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8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Fri May 15, 2015 9:35 am

So i have a 8hr layover at MUC on my GOT-YUL flight, and i'm thinking about what to do. I like hanging around airports but i'm thinking that i might even leave the airport since i have so much time.

I saw on MUC's website that the train takes about 50mins to the city. What do you guys think? Any recommendations about what to do in the city? Recommendations about any nice pubs or restaurants are very welcome  
 
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Fri May 15, 2015 2:04 pm

Hi Mika,
I would take the S-Bahn train down to München HBF ( Main station ) From there you can first walk to the Stachus, then down the main shopping street with the Frauenkirche ( Church ) close by, and at the end of the street on the right there will be Viktualienmarkt, a market with local products and many beer gardens.
To eat, you can go to traditional bavarian restaurants and pubs like the Hackerhaus or Hofbräuhaus, which is the most famous in Munich.

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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Fri May 15, 2015 5:49 pm

You definitely have time to go downtown and back. If you're an aviation enthusiast, you can also visit the Besucherpark and maybe even take an airport tour. It is one stop away on the S-Bahn.

While the Hofbräuhaus is famous I like the food much better at Zum Spöckmeyer. Take a walk around the Viktualienmarkt and go see the Englischer Garten if the weather is good. Munich is a great city to visit.
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Fri May 15, 2015 6:07 pm

If you're looking for an aviation attraction, check out the Deutsches Museum location at Oberschleißheim. They have a great collection of aircraft, including some rare German types like the Dornier Do-31 and the VFW-614.

It takes about 30 minutes to ride the S-Bahn to Oberschleißheim, then it's another 15 minute walk to the museum (stop at the Schleissheim Palace on the way if you're interested). You'll probably have enough time left over to hop back on the S-Bahn and check out some of the city of Munich too.
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Sat May 16, 2015 1:56 pm

Thanks a bunch for all the tips guys, much appreciated! All save all these tips for when i go (August).  
 
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Mon May 18, 2015 10:36 pm

There is also a very nice plaza area between the terminals if you decide you don't want to go into the city.
 
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Wed May 20, 2015 2:48 pm

If you are lazy, I would recommend an extended stay in the Airbräu Restaurant, located between both terminals near the plaza that was already mentioned here. They brew their own excellent beer, you can eat typical Bavarian food and definitely have a great time there. Then, after five beers, take the S-Bahn train to Besucherpark and enjoy watching the airplanes.
 
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Wed May 20, 2015 5:11 pm

Quoting airevents (Reply 6):
Then, after five beers,

I like your thinking here


I'd like to see the city but we'll see what i end up doing, i might stay at the airport as it appears to have a good offering of what i'm looking for (food and drink). My layover is between 08-16 so timewise it's really perfect to do whatever. We'll see  
 
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Wed May 20, 2015 5:56 pm

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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Wed May 20, 2015 6:59 pm

If you are into shopping you can also consider visiting the Ingolstadt Village outlet there is a frequent shuttle bus from MUC.
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Thu May 21, 2015 1:57 pm

Quoting airevents (Reply 6):
If you are lazy, I would recommend an extended stay in the Airbräu Restaurant, located between both terminals near the plaza that was already mentioned here. They brew their own excellent beer, you can eat typical Bavarian food and definitely have a great time there

I had a fairly long layover at MUC once. I just got drunk and ate. It was fun!

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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Thu May 21, 2015 5:21 pm

Quoting mika (Thread starter):
Any recommendations about what to do in the city? Recommendations about any nice pubs or restaurants are very welcome  

lots of good restaurants in Munich, if you just want some traditional food smack in the city, Hofbräuhaus is the place to be. It has surprisingly fair prices for a place all tourists go to.
If you just want something quick on the way back to the airport after sight seeing and want to try something you don't find at any street corner, there is a great Uiguri restaurant right next to the main train station http://www.taklamakan-restaurant.de
It looks very simple, but the food is great.

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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Sat May 23, 2015 3:46 am

Quoting falstaff (Reply 10):
I had a fairly long layover at MUC once. I just got drunk and ate. It was fun!

I plan to do that from September 30th to October 3rd this year before venturing on to Tuscany. I hear that they have this event called Oktoberfest and me and 3 friends are going to hit it up .
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Sat May 23, 2015 9:15 am

Quoting falstaff (Reply 10):
I had a fairly long layover at MUC once. I just got drunk and ate. It was fun!

I bet it was!  

Thanks again guys for all the input, this has turned into a great thread!

Now to the million dollar question; which beer must you try when visiting München? I'd imagine there are several "must drink's" when visiting the German beer capital. Wouldn't feel right to drink Beck's (although it's a great tasting beer) while there.  
 
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Sun May 24, 2015 9:38 pm

last summer we had 9 hours. we went to the zoo and really liked it
 
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Mon May 25, 2015 8:15 pm

Quoting ZKCIF (Reply 14):
Now to the million dollar question; which beer must you try when visiting München?

Schneider Weisse would get my vote, though technically, it may not be a Munich beer:

I particularly recommend Tap 6, but all but Alkoholfreies should be fine.....

http://www.schneider-weisse.com/inde...d=87863960455131507055887522566878

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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Tue May 26, 2015 11:44 am

Go into town and into the main square, Marienplatz, there is a moving clock with dancing figures which is really cool. Also there is a cool museum http://www.deutsches-museum.de/index.php?L=1, huge, with planes and stuff.  
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Tue May 26, 2015 11:41 pm

Augustiner is the epitome of Munich beer. It is arguably the best, and is considered to be the local favorite. There is a Augustiner beer hall across the street from the Hofbraeuhaus. If you've never been, the Hofbraeuhaus is a good experience, as others have indicated.
 
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Sat May 30, 2015 10:40 pm

I might be facing the same situation this summer, and since I'm a football fan I figured it would be cool to visit the Allianz Arena. Is it convenient to get to from the airport, and do they have tours you can take of the stadium?
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:14 am

The BMW Welt and BMW Museum near to the Olympic Park are also worth taking a look at...

Easy to get to on the U3 subway line

http://www.bmw-welt.com/en/visitor_information/opening_times.html
 
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:32 pm

8 hours is plenty of time to consume a few beers.   

As a car lover, the BMW Welt/Museum are excellent. Even if you only mildly like cars the BMW Welt is a stunning building, and free.

Of course, the inner city is also quite nice, around the Marienplatz/Viktualienmarkt. The Hofbräuhaus is obviously a popular attraction, while it can be fairly touristy it is probably almost a requisite place to eat in Munich.
 
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RE: 8hr Layover In München; What To Do?

Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:44 am

München Beers.... 'Nuff said.
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