European Travel Diaries: Munich

Hello, again! Ahh, I finally have a moment to sit down and write all about my time in Eastern European! My mother and I just finished a 9-day guided tour through 6 cities. Based off my Instagram poll, y’all wanted to see travel diaries from each European city! Here’s all about day 1 in Munich!

We arrived at the airport around 7:15 in the morning and had previously arranged for an airport shuttle through Cosmos. They did come a little late; but once we finally met with our tour director, she was very sweet about everything! If you’ve never been on a tour, the hotels are pre-picked and check-in’s are all taken care of. So we just have to wait for the keys. Even though we came super early, I am so glad our hotel allowed us to check in. That post-flight shower is very much needed!

We stayed at NH Munich, which was about 15 minutes from the city center. But, it was directly across a bus stop, which was convenient. The first day was just for everyone to arrive in Munich. Luckily for us, we had a whole day ahead of us! So, we took the bus to the Marienplatz, or the city square. We were able to catch the Glockenspiel, which is the clock tower from 1907. At certain times of the day, little puppet-like figures perform different scenes of German folklore.


Loved all the details in the Marienplatz buildings!

We then walked over to Our Lady Church. The ceilings were painted so beautifully! Everything was beautiful.

our lady church

We hadn’t eaten since we got off the plane, so food was next on our list! Upon walking back to the Marienplatz, we found Ratskeller and tried lots of yummy sausages & goulash! The restaurant atmosphere was very cozy and comfortable.


After successfully filling up our tummies and ready for more sightseeing, we went to the Royal Residence. It was absolutely massive and so stunning! I was not ready to walk around in a palace that big!

Munich Residence

Unbelievable detail and love that color–especially for a ceiling!

After the Residence, we decided to go back to Marienplatz. We shopped a bit for souvenirs, drank some coffee, and headed back to the hotel for orientation that night.

I’m really glad we were able to make a day in Munich to see some sights before the official tour started.

See you next Thursday for European Travel Diary: Nuremberg!





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