Experience the Deutsches Museum
Immerse yourself in art and technology at one the world’s oldest and largest museums of science and technology. Founded over 100 years ago, it boasts 28,000 exhibits from 50 fields of science and technology. The genre of the exhibits range from astronomy and nanotechnology, to musical instruments and clocks. You’re never too old to learn something new, so prepare for a wonderful hands-on experience, learning about early computers, cars, microscopes and more.
Admire a vintage car at BMW Museum
Opened in 1973, the BMW museum is a car lover’s paradise. Even if you’re not interested in what lies under the hood, the mere sight of some of BMW’s sleek and sophisticated classic beauties is sure to set your heart aflutter. The museum offers up to 14 guided tours, with experiences varying from a Car Designing Workshop in the BMW Creative Tour, to dismantling of a vehicle in Vehicle Recycling Tour.
At the neighbouring BMW Welt building, you can opt for a factory tour that will take you behind the scenes to experience the manufacturing of one of the world’s most loved car brands. With smooth lines, seamless contours, and Double Cone geometry, the elegant and futuristic architecture of BMW Welt makes the building a museum exhibit in itself – enough reason to add it to your what to do in Munich list.
Pay homage at Dachau Concentration Camp
The Dachau Concentration Camp was opened in 1933. In the twelve years of its existence, over 200,000 prisoners from all over Europe were kept here and in the subsidiary camps, before American troops liberated the survivors. In 1965, through the initiative of the surviving prisoners, a memorial site was established on the grounds. Visit the various sections of the memorial site, including the permanent exhibitions, the bunkers, and the crematorium area, for a grim reminder of the best and worst of human nature.
Dine at Restaurant 181
Now that you’ve seen all the top Munich things to do and spent a divine 48 hours in Munich
, it is time to relax and take in the sights from a wonderful vantage point – Restaurant 181. Watch the world pass by from the 360 degree revolving restaurant as you sip on delicious cocktails and enjoy a Feinschmecker (gourmet) menu, 181 metres above the city.