5 things to do in Munich as an expat when you are not in a hurry
June • 4th, 2019
by Expat in the City Team
How better to discover a city then to get lost in it. Especially on a warm, sunny day when you have no place to go and can just enjoy your surroundings and free time and basically ‘just be’. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have that luxury often, but when you are an expat and just new to Munich this might just be the time to try it out.
Here are five ideas to inspire you to get lost.
1. Opposites attract
Pick a place or street on the map that is exactly on the opposite side of town then where you live. Do you live in Harliching, then check out Feldmoching. Do you live in Trudering go check out Bogenhause. See how different your neighbourhood is and what else you can discover outside your neighbourhood. You can find all the different neighbourhoods on this map:
2. Green memories from Englischer Garten
According to wikipedia the Englischer Garten is 3.7 km long. Big enough to easily spend an entire day there. Walk through the Englischer Garten and take a photo of all the beautiful different flowers, plants or trees you see. You can look up their names using this novelty app: pl@ntNet. https://plantnet.org/en/ Additionally, this collection makes a really nice and lasting memory of your day discovering the largest park in Munich. There are many hidden plants in this beautiful park that you won’t see when you rush through it. Enjoy nature in the City!
According to wikipedia the Englischer Garten is 3.7 km long. Big enough to easily spend an entire day there.
3. Let’s go ride a bike!
Ride your bike (or rent one if you don’t have one) and just decide on every corner whether you want to go left, right or straight and just see where you end up. Do you see a nice shop or coffee place, park your bike and check it out. Order something you would normally not order (and try doing it all in German for an extra challenge). Watch the people of Munich pass by and enjoy the diversity that populates this city.
In our article Biking in the City we share three important insights about riding your bike in Munich.
4. Tram in the City
Take the first tram that comes and take it all the way to its final stop (which tram?) Watch the city move by while you sit comfortably. Do you see something you want to check out? Get out at the next stop and walk back to see it. Here is a map with all the trams and tram stops. But if you really want to be adventurous you go with out having a peek at the map.
5. Cherry pick a museum
Did you know Munich has more than 80 museums? And on a warm and sunny day most of these museums are not so crowded. Pick one on a subject you don’t know much about and go and be amazed and inspired. This list could help you to select the museum of your choice:
Would you like the Expat in the City team to help you with planning your day out? We would love to here from you! We are here to help you with any question you might have!
Happy Getting lost in the City!