One Day In Munich: Thrilling 24-Hour Itinerary For Bavaria’s Capital

Munich is the third-largest city in Germany and the capital of Bavaria. So if you’re wondering if one day in Munich is enough, it’s not. However, with this 1 day Munich itinerary, you be able to catch the best of the city.

Munich delivers hypnotizing architecture, delicious brats, full beer steins, chummy locals, and rich German culture. All these qualities will have you craving more than one day in Munich. Before you leave you will be planning for a longer visit. 

So let’s proceed with this ultimate one-day in Munich itinerary. We don’t have much time, only 24 hours to be exact. Let’s go!

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What To See In Munich In One Day Map

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Marienplatz, Munich Town Hall

One day in Munich photo of New Town Munich, Germany.

Your one day in Munich cannot start without visiting the new city hall located in Marienplatz. There you can find the Mayor’s office and the administrative part of the town.

  • Admission: Free!
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Location: Marienplatz, 80331 München, Germany

Bavarian Breakfast

If you’re wondering what to do in Munich in one day, the answer is to have a classic Bavarian breakfast for sure. There are two recommended places to visit you should add to your 1 day Munich itinerary.

The first one is Café Glockenspiel, located in Marienplatz 28, and offers incredible European food combinations including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. It has incredible reviews and you should definitely go if you’re looking to discover Munich in 1 day.

Location: Marienplatz 28, 80331 München, Germany

The second one is called Schneider Bräuhaus, located in Tal 7, and is one of the most well-known bars in Munich. Your Munich in a day checklist must include visiting this bar for sure.

Location: Tal 7, 80331 München, Germany

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Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church Tower)

St. Peter’s Church is located in the center of Munich and is the oldest church in Munich dating back to the 1100s. It is free to walk inside and I highly recommend you take advantage of this opportunity. 

If you’re wondering what to see in Munich in one day, the view from St. Peter’s Church tower is a must. Elevators are nonexistent to reach the 92-meter-high tower, so beware you will have to walk up 14 flights of extremely narrow and wobbly wooden stairs. However, the view of Munich is worth the workout!

  • Admission: Adults €5.00, children (6-18 years) €2.00, children under 6 free. 
  • Hours: Monday to Sunday 7:30 AM-7 PM. Hours vary during the season, get current hours for your visit here.
  • Location: Rindermarkt 1, 80331 München, Germany

Visit One Of Munich’s Churches

Munich has many different churches, and in this list of “one day in Munich” I want to share with you my top favorite churches you should visit.


A baroque church located in Dresden and one of the most sacred churches in all of Europe. A symbol of the Lutheranism movement and you can’t miss visiting it.

  • Admission: Free
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday from 8 AM-5 PM, Sunday 9:30 AM-5 PM
  • Location: Frauenplatz 12, 80331 München, Germany


Another baroque church with Italian details that is very hard to pass unnoticed. You can find it in Odeon park and discover its unique style.

  • Admission: Free
  • Hours: Everyday 7 AM-8 PM
  • Location: Salvatorplatz 2A, 80333 München, Germany


Created by the Asam brothers, is the next church you should visit on your one-day Munich trip. It is considered an icon of the baroque style.

  • Admission: Free
  • Hours: Saturday to Thursday 9 AM-6 PM, Friday 1 PM-6 PM
  • Location: Sendlinger Str. 32, 80331 München, Germany

St. Michael’s Church

Renaissance church and was once the biggest one in the northern Alps. 

  • Admission: Free
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
  • Location: Neuhauser Str. 6, 80333 München, Germany

Want to get the most out of your one day in Munich? Get around quickly by taking a hop-on hop off bus.

Altstadt (Old Town)

Old Town aerial view a must see for a one day Munich itinerary.
Old Town aerial view

If you’re searching for what to do in Munich in one day, definitely head over to Altstadt and stroll through the beautiful old town. You can admire the incredible architecture and take loads of pictures.

  • Admission: Free
  • Hours: 24/7

Go Shopping

You can’t visit a new place and not do a little shopping. In this part, I’ll share with you my favorite places to shop and spend a lovely afternoon with friends, family, or alone.


This is one of the four main streets of Munich and is absolutely beautiful. Even if you can’t shop at the high-end stores, it’s worth strolling when spending one day in Munich.


Another place you should visit while staying for 1 day in Munich. It is one of the oldest streets in Munich and one of the most important commercial ones as well. 

Munich Residenz

The Royal palace of the Bavarian kings is located in the urban district of Munich. It has incredible architecture and is perfect for taking pictures. If you can only stay 1 day in Munich, definitely take the time to stop by this place.

  • Admission: Adults €9.00
  • Hours: April 1st to October 16th from 9 AM-6 PM (last entry 5 PM), October 17 to March 31st from 10 AM-5 PM  (last entry 4 PM)
  • Location: Residenzstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany


Odeonsplatz is an incredible park in the center of Munich with incredible architecture and views. The name comes from the old concert room, the Odeon. Definitely, a place to visit in your one-day in Munich schedule.

