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O Petrus! You're making it hard for us today? Time for an outing to the Munich surroundings.

The raindrops are pelting down on the asphalt, the sky is grey and it is simply uncomfortable - but such days happen now and again in Munich. We perhaps love these days not so much as sunny days in the English Garden, but we have ideas for making them great and special. Here you will find tips from near and far for what the area around Munich has to offer.

PS: We certainly do have the right tip for a day trip on sunny days, too!

Partnachklamm

If you are planning on staying in Munich for a few days, we recommend a wonderful day trip to the Partnachklamm in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The gorge is one of the most beautiful geotopes in Bavaria and was declared a natural monument as early as 1912 and has since then been accessible in every season.
After visiting the gorge, you have the opportunity to continue hiking or to rest in one of the beautiful, nearby alps and restaurants. An overview of subsequent hikes in Garmisch can be found here: www.auf-den-berg.de

The walk through the gorge is easy and also suitable for children and seniors.
By the way, four-legged friends have a lot of fun while exploring the gorge, too!
Food: Of course, you can bring your own snack, but you can also visit the Partnach or Kaiserschmarrn Alp for a tasty meal.
Costs: adults: 5,00 €; children and adolescents 6 to 16 years: 2,00 €;  adult groups from 15 persons: 4,00 €; handicapped: 4,00 €; dogs: free

How to get there by car:
You can reach the gorge from the parking lot at the Olympic Stadium (here you also find the historical ski jump) in 20 to 30 minutes. The path to the entrance is flat and leads past an impressive mountain scenery.
Address for the GPS:
Olympic Stadium
Karl-u.-Martin-Neuner-Platz
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

How to get there by public transportation:
It takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes from the Munich Central Station to the Garmisch train station. From there, the Olympic Stadium can be reached in about 25 minutes by foot. The walk takes you along the river Partnach through the beautiful town of Garmisch, which is world famous for its winter sports events.
Ticket recommendation: Bayern Ticket
Check out https://www.bahn.de/p/view/angebot/regio/regionale-tickets/bayern/bayernticket.shtml for further information!
* Note: Short-term closures of the gorge are sometimes unavoidable for safety reasons. Therefore check the website of the gorge before your trip to make sure it´s accessible! http://www.partnachklamm-info.de/

AirHop Trampolin Park Munich

You love action, sport and fun? Then you are in good hands in the AirHop Trampoline Park. From the XXL trampoline field through Dodgeball to the foam pit: here everyone gets their money's worth. The park promises a fun adventure for all ages and offers you a great way to spend even rainy days or cold evenings in Munich with a lot of fun in the movement.

By public transport you can reach the trampoline park in about 30 minutes. From Sendlinger Tor or Hauptbahnhof, simply take the U2 and get off at the Harthof stop, from there the bus will take you to Anton-Will Straße, then it's only a 3-minute walk.

Hours: Mon-Thu 12:00 - 21:00; Fri 12:00 - 22:00; Sat 09:00 - 22:00; Sun & public holidays and school holidays: 09:00 - 21:00
Entrance: Standard Jump Session from 12,00 €; Groups Jump Session (groups of 10+ people, 1 hour of jumping (Mon-Thu, out of the holidays), 10.50 € per person, Family Jump Session (valid for 4 people of a family on joint visit to the park) from 40.00 €
Address: Ingolstädter Straße 172, 80939 Munich
Website: airhoppark.de/muenchen  

Lake sauna on the Tegernsee

Lake sauna on the Tegernsee

Temperatures are below zero and the yearning for heat is endless... so it's high time to take the train and make your way to Tegernsee.

Take the 'BOB' from the rear platforms (platform:27-36) at Munich Hauptbahnhof to Tegernsee station. From there, go down towards the lake and you can't miss the Monte-Mare lake sauna. Plan on getting to the sauna as early as possible, as it is closed above a certain number of people. You can either spend the day in the Irmgard ship sauna, or try out the four different saunas. And for anyone brave enough, nothing is stopping you from diving into the lake.

Opening hours: Mon -Thur 10:00 - 23:00; Fri & Sat 10:00 - 00:00; Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Admission: Adults Mon - Fri from 16,00 €; Sat, Sun & Public Holidays from 21,00 €
Address: Hauptstraße 63, 83684 Tegernsee
Entry over 16
Website: monte-mare.de

Bavaria Filmstadt

Sightseeing in Munich at Bavaria Filmstadt

Bavaria's Hollywood, also known as Bavaria Filmstadt, is tucked away in the wonderful Grünwald. Numerous films by Bully Herbig,and TV series such as Rote Rosen or Marienhof have been produced here, and even the film 'Das Boot' was filmed here. You can now go for a walk right through these sets and take in a little film air. Become an actor in an action film, test your talent as a newsreader in front of the green screen, or take you place in the flying classroom.

It's easy to get there with Tram 25. To do this you need to take the U1 U-Bahn from our Cocoon Hotels die U-Bahn U1 from Hauptbahnhof to Wettersteinplatz and the change to the tram. This takes you to Bavariafilmplatz, from where you are at the entrance to the Filmstadt in 10 minutes. The Filmstadt is worth experiencing for young and old in all weathers, and with a bit of luck you may bump into some star or other on site.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 – 17:00
Admission: Adults 27,50 €; young people 6-17 22,00 €
Address: Bavariafilmpl. 7, 82031 Grünwald
Website: www.filmstadt.de 

Welcome to the slide paradise in Erding

Welcome to the slide paradise in Erding

The thermal baths in Erding offer exactly what all adrenalin junkies want. The largest thermal baths in the world do no just impress with a spa, sauna and wave pool, they are also known for Europe's largest slide world. In all you can get your pulse racing on 26 slides. Tumble down the Black Mamba or start a side dual on the Speed Racer slides.

It is easy to get to, and the MVG-Thermenticket has the train ticket and admission all in one. From Hauptbahnhof by the S2 towards Erding up to the Altenerding stop, and then the 560 bus takes you straight to the doors of the thermal baths.

Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10:00 - 23:00, Sat & Sun 9:00 - 23:00
Admission: Our secret tip - Thermenticket 4 hours admission and return journey with the MVV 34,00 €
Address: Thermenallee 1-5, 85435 Erding
Website: therme-erding.de 

Formula 1 driver for a day

Sightseeing in Munich at go-cart track in Neufinsing

Petrol in your blood and the need for speed? Then make your way to the go-cart track in Neufinsing. Along with modern electric carts with powerful 2x 2.8KW engines, a bowling lane and mini golf course await you.

There is a large selection and the pleasure from going round the go cart track is huge. The journey from our Cocoon hotels takes about an hour, but the small outing is worth it and is easy to make with the S2 towards Erding from Hauptbahnhof. Change at the Markt Schwaben stop for the 568 bus, which takes you to the Neufinsing Rathaus stop and just before the entrance to the 'GoKartArena & Familienpark'.

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00 to 22:00
Admission: 40 laps from 19,00 €
Address: 3 Am Steinfeld, 85464 Finsing
Website: gokartarena.de