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24 hours sightseeing in Munich

Munich, the third largest city in Germany and state capital of Bavaria, is my absolute favorite city and one of the coolest cities in Europe. You do not believe me? Well, I have lived in Munich for eight years and I am still very warm heart, when I think of the "cosmopolitan city with heart". But what makes Munich so special? Quite simply: Munich is modern and at the same time traditional, has many cozy beer gardens and many great places along the Isar, where I spent many summer evenings while chilling with friends and a barbecue. A true summer dream!

It's best to spend several days or a week in Munich. If you only have 24 hours, I have some tips for you to make the most of your day:

9.00: white sausage breakfast is good? 
Start the day with an original Munich Weißwurst breakfast in the Hirschgarten, one of the city's most beautiful parks and beer gardens! Sausages for breakfast are not your thing? Then head to one of the hip cafés in the trendy districts Haidhausen, Neuhausen or Schwabing for a cup of cappuccino and a croissant.

10.00: begin with the city tour
Now it's time to start sightseeing. It's best to start at Karlsplatz (better known as Stachus) and stroll along Kaufingerstraße to Marienplatz. On the way there you can get a few souvenirs and make a short detour to the Frauenkirche. The cathedral is one of the city's most famous landmarks. You should absolutely go in and see the footprint of the devil in the entrance hall!

11.00: arrived at the marienplatz
If you arrive at Marienplatz exactly at 11 o'clock, you will see the glockenspiel of the orbital clock and can watch how the characters perform their little dance. Spend some more time at Marienplatz and admire the Marian Column, a statue of St. Mary and a symbol of the city's faith and hope during the Thirty Years' War. Good to know: FC Bayern Munich is celebrating its big football title with fans on Marienplatz.

12.00: continue with the sightseeing
Leave the Marienplatz in the direction of Odeonsplatz, surrounded by several famous sights: Theatinerkirche (Baroque church), Feldherrnhalle (a copy of the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence) and residence (Germany's largest inner-city castle, where today the treasures the Bavarian Kings are issued).

13.00: take care of what to eat and chill! 
Broken by all the sightseeing and history? Then head to the English Garden, one of the largest inner-city parks in the world! It's best to make yourself a sandwich on the way there and let it taste while you sunbathe and watch the surfers at the ice channel. You can also visit the largest beer garden in Munich, the Chinese Tower, and treat yourself to a roast pork with dumplings and red cabbage - of course with a measure of beer (that goes without saying!).

14.30: nothing like the olympia park
Well rested! Take the subway to the Olympic Park and check out the headquarters of BWM and the Museum BWM Welt. The Olympic Park, which was created for the 1972 Olympic Games, is right next door and is ideal for relaxing after lunch or for a relaxing walk.

17.00: ended in the evening
Go back to the city and look for a nice bar or a cozy restaurant in Schwabing. Or visit one of my favorite restaurants in Munich: the Park Café (beer garden, bar and restaurant) near the Stachus and watch the people while you enjoy a cycling and a snack. If you want to feel like a local, then watch a Bayern Munich game on one of the screens in the beer gardens or even directly in the Allianz Arena, another landmark of Munich.

20.00: time for party! 
There are some cool clubs in the city center: 089 and Pasha are just two of them. The dress code is very important in Munich, so dress up and leave the sneakers in the hotel. The Munich have not in vain the nickname "Schicky Mickey's"! If you really want to posh then go to Club P1 and celebrate the night with footballers, actors and millionaires!

PS: If you visit Munich at the end of September, your daily schedule will be even simpler: just spend the whole day at the Oktoberfest!

I hope you have a wonderful day in beautiful Munich!

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