Perfect Things To Do In Munich In Summer Like a Local 2023
As soon as it gets warm in Munich, people head to lakes and lidos, beer gardens with chestnut trees for shade, and roof terraces with views of the not-too-far-away Alps. But if you get off the beaten path, you’ll find a lot to love about the capital of Bavaria this summer.
Check out the green spaces in the city
Want to get away from the noise? No problem. Munich is one of the greenest cities in Germany, with lots of parks and gardens where you can picnic or take a walk. The Englischer Garten is just north of Munich’s medieval Old Town, the Altstadt. It’s not a secret, but because it’s one of the largest urban public parks in the world, you can almost always find a quiet spot. In the summer, its woods and meadows are full of people walking, biking, jogging, drinking beer, sunbathing naked, and surfing on the Eisbach river.
Take the U6 line of the U-Bahn to Westpark, a few miles west of the city, for a quieter place. This beautifully landscaped park has a lake, places to grill, Chinese and Japanese-style gardens, a beer garden, and a huge rose garden that smells best in the summer.
In the bohemian Schwabing-West area, Luitpoldpark is a quiet, non-touristy park with a hedge maze, a grove of lime trees, and the Luitpoldhügel, an artificial hill made from WWII rubble that, on clear days, gives amazing views of the cityscape and the Alps.
Join a tour outside
If the sun makes you want to get out and do something, go on one of Munich’s great outdoor tours to see the city from a different angle. Locals love Run Munich, which gives active people the chance to run with a guide for 6km, 10km, or 21km and see the sights quickly. You’ll jog through Munich’s parks, squares, and markets with a smart and active guide. In the summer, tours start at the Deutsches Museum at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
If you like to ride bikes, check out Lenny’s Bike Tours. They have two trips every day in the summer so you can see the sights of the city on two wheels. Or, you can rent a bike from Radius Tours and ride along the tree-lined Isar River, stopping at a pebble beach to cool off. If it’s too hot to ride a bike, a Vespa tour will be just what you need.
Chill out at a rooftop bar or bar
There are also some great places in Munich to relax on a lounger and look out over the city. Head to The Terrace, which is on top of the fancy Mandarin Oriental Hotel. There’s a cool vibe, Asian snacks, and cocktails that will blow your budget. Or stop by the trendy Flushing Meadows, a cool hotel with an industrial vibe in the trendy Glockenbach neighborhood. The terrace on the top floor is small and usually very busy, but the fresh-fruit cocktails are worth waiting for. The Vorhoelzer Forum café on top of Munich’s Technical University isn’t as fancy, but it still has great music and views of the city.
Go swimming in a lido
When it’s hot in Munich, people love nothing more than to take off their clothes and head to the nearest freibad (lido), of which there are many. The Dantebad in Neuhausen-Nymphenburg is 20 minutes by U-Bahn northwest of the city center. You’ll find a heated Olympic-sized pool with tree-shaded lawns for sunbathing, a spa pool with hydro-massage and rapids, and sauna facilities in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. In the Ostpark, the Michaeli-Freibad has a 50m pool for swimming laps, a family pool with a slide and water jets, a diving pool, beach volleyball courts, and a naturist area. The peaceful Naturbad Maria Einsiedel has a natural, chemical-free pool in a beautiful spot on the river flats. It is close to the Tierpark and in a green part of the city.
Pick up a beer in a beer garden
Munich has the best biergartens because the city spends the whole summer getting ready for the oompah-filled fun of Oktoberfest. One good choice in the center is the Wirtshaus im Braunauer Hof, which has Paulaner beer and good lunch deals. Then there’s the huge Augustiner-Keller, whose 5,000-seat beer garden has been full of thirsty locals since 1812. Come for the Augustiner beers, folk music, traditional white veal sausage, and a pretzel as big as your head.
On the banks of the Isar River, the relaxed Biergarten am Muffatwerk draws a lively crowd with its organic beer, grilled snacks, and proximity to Muffatwerk, a listed industrial building that hosts regular concerts.
Dine al fresco
People in Munich love to eat outside when the weather is nice, and many restaurants and cafes have courtyards or terraces where they can do so. The Potting Shed in Schwabing-West is a great place to go if you want to have fun. It serves tapas, gourmet burgers, and creative cocktails. Try the signature cocktail, which is a mix of gin, lemon juice, fresh pomegranate, mint, and ginger beer. Or, get a table on the sidewalk at central café Black Bean for coffee, cakes, and paninis made by a barista. Cotidiano on Gartnerplatz is another great place to eat outside. They serve brunch all day and sharing platters in the evening.
If you’re in the mood to splurge, book a table at Les Deux, which has a Michelin star and serves French-Japanese food on a stylish terrace. On the other hand, broeding is more elegant in a traditional way. The menu changes every day to reflect what’s fresh at the market, and the ivy-covered walled garden is one of the most romantic in Munich.
Summer wouldn’t be summer without ice cream, right? True & 12 is the best place to get artisanal, hand-made ice cream in this area. Try the lavender with a blackberry swirl.
People who live in Munich often talk about how great summer is there, and for good reason. So no matter what you do, you’re sure to have a great time.
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