Munich is a city in Germany which is part of the EU and Schengen community. The main points of interest for tourists and photographers are;
- English Garden (beer garden)
- Nymphenburg Palace
- Munich Residenz
- Trips to Neuschwanstein Castle
- Allianz Arena, home of Bayern Munich
- New town hall
- BMW headquarters
Munich is a cheap city to stay compared with other major European cities. There are lots of good value hotels and places to eat/drink here. The train and bus stations are very close together and within walking distance of the Marienplatz, the center of the city. Around the Marienplatz there is a pedestrian zone with lots of German architecture to admire, great places to eat and delicious German beer.
The U-Bahn is the metro of the city, it’s easy to use and makes the whole city accessible. You can take the U-Bahn to the Allianz Arena, the home of Bayern Munich, or the BMW headquarters.
Bavarian State Theater – Munich
I recommend a walk around the Marienplatz, like the photo above of the Bavarian state theater, there are literally thousands of beautiful buildings to photograph! After taking photos of all the buildings you may need a cold German beer, the famous place to visit in Munich is the English beer garden. It’s a very social place, it’s designed that way with the long tables and liter size steins!
Flixbus – Munich to Innsbruck
I took the Flixbus from Munich to Innsbruck which took about 2 hours and was very cheap, about €7 one way. Because this bus was so cheap and convenient, I decided not to visit the Neuschwanstein castle, I do really wish i’d made the effort to at least go look at and get a photo of the castle though. Its a train ride from Munich to Füssen, then a bus to the castle. From the castle to Innsbruck I would have needed to have taken another train, so you can see why the 2 hour bus ride was so tempting.
Innsbruck – City Center
I left my luggage in the lockers in Innsbruck train station, which is around the corner from where the Flixbus drops you off. It was about €2,50 for up to 24 hours so great value. I walked around Innsbruck town center, which is a nice calm place, especially after arriving from Munich. There are lots of traditional restaurants and bars to enjoy the Austrian beer. Around town you’ll find lots of traditional buildings to photograph.
It is possible to visit the Ski Resort in summer, why would you do this you ask? Because from the top of the mountain there are great panoramic views of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains.
Train from Innsbruck to Feldkirch
There are regular 2 hour trains (€32) from Innsbruck to Feldkirch, which is a small town close to the Liechtenstein border. These have phone charges and free WiFi for all passengers. The views of the mountains are amazing and if you’re a chocolate fan, shortly before Feldkirch the train passes a Milka chocolate factory.
Liechtenstein Bus from Feldkirch to Schaan / Vaduz
From right outside the train station you can catch a bus (€5,20) to Schaan / Vaduz or anywhere in between. If you are staying in Liechtenstein then find out the name of your stop, as there’s a TV on the bus, showing you the next stop and you can press the bell when yours is the next stop.