View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Travel
  2. Destination Guides
  3. Europe
  4. Munich
May 6, 2007updated Dec 04, 2015

What to Do in Munich During the Day

By Chris Boyle


Munich offers more than boutique shopping and luxury spas. There is a wealth of cultural treasures for the elite traveler to explore during their visit.

We have picked some of our favorites; whether it be a visit to a museum, the opera, a nightclub or one of the world’s most famous festivals, there is something for everyone.



Founded in 1903 by engineer Oskar von Miller, the Deutsches Museum is one of the largest and most famous museums of technology and science in the world and contains 786,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Its systematically organized permanent exhibitions cover some of the most interesting areas of technology and the most important natural sciences, from mining to nuclear physics. Guided tours and demonstrations are a regular feature, while special exhibitions, conferences and events can often round off the wide-ranging program available to visitors. Enthusiasts of art or science of all ages will be amazed by the Deutsches Museum’s six floors and fifty exhibitions on display. The Deutsches Museum is open daily from 9am until 5pm, but is often closed on public holidays.



The Bavarian State Opera is one of the oldest opera houses in the world and has been one of few to maintain its fame throughout several centuries.

Founded by Henriette Adelheid of Savoy in 1653, it has showcased concerts and ballets, but it wasn’t until 1753 that the Opera was opened as a major stage. Elite travelers will be impressed by the venue’s electrifying exterior, magnificent interior and cavernous seating capacity of 2,100 people. The auditorium is complemented by a further five rows of stalls and a royal box overlooking the whole auditorium. The Bavarian State Opera has maintained its reputation throughout the 20th century, with the immediate postwar years seeing a series of great conductors. Past visitors have included Prince Charles and Vivienne Westwood. Elite clientele can enjoy a three-course meal arranged close to this venue in the famous Brenner restaurant. Enjoy hors d’oeuvre while listening to an introduction to the performance you will attend. The main course and the desert will be served after the show allowing you ample time to share your musical critiques. A member of the Bavarian State Opera will also join guests to ensure that no questions go unanswered. In addition a late-night guided tour can be arranged to follow the performance. VIP visitors can get a glimpse behind the scenes while the stage design is released to make your visit unique and unforgettable.

+49 89 2185 1025

Max-Joseph-Platz 2, 80539


The St. Emmeramsmühle is a beautiful and tranquil beer garden in the city which is internationally known for its extraordinary ambiance and highest quality cuisine and service.

Located at the north-east of the famous Englischer Garten, the St. Emmeramsmühle comprises a restaurant and beer garden. Offering modern regional cuisine and traditional Bavarian specialties, this restaurant is frequented by the old and the young, as well as the rich and the famous. Most commonly, VIPs visit this venue for its intimate atmosphere and cozy ambiance. Themed delicately on Bavarian culture, the outdoor seating area is attended to by charming waiters and waitresses in traditional clothing, while the beer has been rated the best in the city. Past visitors have included Dustin Hoffman and President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev.

Karl-Heinz Zacher

+ 49 89 953 971

St. Emmeram 41, 81925



Designed purely as football stadium by the swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron, the Allianz Arena opened in 2005 and is home to both Munich clubs – FC Bayern München and SV 1860 München.

It took less than three years to build this architecturally unique arena. The structure fulfills all requirements as an international state-of-the-art stadium as well as an event location. A fascinating mixture of sport and hospitality offers almost endless opportunities. You can host unforgettable dinners, conferences, workshops, parties and all kinds of events in the Allianz Arena. Professional guided tours are organised and operated by the Arena’s event service partner, Munich-based ‘Arena One’. Tours are operated daily, except on match days. This comprehensive introduction to the stadium is open to both individuals and groups. Exploring this fascinating landmark from various perspectives is a must. This exclusive tour reveals the Allianz Arena as normally only seen by the teams and VIPs. Elite travelers can take a seat in the coaching dug-out, enjoy the amazing view from an executive suite, and finish the tour with a glass of champagne.

Tour highlights include:

Executive suite

VIP stand and Business Club

Dressing rooms

+49 89 350 948 350

Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939



The Museum Brandhorst significantly expands the profile of Munich’s art district which includes the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Glyptotek, and the Antiquities Collection.

The architecture of the new building is intentionally reserved and serves as a platform for the intensity of the works within. Paintings, sculptures, and installations compete with the finest privately initiated collections in the country. The collections of the Pinakothek der Moderne and the Museum Brandhorst form a rich and complementary overview of 20th and 21st century art, Pieces by selected artists from the second half of the 20th century, as well as international representatives of contemporary art, form the special character of this museum. About 150 exhibits of the Brandhorst Collection are displayed in the Museum Brandhorst.

Barbara Siebert, Events Manager

+49 89 238 051 325

Theresienstraße 35 a, 80333



The Pinakothek der Moderne is one of the world’s largest museums of fine art. Its dimensions are comparable to those of the Centre Pompidou in Paris or the Tate Modern in London.

Opened in September 2002, and designed by Stephan Braunfels, the building features open and generous spaces that provide visitors with constantly changing and surprising insights. Working in conjunction with each other under one roof in the Pinakothek der Moderne are four independent institutions: The Modern Art Collection, The International Design Museum Munich, The Architecture Museum of the Technical University and The State Graphics Collection. The major focus of the Pinakothek der Moderne is to preserve the identity of the individual collections while at the same time presenting their interrelated parts in a wider cultural context.

Regina Hemmerich, Visitor Services

+49 89 2380 5360

Barer Straße 40, 80333

Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network