Start off slow. This city is home to possibly the world’s only Jugendstil public swimming pool, Müllersches Volksbad, built in 1901. Swim a few laps while gawking at the jaw-dropping details on the ceilings and walls, then try out the Roman steam bath and a Finnish-style sauna with tinted lights. If you want the indulgence to continue, book a reasonably priced on-site massage. Fancy a glass of prosecco afterwards? Hotfoot it to the elegant pool café.
Ready, steady, go. We prefer to travel slow, but sometimes that isn’t an option. Munich is a tremendous city for a weekend away, with its complicated history and not-so-complicated dedication to the wonders of beer, but the sheer amount of things to do here can be a little bit overwhelming at first. Luckily for all involved, our guide on how to do Munich in 48 hours should blast the cobwebs away, or at least help ease the excitement before those cobwebs return via a beer or three too many. Munich is a city of world-beating museums, gorgeous gourmet restaurants and more, and this is the perfect way to spend a weekend there.