Munich and Prague are two beautiful cities in Europe.

Munich is among the largest cities in Germany, while Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic.

Munich or Prague?

1. Munich x Prague Overview

Munich or Prague?Munich – ©Philipp Bachhuber

Munich or Prague?Prague – ©Nomadic Julien

Munich is a charming city. It offers numerous attractions that can be explored on foot from the central point of the city, the famous Marienplatz.

In Munich there are several Biergarten, “Beer Garden” and is home to the famous Hofbräuhaus brewery.

From Munich, you can combine a day trip and discover one of the symbols of Germany, the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle and also the Dachau Concentration Camp.

Prague is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, it is the largest city and capital of the Czech Republic. It is known for its beautiful churches and the Prague Castle.

2. Hotels

Mandarin Oriental, Munich©Mandarin Oriental, Munich

Grand Hotel Bohemia©Grand Hotel Bohemia

In Munich the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 88 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 308.

And in Prague the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 60 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 145.

3. Shopping

Shopping are in Munich PhotoMunich – ©Sergey Mind

Shopping are in Prague PhotoPrague – ©Xiaofen P

Surrounding the Marienplatz you will find many stores and department stores like Galeria Kaufhof. In Munich, the most elegant street is the Maximilianstrasse.

In Prague at the Slovansky Shopping Mall there are several charming boutiques, and the luxury brands are concentrated in the elegant Parizska.

4. Museums

Museum BMW MunichBMW Museum Munich – ©Dimitry Anikin

Národní muzeum Prague©Národní muzeum Prague

In Munich, you will find the Deutsches Museum, located on the banks of the Isar River, it is among the oldest museums in the world of science and technology.

Other famous museums in Munich, include the BMW Museum and the 3 “Pinakotheken” located at Königsplatz.

Prague also has excellent museum options, the highlights include the National Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts, installed in a neo-Renaissance building.

5. Parks

Park in MunichPark in Munich – ©Sven Mieke

Park in PraguePark in Prague – ©Martin Kopta

The Englischer Garten in Munich is the largest urban park in Germany, covering an area of 910 acres with more than 100 bridges. Another beautiful green space in Munich is the Hofgarten.

Prague has great park options like Stromovka and Havlicek Gardens.

6. Palaces

Palace in MunichNymphenburg – ©Sandra Grünewald

Lobkowicz Palace Prague©Lobkowicz Palace Prague

In Munich, you can visit the beautiful Residenz that served as the seat government and residence of the Dukes of Bavaria, electors, and kings from 1508 to 1918, and in the western part of the city is located the Nymphenburg, which was a summer residence built for the birth of the expected heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, born in 1662.

In Prague there are beautiful palaces, including the Lobkowicz Palace located in the castle complex, and also the Černín Palace located near the Strahov Monastery.

7. Day Trips

Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein Castle, Germany – ©Alex Vasey

Cesky KrumlovCesky Krumlov – ©Vlad Kiselov

From Munich, you can visit the beautiful city of Füssen and the Neuschwanstein Castle, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Regensburg, Augsburg or even Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria.

And from Prague it is possible to visit on a day trip destinations like Cesky Krumlov, Dresden and Plzeň.

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