Picnicking in Munich - where is the nicest place?

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Picnicking in Munich is fun in these places

You can have a picnic in these beautiful places in Munich. Picnics are trendy. You don't have to travel for that. Nevertheless, you can spend nice hours in nature with it. This is also in big cities like Munich possible. Get everything you need for a snack on viktualienmarkt or at the bakery and butcher around the corner. Pack your picnic blanket and a picnic basket and drive to one of the places we suggest here. So you can enjoy your weekend in the sun.


What do you need for a picnic?


Picnic in Munich
Picnicking in the English Garden in Munich - Daniel Stockman, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Nice places in Munich for a picnic

Munich has many beautiful places that are suitable for a picnic. Parks, green spaces, the banks of the Isar. You can even bring your picnic to beer gardens (you only have to buy the beer on site). So there are numerous possibilities for enjoying nature.


Order a picnic in Munich

You don't always want to put your picnic together yourself. That takes time and effort. You can also order your picnic. After that, all you have to do is pick it up and enjoy it. You can order your Munich picnic here:

  • A delicacy picnic for 2 people costs Beetle Euro 99.
  • The restaurant together offers picnic baskets for every taste for between 35 and 45 euros. (2-4 people)
  • The saturday kids There are breakfast baskets for 2-3 people at a price of 47,90 euros.
  • Those who prefer a vegan breakfast can do so with a picnic basket for 2 people from banana leaf to do. Price: 50 euros.


Where can you have a picnic in Munich?

You can find nice picnic spots in Munich at these locations:

The English garden

A place that everyone in Munich knows and likes to use for a time in the park is the English Garden. Picnicking at what is probably Munich's most famous picnic spot. You don't necessarily have to go to the Chinese Tower or the Monopteros for a few hours of enjoyment. There are many ways where you can spread your blanket away from the hustle and bustle. Why not get on your bike and cycle to the northern part of the park? There you will find good places where you can enjoy your snack away from the crowds. We have near from Freising Court discovered beautiful places where you have the park almost to yourself.



Munich picnic on the Isar
Picnic in Munich on the Isar - Cornelius Kibelka, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0


At the Isar

  • Not only the Flaucher between the Flauchersteg and the Wittelsbacherbrücke is often used for a few hours of sunshine on the river bank.
  • Swimming and Grilling you can also go from Marienklausensteg to Thalkirchner Brücke.
  • Swimming is prohibited at the Wittelsbacherbrücke due to some dangerous spots. But a little further downstream to the Reichenbach Bridge you can swim in the Isar.
  • The Isar is particularly shallow between the Marienklausensteg and the Großhesselloh railway bridge. Children can also go into the water safely there. We especially like this region because not so many get lost for a swim in this region.
  • The same applies to the Isar in the north of Munich. From the Max Joseph Bridge to just before the weir in Oberföhring, trees offer plenty of shade. Here you can always find a quiet spot in the shade for a barbecue or a picnic in Munich.



Picnic on the Olympiaberg in Munich
Picnic in Munich on the Olympiaberg - albularider, Flickr, CC BY 2.0 License


Picnic on the Olympiaberg in Munich

If you prefer to enjoy the view of Munich, then the Olympiaberg is ideal. The best thing to do is to pack a picnic basket and cycle it all the way up to the top of the mountain. Above - and along the paths - there are benches from which you have a view of the city center and the mountains on one side and the Olympic Center on the other. Here you can picnic in Munich and you are spoiled for choice which view you prefer. If you want something quieter, you will usually find plenty of space for your picnic blanket on the meadow below the viewpoint.


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Munich picnic in Westpark
A Munich picnic in Westpark - Polybert49, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0


A Munich picnic in the Westpark

There are two lakes in the Westpark, the Westsee and the Mollsee. The Asian part of the park with a China and a Japan garden is worth seeing. There is also a Nepalese pagoda and a sala from Thailand with a Buddha statue. The park offers barbecue facilities and several restaurants with beer gardens.



Luitpold Park
Luitpoldpark - digital cat, Flickr, CC BY 2.0 License


Picnicking in Munich's Luitpoldpark is a little quieter

The Luitpoldpark is less well known. This is between the English Garden and the Olympic Park. On the benches in the park or on the meadow you can have your snack from the lunch box Unpack and enjoy the shade under the trees. There are table tennis tables for those who also feel like getting some exercise. What we like best, however, is the view of the city - including the mountain panorama.



Deer garden
Hirschgarten - Susan L. Donovan, Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0


There's plenty of space for a picnic in Munich's Hirschgarten

A good place for a picnic in Munich, for example, is the Hirschgarten. This park is not as centrally located as many of the other green spaces. However, it is so big that everyone can find a place for their picnic here. By the way, he is rightly named. You can also watch deer in the deer garden.


On the Fröttmaninger Berg
Picnic on Fröttmaninger Berg - From rufus46, Wikimedia - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0


On the Fröttmaninger Berg Picnicking in Munich is away from the hustle and bustle

In the north of Munich, right next to the motorway to Nuremberg and opposite the arena, lies the Fröttmaninger Berg. Many people have already seen this mountain. However, only a few people use it for excursions. There's even more space here so you can unpack your picnic utensils. You can enjoy your picnic in Munich here either with a view of the arena and the landscape in the north of Munich or with a view of the city.

Basically, the following applies to picnics in Munich: the further you move from the city center, the more space you have for yourself and your picnic. During the week you can also find picnic areas in the city's parks downtown without many people. On the weekend, however, things usually look different. It can be difficult to find a quiet place for a picnic in the city. With these tips you can do a little Country life in the city treat.


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Picnicking in Munich - where is the nicest place?

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn