A day in… Munich

Wake up at:

Motel One Sendlinger Tor is part of a budget design hotel chain which can be found all over Germany. A modern design, simplicity and great locations are the key features of the hotel chain. I was pleasantly surprised as I did not expect to get so much for such a low rate (79 Euros for a single room with queen size bed). Modern interior, everything is in very new condition. The bathroom is clean and has a rainbow shower. A continental breakfast buffet is available for additional 9.50 Euros. The hotel is absolutely recommendable for a short weekend trip. I will definitely stay there again…

Eat at:

Restaurant Kaisergarten if you like meat you have to take the Wiener Schnitzel and the Kaiserschmarrn for dessert, you will not regret it! But also everything else I’ve had there was very tasty (e.g. veggie Maultaschen and the fish dishes). There’s also a “Biergarten” to sit outside during the warm summer days. It’s a great place overall. But a heads up that the staff may not be as friendly as you’re used to from other places, so don’t expect too much attention there 😉 and don’t forget to make reservations beforehand.



Restaurant Ksara is the place to go for all the Lebanese food lovers out there. I’ve had the best veggie mezze in a long time. Everything was beautiful and delicious. The restaurant couldn’t be more authentic. I felt like being on a short trip to Lebanon. Prices were a bit higher than an average place but considering it’s a specialty restaurant and the quality of the foods I was totally happy with it.

BiteDelite Fine Food & Coffee (healthy), Brenner Grill (trendy and chic place, therefore a bit pricey but the food was very good. They offer a great brunch selection until 3 pm on Sundays and public holiday), Tarullo’s (very rustic Italian place with good simple pasta, fish and meat dishes and of course pizza from the wood oven), Hans im Glück (easy burger place with good burgers. They offer lots of vegan and vegetarian choices, and the best thing in my eyes as a sweet potatoes addict, are the sweet potato fries). For coffee break go to Kaffee Aran, which is a small place in the city center. But you’ll find plenty of coffee shops in the area.

Stroll around:

Englischer Garten is one of Europe’s largest urban public parks even larger than Central Park in New York. It really reminds me of Central Park. People are having picnics and are being active or just having drinks at the Biergarten. If the weather allows you should definitely check out the park. There are bikes to rent around the city which makes exploring easier if you don’t want to walk that much. Hofgarten is also a beautiful renaissance garden which you will pass on your way from the city center to Englischer Garten. You should check it out as well. Furthermore, if you want to head a bit further out of the city you could visit Olympic Park, where you’ll have a fantastic view over the city. The park offers also a lot of attractions and activities.

Shop around:

5 Höfe is a shopping mall with a beautiful design and architecture. The passages are decorated with works of art and you’ll find some nice cafes for a coffee break and shops as well as the Kunsthalle with changing art exhibitions if you’re into design and art.
An interesting store to check out is Manufactum (everything from food to homeware things), Dallmayr Delicatessen (pick up some delicious pastries and gourmet foods), Oberpollinger (department store with various high-street to high-end brands), Urban Outfitters (cool clothes and accessories), & Other Stories (a mix of clothes, beauty products, leather goods and jewellery). If you’re more into luxury shopping then Maximilianstrasse is your place to go.

I’m curious about finding out your favourite places, restaurants and coffee shops. Let me know if you have any suggestions and tips.

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