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Do at the Locals Do

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Munich isn't a hard town to explore, but it is an easy town to fall into tourist traps. This guide is here to help you spend your days like any local after you are done seeing the usual sights like the famous (and boring) Glockenspiel. As a local myself I'm the perfect person to help you on out (especially when it comes to my one true love... FOOD!)

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  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

15 Places

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15 Places

Vorhoelzer Forum at the Department of Architecture TUM

Restaurants

Burger House

Restaurants

Nymphenburg Palace

Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens

ocui

Restaurants

Westpark

Parks

089 Bar

Bars & Clubs

Cafe Maelu

Restaurants

Schwabing

Neighbourhoods

Cotidiano

Restaurants

La Trattoria

Restaurants

Ninh Restaurant

Restaurants

Motel One Muenchen-Sendl. Tor

Hotels

DIE KUCHE IM KRAFTWERK

Restaurants

Viva Maria

Restaurants

English Garden

Gardens, Parks, Bodies of Water

LCB104's City Tips

  • I don't do spell check so sorry if there are mistakes!
  • Munich is a great city especially if you know where we locals go :p
  • No Nazi jokes we don't find it funny :p
  • To all you Americans out there! Waiters are already paid well here, so 10% is good enough!
  • Vorhoelzer Forum at the Department of Architecture TUM
    Restaurants (Cafe)
    LCB104 Says:

    This is the most breathtaking sight in Munich that once could possibly have while enjoying a fresh panini, beer, or coffee on a roof terrace. A little hard to access this makes it a popular spot for the locals (especially us young university kids) because you have to be able to find it. Enter the TU building and take a left once inside. This will lead you to a long corridor. At the end is a large room with a stair case and two elevators. Take the elevator to the last floor and once the door open prepare to be amazed!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Get ready for a lot of people to be there on a nice day so maybe plan on grabbing a quick bite or coffee long enough to enjoy the view!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #291 of 3,082 restaurants in Munich
    • Very good coffee and pretty decent breakfast 25/09/2018
    • Great views, randomly walk through a university building to get to it 29/08/2018
    • Vorhoelzer Forum at the Department of Architecture TUM
    Address:
    Arcisstr. 21
    80333 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 163 1524758
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Burger House
    Restaurants (American, Fast food)
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    LCB104 Says:

    Confession. Before coming here I had never tried a burger before... I know I am not a true American. When tasting their House Burger I felt like God himself had kissed me on the lips! If there is anything you need to try while in Munich... ITS BURGER HOUSE!!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • make sure to come at lunch for their lunch special of a House Burger Fries and a Free Drink for only 8-9 euro. Will save you a ton of money!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Overrated 23/09/2016
    • Awesome Burgers 08/09/2016
    • Burger House
    Address:
    Rablstr. 37
    Eingang Franziskaner Strasse
    81669 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 89 88903550
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$41
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    11:30 - 15:30
    17:00 - 22:00
    Sat
    11:30 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Nymphenburg Palace
    Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens
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    LCB104 Says:

    This is probably one of the most beautiful historic sights in Munich. If its a beautiful day out and you wanna take a breathtaking walk through gardens while visiting small castles along the way this is your place! Then once you're hungry feel free to stop at the garden cafe for a little well deserved ice cream :)

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • buy tickets for every castle and the main castle :) and remember to use the bathroom before you get started because you won't find another!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 345 things to do in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Another wonderful beautiful building, just about worth a visit. 18/11/2018
    • So beautiful 16/11/2018
    • Nymphenburg Palace
    Address:
    Schloss Nymphenburg 1
    80638 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 89 179080
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 16:00
    Other:
  • ocui
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, European, Mediterranean)
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    LCB104 Says:

    You're hungry but have no clue what you wanna eat? Ocui. Stands for Open Cuisine a.k.a. you think of it and they've pretty much got it. The best part is that they simply give you a card and it adds up your charges to pay at the end. So you can sit all night without a waiter asking if you want to pay.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Reserve if you plan on coming Friday or Saturday night or else have fun seat hunting! The locals then to attack this place
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,129 of 3,082 restaurants in Munich
    • Another Vapiano type place 02/06/2018
    • Very friendly and helpful staff 12/05/2018
    • ocui
    Address:
    Oberanger 31-33
    80331 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 89 45226001
    Hours:
    Sun
    00:00 - 23:00
    Mon - Sat
    11:30 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Westpark
    Parks
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    LCB104 Says:

    Its a beautiful day in Munich = I can assure you the English gardens will be a lovely spot to tourist watch. To get away I recommend this well loved park! Full of nature is even better than any other park in the city!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 345 things to do in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great place to send the evening 29/09/2018
    • Great place for a run or walk 21/08/2018
    • Westpark
    Address:
    Pressburger Strasse
    80539 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Other:
  • 089 Bar
    Bars & Clubs
    LCB104 Says:

    Ready to club a little? 089 is the place to go! I don't think I've ever had a bad time there! The best part is its in a great location!

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Be sure to check online because some nights have free entry until 12!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #125 of 219 Nightlife in Munich
    • Nice but overcrowded place 19/09/2018
    • Nice party but TERRIBLE service 22/06/2018
    • 089 Bar
    Address:
    Maximiliansplatz 5
    80333 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 89 57004959
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    21:00 - 06:00
    Other:
  • Cafe Maelu
    Restaurants (Cafe, European)
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    LCB104 Says:

    Ok. I will admit this is slightly more touristy HOWEVER (!!!) this is the best cake you will ever taste! Some of them taste like you are eating a flower and others just send you straight to heaven! if you have 7 euro to spend spend it here!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #179 of 3,082 restaurants in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice experience 28/10/2018
    • Excellent! 20/09/2018
    • Cafe Maelu
    Address:
    Theatinerstr. 32
    80333 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 89 24292597
    Hours:
    Sun
    13:00 - 18:00
    Mon - Sat
    10:30 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Schwabing
    Neighbourhoods
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    LCB104 Says:

    This is one of the best places to walk around Munich if you wanna see how people really live and stop at cute cafes along the way. Probably one of the quaintest neighborhoods in the city its a must see.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #63 of 345 things to do in Munich
    • The Quintesential Fashion City 15/08/2018
    • Upmarket nieghbourhood 27/05/2018
    • Schwabing
  • Cotidiano
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Cafe, Healthy, Central European)
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    LCB104 Says:

    Breakfast anyone? This is one of the best cafes in Munich with the best croissants outside of Paris itself. Located in a beautiful part of Munich anyone who knows how to live will come here for a cup of coffee and something off of their amazing menu!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Try the cake!!!!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #107 of 3,082 restaurants in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great breakfast 10/11/2018
    • A great hearty breakfast with friendly service 31/10/2018
    • Cotidiano
    Address:
    Gaertnerplatz 6
    80469 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 89 215436360
    Hours:
    Sun
    07:30 - 21:00
    Mon - Thu
    07:30 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    07:30 - 23:00
    Other:
  • La Trattoria
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, European)
    LCB104 Says:

    If you really wanna see how the locals live and possibly have the opportunity to bump into me this is your place! One of the best italian restaurants I have ever been to with the nicest and most cozy interior. the garden outside is perfect for those summer nights and the staff there is the nicest and most true Italian on Earth.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • look for the guy with the curly mustache!!!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,189 of 3,082 restaurants in Munich
    • Average Italian Restaurant 24/07/2018
    • Great service, great food, reasonably priced 29/05/2018
    • La Trattoria
    Address:
    Lochhamer Str. 49
    81477 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 89 7856220
    Price range:
    US$14 - US$21
    Hours:
    Sun - Fri
    11:00 - 00:00
    Sat
    17:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Ninh Restaurant
    Restaurants (Asian, Middle Eastern)
    LCB104 Says:

    My most recent discovery I almost went here for lunch and dinner in one day. This restaurant not only has good food but good prices as well. The best part is its located in a great part of munich thats a lot of fun to explore! The staff are also the cutest people ever!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • order the pad thai and youll gain brownie points from me!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #984 of 3,082 restaurants in Munich
    • Very good food 13/10/2017
    • Disappointed.....not as good as it used to be. 06/10/2017
    • Ninh Restaurant
    Address:
    Alramstr. 27
    81371 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 89 76758448
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 15:00
    18:00 - 22:30
    Other:
  • Motel One Muenchen-Sendl. Tor
    Hotels
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    LCB104 Says:

    Don't know where to stay? well I know a place that is local, well priced, and most importantly "Gay Uncles" approved (seriously they stay here every time without fail). This hotel has all you need right in the best location of munich! What more could you want!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • rooms facing the street arent all that loud because its located away from the busy street! make sure to check out the irish pub next door!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 400 Hotels in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good value - Great Location 23/10/2018
    • Decent location, nice view 21/10/2018
    • Motel One Muenchen-Sendl. Tor
    Address:
    Herzog-Wilhelm-Str. 28
    80331 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
  • DIE KUCHE IM KRAFTWERK
    Restaurants (German, Diner, International)
    LCB104 Says:

    This place was the biggest surprise of my life. Located inside one of the coolest furniture stores I have ever seen it's 4 floors up with a stunning view of the city. The best part? AMAZING FOOD! Im talking 5 star cuisine here. The restaurant itself is absolutely amazing since its furnished by the store and the staff is not your normal restaurant staff... these guys are cool.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • they close at 10! So make sure to come early!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #673 of 3,082 restaurants in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Super terrace 09/04/2018
    • Excellent ambiance and creative food 17/10/2017
    • DIE KUCHE IM KRAFTWERK
    Address:
    Drygalski-Allee 25
    81477 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 89 45212899
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 18:00
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    10:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Viva Maria
    Restaurants (Pizza, Seafood, Italian, European, Mediterranean)
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    LCB104 Says:

    Been on the road a while and you finally wanna place that feels like your little Italian home? this is the place. The staff is like family and the place itself is furnished like that kitchen you always wanted! And the best part is the dessert is like a party in your mouth!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,230 of 3,082 restaurants in Munich
    • Lovely food in a nice ambience 30/10/2018
    • Great evening 05/10/2018
    • Viva Maria
    Address:
    Rothmundstr. 5
    80337 Munich, Bavaria
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 89 535015
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$29
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:30 - 00:00
    Mon - Sat
    17:30 - 00:00
    Other:
  • English Garden
    Gardens, Parks, Bodies of Water
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    LCB104 Says:

    Finneeeeeee. A little touristy BUT! the key is knowing where to go and what to do! I say no to the beer garden and yes to swimming in the river! then rent a bike and work your way North beyond the lake! Here the tourists never go, the beer gardens are better and the city tends to not maintain the garden as much so the grass is tall and its perfect for those boho photoshoots you always wanted to do!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • rent a bike and make it that much more fun! (i recommend Mike's Bike tours too! they are epic and I promise you will not be disappointed!)
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 345 things to do in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Surfing and gorgeous park! 18/11/2018
    • Great option in the city 18/11/2018
    • English Garden
    Phone:
    +49 89 38666390
    Other:
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