  • Admission: Free
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Location: Odeonspl. 1, 80539 München, Germany

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Siegestor (Triumphal Arch)

Triumphal Arch one of the must see places when spending a day in Munich.
Triumphal Arch

Munich’s triumphal arch, you probably saw in hundreds of pictures people post on Instagram of their 24 hours in Munich trip. You can enjoy a wonderful view and admire the impressive arch for free.

  • Admission: Free
  • Hours:  24/7
  • Location: 80539 Munich, Germany


Aerial view of Viktualienmarkt one of the places to visit when spending 24 hours in Munich.
Aerial view of Viktualienmarkt

This is the famous market you ought to visit if you spend 24 hours in Munich. Here you can find all types of flowers, meat, fruits, juices, and everything in between for affordable prices. It is also a great spot to purchase some one-of-a-kind souvenirs to take back home to your family and friends. 

  • Admission: Free!
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 10 AM-6 PM, Saturday 10 AM-3 PM
  • Location: Viktualienmarkt 3, 80331 München, Germany

Enjoy tours? Explore Viktualienmarkt with a local and have some delicious eats.

Tour One Of Munich’s Museums

I’m a big fan of museums, and whether you like art or are just looking for what to see in Munich in one day, the following information will come in handy. Here are some of my favorite museums to visit in Munich.

Alte Pinakothek

The most important museum for antique paintings situated at Barer Str. 27. Here you can find unique pieces of art from medieval times up to the beginning of the 19th century.

  • Admission: Adults €7.00
  • Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday to Wednesday 10 AM-8:30 PM, Thursday to Sunday 10 AM-6 PM
  • Location: Barer Str. 27, 80333 München, Germany

Pinakothek der Moderne

Another incredible museum, located in the center of Munich. This one encompasses all the museums of the city and has amazing pieces you must see.

  • Admission: Adults €10.00
  • Hours: Monday closed, daily 10 AM-6 PM, and Thursday 10 AM-8 PM
  • Location: Barer Str. 40, 80333 München, Germany


This museum was inaugurated in 1929, and this German art museum is located in a historic-named building. You can stroll through the museum and view art from the 19th century and international contemporary art as well. 

  • Admission: Adults €10.00
  • Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM-6 PM, and Thursday 10 AM-8 PM
  • Location: Luisenstraße 33, 80333 München, Germany

Glyptothek Museum

Another place to visit when spending one day in Munich is Glyptothek Museum. It is a Greek and Roman art museum constructed between 1816 and 1830. 

  • Admission: Adults €6.00
  • Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday to Wednesday 10 AM-5 PM, and Friday to Sunday 10 AM-8 PM
  • Location: Königsplatz 3, 80333 München, Germany

Hofgarten And Englischer Garten

This is an outstanding park located in Munich where you can see the pavilion dedicated to the goddess Diana. It was built in 1615 and it is open to the public 24 hours. 

  • Admission:  Free
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Location: Hofgartenstraße 1, 80538 München, Germany

Eisbachwelle And The River Surfers

Surfer at Eisbachwelle one of the things to do when spending one day in Munich.
Surfer at Eisbachwelle

If you’re a professional surfer or experienced kayaker, you’d want to visit Eisbachwelle. Here you can find unique waves down in the Eisbach river. Can you imagine surfing in a river? Incredible.

  • Admission: Free 
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Location: Prinzregentenstraße, 80538 München, Germany


Although it may not be one of the non-touristy things to do in Munich, Hofbräuhaus is a must when visiting.  Munich’s most famous beer company has been around since 1589 and is still functioning today. 

Hofbräuhaus has served a few steins to the famous composer Mozart and is the location Hitler first addressed the Nazi party. Honestly, that was a little creepy to me.

You may initially feel a little overwhelmed when you enter the large dining hall. Your senses will be overly stimulated but in a good way!

  • Hours: Everyday 11 AM- 12 AM
  • Location: Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany

Beer Gardens

You can’t spend one day in Munich without visiting a beer garden. They are one of the city’s main streams of income and gather people from all over the world. You can enjoy an authentic beer with some snacks. Here’s my favorite beer garden you should stop by.

Chinese Tower

This is the most well-known beer garden in Munich. While you spend 24 hours in Munich, head over to the Englischer Garten 3 park and have the time of your life drinking fine beer, taking pictures, and more.

  • Hours: Everyday 11 AM-6 PM
  • Location: Englischer Garten 3, 80538 München, Germany


Olympiaturn is one of the largest buildings and a must-see when spending one day in Munich. After ascending 291 meters high to the top you can find an observation deck to see the skyline from afar. 

  • Admission: Adults €9.00, children €6.00
  • Hours: Everyday 9 AM to midnight
  • Location: Olympiapark München, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 7, 80809 München, Germany

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BMW World

BMW World in Munich, Germany. A must see when spending 24 hours in Munich.
BMW World

Automotive fans will love to visit BMW World, where expositions of many kinds of models of the car brand are displayed to the public. The architecture of the place is incredible, and so are the cars shown. 

