We stayed in the university district of Munich. This turned out to be excellent location-wise because it was very close to the English Garden and a quick walk to the underground. From there we were only two stops from Marienplatz. The city has a good feel to it and we felt safe walking around all areas at all times of day.
There are bikes everywhere in Munich. Very few helmets though.
There was one last thing we wanted to do before we headed back to Switzerland…..
The Hofbrauhaus is the most famous beer garden in Munich. It is touristy and packed to the brim and noisy and we were so glad we went. The atmosphere was fantastic and the people-watching even better. A few Carnival revellers came in dressed up and in a merry mood. There were quite a few rosy cheeks leaving the beer garden…. I can only imagine how it is in there in summer!!
In the blink of any eye we were back on the road and the Austrian alps were in sight.
Would I recommend Munich? Absolutely. We only had a weekend there but we loved it.