Ahhh yesssss, finally the days of snow are through and the temperature is headed up. Summertime is starting in Munich, and what better way to enjoy it then hurry on outdoors.
But wait! what is this you say? You don’t know what fantastic activities Munich holds for this season? Well then my dear, let me give you a little help.
- Englischer garten
Known as one of the biggest urban parks in the world, the englischer garten is by far one of the first attractions youll want to hit up in the Munich Summer months. It stretches on throughout Munich with its many wooded trails and chill sunbathing friendly greenery. People come from all over to lay by the river, play volleyball, do sports and spend their whole days in the sun.
They even have a part of the river where people surf. I knowww right? bananas.
2. Open airs
Another popular summer activity in Munich is to attend an “open air”
An open air is a bit of a loose term. Its like any sort of gathering event, with music and drinks outside. It ranges from big music festivals to smaller outside gatherings and even outdoor cinemas. Below I’ve added a couple standard open airs that would definitly be a good option to see for the new to Munich:
- Sonntagsgefühl | http://www.sonntagsgefuehl.de/
- Isle of Summer | http://www.isleofsummer.de/
- Wannda Circus | https://www.wannda.de/https://www.wannda.de/
and here are some bigger note worthy festivals around the area
- Puls open air | http://www.pulsopenair.de/
- Echelon | http://www.echelon-openair.de/
- Ikarus | http://www.ikarus-festival.de
3. Cafes and Roof top bars
Now on to on of my favourite activities…eating and drinking! The long sunshine hours of summer create the perfect opportunity to sit outside, enjoy the weather and some treats. Whether you choose to brunch, lunch or go out for a drink the options are endless. Since I tend to post about my favourite cafes, right now I will just tell you about to great rooftop bars.
Flushing Meadows | http://flushingmeadowshotel.com/bar/
This hotel bar sits in Fraunhoferstraße between the Reichenbackbrücke Isar and Gärtnerplatz. They serve amazing smoothies and Açai bowls from Super Danke and have a fabulous list of drinks and cocktails ( my current favourite being the Flushing Meadows Spritz) Its a wonderful place to go anytime of the day, but particularly evening I find lovely.
Café Vorhoelzer Forum | http://www.vf.ar.tum.de/cafe/
Located above the Technical University of Munich ( TUM or TU) is another great-and super popular- roof top bar. Naturally as its above the university, finding a spot there can be difficult but when you are lucky or have put your weight in it is worth it. The food is not someting extra ordinary and the drinks are standard but the atmosphere is really what catches you. And the view of the city is really great.
Glockenbach is one of the more popular districts in Munich ( coincidently also my home). However it has two main areas that are great local attractions:
A small enclosed roundabout between Marienplatz and Sendlinger Tor is host to a wonderful mini garden park. People often come and sit on its benches and stairs under the central fountain for the day. Drinking a beer or radler, eating some ice cream or even just sunbathing with friends. The area is always very well manicured and the plants are changed out for each season.
The part of the Isar flows under the Reichenback bridge near Fraunhoferstr. ( just a few minutes walk from Gärtnerplatz) Its a great place to go and relax in the sun. It doesnt quite have the swimming capabilities as the Englischer Garten, but its more for just chilling in the grass or running along the paths.
5. Lake trip
Now this is a bit far off, but any proper Munich inhabitant will know it is one of the best ways to spend some free summer time. And with the amazing German public transport system, its pretty easy as well. All around Bavaria there are many great lakes or in german Sees to visit. Here are some of the most popular:
- Tegernsee |http://www.tegernsee.com/
- Chiemsee |https://www.chiemsee-alpenland.de/
- Starnbergersee |http://www.bayregio-starnberger-see.de/