6 Munich Photo Spots Epic For Instagram

Taking a trip to Bavaria’s capital and looking for some beautiful Munich photo spots? Listed below I have 6 best places to take pictures in Munich that are perfect for your Instagram.

Keep reading and find out about these amazing Munich photo spots to snap some pictures! So grab your camera and let’s go! 

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Here I have all the Munich photo spots I mentioned. You can easily download it into your Google Maps app so you can have them handy with you.

Munich Photo Spots For Your Instagram

Now you have your map of these cool Munich photo spots. So, let me show you how beautiful these places are.

1|Munich Residenz 

Hall at Munich Residenz

One of the most popular and super famous Instagram spots to take pictures in Munich is Munich Residenz, the largest palace In Germany.  From 1508 to 1918 the Munich Residenz was the home of the Bavarian dukes, government officials, electors, and kings. 

In the 1920s it became open to the public for viewing and I am so happy it did. Munich Residenz is absolutely gorgeous on the inside.

Opulent ceiling paintings, a mixture of  Baroque and Renaissance architecture, lavish furniture, and displays from the former royal collection make it a perfect place to capture a photo.

It’s a hallway extending 66 meters and is the oldest room inside the Munich Residenz. Antiquarim is known to be the largest and swankiest hall north of the Alps.

Exquisite antique sculptures align the walls and windows are intricately painted with 102-views of places dating back to the Duchy of Bavaria. 

To miss a long line to enter, arrive when the doors open. It is also a great time to catch an empty Antiquarim, one of the top photo spots in Munich.

Address: Residenzstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany
Hours: From April 18th to October 18th the museum is open from 9 AM to 6 PM. The last entry is at 5 PM. If you are visiting between October 19th to March Munich Residenz you can visit from 10 AM to 5 PM. Hurry up and get there because the last entry is at 4 PM. 
Admission: Entry into Munich Residenz will cost you €8.

2| St. Peter’s Tower (Alter Peter)

Catch an aerial view of Munich from St. Peter’s Tower, one of the best photo locations in Munich for your Instagram!

St. Peter’s Church is the oldest parish church in Munich and a stunning landmark in the city. The church is located in Munich’s oldest square Marientplatz, most of the photo spots will be around here. 

You can reach the top of the tower by climbing 306 extremely narrow and wobbly stairs, it’s not for the faint of heart.

Once you reach the top and see the panoramic view of Munich you will forget about the near-death experience you had climbing the stairs. Stunning pictures can be captured in the 91-meter-high tower. It’s a great spot to capture photos of New Town Hall which is impossible on ground level.  

Get to St Peter’s Tower when it opens since the line to enter gets long fairly quickly and the steps to the tower get super cramped.

Have your camera and settings ready, you gotta be really quick if crowds are around.

Address: Rindermarkt 1, 80331 München, Germany
Hours: St Peter’s Tower has some varying hours based on the season. Summer hours are Monday through Friday 9 AM-6:30 PM. Saturday to Sunday and holidays opening hours are from 10 AM-6 PM. The winter hours are Monday through Friday 9 AM-5:30 PM. You can visit Saturday through Sunday and holidays from 10 AM-5:30 PM. Just an extra tip, the last entrance into the tower is 30 minutes prior to closing. 
Admission: The cost to enter St Peter’s Tower is €3- for adults and for students it is a whopping €2.

3| Bavarian State Opera 

The Bavarian State Opera is near Munich Residenz, which they are actually neighbors. So it is super easy to squeeze both the Munich photo spots for pictures!

This spot is an architectural highlight in Munich and boy does it have a history that needs to be told! First built between 1811-1818 and burned to the ground 5 years after its completion.

Two years later it was rebuilt before being destroyed again in 1943 during an air raid. Germans don’t give up so easily! In 1963 the Bavarian State Opera was reconstructed again for the 3rd time. Thankfully, there haven’t been any more issues. 

The neoclassical architecture and the 8-white colossal columns in the front of the building make this one of the perfect Munich Instagram spots.

