Solo Travel Destination: Munich, Germany
We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Jody, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Jody is from the United States, and submitted the following report about Munich. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: German, English
Reasons to go: I loved the old town area – very ‘old world’ with the Rathaus and Glockenspiel – and the Viktualienmarkt, a massive outdoor market with all types of food, beverages, flowers, crafts, etc.
The English Gardens are a beautiful adventure. I saw people surfing, playing cricket, biking, everything. And the beer garden at the Chinese Pavilion was scrumptious!
There’s also Schloss Nymphemberg. The gardens are beautiful and beside the main palace, there are a handful of other beautiful smaller ‘cottages’ scattered about the grounds. It was enchanting.
Getting around is so easy everywhere in Germany. You can walk most places or take the trams which are very easy to figure out. There’s always a schedule at each tram stop plus an electric sign that tells you when the next tram will arrive (usually just a few minutes). I come from a small town with no public transportation but I figured it out in no time.
There are also opportunities for day trips. I took one to Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps — unbelievable!
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety - 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language - 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult)