City, country, river... - discover Munich
Thanks to its convenient location on the outskirts of Munich, the H2 Hotel München Messe is equally well-situated for discovering the many sights and wide-ranging cultural activities on offer in the capital on the Isar, or for enjoying excursions into the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
The Pinakothek galleries are known well beyond Germany’s borders for their art collections, and have turned Munich into a destination for art-loving pilgrims from all over the world. Regular special exhibitions add to the varied permanent collections.
You can reach the city centre within a short space of time by public transport and also by car. Visit the world-famous Frauenkirche cathedral, the Theresienwiese, which hosts the Oktoberfest beer festival every year, and the Viktualienmarkt food market. You can round off your evening in Munich at the city’s Hofbräuhaus beer hall, where you will be able to experience an authentic part of the Bavarian way of life. Football fans will definitely want to experience the Allianz Arena first-hand.
In the area around Munich, you can experience nature, architecture and history. Travel south to the foot of the Alps or discover the famous Lake Starnberg. If you are keen on romantic architecture, be sure to visit Neuschwanstein Castle, set in a fairy-tale location in the mountains. The Chiemsee lake with Herrenchiemsee Palace and St. Bartholomew’s Church on the Königssee lake also offer marvellous scenery. Experience Bavaria and take plenty of memories back home with you.
Upper Bavaria - the Alpine foothills
Dream landscapes - Dive into the beautiful landscapes of the Bavarian Alpine foothills, just a few metres from Munich. Steeped in traditions, the picture-perfect mountain world around Tegernseer and Lake Starnberg is just waiting to be discovered.
Places of interest near the H2 Hotel München Messe
The heart of Munich
Marienplatz is the world-famous heart of the Bavarian capital - whether
it’s for the “Meisterfeier” football celebration, a city festival, to see the
Glockenspiel or during the Christmas market.
Locals and tourists alike will find countless shopping and sightseeing opportunities here.
Enclosed by the old and new town halls (“Alte” und “Neue Rathaus”), as well as the Church of St. Peter, affectionately known as “Alter Peter”, Marienplatz presents the Munich lifestyle by offering free WiFi.
A place to see
Olympia Park is undoubtedly one of Munich’s most popular destinations.
All year round, the spacious park containing the Olympic stadium, the Olympic
hall and the Olympic tower offers several backdrops for a wide variety of
The calendar includes concerts, events and festivals, as well as numerous sporting occasions.
A paradise for art lovers
Ask any art lover about Munich, and they will immediately mention these
three renowned galleries: the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, and
Pinakothek der Moderne.
The collections and touring exhibitions of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen in Maxvorstadt have become a must-see for art lovers from around the world.
For many visitors to Munich, the Therienswiese is known only for being the location of the Oktoberfest, which every year in late September unites supporters of Bavarian tradition and fans of folk festivals. However it also plays host to the Tollwood Festival (still something of an insiders’ secret) and the Munich Spring Festival. Throughout the rest of the year, this generously-sized area is the perfect place for kite flying, skating, jogging, playing football and much more.
As one of Munich's best known landmarks, the impressive Church of St. Peter is found on Petersbergl, directly behind Marienplatz and by the Rindermarkt. It is the oldest parish church in the city and its tower is lovingly named "Old Peter" by the locals - a wonderful viewpoint reached by a 300-step climb which offers a chance to see the Bavarian regional capital from above! The clock tower also contains Munich's oldest bells and clocks, and inside the nave the beautiful baroque high altar can be seen, as well as the striking glass casket holding the relics of Saint Munditia.
Still going strong after more than 200 years, the famous Viktualienmarkt in the Altstadt is found in the heart of Munich. The first stands of the then small farmer's market began offering their wares in 1807, and you can still visit every day (besides Sundays and holidays) to go hunting for culinary specialities and exquisite delicacies, enjoy a traditional Bavarian breakfast or lunch, sip a coffee and pick up locally grown produce. There is even in a beer garden in the area. The Viktualienmarkt is spread across more than 18,000 square metres, and many of its 140 stands have been standing in the same spot for decades - paying a visit is always worthwhile! You can reach the Viktualienmarkt from H2 Hotel München Messe in just half an hour using the ÖPNV.
Starting from Nymphenburg Palace, you can reach a natural paradise in the middle of Munich's city centre in just a few minutes. The Munich Botanical Garden is home to flora and fauna from different parts of the world all year round, including plants from the tropics, deserts and cool mountain forests. The garden area stretches over 21 hectares with 15 greenhouses, and there are many things to discover such as the beautiful orchid house. Amphibians and birds bring the landscape to life, which includes over 14,000 plant species. What's more, entrance to the outdoor area of the Botanical Garden Munich is completely free until spring!» Continue to Location & surroundings