Munich is the capital of Bavaria, which is the most pleasant province of Germany situated in the southern east corner. In this article, some features of Munich are enlisted which classify it to be an excellent wedding destination and enable you to plan for a marriage at Munich.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a famous castle in Munich. This castle was the inspiration for the Castle of Sleeping Beauty (Disney’s creation). King Ludwig II of Bavaria made this castle in 1869. You can access the castle by bus tour, car, or train. It is a 1-day trip.
It is not possible to marry at the castle but you can engage yourself in photo sessions in the castle, which can become cherished life long memory for you. You can also include the trip of the castle as a post- or pre-wedding activity. Do not forget to taste the cheese balls made of fresh cream, which you can get from the stall situated in front of the restaurant with the name Zur Neven Burg; three cheese balls can be bought for 2 Euro.
Places to stay
The Hotel Königshof
The Hotel Königshof is run and owned by Geisel Hotel group. It the most attractive and pleasant place where you can stay in Munich. Apart from being a luxurious Hotel, it gives a fantastic view of Munich’s old city. It also has its own Michelin Star restaurant and wine cellar, which enables you to host ideal drinks, breakfasts or lunches. The central train station is near to the hotel. Therefore, it is a convenient place to catch train for the city’s tour. The Hotel Königshof has been conducting and arranging wedding functions for extravagant guests as well as for those guests who like secluded and tranquil weddings. The staff of the hotel is capable in customizing weddings. Therefore, you can include and exclude elements in your wedding as per your liking. It boasts of five function rooms and banquet. You can also opt for those rooms of the hotel, which overlook the stunning neo-Baroque Justizpalast known as the Palace of Justice. You can also visit Marienplatz, which is close to the Hotel. Do not forget to visit Neues Rathaus, the New Town Hall, which is famous for its striking gothic architecture. Another attraction of Neues Rathaus is the Glockenspiel clock tower. Here you can see a charming show. The timings of the show are at 11 a.m. daily. In the summers, there are shows at 12 noon and 5 p.m. also. Apart from The Hotel Königshof, you can also opt for the following two hotels of the Geisel Group, The Excelsior Hotel and the Anna hotel (funky designed hotel).
Anna hotel, Munich: The Anna hotel is situated near the Konigshof hotel. Thus, it is also near to all the important tourist places of Munich. The hotel’s unique features are breathtaking views of the city, spacious and mega modern amenities, and exquisite bathtubs.
Hotel Excelsior, Munich: Hotel Excelsior of Geisel Group has a restaurant and an incredible rural vinothek. It also has a demonstration kitchen, which can be used for attending cooking classes. You can learn to cook Mediterranean dishes from the expert chefs. This kitchen can accommodate approximate 40 people and can make your wedding memorable and fun.
Munich is covered by beautiful and exquisite churches, which offer apt destination to be the venue for the wedding. Munich boasts of having the Cathedral of Our Lady (twintowered Frauenkirche) Church, the St Peter’s Church (eclectic Peterskirche), Church of Theatines (baroque Theatinerkirche) and also the stunning Asamkirche (The Asam Church) which is an example of Roccoco style.
Apart from churches, Munich also has a number of beautiful palaces. These palaces offer a romantic and beautiful venue for wedding. The palaces that you can opt for are Blutenburg Palace, Nymphenburg Palace, Dachau Palace, etc.
You can also hire wedding planners and leave the preparation and conduction of the wedding function in their hands. This will enable you and your guests to relax and enjoy the stay at Munich. Few of the wedding planners from Munich are Table 6 Productions, Fete Perfection Weddings and Lasting Impressions Weddings. You can also ask the hotel where you are staying if they provide the option of wedding planning.
Activities for wedding guest
The famous Neuschwanstein Castle is a must visit for the guests. They can go for a 1-day trip there. Neues Rathaus, the New Town Hall and Neues Rathaus, are also places of interest where your guests can go. They can also go to see the show at the Glockenspiel clock tower. There are several churches in Munich, which are major places of attraction. These are the St Peter’s Church (eclectic Peterskirche), Cathedral of Our Lady (twintowered Frauenkirche) Church, Church of Theatines (baroque Theatinerkirche) and also the stunning Asamkirche (The Asam Church).
The best time and season
Autumn (September and October) is the best time to plan a wedding in Munich as the weather is quite pleasant with the summers about to end.
The legal formalities for getting married in Munich are similar to what you will have to do in any other country. You will have to give enough identity proof and documents to the local Registry Office (Standesamt). As soon as you decide to get married in Munich, you should immediately contact the Registrant (Standesbeamter).The registry office will require you to get all the documents, which you submit to be translated in German. This will no doubt require money and time. Another alternative is that you get married in the office of the registry. For this, you will be required to pay some fees. Standesbeamter can also be asked to carry out the wedding in some venue selected by the Registry office, the meeting rooms of the City Hall or even at Nymphenburg Palace.