17 October 2012

A Chic Week in Munich

With its sophisticated music scene, Christmas markets, film festivals, and with more theatres and art galleries than any other German city, Munich is bound to impress even the most hard-to-please culture vultures. Given all of this culture and the stylish fashion-forward city dwellers, Munich is one of our favourite sets for a Chic Week.

Sleep natural

When you arrive in Bavaria’s capital city of Munich, make straight for your luxury abode, the Louis Hotel where you can hole up amongst the oak wood, natural stone and elegant tiling of the hotel’s 72 rooms and suites. Step outside the hotel and you’ll find yourself in one of the city’s most idyllic markets where you can pick up some home-grown produce.

Bavaria chic

Once you’ve settled in and had a good night’s rest, it’s time to get straight down to business. Hop onto the Shopping Express™ coach that transports you straight from the city centre to  Ingolstadt Village, one of Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages, in under an hour. With the plentiful supply of more than 110 boutiques of top international and German brands, as well as an array of culinary delights on offer your day of shopping will be a relaxing retreat.

Culture vulture

Once you’re back in Munich, spend the next few days exploring this mesmerizing city. To find some traditional Bavarian cuisine head to Marienplatz where you can wander around local food and wine markets that line the streets and marvel over the new and old town halls.

If you plan your stay carefully you might just catch Oktoberfest – Munich’s annual festival. A huge part of Bavarian tradition, this festival offers plenty of authentic local food (try the Weisswurst sausage which is unique to Bavaria) and, of course, vast quantities of the golden nectar.

Bavaria and beyond

When you’re done city slicking, the surrounding countryside of Bavaria is well worth a visit. You’ll be blown away by the idyllic scenery that abounds here, as well as the plethora of ancient castles and monastic breweries. We’d definitely recommend making the journey to Schloss Neuschwanstein, a castle built by King Ludwig II, so fairytale like it was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland® Paris.