Here we are – at the Nymphenburg Palace just on the outskirts of central Munich Germany, and it is massive. And I mean really, really grand and massive. In the immediate area is a beer garden and restaurants, and an area you could spend a whole day exploring.
Munich has so much to see and do, and we know we will barely scratch the surface, but we will do our best.
We have decided to stay in this area so we can have the serenity and ease of being just out of the main city center, yet easily accessible. This is the area where the owner of Bang and Olufsen has a residence we can see out of our hotel window.
Where are we?
Here we are just outside of Munich at Hotel Laimer Hof, and we find ourselves in a restored mansion. Inside is a tastefully restored National Trust residence with a mix of antiques, and modern blended together perfectly and has a feeling of Beverly Hills about it, I think. I like the fact the car parking is on site and off the street and at no charge too, and as yet they have never had a problem in the area with car theft either.
Our lovely hosts have welcomed us with a petite bottle of bubbly and treat all around the place for my son too.
Downstairs they offer an internet corner, and the fresh aroma of coffee meets us each time we walk into this friendly abode. In fact, we seem to meet so many friendly people here and made friends with two other Australian couples and an American gentleman.
We like the hotel’s range of hotel themed souvenirs they have on offer too.
The rooms are very light and airy and we loved this large family room on the corner. It even had a separate alcove for the single children’s bed.
As evening came upon us, I raced outside to take this photo. It just felt amazing to be here in this area. And within 2 blocks of the Nymphenburg Palace too.
One reason we decided to stay here at Hotel Laimer Hof was for the location. On one occasion we took the tram in using our 3-day transport pass, and it was about 12 minutes each way into the city center. We didn’t have to worry about parking. Also, the hotel is so close to BMW, and we have both wanted to go on a factory tour for a long, long time.
What we did not know was that you need to book the BMW Factory Tour up to six weeks in advance. But with talking to the right people, we managed to get a spot on the Buyers Factory Tour, so most people with us had purchased a BMW and were about to collect it!
This tour was one of the best world-education things we have ever done. It was over two hours long, and we were not allowed to take photographs so one of their staff gave s a BMW booklet to use with permission to use so as not to breach any copyright.
For us to see cars painted, assembled, and the robotics was just fascinating for both of us. Our guide was just brilliant too, and she took the time to ask and answer all the questions he had, right down to ‘when do they install the DVD player?”.
We really had a great time in the display room too. There is also Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, and we spent hours here. It is very interactive.
To finish off, opposite and close to the hotel is the Olympic Centre. We ran out of time, but this also has the Olympic Tower you can go up.
The Hotel Laimer Hof is also only one hour from Legoland, so another great reason to stay here in the Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Sadly it is closed in the Winter – we might just have to come back!
So sadly on our last day in Munich, we said goodbye to one of the friendliest and most passionate hosts of a privately run business we have met – Sebastian. We really felt like part of the family and were treated so well here.
And the perfect ending – we are asked if we would like ‘coffee to go’ for our car journey!
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Accommodation Name: Hotel Laimer Hof
Location: Laimer Straße 40 80639 München
Telephone: +49 89 178038-0
Breakfast: Yes – a lovely breakfast room with coffee being served.
Child-friendly: Definitely YES as the owners have twins, and so family rooms are available