Heading to the Bavarian capital? Looking to up your IG game? Check out this list of 11 of the most insta-worthy spots in München, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities to visit! Many of these are doable even if you only have 24 hours in Munich!
most instagrammable places in munich
Serving as the former royal palace for the Bavarian Monarchs until 1918, today München Residenz is one of the largest museum complexes in Germany. People from all over the world visit Munich’s Residenz for its ornate interior, epic architecture, and historical significance.
2. nymphenburg palace
Nymphenburg is a Baroque palace in München, Bavaria. The palace was the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach.
During the high season, full-price admission cost 11,50€ – you can also take a gondola around the palace grounds (at an additional cost), for that extra special Insta-worthy shot!
3. juristische bibliotek
The Legal Library, founded in 1843, is by far one of the most beautiful (& insta-worthy) spots in München. Cost is free, but access to the reading room is not available during opening hours. The reading room can be viewed as part of a town hall tour.
Siegestor in München is a triumphal arch situated at the terminus of the Ludwigstraße built to commemorate the bravery of the Bavarian army and its success in the Napoleonic War of liberation.
Since it’s free and always open, you can imagine the crowds are generally pretty heavy here. Go early in the morning for one of the best Instagram places in Munich.
Completely free to visit, Justizpalast is a hidden gem in München. Have fun playing with the light and shadows in this architectural masterpiece.
Marienplatz is the central square in München, and is a perfect spot to people-watch or get some great, insta-worthy photos. It’s super close to St. Peter’s Church (pictured below) as well as Jurisitche Bibliotek. Free, free, free!
Munich’s Hofgarten is a Baroque garden that has long served as an oasis in the city. Situated adjacent to Residenz, it’s the perfect spot to go nice and early for some Instagram-worthy pics – think of all the yoga you could do in those archways!
8. hotel opera münchen
München’s Hotel Opera is an IG-er’s dream. The sharp lines and heavy contrast of the outer facade just BEGS for a pop of color in a candid shot.
9. st quirin platz ubahn münchen
München’s underground metro network offers some really creative opportunities to capture a great shot. Bright colors, grittiness, symmetry, and motion all contribute to its unique appeal as a photographer’s dream. Have fun exploring Germany’s underground and seeing what unique shots you can capture! This is truly one of Munich’s hidden gems in terms of Instagram places.
Check out my list of travel essentials here!
10. view from st. peter’s church
The views from the observation deck at St. Peter’s Church are unparalleled – the red roofs of Old Town, Marienplatz, the city skyline in the distance. Not for the faint of heart, these views cost a whopping 3 euro and 299 steps – without a lift!
11. muca – museum of urban & contemporary art
With rotating exhibits and a number of unique permanent displays, MUCA is a haven for those looking for something outside of the typical museum experience.
Full admission tickets cost 7,50€ – discounts are given for seniors, students, and children (most children are free).
There you have it! Some of the top Instagram places in Munich. Where are some of your favorite spots in the Bavarian capital? Any hidden gems I’m missing? I’d love to know, leave a comment! Don’t forget to pin for later!