- German Museum
- BMW World
City Name: Munich
Direction from City Center to Hotel: East
Distance from Hotel: 3.11 MI/ 5 KM
For a breath of fresh air and an introduction to Bavarian royal history, there’s nowhere better than Schloss Nymphenburg. Only 12km from the hotel, the huge baroque palace has ornate rooms overflowing with paintings and porcelain. Wander the magnificent landscaped grounds to discover lakes, fountains and picturesque follies, including the Amalienburg hunting lodge with its glorious mirrored salon.
No visit to Munich is complete without a trip to the Old Town, and the S-Bahn can whisk you from the hotel to Marienplatz square in 15 minutes. Climb the tower of St. Peter's Church for stunning rooftop views, shop on Kaufingerstrasse and look out for the ‘Devil’s footprint’ in the twin-towered Frauenkirche. The Hofbräuhaus beer hall is an atmospheric spot for sampling Munich’s famed local brews.
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Set on an island in the Isar River only 15 minutes by car from the hotel, the wide-ranging Deutsches Museum is a temple to science and technology. Thought-provoking displays examine physics, astronomy and more, with exhibits spanning historic aircraft, lasers and a submarine. Kids love the hands-on Kinderreich, where they are free to run wild in a hall of mirrors and climb inside a giant guitar.
Renting a bicycle is a great way to get around Munich and keep fit at the same time. Register online with Call a Bike for access to hundreds of bikes, which you can pick up or drop off all over the city centre. Download the handy MVV transport app for help with directions. The riverside woodland and meadows of the Englischer Garten are a great place to start, with nearly 80km of paths to discover.