It also meant that I ended up getting to spend those first couple days in a surprisingly great little town just outside Munich proper: Aying. Aying is actually a municipality in the district of Munich, lying southeast of Munich. But it's really a charming, little Bavarian town, with the requisite picturesque church, country hotel, beer garden, etc. After staying in the Brauereigasthof Hotel for two days, I decided that I really, really liked that place and it would be a good weekend retreat, or even a nice Sunday afternoon lunch spot. The hotel is rustic and charming, and the service fantastic. The restaurant is top-notch and the breakfast buffet particularly good (German-style, with bread, cheese, cold-cuts, smoked salmon, boiled eggs, yogurt, muesli, etc.). The hotel is also spread between multiple buildings, with a small back building housing a traditional, wooden bowling lane (the kind where you have to set up the pins yourself) and a bar, and another building with another bar, couches, and a fireplace, where you can pass the night chatting, reading, or just lounging by the fire, pouring beers for yourself behind the bar.
A small beer garden sits in the town center, and I bet it would be the perfect place to hang out on a sunny, summer afternoon.
Aying is famous for it's brewery, where they produce Ayinger Beer (of course). It's not as known as the big 6 Munich breweries, but is a well-reputed medium size brewery in the region, with a new, state-of-the-art brewery. There are regular tours of the brewery on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and it would definitely be a cool, slightly off the beaten track, thing to do on a visit to Munich.
I would also suggest that if you are visiting Munich and have rented a car, that this might be a good place to stay. It is outside of the city, but you get to experience a simultaneously luxurious, yet rustic and traditional, Bavarian hotel, and with easy access to the city. Even if you don't have a car actually, the S6 runs to Aying and only takes about 30 minutes to the center of town. It's a heck of a lot more charming than any of the hotels in the center of Munich! And to be honest, probably also better value.