A cheap way to see the sights by taking the 54 bus.

Discover Munich’s top sights with bus line 54

Forget the overpriced hop-on hop-off tourist buses in Munich. Instead, you can take cheap public transportation and do the same thing and more. The standard tourist double-decker hop-on hop-off buses cost around 20 euros per person. A single day ticket for public transport in Munich costs 7.90 and a group ticket for up to 5 adults costs 15 per day. Definitely a much better deal. Tickets can be bought at kiosks or online at https://ticketshop.mvv-muenchen.de/index.php/tickets.

In addition, Munich offers a number of other tourist ticket options that can be worthwhile if you want to visit different museums. They are:

City tour card: The City Tour Card costs a little more than the day ticket. It enables free use of all MVV means of transport (S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram, bus), but offers additional discounts on some museums and attractions. A big advantage over the day tickets is: This card is also available for 24 hours, 48 ​​hours, 3 days, 4 days or 5 days. The day ticket is only available for 1 day. You can get the ticket at all ticket machines.

Information about the City Tour Card Click here.

Munich Card (Munich Card): The Munich Card is very similar to the City Tour Card. It costs a little more than the day ticket. It also enables free use of all MVV means of transport (S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram, bus) and additional discounted admission to some museums and other attractions (e.g. the Olympiaturm elevator). Advantage: You can get the ticket with a duration of 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days or 5 days. The day ticket is only available for 1 day. The ticket can be bought at all MVV ticket machines with a display. You can find more information about the Munich Card here.

Munich City Pass: It is the cheapest, but also the most expensive variant of the tourist card. The City Pass enables free use of all MVV means of transport (S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram, bus) and free entry to almost all Munich museums and castles as well as free entry or discounts on many attractions and tours. You can get the ticket with a duration of 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days or 5 days. A big difference between the City Pass and the Munich Card or the City Tour Card, however, is that the City Pass is only available for an individual and not as a group ticket. An online purchase on the Internet is possible: www.turbopass.de

See Munich by public bus

With the Munich city bus line 54 you can get around town cheaply – in any weather. The bus line 54 (direction Harras) goes from Münchner Freiheit to Harras and has 33 stops.

Find out which sights you can explore on the bus.

Münchner Freiheit is the starting point for everything.

Münchner Freiheit

The Münchner Freiheit stop.,

We recommend Café Münchner Freiheit for a delicious breakfast or lunch before a long day of sightseeing. They have a great breakfast as well as amazing cakes and ice cream. In summer the kids can let off steam in a huge playground right next door. The smell of roasted almonds and punch is in the air at the annual Schwabing Christmas market in winter. On Thursdays there is also a weekly market with all kinds of good food.

Café Münchner Freiheit

Before you set off: Take a closer look at the multi-award-winning Münchner Freiheit station. The lighting concept was developed by the world-famous light artist Ingo Maurer and the roof of the bus and tram stop is another architectural trademark of the district.

Along Leopoldstrasse to the Siegestor

Leopoldstrasse Siegestor

Now you can relax and enjoy the hustle and bustle in Leopoldstrasse from the bus window. There is always something going on in the shops, bars and clubs at any time of the day or night.

When the bus passes Giselastraße, it is worth making the first stop at the Siegestor (picture). The Munich triumphal arch is not as big as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, but its quadriga with Bavaria and four lions make it a great photo opportunity.

Experience nature in the English Garden

English garden surfing

Next stop: English garden! You heard right: Bus 54 takes you directly to the English Garden, where you can take a walk in Munich’s largest park and, when the weather is nice, linger in one of the park’s beer gardens. Get off on Chinese tower Take a break to enjoy one of Munich’s best beer gardens or visit the local surfers.

Chinese tower

The bus offers a perfect view of the parkland of the English Garden if you don’t want to get off.

Villas and magnificent buildings along Prinzregentenstrasse

Continue towards Prinzregentenplatz through beautiful Bogenhausen and admire the majestic houses with stucco, arches, columns and small figures. As one of the most important boulevards in the city, Prinzregentenstrasse will inspire you. There is even surviving Nazi architecture that has not been demolished.

Prinzregenternstrasse Munich

However, you will find more than just prestigious homes like that Bavarian National Museum Here. From the Friedensengel the view opens over the lower Prinzregentenstrasse to the Prinz-Carl-Palais – especially in summer it is worth watching the sunset here.

Isar River on Brudermühlstrasse

Isar Munich

The bus line 54 goes through the beautiful Giesing over the Brudermühlbrücke, directly over the Isar. From here you can see the vastness of the Munich city river as you drive past.

Getting out of the car is worth it: there is always something going on on the Isar! Around the Flaucher, where bathers splash around in the summer, there are countless dogs and their owners, cyclists and walkers out and about in every season.

Another possible stop is a good craft beer, ieIt’s about a 15-minute walk to a craft beer lover’s hidden gem. Geisinger Brau Bräustüberl. If you have a day pass, you can also get on the subway there and travel one station to Silbornstrasse, saving about 7 minutes of walking time. * Note: The main brewery is located north of the Olympic Park and can also be visited. Tickets are available on their website.

Geisinger Brewery

The newly designed Luise-Kiesselbach-Platz

Luise Kiesselbach Platz
By Henning Schlottmann (User: H-stt) – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=71923317

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Go on (or stay seated)! Further down the street, the newly designed Luise-Kiesselbach-Platz awaits you in Sendling. Here you can stroll comfortably through the green areas and visit the landmark Sendling, the manor house of St. Josef with its two bell towers.

More sights and highlights

There are other highlights waiting for you along the line of bus line 54, if you still have time. From the final stop at Lorettoplatz you can stroll through the forest cemetery, for example. Don’t hesitate to try it out – it may sound scary, but it’s pretty cute. The forest cemetery is home to many religions and beliefs. In 1955 the first Islamic burial place in Germany was built here. Another burial site followed, the “New Jewish Cemetery in Munich”. There is a military cemetery on Tischlerstrasse where over 3,500 victims of both world wars are buried. At the “Cimitero Militare Italiano” in the new section, the Italian flag is blowing in the wind. Around 3,200 fallen Italian soldiers are buried here. A memorial was also erected to the numerous victims of the “euthanasia” campaign, whose brains were examined by scientists from the Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes in Berlin and Munich. The brain samples are buried here too … okay, that might be a little creepy.

Munich forest cemetery
By Rufus46 – Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28048795

Here you can find the timetable for line 54

And: Line 54 is not the only public transport that is ideal for sightseeing in Munich. Bus 100 (the museum line), tram line 16 and tram line 19 also pass numerous hotspots – just hop on.

You might also be interested in https://europeantravel.blog/10-great-places-to-visit-in-germany/

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The best way to see Munich cheaply

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Forget the overpriced hop-on hop-off tourist buses in Munich. Instead, you can take cheap public transportation and do the same thing and more. The standard tourist double-decker hop-on hop-off buses cost around 20 euros per person. A single day ticket for public transport in Munich costs 7.90 and a group ticket for up to 5 adults costs 15 per day. Definitely a much better deal.

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