Start the day with a walk through the English Garden. It's beautiful in the fall, with leaves underfoot and the paths less crowded than in summer. If you need your kick of caffeine first thing in the morning, stop off at the Fräulein Grüneis kiosk first for a coffee to go, and then continue with your walk, working up a good appetite for a late morning breakfast. If you're feeling motivated and sporty, the English Garden is also the ideal location for an early morning jog, particularly in the fall when the air is fresh but not yet cold, and you don't have to weave through the throngs of people in the park.
Make your way over to the Osterwaldgarten, an old Schwabing Gasthaus on the west side of the park. It's a friendly, slightly hidden place just behind the park. Even when the beer garden is closed, the environment inside is cozy and the menu is reliable. For breakfast, they offer Bavarian-style platters with bread, meats, cheeses, boiled eggs, or even a more hearty steak and eggs breakfast. When it rains, this place tends to get crowded as locals seek out just such a restaurant to wait out the rain and enjoy a beer or two, with some good food.
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Shopping (or window shopping if you're short on funds) in Schwabing. Known as the historic home of artists, writers, and intellectuals, Schwabing hosts Munich's two largest universities and still retains some of that student artistic flair. Münchner Freiheit is the heart of Schwabing, where you will find branches of Munich's well-known department stores Karstadt, and a gourmet foods outpost of the even more upscale Käfer. Leopoldstrasse, one of Munich's most important thruways, runs north-south through Münchner Freiheit, and if you head south along the road you'll find stores such as Esprit and Zara. However, heading west down Hohenzollernstrasse will introduce you to more of Schwabing's quirky and stylish boutiques - the street is scattered with all sorts of eclectic clothing and home decoration shops.
Leave the shopping behind and get a little culture at one of Munich's best museums, the Museum Brandhorst. This museum of contemporary art opened in 2009, and permanently houses works by Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Damian Hirst, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, amongst others, and is well-displayed and manageable in a couple of hours. And if it happens to be a Sunday, you only have to pay 1 Euro entry.
Afternoon coffee and cake. By now you should have worked up a bit of an appetite again, and you are in luck, because not only does the Museum Brandhorst have one of the best cafes in town, but just up the street is the excellent Brown's Tea Bar, which just happens to be run by the same people and is perhaps a slightly more quaint and cozy atmosphere. More importantly though, they seriously have some of the best cakes in town. Try the Zucchini Cake. Or the Mississippi Mud Pie. Actually, it's all good- just go crazy.
Brown's Tea Bar
Evening Break / Nap / Freshen-Up ….. ride tram no 27 in the direction of your hotel.
After such a traditional German breakfast, why not go for Italian for dinner? l'Osteria at Karlsplatz is always a good place for pizza or pasta, and is a crowded and lively place at night. Housed in the Künstlerhaus (the "House of Artists"), one of Munich's historic buildings, it is also a beautiful location. While the Künstlerhaus is perhaps now better known as the home of l'Osteria, it also still stays true to its original intent, hosting concerts, exhibitions, and cultural events. You might even be lucky to catch a concert.