Right in the heart of the historic district of Munich, The Platzl Hotel is an ideal place to enjoy the best sights Munich has to offer. Planning what to do in Munich during your stay can prove tricky, simply because there are so many possibilities! Beautiful sights and fun events are just a short walk or public transport ride away.

The Platzl Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels close to the famous Marienplatz. Whether your stay here is for a short getaway, an Oktoberfest visit, or for business, plan your time wisely to squeeze in all the fun Munich has to offer. Experience the unique atmosphere, the charm and the hospitality of the capital of Bavaria.

Each morning, breakfast at the Platzl Hotel will set you up for a day of business, pleasure or simply sightseeing. At night, let your imagination flow as you spend time in-between famous restaurants, narrow alleys and small stores. The surrounding area has countless attractions to discover – a pedestrian zone for events and many opportunities for spontaneous adventures within just a few minutes of walking.


Have a better understanding of what to do in Munich, but still not sure where to start? The Platzl Hotel’s handy map will help. Listing the very best sights, restaurants and shops around Munich, our map will help you plan your route around the city.

Should you need any help or information with the planning of your stay, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our dedicated and multilingual staff. Discover our breath-taking city during your stay – we look forward to welcoming you here! For more tips on Munich activities, navigate to our map on the link below, or keep reading our tips below…

Discover the Platzl Sightseeing Map


Short on time? If you’re just passing through or visiting Munich on business and only have one day of free time, do your best to see these must-see sights. Here are The Platzl’s picks for what to do in Munich, one day only:

  • Marienplatz: Crowded for a good reason, don’t miss the iconic chimes of the town hall’s clock, every day at noon.
  • Alter Peter: An excellent workout for the legs, climb 300 steps to the top of Munich’s oldest church for spectacular views.
  • Viktualienmarkt: From fresh produce to artisanal food, the Viktualienmarkt is the perfect lunch spot.
  • Eisbachsurfer: Surfing in Munich? It’s really a thing! Don’t miss out on this unique experience in the English Garden
  • Bavarian State Opera: One of the most renowned opera houses in the world, catch an evening show during your stay.


Did you know that the shops shut on Sundays in Germany? But don’t fear, there’s still plenty to do in the Bavarian capital. Here are The Platzl’s picks for things to do in Munich on Sundays:

  • The Pinakothek Museums: Among the best art museums in the world, see major works from history’s most celebrated artists in the Alte Pinakothek (Old Gallery), the Neue Pinakothek (New Gallery) and the Pinakothek der Moderne (Modern Gallery).
  • The Frauenkirche: Go to church on Sunday – but not just any church! The stunning Frauenkirche is one Munich’s most prized landmarks.
  • The English Garden: One of the largest urban parks in the world, Munich’s English Garden is a must-see – perfect for a long Sunday walk.
  • The Hellabrunn Zoo: An ideal Sunday outing for families, head outside of the city centre to discover the charming Munich Zoo.


Located close to the Alps, Munich’s weather can be a little unpredictable, meaning the rain can come along to spoil your plans at any time. Luckily, Munich is well-equipped with things to do on rainy days. Here’s The Platzl Hotel’s tips for what to do in Munich when it’s raining:

  • Deutsches Museum: The largest science museum in the world, you could easily spend hours and hours here with the whole family.
  • Oberpollinger: There’s nothing like a shopping spree to chase away gloomy spirits on a grey or cloudy day – visit this luxurious department store, open since 1903.
  • House of Art: Contemporary art lovers can enjoy a regularly-updated programme of international modern art, one of the biggest collections in the city.
  • Hofbräuhaus Munich: Whatever the weather, you can always enjoy Bavaria’s famous beer – shelter from the rain at Hofbräuhaus Munich, where excellent service is guaranteed.