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Where to stay in Munich

There are 1,052 holiday rentals available all over Munich in Germany, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that falls within your needs and your budget. Affordable vacation homes in Munich start at a nightly rate of $39, with 20% of properties priced under $58 per night. Whether you’re on the hunt for a holiday home near Allianz Arena, a spacious apartment close to Marienplatz, or a place that also gives you close access to Munich — our mission is to help you find exactly what you need. Our website lists a wide selection of rental properties from top travel sites such as Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, going on a German honeymoon to Munich, or planning a trip for a group of 8, we can match you with a rental accommodations that sleep everyone comfortably. Finding a beautiful home in Munich for your Germany vacation has never been this easy.

Where Is Munich Located?

Munich proudly sits as the capital of the Bavaria region in southern Germany, with relative proximity to both the Austrian and Swiss borders. Franz Josef Strauß International Airport is 20 miles northeast of the city and the second busiest airport in Germany, with trains running directly into the city center from the airport every 10 minutes. Munich Central Station offers many regional and long-distance connections to many cities all over Germany and beyond, including Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Zürich, Venice, Rome, and Prague. The best way to get around Munich is via rapid rail trains (S-Bahn), subway (U-Bahn), the tram, and buses — if not walking or biking. Brilliantly, they all use one ticket system, so you can buy a day or week ticket for even more convenience.

What Is Munich Known For?

The city of Munich is not only known for its beautiful, old Bavarian Baroque and Rococo architecture, but also for its art culture, beer, and the famous Oktoberfest. Munich has a rich and varied history dating back to before 1175 and it has been a center of art, architecture, and culture since the 18th century. Today, Munich is a hotspot of festivals, museums, galleries, and theatre. Keep in mind that most museums are generally closed on Mondays or Tuesdays and shops are closed on Sundays. The city also played an unfortunate starring role in the rise of Adolf Hitler and was heavily bombed by Allied forces, leaving 50% of the city destroyed. Since then, Munich has rebuilt and is large, spread out, and separated into districts which are then separated into neighborhoods. Modern Munich is an industrial powerhouse and the headquarters of many international companies including BMW and Siemens. Major industries include aerospace, biotechnology, software engineering, television production and publishing.

A Quick Guide to Munich

  • Marienplatz Square: The heart of the old city, Marienplatz Square is a pedestrian zone and the geographical center of Munich, commonly used as a meeting place — especially for walking tours. The edges are lined with cafes, restaurants, and shopping. At the square, you’ll find the quirkiest attraction is the Rathaus-Glockenspiel town hall clock that rings three times per day and each time shows a performance of life-sized figurines that tell two stories from Bavarian life in the 16th century.
  • Residenzmuseum: One of the top attractions in Munich is the former palace of the Wittelsbach ruling family who lived in Residenzmuseum from 1508 until 1918. The building was badly damaged in WWII, with almost no roof remaining until it was reconstructed and reopened as a museum. 90 stunningly ornate rooms are available to visit, with the assistance of an audio tour. The Antiquarium was built to hold antiques and is one of the best preserved Renaissance interiors in the world.
  • Nymphenburg Palace: The opulent and sprawling Nymphenburg Palace was built as a summer residence by the Wittelsbach family who ruled Bavaria for 700 years. Many rooms are available to tour, including the King’s and Queen’s bedrooms, a museum of coaches and riding gear, and the world’s largest collection of porcelain. Accessory buildings include a hunting lodge, Chinese teahouse, and sauna house.
  • Hofbräuhaus: Hofbräuhaus, the most famous beer hall, has been open since 1589 and is a collection of rooms that are elegantly decorated. The festival hall alone seats 700 people, and the facility has its own butcher and bakery, where they serve only the most authentic Bavarian food. Plus, there is a shop near the entrance selling beer and souvenirs.
  • BMW Welt & Museum: An unparalleled showroom and museum housed in a glass and steel tower, BMW Welt & Museum displays the latest models and functions as a pick-up point for certain sales. The museum is built in a descending spiral, displaying cars and motorcycles. Participating in the 80-minute tour provides the most information for all the car lovers out there.

Popular Destinations Near Munich

  • Dachau: Despite having a 1,200 year history, Dachau is best known for being the site of the first concentration camp created in 1933. Today it stands as the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. The 16th century Dachau Castle — along with its views of the Alps, Munich, and the historic city center — are not to be missed. The city is 25 minutes north of Munich by train.
  • Füssen: World famous, fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and its neighboring castle Hohenschwangau are the main attractions in the town of Füssen, two hours southwest of Munich along the Austrian border. The town also includes a spa with thermal baths, two lakes, and a small ski mountain equipped with a cable car and alpine slide.

Best Neighborhoods in Munich

  • Altstadt : A vast majority of historical sites are found within Altstadt, also known as the Old Town. The area was formerly walled, but is now ringed by the Altstadtring circular road. This neighborhood is teeming with churches, museums, squares, beer halls, gardens, shopping, and restaurants. Most of the accommodations in this neighborhood are upscale. And of all the churches, the glittering and ornate Asamkirche is not to be missed; it is a true treasure at night by candlelight.
  • Maxvorstadt: The university and world-class museum district of Maxvorstadt also includes many bookstores and independent boutiques. Museums showcase everything from heaps of classical art and paleontology, to minerals and gemstones. For the beer lovers out there: Löwenbräu and Spaten breweries offer tours with reservations.
  • Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt: Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, one of the most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in Munich, is home to the best nightlife, expats from 150 different countries, and the local LGBTQ community. There are cafes, beer gardens, restaurants, shopping, and accommodations for everyone — no matter what your budget is.
  • Schwabing: Schwabing in Northern Munich is an artsy, bohemian, and wealthy neighborhood with many cafes, independent shops, and quirky accommodations. Nearby, you’ll find the English Garden, Olympiapark, Nymphenburg Palace, and BMW Welt. The daily food market at Elisabethplatz is the perfect place to grab a snack to take to any beer garden, but Aumeister beer garden is one of the prettiest around.

Home-types in Munich

Munich has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Munich:

Points of interests in Munich

Munich has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Munich: