It is the perfect place for a road trip through Bavaria or on the Romantic Road. If you arrive at a rural UNESCO destination and find a shortage of toilets when nature calls you, don’t despair. Here are my most important tips you should know for Germany. These handy tips will help you make an efficient trip to Germany, know what to expect and help you avoid mistakes. Set in a 400-year-old building, just a 5-minute walk from Marienplatz Square, Hotel Blauer Bock features warm décor with a Bavarian touch.
The most common form of public transport is the train. In most cases, the train is the fastest and most efficient way to get around a city. Germany is home to some of the most famous festivals in the world, such as Oktoberfest and Christmas markets.
Since unlimited public transport for a day costs €7.20, you’d have to save €32 on tickets to make things work. So you would have to visit 5 castles and museums a day, which is quite oktoberfest unrealistic, except that you run through my hometown without looking left or right. Like almost every other major city in Europe, there are special discount passes for tourists.
It’s closed on Sundays, so if you’re visiting Munich on the weekend, make sure you add it to your Saturday itinerary before the 3pm end time (weekdays it’s from 10am to 6pm). There are plenty of things to do in Munich for foodies, from food tours, dinner clubs and just food through the many restaurants that serve Bavarian food. Buy a Munich city card for €12 that gives you unlimited use of public transport and discounts on attractions.
If you go, or if you’ve been in the past, tell us your impressions in the comments. We like to hear about the perspective of others on entering a tent. If you’re in Munich for a while and want to find other things to do, check out this post with information on how to walk around Munich. We love Spatenbrau because of the very local atmosphere. If you want to meet other foreigners and not be surrounded by locals, plus you get a lot of beer spilled and have to fight for a table, then Hofbrau is the tent for you.
If you prefer to hike (I would be!), you can enjoy a small-group walking tour with a guide who introduces you to Munich’s highlights and lesser-known sights. Hacker-Festhalle – This tent is known for its painted blue sky and white clouds on the ceiling that, when the weather is nice, can open to really show the blue sky above. All tents are free all day and all have free tables and tables reserved for people eating. If you want to eat or guarantee a table, you need to make a reservation.
The only dazzling place where snapshots were allowed was the Residenz Museum in Munich, a museum I highly recommend. Regional trains are cheaper and do many destinations. A rail pass is not necessary unless you are on a super long holiday or go from A to B to C every day.
Germany can be quite cold even in the summer, so be sure to bring a jacket, hat and gloves if you’re visiting during the colder months. In addition, Germany is a very walkable country, so come prepared with good shoes or walking shoes. When we are in Germany, we usually choose AirBnB or a smaller family guesthouse or boutique hotel.
Speaking of public transport, Germany’s is one of the best! It is very easy to get where you want to go by S-bahn, U-bahn, Strassenbahn and city bus. Taxis (and Uber/Lyft, if available) are also convenient options, albeit more expensive than public transportation. When I decided to go to Germany in December, I didn’t start looking for flights until early November (the trip was a last minute decision).