Munich to Liechtenstein + Things to do in Munich

Munich is a city in southern Germany, as a result you can easily visit Austria and Liechtenstein.  Here are a few things to do in Munich;

  • Marienplatz and New Town Hall
  • Nymphenburg Palace
  • Munich Residenz
  • Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Allianz Arena
  • BMW headquarters
  • Bus from Munich to Liechtenstein via Innsbruck

Munich hotels are excellent value therefore you’ll find something in your price range.  Make sure you use a Munich Pass which gives free entry to several attractions as well as free use of the Metro.


Marienplatz and New Town Hall

Things to do in Munich - Marienplatz

You’ll find most of the things to do in Munich surrounding Marienplatz.  This is the main city square which is pedestrianized and surrounded by shops, restaurants as well as bars.  Points of interest within walking distance of the Marienplatz include New and Old Town Halls, Mary’s Column as well as the Frauenkirche.  In addition, there are numerous other historic buildings.  If you’re a photographer, I recommend you visit Marienplatz at sunrise when you’ll have the place to yourself.

Nymphenburg Palace

 


Nymphenburg Palace is a huge Baroque style palace surrounded by well kept gardens.  It’s the birthplace of King Ludwig II who was the 19th century King of Bavaria.  Another good reason to visit is because Mozart performed here at the age of 7.  You can reach Nymphenburg Palace independently on the U-Bahn.  A short walk from the palace is the Blutenburg Castle.  Finally, there is a Munich Pass which offers free entry to several attractions, as well as free use of the Metro.

Munich Residenz – Top Munich Instagram Spot

Things to do in Munich - Munich Residenz

A visit to the Munich Residenz is a must because it’s the top Instagram spot in Munich.  Firstly, Munich Residenz is the largest palace in Germany.  Secondly, it’s a royal palace therefore there are several Instagram worthy locations.  Most importantly, the top Instagram location is the Antiquarium section.  The earlier you arrive, the more likely it is that you’ll have the main hallway to yourself.

Day Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

 

A day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle is a must whilst in Munich.  This is the famous Disney Castle, as a matter of fact, it inspired Walt Disney to create the Magic Kingdom.  This is the most famous castle in the world and it’s a treat for photographers!  The best way to visit Neuschwanstein Castle is on an organized day trip from Munich.

Allianz Arena Stadium Tour

Things to do in Munich - Allianz Arena Stadium Tour

Munich is home to one of Europe’s best teams, Bayern Munich.  Bayern Munich play in the Allianz Arena which is one of the best stadiums in Europe.  In addition, it featured in the 2006 World Cup.  It’s possible to take a stadium tour of the Allianz Arena.  Did you know the Juventus Stadium is also called the Allianz Stadium?


BMW Headquarters

Things to do in Munich - BMW Headquarters

BMW is arguably Germany’s most famous export.  It’s possible to visit the BMW headquarters in Munich.  Don’t worry, there’s a museum inside and they welcome tourists!

Munich to Innsbruck by Flixbus

Flixbus - Munich to Innsbruck

I took the Flixbus from Munich to Innsbruck which took 2 hours at a cost of €7 one way.  The bus leaves from the Flixbus station which is adjacent to the train station in central Munich.


Things to do in Innsbruck

Top Instagram spot in Innsbruck

I left my luggage in the lockers at Innsbruck train station, which is around the corner from where the Flixbus drops you off.  It costs about €2,50 for up to 24 hours so great value.  I recommend you spend a couple of houses exploring Innsbruck town center which is a nice calm place, especially after arriving from Munich.  In addition, there are lots of traditional restaurants and bars to enjoy the Austrian food and beer.  Finally, the top Instagram spot in Innsbruck are the colorful house beside the Inn River.

Train from Innsbruck to Feldkirch

Train from Innsbruck to Feldkirch

There are regular trains from Innsbruck to Feldkirch, which is a small town close to the Liechtenstein border.  The cost is €32 for this 2 hour journey.  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.

 

Bus from Feldkirch to Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein Bus from Feldkirch to Schaan / Vaduz

From right outside the Feldkirch 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 your stop is next.  Enjoy ticking Liechtenstein off your countries to visit list!

Vaduz to Zurich

2019-01-05T15:41:16+00:00September 6th, 2016|Austria, Germany, Western Europe|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Jennifer March 19, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    There are so many things to see in Germany, it can be overwhelming. This article helps simplify what to see and how to see it. The next time I head to Germany, I will have a better idea of what I should take in!

  2. Anita March 19, 2017 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    I love how you stated the prices for bus trips to certain locations, I find that is my most researched topic – transportation. Its also a great way to see the City. I hope to visit Germany one day and thank you for posting this.

  3. Vrithi Pushkar March 20, 2017 at 2:32 am - Reply

    This is such a helpful article. Germany is in out list of coutries we want to visit soon. I am saving this to use when we go. You just made our travel planning so much easier.Thank you.

  4. Torgeir Lindland March 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Greay article about Munich. I habr always wanted to visit the beer garden tvere. Must be so much fun. Also the view from the top of the ski resort must be great 🙂

  5. Katie March 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Wow Munich looks so fun! I have visited Black Forest before and I loved the cute little villages around the area. Would love to check out the bigger cities and I am sure Calum would love to visit the Football!

  6. Melissa March 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    I didn’t realize Munich to Innsbruck was so close. We almost made this trip a few years ago but decided to fly into Zurich instead. We did end up visiting Munich last summer and had a great time. I wish we would have visited the castle, too.

  7. Noel March 20, 2017 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    I lived in Germany years ago, and really enjoyed visiting Munich. I don’t remember the Flixbus back then. That sounds like a great way to get around. Modern and comfy and cheap, that’s a great tip. When we make it back, I’d use it for sure.

  8. Tony March 21, 2017 at 6:39 am - Reply

    I am really in awe by the beauty of the architecture in Germany. Munich seems to be one of the most popular cities. I would love to explore the sights you’ve listed here.

  9. Jackie Taylor March 21, 2017 at 8:13 am - Reply

    I love how easy it is to travel by bus whil in Europe! When I was in Germany, I also used flixBus, and it worked out great. 🙂 I do wish I had the chance to visit Liechtenstein though! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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