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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Have Your Fill of Art (and Beer) in Munich

Come for Oktoberfest, stick around for boundary-pushing galleries and art museums.


1. Where to Stay

Enjoy Euro-chic decor and a private balcony at The Charles Hotel.  

Scope out the stalls of the famed Viktualienmarkt food bazaar from the balcony of your Market Deluxe room at the year-old Louis Hotel (from $245), a bohemian-chic spot adorned with mid-century modern furniture. The hotel’s in-house Japanese restaurant, Emiko, sources its seafood directly from the market.

Swim in a 1000-square-foot indoor pool with a sliding glass roof at the Bayerischer Hof (from $290), Munich’s answer to the Plaza Hotel. The generously-sized rooms are a testament to the spot’s ageóit was built in 1841, before the city become more pressed for space.

Pamper yourself at the five-star The Charles Hotel (from $345), where brightly colored rooms overlook the Old Botanical Garden. Book the Art Package, which includes two weekend nights, breakfast, and tickets to any of the three Pinakotheken museums (regularly $8.80-$12.50).

Published on Sep 17, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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