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Most popular areas in Munich for 5-star hotels

As one of Germany’s most affluent and picturesque cities, Munich boasts an impressive array of 5-star hotels. Alstadt-Lehel is the utterly enchanting central historic district, with its fairytale-like City Halls, cavernous beer halls, and upmarket department stores. You’ll find a whole host of luxurious lodgings in Schwabing, home to the lush green English Garden, and more bohemian bars and bistros than you could hope to explore in a single visit. Maxvorstadt, another hotel hotspot, is affectionately known as the “Brain of Munich”, thanks to its incredible abundance of museums, galleries, and universities.

Top 5-star hotels in Munich

The Sofitel Munich Bayerpost is centrally located and utterly luxurious, with eye-catching modern decor, and a heavenly full-service spa complete with indoor pool, tranquil saunas, and bubbling hot tubs. Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München is a slick urban oasis, with a shimmering indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and a gleaming 24-hour business center. The Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich, meanwhile, boasts stylish guest bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, and an elegant restaurant serving gourmet spins on Bavarian and Mediterranean classics.

Where to find the best restaurants in Munich

To sample authentic Bavarian cuisine, head straight for one of the beer halls of Alstadt-Lehel. Gorge on comfort food classics like crispy roast pork knuckle with rich gravy and soft potato dumplings, or succulent bratwurst with heaps of tangy sauerkraut. Schwabing is the city’s most effortlessly chic dining destination – head here for innovative nouvelle cuisine served in a minimalist setting, or traditional Italian home cooking. Maxvorstadt is scattered with enticing eateries, where you can devour everything from colorful and spicy Thai curries to succulent Turkish kebabs.

The most popular things to do in Munich

No visit to Munich is complete without a wander around Marienplatz, the beating heart of the city since the 12th century. This stately town square is dominated by the breathtaking spectacle of the New Town Hall, a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture with an imposing tower and incredibly intricate façade. Nearby, you’ll find perhaps the world’s most famous drinking den, the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl. Dating back to 1589, this palatial beer hall was restored to its former glory after being extensively damaged in World War II. Sipping a huge glass of ice-cold beer while marveling at the ornate ceilings is a quintessential Munich experience. For more old-world splendor, head to Nymphenburg Palace, a jaw-dropping Baroque mansion surrounded by acres of stunningly landscaped gardens.

Best ways to get around Munich

Munich is blessed with an extensive and efficient public transport network, with underground and suburban trains, buses, and trams covering the whole city. A single ticket system means you can use any combination of these over the course of a journey, and you can save money by buying day passes or group tickets. Taxi stands can be found all over the city, and fares are standardized. If you’re feeling particularly energetic, Munich is extremely cycle-friendly, and bike rentals are available in major tourist areas.

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