum trail in Munich. The museum is in a very modern building, but instead of being full of exhibits, it has large white walls and open galleries. It has permanent displays of works by famous modern artists like Damien Hirst, Joseph Beuys, and Andy Warhol, including his portrait of Marilyn Monroe. On Sundays, you can get in for only €1, and on Mondays, the Brandhorst is closed.
Take a Dip
The Müller’sches Volksbad on the banks of the Isar is a beautiful art nouveau swimming pool. It may not sound like much of a place to visit, but you shouldn’t miss it. It has been a public pool since it opened in 1901, and it still only costs €4.40 to swim there today. Saunas are an important part of German culture. You can steam away the chill of a rainy day in a Roman-style steam bath or a Finnish-style sauna with bright lights. You’ll have to do like a Municher and leave your bathing suit at the door, since swimwear is usually not allowed in saunas.
Try some of the local beer
When the government runs a brewhouse in a city, you know that beer is important there. The famous Hofbrauhaus has been around since the 1600s. It is the perfect example of a German beer hall, complete with a live brass band. You can’t get served if you don’t have a seat, so be prepared to charm your way onto the end of a table and share space. If you can, try to avoid Friday and Saturday nights. It can take over 45 minutes to find a table and get a beer at one of Munich’s most popular tourist spots.
Visit Munich’s Oldest Public Museum
is a beautiful Neoclassical building on Konigsplatz. This beautiful building is said to be the only museum in the world that only shows sculptures from the past. Visitors can look at all of the displays and get a close look at the past. It doesn’t feel like a stuffy, old-fashioned museum at all. Instead, it feels like an art gallery and is proud of its interesting modern twists. For example, key statues have been carved out of wood with a chainsaw to make modern copies of them. Your admission ticket also gives you access to the State Collection of Antiques in the building across the street.
Get a Job
If it’s still raining in Munich in the evening, there are many places to go to hear live music. Jackson Lynch, an Australian who lives in Germany, came up with the idea for Munich Sessions. At its laid-back evenings, signed and unsigned artists perform for the crowd. There are both international and local performers on the list. Depending on the month, you might see a calm acoustic guitarist or a lively funk band. Check the schedule to see what’s coming up. It happens twice a month at Lost Weekend, which is a vegan coffee shop during the day and a place for poetry readings, open mics, and live music at night.
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