Attractions around Munich

Last Updated on 27/01/2024

In this topic, there are the attractions around Munich – around the city itself and to the west.

If you visit palaces (Ludwig’s and other Bavarian-owned palaces), it is highly recommended to look at the annual (or two weeks) museum ticket. The ticket is valid for a year (or two weeks) from the date of purchase. When visiting large museums with a decent cost for the whole family, it quickly pays off.

Maps nearby
South – Bavaria. Allgäu. What to see (Füssen, Ludwig’s palaces, Zugspitze), Upper Bavaria Map of attractions (Chiemsee and Berchtesgaden)
East – Lower Bavaria
North – Romantic Franconia,
Bavarian Forest,
Franconian Switzerland and Upper Palatinate. Map of attraction
West from Augsburg – From Ulm to Ellwangen. Albtrauf and Bavarian Swabia,
Swabian Alb map

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Attractions around Munich – west and south

1. Pfaffenhofen

Old town

How to get: train

2. Schrobenhausen

Old town, asparagus museum,
a church with an altar made by one of the Azam brothers,
historical museum in the tower.

How to get: train

3. Aichach

Old town.
Palace (small villa), which belonged to the father of Empress Sisi. (link)

How to get: train

4. Dasing

Amusement park dedicated to the Wild West (

How to get: train

5. Augsburg

Baroque city, several beautiful old churches.
The golden hall in the town hall.

Gallery of Baroque artists in the Schaezlerpalais (Cranach, van Dyck, Tiepolo, etc.). Link
Observation deck on the Perlach tower.

Many museums: textile and industrial museum (link)
puppet theater museum Augsburger Puppenkiste (link)
roman museum (link)
craft museum (link)
museum of architecture,
locomotive museum (link)
museum of decorative and applied arts,
Museum of Nature.

Fuggerei – the first social housing in the world (16th century), created thanks to the Fugger family of bankers.

Zoo (link) and Botanical Garden (link).

Nearby town Friedberg – old town, Wittelsbach Palace with Museum.
Neusaß – thermal pool.
Scherneck – rope park.

6. Kissing

Robber Museum Hiasl-Erlebniswelt. (UPD closed, the museum search for place)

7. Kirchheim

The Fugger Palace is used for concerts and events. Beautiful Renaissance room with carved ceiling. Link

Bus from Mindelheim

8. Babenhausen

Fugger Palace. (UPD closed)

Bus from Memmingen

9. Memmingen, Buxheim

Old city. Hall of the former church – Kreuzherrsaal .

Wonderful carved wooden choir in the Carthusian monastery in Buxheim (link)

Buxheim – bus from Memmingen

10. Ottobeuren

Monastery – open museum and basilica. Link

Adventure golf (link)

Bus from Memmingen

11. Mindelheim

Old town
Archaeological Museum,
clock tower museum
nativity scenes museum.

How to get: train

12. Bad Wörishofen

A resort where special attention is paid to the Kneipp water treatment method. Large thermal pool.
Small museums of toys, carriages, planes.

Amusement park Skyline Park nearby (link)

How to get: train

13. Landsberg am Lech

The picturesque old town on the Lech River.

How to get: train

14. Ammersee, Starnbergersee

Rest on the water. Boating.

Of the sights only
rope park in Utting,
Andechs monastery on the east bank of Ammersee (active monastery, so visit only the church).
adventure golf in Starnberg
Buchheim Museum in Bernried (expressionist collection) Link

In summer, jousting tournaments take place at Kaltenberg Castle (privately owned). (Bus from Geltendorf, as well as exursion bus tours to tournaments from different cities) Link

2 (for families)
15. Wolfratshausen

Old town on the river.

Amusement park Isartal (attractions for children from toddlers to 8-10 years old and scenes with fairy-tale characters). Link

How to get: end station of S7

16. Bavaria Filmstadt

Amusement park of the Bavarian film studio. Good rather for adults and teens that saw films of this film studio. Link

Tram 25 in the direction Grünwald, stop Bavariafilmplatz

There is a rope park in Grünwald

Attractions in Munich (out of centre)

Munich sightseeing center
Munich. Nymphenburg, zoo and other sights not in the center

17. Zoo Hellabrunn

Nice big zoo with different entertainment. Don’t miss the shows and feedings (the schedule is given at the entrance) Link

(2 for families)
18. Verkehrszentrum

The second part of the exposition of the Deutsches Museum dedicated to transport. Link

S-Bahn, stop Hackerbrücke
U-Bahn 4, 5, stop Schwanthalerhöhe

19. Nymphenburg, palace and botanical garden

You can visit them at the same time.

Palace and pavilions (Link)

Botanical garden (Link)

Read more about Nymphenburg and botanical garden

Tram 17
If you start your walk from the botanical garden, then you need to ride this tram for two more stops.

(4, 2 – BMW, for those who are interested)
20. Olympia Park

In the park there are Sealife, lookout tower. Link

Next to the park – BMW: a museum, the opportunity to visit the production (it is advisable to book)

21. Fürstenfeldbruck

Museum in a former monastery. The interiors of the church are the work of the Azam brothers.

A rope park (link).

22. Olching Vogelpark

A bird park. Link

S3, stop Olching

23. Dachau

Old town
Palace and garden. Link

Concentration camp museum. Link

Attractions to north and east

24. Trampolining center

Time must be reserved in advance. Link

25. Oberscheißheim

Three palaces of the Wittelsbach family: in the New palace a collection of baroque masters, in Lustheim – a collection of porcelain, in the old palace – rooms for events. Link

S1, stop Oberscheißheim

Aircraft Museum, branch of the Deutsches Museum (Link)

S1, stop Oberschleißheim, 15 minutes walk along Mittenheimer Straße.

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26. Freising

Old town, Dom St. Maria und St. Korbinian.

Weihensterhan park, rose garden.

27. Airport (visitor center)

You can see a plane and a helicopter, a good view of the runway, a playground. Airport tours available. Link

27. Erding

Large thermal pool with slides.

A small open-air museum of 12 farm buildings and a forge.

29. Poing, Kirchheim

In Poing – a zoo with forest “native” animals Wildtierpark. Link

S2 in the direction of Markt Schwaben / Erding. Stop Poing. Then 20 minutes walk

In Kirchheim, the sports and leisure center Maxxarena, including trampolins (link)

S2, stop Heimstetten

30. Aschheim

Spielgolf Aschheim (Link) Adventure golf in Bavaria are called Spielgolf. The essence of this has not changed, entertainment is great for the family.

31. Vaterstetten

A rope park. Link

31. Aying

Small park with domestic and forest animals Link. Playground

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