All the Great Attractions of the City on Your Doorstep

Suggested Leisure Activities in Munich

Munich offers numerous exciting things to do. From outdoor to indoor activities, from bad weather to sunshine, we have all sorts of recommendations for you that have one thing in common: fun & adventure, so that your stay in Munich will be a great experience! Find out about our insider tips for your next visit to the 'friendly cosmopolitan city'.

Why not explore the area with one of our brand-new luxury e-bikes from FANATIC, which you can reserve at reception. We also have detailed information about cycle tours along the 135-km 'Münchner Radl-Ring' cycleway.

EQUILA at the 'Showpalast' Munich - Fröttmaning

Distance: 13 km - about 15 minutes' drive

Munich's new show experience: be right in the middle of things rather than just watching.

Embark on a unique journey of adventure to the magical land of EQUILA, where man and horse live in harmony together. Magically elegant breeds of horses, fascinating horse-riding skills, combined with impressive and breathtaking aerobatics. In addition - fantastic dance choreographies, accompanied by music specially composed for Munich's new show spectacular. Artistry paired with equestrian magic!

EQUILAND – Munich's equestrian experience

An equestrian theme park, unrivalled in the world, is located next to the Show Palace. In EQUILALAND, a worldwide unique equestrian experience in Munich, you can experience the great friendship between human beings and horses first hand and with all your senses.

Schloss Nymphenburg

Distance: 25 km - about 30 minutes' drive

Nymphenburg Palace is one of Europe's most important royal palaces. The wonderful palace park is great for leisurely strolls and walks.

The large fountains in Nymphenburg Palace Park not only give pleasure to visitors: they also represent a landmark in Bavarian technological history. The cast iron pumps with which the fountains have been operated for over 200 years already ranked as masterpieces at the time when they were built. In addition to a wonderful museum, the palace park also has several delightful smaller palaces within the park to visit, including the Amalienburg, Badenburg and Pagodenburg palaces.

To round off your visit there are also the former Royal Stables and Porcelain Museum, including an exhibition of Nymphenburg Porcelain.

Schleißheim / Lustheim Palace

Distance: 17 km – about 20 minutes' drive

The Schleißheim park was designed in strict alignment with Lustheim and the New Palace and is one of the most important baroque gardens in Europe. With embroidered parterres, pools, fountains and cascades it created a unique design, the basic features of which have remained unchanged.

Our Insider Tip:
Book a trip on the palace canal in an original Venetian gondola. The Electors of Bavaria valued travelling by boat and ship. At this time the Munich Residence, Nymphenburg Palace and the palaces at Schleißheim and Dachau were connected by navigable canals, on which exquisite original Venetian gondolas travelled. This stately pleasure is recreated for you in the Palace Garden at Schleißheim, north of Munich, where you can once again enjoy some very special moments on an original Venetian gondola.

Theatinerkirche Munich

Distance: 15 km - about 20 minutes' drive

Newly restored and in a fresh yellow colour, the Theatinerkirche at Odeonsplatz provides a spot of colour to Munich's old town. But the full extent of it's Baroque beauty can only be discovered once inside, with its nave predominantly in subtle white. It is not just this contrast that makes the Theatinerkirche one of the city's most popular churches.

Because of its function as church to the royal court it has had a royal vault since its inception. Together with St Michael's and the Church of Our Lady, it is one of the most important burial places for the Wittelsbacher Bavarian dynasty.

49 members of the ruling family are currently buried in the royal vaults. This includes Kaiser Karl VII., Otto I. King of Greece, Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife Henriette Adelaide of Savoy and Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Distance: 136 km - about 2 hours' drive

Neuschwanstein is one of the most visited castles in Europe. Around 1.3 million people visit "the castle of the fairytale king" every year.

In summer, one average 6,000 visitors crowd into rooms that were intended for one single occupant.

Neuschwanstein's idyllic location is unique.


More Top Attractions in Munich & Surrounding Area

From the fascinating Middles Ages to the present day – the City of Munich has all kinds of attractions to discover. The many sights tell of the city's history. Naturally, there are also leisure activities for young and old, as well as sports facilities.

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