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Long layover in MUC

Old Mar 14, 18, 3:12 pm
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Long layover in MUC

Hubby and I are flying to MUC this August arriving around 10.00 a.m. We catch our flight to JNB at 9.05 p.m. It is a long layover and we plan to visit the city during that time.
Would appreciate input on where to go, what to see, where to have a good lunch... We have been in MUC for a very short visit years ago and remember the Hofbrauhaus, Marienplatz...
We would need to store our carry-on. Where would the storage facility be? Could we leave them in the Lounge?
Thanks for any input.
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Old Mar 14, 18, 4:03 pm
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Where to go / what to see: Lots of choices depending on what you're into. Some of my favorites would be: the Residenz, Deutsches Museum, Englischer Garden, Asam Church. Maybe the BMW Museum, Alte and/or Neue Pinakothek museums, Viktualienmarkt. Haven't been to Nymphenburg Palace - it's on our list for our next visit.

Lunch: Obviously there are 100s if not 1000s of places in Munich to have lunch. I'd go to the Augustiner Beer Garden. I happen to be a big fan of Augustiner beer and the beer garden in August would be a great choice. Sit outside under the chestnut trees and enjoy lunch and beer. It's a few blocks west of the main train station.

Enjoy your layover and the rest of your trip!
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Old Mar 14, 18, 10:23 pm
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A bit more about you and the hubby would help make suggestions.

When I was in Munich for Oktoberfest two years ago I went out to Dachau for a morning and actually met two people on their way from the US to Johannesburg for safari. They started with a few hours out there, which is pretty intense, and then told me their plan was a lunch/brewery tour, museum & visit a park before having a dinner on the way back towards the airport.
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Old Mar 15, 18, 2:05 am
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Originally Posted by MTC View Post
Where would the storage facility be? Could we leave them in the Lounge?
The facility in T2 is near the exit where arriving pax hail a taxi: https://www.munich-airport.com/left-luggage-851650

Do not leave luggage in the lounge lockers if you plan to leave the airport.
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Old Mar 15, 18, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
The facility in T2 is near the exit where arriving pax hail a taxi: https://www.munich-airport.com/left-luggage-851650

Do not leave luggage in the lounge lockers if you plan to leave the airport.

Thanks Oliver! Much appreciated.
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Thanks folks for all your tips!
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Old Mar 16, 18, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by LAX2Anywhere View Post
Where to go / what to see: Lots of choices depending on what you're into. Some of my favorites would be: the Residenz, Deutsches Museum, Englischer Garden, Asam Church. Maybe the BMW Museum, Alte and/or Neue Pinakothek museums, Viktualienmarkt. Haven't been to Nymphenburg Palace - it's on our list for our next visit.

Lunch: Obviously there are 100s if not 1000s of places in Munich to have lunch. I'd go to the Augustiner Beer Garden. I happen to be a big fan of Augustiner beer and the beer garden in August would be a great choice. Sit outside under the chestnut trees and enjoy lunch and beer. It's a few blocks west of the main train station.

Enjoy your layover and the rest of your trip!
+1 I can't fault any recommendation in this post that I disagree with. Especially the Augustiner Beer!
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Old Mar 16, 18, 2:58 pm
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Paulaner used to do a brewery tour (not sure if it's still offered). BMW still offers factory tours. That type of tours can be interesting depending on your personal interests. Re: BMW, I'd avoid the BMW Welt: It's essentially a more exciting BMW dealership that goes into more detail demonstrating their technology. The BMW museum is much more interesting.
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BMW Welt is a waste of time IMO.
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Old Mar 17, 18, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
BMW Welt is a waste of time IMO.
Never visited
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Old Mar 21, 18, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
BMW Welt is a waste of time IMO.
Absolutely.

Originally Posted by offerendum View Post
Never visited
Cf. my previous post. It's essentially a dealership on steroids featuring their bikes and current cars along with a couple of active display demonstrating their tech (e.g. regenerative braking, x-drive). I only visited because I was there to see the BMW museum.
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Old Mar 22, 18, 7:26 am
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The BMW Welt is a nice place if you want to give a visitor a quick taste of BMW. The Do&Co restaurant on the upper level hase nice views and the same nice Schnitzel that you know and love from the Lufthansa FCT
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