Take Time off with Germany
Germany known for its hearty schnitzel (fried thin slices of meat coated in breadcrumbs), lesser-known maultasche (pasta stuffed with meat and spinach) and leberkäse (meatloaf) and beer. Breweries and beer gardens are aplenty across the country, each serving up numerous variations of the national drink – from pilsners (pale lagers) to dunkels (dark wheaty lagers).
Green spaces – vital for physical and emotional wellbeing – abound in Germany. In Munich, you can pack a picnic and enjoy it on the verdant grounds of the sprawling English Garden; take a relaxing stroll through the manicured lawns of the Nymphenburg Palace; or admire over 14,000 species of flora at the Botanical Gardens. These lush spots offer a breath of fresh air (quite literally) from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Munich is home to over 80 museums, so you’ll never run out of things to see. Admire the sleek and shiny cars at the BMW Museum, or delve into the world of science and technology at the Deutsches Museum. Then there’s also the quirky Kartoffel Museum, which pays homage to the humble potato.
The newly renovated Citadines Arnulfpark Munich is a classy property in the heart of town. It’s mere minutes from the main train station and close to Marienplatz and the Olympia Park, making it the perfect base to explore the city.