Throughout the years, my trips and my job have brought me several times in Bavaria’s capital. But only in the past years, I have become passionate about photography and Instagram. Thus I am constantly looking for great picture spots and have come up with this list of the 26 most Instagrammable Places in Munich for you to have in mind when visiting.
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Most Instagrammable Places in Munich
You can either love or hate this place because let’s face it, it is a lot for the eye.
But one thing is sure, Residenz deserves to be top of the list when we’re talking about the most Instagrammable places in Munich.
Yes, it is true, you need to pay for a visit but this place is filled with both history and art, and you will learn a lot of interesting things on your visit.
Admission fee: 7 Eur for the Residence Museum
Address: Residenzstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany
Juristische Bibliothek (Municipality Law Library)
Another stunning place perfect for that amazing picture, the stairway in the Municipality’s Law Library will impress you from the first sight of it.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be a law student to visit it, because it is open to the public and all you need to do is to book a guided visit to the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall).
Book your tour here for 10 EUR and enjoy not only the Library but so much more art and architecture.
Admission Fee: 10 EUR
Address: Marienplatz 8, 80331 München, Germany
Maybe my favorite place in Munich, this small garden perched between Residenz and the English Garden is so pretty with its Diana Pavillion.
Here is where people come to make yoga, to dance or listen to music played by street artists. But this is also one of the most Instagrammable places in Munich.
Address: Hofgartenstraße 1, 80538 München, Germany
Chinesischer Turm in English Garden
In the heart of the largest park in the center of Munich, the Chinesischer Turm is actually a beer garden.
Why not come here and drink a huge cup of beer, or maybe a Radler with an enormous pretzel, and take a few Instagram worthy pictures in Munich?
Address: just look up Chinesischer Turm on Google maps and you’ll find it
Close to Munich’s University and also just outside of the English Garden, Siegestor is maybe one of the landmarks you’ll recognize in Munich.
The Siegestor in Munich is a three-arched triumphal arch crowned with a statue of Bavaria with a lion-quadriga. Hard to miss when passing it by, since it occupies the center of the street.
Address: 80802 Munich, Germany
Monopteros in the English Garden
Another one of the most popular Instagrammable places in Munich, the Monopteros will as well be hard to miss since it is standing on the top of a hill in the English Garden.
Beautiful in each season, you can capture it with flowers in bloom around it or with Autumns beautiful colors.
Address: 80538 Munich, Germany
View from the Townhall Tower
Right in the heart of Marienplatz, Munich’s central square you’ll see it: the Townhall Tower.
Step inside and try not to get lost on the many corridors with impressive arches. Climb all the way to the top of the tower and let yourself seduced by one of the best picture spots in Munich.
Ok, it might get hard to take a picture with a subject in it, but the city is just stunning from above.
Admission Fee: 4 EUR
Location: Marienplatz 8, 80331 München, Germany
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Since you are already here and have climbed the Townhall tower, why not take a picture from the square?
Marienplatz square has lots of pretty angles and offers lots of picture opportunities, as you’ll see.
Or the stairway leading to nowhere.
Hidden between office buildings, inside the KPMG building courtyard, this stairway is actually an art object which can be climbed, without actually getting you nowhere.
“Umschreibung” is a German word which means “euphemism,” or “circumlocution” and the owner is a Dutch artist. However less interested in art you might be, this is still one of the most Instagrammable places in Munich.
Address: inside the KPMG building courtyard
The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl
The beerhouse dating from 1589 is one of the most popular attractions in Munich, and one of the top things to do in Munich no matter the season.
As you might expect from such a popular place, it is always crowded, and prices are pretty high, but that should not stop you from taking a beautiful picture just outside the Hofbräuhaus.
Address: Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany
Oktoberfest & wearing a dirndl dress
No, I haven’t been to the Oktoberfest in Munich, mainly because the town gets crazy expensive (more than it usually is), super crowded, and I don’t like beer.
But that shouldn’t stop you from going to the most famous (apart from the Munich Christmas Market) event taking place in Munich. Also, it is lovely to wear traditional Bavarian clothing at the celebration, that is a dirndl dress.
When? Unlike the name says it, Oktoberfest starts in the second part of September and stretches out into the first part of October.
Address: Theresienwiese, in the middle of Munich’s Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt district.
LAX Eatery mural
In one of Munich’s poshest districts (Schwabing), close to the English Garden and the town center, LAX Eatery offers not just delicious food but also a great Instagram place.
From Instagram worthy dishes to the beautiful colorful corner mural, you should not miss this place!
Address: Neureutherstrasse 1 || Ecke Barer Strasse
The Bayerischer Hof Hotel
Once I heard a story about a lady director who had a room booked permanently at the 5* ultra-luxurious Bayerischer Hof Hotel. That did not stop there, it seemed that she had also a room only for her shoes.
Once you snap out of that, I’ll tell you you don’t have to rent a room to get a glimpse of the beauty the hotel offers, but you can simply go for a drink on the rooftop bar, or just to take some pictures.
Address: Promenadeplatz 2-6 D-80333 München
Mandarin Oriental Rooftop bar
Another luxurious spot in Munich which will charm your senses with great quality and design.
Enter the hotel through the main door and head right to the elevator. Climb to the rooftop bar of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which offers amazing views over Munich’s skyline, and it is particularly beautiful just before sunset.
Address: NEUTURMSTRASSE 1, 80331 MUNICH, GERMANY
In between Marienplatz and Odeonplatz, on a road corner stands gloriously the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich.
Both the inside and the outside of this building are stunning, thus if you have enough time you should buy a ticket and attend a play or an opera in Germany’s finest Rococo theatre.
Address: Residenzstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany
Odeonsplatz and the lions
As you exit Odeonsplatz U-Bahn you’ll be right in the middle of this magnificent square.
Around you, there will be the Odeon, the Residenz, the Theatine Church.
Also here is the Feldherrnhalle with the lions inspired by the Logia dei Lanzi in Florence which served as a memorial during the Nazi regime to the Nazis killed during the failed putsch.
Address: Odeonsplatz U-Bahn stop
Marienplatz U-Bahn station
Since we’re close and you’ve already stepped inside Munich’s metro stations, why not take a pretty orange picture in Marienplatz’s U-Bahn station.
I must admit I haven’t thought about it as a perfect picture spot in Munich until I saw The Arctic Monkey’s video filmed here as well and I thought this is really a cool place, creating a great visual illusion.
Address: Marienplatz U-Bahn stop
Filled with hip bars, trendy cafes, and international cuisine restaurants, the Gärtnerplatz area is one of the coolest in Munich.
But that’s not all. The pretty square with a water fountain in the middle filled with colorful flowers is the go-to place for beautiful pictures in Munich.
Address: Gärtnerpl.80469 München, Germany
The Palace of Justice is also, believe it or not, a great Instagrammable place in Munich.
Located in Karlsplatz, I passed it by so many times without even thinking what it hides in the interior. The beautiful staircase and its areaway constructed in neo-baroque style are the go-to places for incredibly beautiful pictures in Munich.
Admission fee: free
Address: Prielmayerstr. 7 (right by Karlsplatz/Stachus)
Hotel Opera Munich
Another charming hotel both on the outside and on the inside. While the Hotel Opera‘s entrance will be what you see in most Instagram posts and articles, I was taken away by the hotel’s interior.
Just imagine waking up and enjoying a peaceful coffee in this little corner, while letting yourself caress by the sun’s rays. If that’s not a zenmoments I don’t know what it is.
Address: St.-Anna-Straße 10, 80538 München, Germany
Westfriedhof U-Bahn station
You might think I have a thing for U-Bahn stations, but it’s not like that. Munich has nothing on Stockholm’s artsy metro stations, but it still has some pretty cool ones.
We reached this U-Bahn station while going to the next point on the list, but it did not look so charming in the middle of the day packed with people. However, a skillful photographer (or Instagrammer) and an almost empty station early in the morning or late at night can turn this place in one of the most Instagrammable spots in Munich.
Address: Westfriedhof U-Bahn
If you have a free day in Munich, this is the place you need to visit for sure!
I must admit Nymphenburg Palace and its gardens are one of my favorite places in Munich, so close to the city center, easily reachable by public transportation, and yet so secluded.
You don’t have to judge by the crowds of tourists visiting this place, just head to the back ob the main Palace and get lost in the enormous park.
Admission Fee: combination ticket 16.5 EUR, just the park palaces 4.5 EUR
Address: Schloß Nymphenburg 1, 80638 München, Germany
Olympia Park and the Olimpic Tower
The park was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics, but it looks very nice today as well and is the perfect place to go out for a walk, for a picture or for a concert.
Climb the Olympic tower and get the most beautiful view over Munich from above, or have dinner in the sky with the starlight.
Admission fee: for the tower 9 EUR
Address: Helene-Mayer-Ring 4, 80809 München, Germany
Occam Deli Coffee shop
Such a simple design, and yet so pretty, the Occam Deli Coffe shop is the perfect destination for a brunch in Munich or just a lunch with the girls on the weekend.
While it does not have any murals or other spots specific for Instagram pictures, the food and coffee look amazing, while the careless design leaves room for plenty of creativity.
Address: Feilitzschstraße 15, 80802 München, Germany
I bet that if you’ve ever thought about visiting Munich and you have done at least one Google research of the top things to do in Munich, you have stumbled undoubtedly on the Eisbachwelle.
This is the small man-made river in the English Garden where you’ll see people surfing.
The spot is very popular because no matter the season you’ll find youngsters making a show and showcasing their surfing skills on the small arm of the Isar River in the heart of Munich.
Address: Prinzregentenstraße, 80538 München, Germany
Munich Museum of Urban & Contemporary Art
If you’re into graffiti, all sorts of cool shapes, colors, and figures, MUCA is the place for you.
Come here with an open mind and be prepared to take tens of pictures of some amazing art. Anything is possible and you’ll surely impress with the photos taken here.
Admissions fee: 7 EUR
Address: Hotterstraße 12 80331 München
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