Munich and Prague

We spent six days in Europe this month! Most of our time was in Munich, but we spent a little bit of time over in Prague. Here’s a recap of our itinerary!

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Day 1:

  • Fly Lufthansa overnight, arrive at 9 a.m. and check into our AirBnb
  • Walk around Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz a bit
  • Lunch in the English Garden (get the chicken!)
  • Take the train up to Olympia Park to see Olympic grounds and tower (worth it to go to the top of the tower!)
  • Visit BMW World (also in the park)
  • Pizza at Nero Pizza & Grill


Day 2:

  • Take the train to Neuschwanstein Castle
    • This is an all-day event! It’s a two-hour train ride from Munich to the castle, then a short bus ride from the train station to the village, and then a shuttle takes you to the castle, with a 10-minute walk to the actual entrance. (You can also walk instead of taking the last shuttle, so it’s more like an hour walk.)
    • Booking a tour days ahead of time isn’t necessary. We got tickets at the train station, instead of in the village. Make sure you go to the bridge as well, it has a great view of the castle!
  • Dinner for the best schnitzel in Munich at Georgenhof restaurant. Dessert at Hofbräuhaus.


Day 3:

  •  FlixBus to Prague
    • Book tickets online before your trip. This is a four-hour bus trip. We didn’t love the experience of the bus, but worth the hassle to get to Prague!
  • Check-in to Hotel Avenue Legerova 19 (super great hotel!)
  • Walk around Old Town Square, go to top of astrological clock
  • Go across Charles Bridge
  • Eat a trdlnik (wrapped dough with chocolate and whipped cream – tons of shops around with them, you’ll see them!)
  • Dinner at Marina Ristorante (old riverboat docked on the river)


Day 4 (lots of walking!):

  • Wallenstein Garden
  • John Lennon wall
  • Go inside St. Nicholas Church
  • Lunch on a rooftop terrace at T-Anker (Náměstí Republiky 656/8, 110 00 Staré)
  • Dessert at Puro for gelato
  • DOX Center for Contemporary Art (not worth going!)
  • Walked around the Prague Castle grounds, and went up the 287 steps of theGreat South Tower of the Cathedral
  • Dinner at Prague’s most famous cafe, Kavarna Slavia
  • Dessert at Cafe Louvre


Day 5:

  • Showed up at 8:30 to be first in line for tickets to tour Prague Castle
    • Rather than walk up ALL the steps to the castle, either taken the bus or Uber to the Pražský hrad bus stop. Uber is super cheap in Prague!
    • Definitely go on a weekday, MUCH less crowded. We don’t read many of the plaques, but going through the castle took about an hour.
  • Also tour St. Vitus Cathedral at the castle
  • Grab some lunch and honey cake!
    • Honey cake is a Prague favorite. With your back to Charles Bridge (facing Old Town Square), walk down the street, and look for a cafe on the right that has honey cake listed on their sign. Buy it immediately, and enjoy.
  • Grab the FlixBus at 2 p.m. back to Munich.
  • Dinner at Vapiano’s at the bus station in Munich.


Day 6:

  • Breakfast at Cafe Glockenspiel
  • Take the train to Dachau concentration camp
    • Tours are at 11 and 1, which we missed, so we did an audio guide
  • Tour Munich Residenz (beautiful!)
  • Go inside Frauenkirche and St. Peter’s Church
  • We were supposed to go to Deutsches Museum (Technology Museum), but it closed at 5, and didn’t have time.
  • Dinner at L’Osteria for pizza 

Day 7 was short. We had breakfast at a friend’s house, and went to the Transportation Museum for a bit, before heading to the airport. If you have time, make sure to visit that museum!

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