  • Admission: Adult €10.00 
  • Hours: Sunday 9 AM-12 AM, Monday to Saturday 7:30 AM-12 AM
  • Location: Am Olympiapark 1, 80809 München, Germany

Dinner In Munich

After being busy trying to visit everything in Munich in a day, it is time to have some delicious dinner and go to sleep. Below you can find my top 3 places to eat while spending one day in Munich.

Augustiner Klosterwirt

Offers classic European dishes with vegetarian and gluten-free options as well. Prices are affordable and the place has an incredible vibe.

Location: Augustinerstraße 1, 80331 München, Germany


Get a full plate of German food for cheap prices.

Location: Sparkassenstraße 6, 80331 München, Germany


The go-to place for trying out all kinds of pasta and pizza, as well as some other incredible dishes. This place also has vegetarian and vegan options.

Location: Lenbachpl. 8, 80333 München, Germany

Currency In Munich

Germany is part of the European Union and uses the Euro as its national currency. 

Also, many places accept credit and debit cards if you don’t have euros on you. 

How To Get Around Munich 


Catching a cab is one way to get around for your one day in Munich. However, if you’re staying in Marienplatz you can easily walk everywhere.  Also, taxi fees can become expensive if you’re going somewhere far. Fees are .50€ per minute.


Taking an Uber is another option for getting around Munich. Fees vary on the Uber service you select (capacity needed for passengers) and the distance of your route.


The best way to get around Munich is the Deutsch Bahn, the metro. To be honest, Munich’s subway system was one of the most complicated I have ever used, so beware. 

A one-day ticket costs you less than 8€ and is all you need for spending 24 hours in Munich.

Just a friendly tip, restrooms at the metro stations do cost some change in case you need to go.

Where To Stay In Munich 

To experience all the things to see in Munich in one day, I suggest booking a hotel in Marienplatz, it’s the central square and the heart of the city. Once you check in take a free walking tour of Munich so you can familiarize yourself with the city quickly.

When To Visit Munich 

Due to its location near the Alps, Munich is known to be the coldest city in Germany. If you are not a fan of cold weather, then avoid visiting during their coldest months which are December to February.

Munich’s summers consist of warm days and cool breezy nights. June through August highs average 90°F (32°C). During this time it is peak season so expect hotels to be a little pricer. 

Fall occurs around September which initially has pleasant weather in the 60s (15-18°C) before gradually becoming wet and cold later in the month.

Keep in mind September and October, you can still catch some lovely weather.  In November the days become shorter and it is accompanied by rainy weather and thick fog.

From March to April, you can catch Munich’s spring weather Spring in Munich with temps averaging in the 70s (25°C). The sun also stays out longer and there are fewer crowds.

One Day In Munich Conclusion

Hope you enjoyed this 1 day Munich itinerary. If you only have one day to visit the city, follow this guide to get the best snippets during your visit. 

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  1. Michelle

    This is a great post. We loved our time in Munich and visited many of the places that you listed. The people were so nice here and the food was delicious!!


      Thank you so much for the compliment. Munich is an amazing city. I completely agree about the food and locals!

  2. Merrie Rodriguez

    We just went to Munich in November and as touristy as it was Hofbräuhaus Brewery was one of my favorite places we went to! So fun!


      It was my favorite too! I felt I got more of a glimpse of the German culture there.

  3. Melissa

    Great post, so many great places to visit. The food looks delicious-especially the apple strudel. The Munich Residenz looks stunning! Will have to add these to my bucket list! Thanks for sharing!


      Munich does have a lot of great places to visit. Will return and stay longer. The food was out of this world!Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. Anna

    My favorite city! Wonderful post!


      Hey, it is mine too! I love Munich and thank you for the compliment!

  5. Maddie

    This is so helpful! I’ve only ever flown through Munich to get to Passau but want to stay there sometime soon!


      When you can definitely go. It is one AMAZING city!

  6. Krystianna

    Great post! I visited Munich last spring and really loved it. I did almost all of these things, which makes me feel happy that I at least visited recommended places! I do regret not going inside the Residenz though.
    Krystianna @ Volumes and Voyages


      Thank you so much! I absolutely fell in love with Munich. Looks like we were on the same track. The Munich Residenz was stunning. Always a reason to go back!

  7. Yukti Agrawal

    Munich was my favorite city in Germany trip. And I spent here 2 days, but would love to visit again for other left out attractions. You have done quite a lot in 1 day.


      I love Munich and cannot wait to go back. Hopefully, you will get to return soon!

  8. Laura R Vivanco

    Loving all these tips! I have Munich on my list for 2021 and the food hall sounds like a can’t-miss. I’m definitly saving this post for later. Thanks for sharing!


      No problem. Definitely check out Houfbraus. It was AH-MAZING!

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