Visit the medieval splendour of the Frauenkirche church and Residenz Palace, once home to Bavarian rulers, on your Munich city break. Add centuries of European art to your city breaks at Munich's Alte Pinakothek or enjoy classical concerts at the National Theatre. Savour Bavarian specialities in the traditional restaurants of the Altstadt (Old Town), and toast your weekend break with a beer in the city's verdant English Garden.
Begin your Munich city break people-watching at an outdoor Marienplatz cafe, while waiting for the Glockenspiel to play and its figures to move. Expect traditional German fare throughout the Altstadt, and casual bistros in the trendy Schwabing district, near the University of Munich. Lunch at least once at Munich's Viktualienmarkt on your short break. Buy some cheese and bread, then order a beer and eat with the locals at a picnic table.
On your city breaks in Munich, choose a hotel near the Altstadt (Old Town) for luxurious accommodation and easy access to theatres, shopping and historic attractions. You'll find smart lodging near Munich's Olympic Centre, a simple metro ride away from the city centre. Stay in eclectic Schwabing for late-night dining and vibrant clubbing on your city break.
After wandering Munich's Altstadt (Old Town), continue your city break at the world-class Alte Pinakothek art museum to see early Dutch Masters. Or take in the scientific masterpieces at the Deutsches Museum. Unearth automotive history at the BMW Museum and brewing at Munich's Beer and Oktoberfest Museum. Save up for a shopping break at the designer boutiques along Munich's chic Maximilianstrasse. If your kids are with you on your weekend break, then take them to see the Indian elephants at Hellabrunn Zoo.