Close to the Bavarian Alps, this region is beautiful. Munich is Bavaria’s capital in Germany and the home of Oktoberfest. The next Oktoberfest starts on September 17 and well … we were a little early and missed it.
Getting here was a gong show. The flight from Stockholm to Munich was at 6:00 AM. We got to the airport around 3:00 and stood in line the entire time. When we finally got to our gate, it was already boarding. But we made it here along with our luggage. Air Tags are awesome!
One of the Best Hotels in Central Munich
One of the best and most traditional hotels in Munich city centre, the 4* Platzl Hotel is a short walk from Marienplatz, the Residenz Palace, the Bavarian State Opera and many other city highlights.
Platzl Hotel Website
Always fun to check out the Harley store. We bought some t-shirts.
Old Town and Marienplatz
The Old Town is the historic city centre of Munich that used to be surrounded by fortifications. The central square, Marienplatz, was founded in 1158.
We ate well everywhere.
My Happy Place
Train Munich Hauptbahnhof to Füssen
A train ride from Munich to Füssen brought us to the land of castles! There are more than 60 castles in this area. A trip to Füssen to see Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles takes quite a bit of planning and it was worth it. Fantastic day trip!
The inspiration for Disney’s Cinderalla Castle. Started in 1868 by King Ludwig II, it wasn’t completed before his death. Medieval design, romantic and outfitted with the latest technology at the time, this castle is beautiful.
Dating back to the 12th century, Hohenschwangau Castle was in ruins. Rebuilt by King Maximilian II, it used to be the summer residence of King Maximilian II and his son King Ludwig II.
Meeting Up With Ralf
Our last morning in Munich, we met up with Ralf who I worked with at Shell. Absolutely fabulous to see him!!
Munich was wonderful!
Jackie is “Mom” to one amazing son, an IT professional and an obsessed traveller. She spends her time reading, golfing at Ladies League and implementing software projects. Jackie has travelled to all 7 continents and 93 countries and is always planning the next destination and adventure!