To take pictures inside you need to purchase a guided tour or an opera ticket to see behind those doors. Check out the details regarding pricing and where you can purchase tours or tickets to see an opera below!

Address: Max-Joseph-Platz 2, 80539 München, Germany
Hours: To view the inside it is with a guided tour or during a performance. 
Admission: You can have a guided tour of the inside for  €10 or €5 for students. You can purchase tickets online here. If time permits, which it didn’t for me, check out a German opera. Here you can view ticket pricing and availability. 

4| Viktualienmarkt

Me holding a pretzel at Viktualienmarkt
Posing with a German pretzel at Vikualienmarkt

No trip to Germany would be complete without a photo of taking a photo with a German pretzel. Stop by the Viktualienmarkt which is located near St. Peter’s Tower to pick up your oversized dough. 

Viktualienmarkt is a bustling and popular farmer’s market filled with fresh produce, succulent meats, frothy beer steins filled to the rim, and of course chewy pretzels. So get your pretzel and strike a pose anywhere in or near the market for that super Instagrammy photo. 

If you prefer not to head to the farmer’s market you can find places all around Munich to grab a yummy pretzel.

The market does get busy pretty quickly. If you prefer a photo op without people photobombing your picture (like mine above), then arrive early to Viktualienmarkt.  

Address: Viktualienmarkt 3, 80331 München, Germany
Hours: Viktualienmarkt is open Monday through Saturday from 8 AM-6 PM. In the summer you can catch the beer garden from 9 AM-10 PM. 
Admission: It is free to walk through Viktualienmarkt.

5| The Splendid Dollmann

Doors of the Splendid-Dollmann

If you have been researching Instagram photo spots in Munich then you know of the Hotel Opera. Well, I decided to opt-out and search for another unique spot that was different but still photo-worthy.

The Splendid-Dollmann Hotel is another hotel that was simply classy and charming. This is an elegant 19th-century boutique hotel smack dab in the middle of the historic Lehel district. The Exterior has stunning wood green doors, and its name is written in glossy gold letters.

Splendid Dollmann is located on one of the backstreets of Maximilianstraße, which is a popular street in Munich to take a stroll. High-end stores such as Armani,  Gucci, and Louis Vuitton can be found here and the window displays are deserving of a visit.

You don’t need to arrive early for this photo spot in Munich. Some cars may drive by or guests may be leaving the hotel, so you will have a short inconvenience.

Address: Thierschstraße 49, 80538 München, Germany
Hours: The outside is open 24/7 so no need to rush for that Instagrammy photo op. 
Admission: Free

6| St. Luke’s Church

Looking at St. Luke’s Church

Last of the places to take pictures in Munich, is the green onion dome of St. Luke’s Church. The top of St. Luke’s Church is simply memorizing and captures the architectural style of Munich. 

St. Luke’s Church is the largest Protestant church in Munich and was built between 1893-1896. If you plan to go inside the church arrive early morning to avoid the crowds like anywhere if you’re taking pictures.

Address: To find this perfect photo spot in Munich it is the corner of Thierschstraße and Maximilianstraße. The actual address of St. Luke’s Church is Thierschstraße 28, 80538 München, Germany. 
Hours: The church is open every day from 10 AM-5 PM. 
Admission: There is no admission fee to enter St. Luke’s Church or to take pictures outside. 

Munich Photo Spots Final Thoughts

Now you have the best photo locations in Munich. Which of these Munich photo spots would you snap some photos of first?

Also, don’t just spend the day taking photos. Enjoy the city and find out some of the best places to eat and visit with my one-day in Munich travel guide.

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  1. Nina

    This is a really nice list for someone that hasn’t been to Munich before. I personally think that Munich is just an Instagrammable city. Thank you for this blog.

    1. jetlaggedroamer@gmail.com

      Hopefully, you get to visit Munich soon. It is such a beautiful city. I am sure you will enjoy it!

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