We love getting out of the city and up the mountain. But sometimes we don't have the time, the desire or the right weather. Alternative idea: pack some Almdudler and head up to the Munich city mountains. Oke oke, we don't need to battle with altitude meters, but we do get a good view here too. At least when the weather is nice. So if you can't make it to the mountains, why not "hike" in the Munich city mountains?

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Perlacher Mugl

All roads lead not only to Rome, but also to Perlacher Mugl. At least if you're in Perlach Forest and want a good view. Because the panoramic mountain, which towers over the tops of Perlach Forest, offers you the finest mountain panorama in good weather. But let's start from the beginning: take public transport either to Mangfallplatz (U1), Theodolindenplatz on streetcar 25 or the S-Bahn to Fasanenpark. The entrance to Perlacher Forst is then not far away.

Once there, you always walk towards the "mountain". No matter which route you choose, you can approach the Perlacher Mugl from different directions. Once you reach the top, it's time for a short break and a (hopefully) good view. The great thing about a trip to Perlacher Forst is that you can decide for yourself how long you want to walk. Either just up the Mugl and back down and out again. Or you can walk further and make a big loop out of it.

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Neuhofen mountain

The Neuhofener Berg in Sendlinger Park also falls into the "Munich rubble mountains" category. Alongside Olympiaberg and Luitpoldhügel, it is one of the three large rubble dumping grounds for the debris left over from the Second World War. Even today, a base plate on Neuhofener Berg is a reminder of this history. However, nothing of the rubble can be seen in the park today.

The highest point is the Neuhofener Berg. You can "hike up" by following the Alois-Johanens-Lippl path, for example. Once you reach the top, an open circular pavilion and benches invite you to take a break. And of course, as befits a city hill, there is a beautiful view over Sendling.

To get there by public transport, you can either take the S-Bahn to Mittersendling or the U-Bahn to Thalkirchen or Brudermühlstraße. The park can then be easily reached in just a few minutes.

Fröttmaninger Berg

A 75-meter-high former landfill site in the north of the city not only offers an easy climb, but also art and a good view: the Fröttmaninger Berg.

If you are traveling by public transport, take the U6 to the Fröttmaning stop. From there you have to pass the Allianz Arena and follow the Kurt-Landauer-Weg over the highway bridge. Again, you can choose from several routes that lead to your destination. If you head slightly north, you will pass the "Sunken Village" art project. A half-sunken church by artist Timm Ulrichs has stood here since 2006. The sunken village is a replica of the Heilig-Kreuz church, which had to make way for the landfill site in the 1950s and was moved.

The route then continues up the mountain - you can either choose the direct ascent or a longer loop that takes you around Fröttmaninger Berg. No matter which way you go, the main thing is that at some point you will be standing under the wind turbine, which has been perched on the hill since 1999 and which many people may have already seen from the highway. Once there, you should look in every direction, because every view is worthwhile.

Olympic mountain

A mountain is a mountain, so of course the Olyberg should not be missing from this list. The former rubble mountain gives you a great view over the entire Olympic site - always fascinating, no matter how many times we've been up there.

What also contributes to the real mountain feeling here: the Olympia-Alm, which is always open in good weather. So "hike" up the Olympiaberg, ignore the many people to the left and right and enjoy the view over the Olympic Park. You can decide for yourself from which side you enter the park and therefore climb the hill. Because here, too, there are several ways to reach your destination. After you have admired the view in detail, you can stop for refreshments at the Oly-Alm. Or you can pack a snack and a few bottles of Almdudler - the green meadows up there are also perfect for picnics. And for playing badminton.

Giesinger Mountain

As you can see, we're going to pick out EVERY mountain we can think of. You don't necessarily have to put on the sturdiest footwear for the Giesinger Berg, it's not that tough. But there is a slight ascent if you come from Kolumbusplatz, for example, and walk up from there. Our suggested route: up Giesinger Berg and left into Kronepark. Enjoy the view over the city and take a refreshing Almdulder drink break. Then hope that the world's best Crönlein is open for a little summit nightcap. Then either sink into the sun or venture down via the Nockherberg.

Tip: If the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche is open, take a look inside. The church, which towers on the Giesinger Berg and can be seen from afar, is also architecturally impressive from the inside.

Luitpold hill

The romantics among you know it anyway: the Luitpold Hill in Luitpold Park. Sunsets can be celebrated particularly well here. But the path up is also worthwhile as a short hike - after all, there are 37 meters to climb. The serpentine path also has a somewhat alpine feel to it. But watch out for the many joggers who like to work on their fitness here. Once at the top, a small viewing platform and seating invite you to linger. The view over the city is good anyway, but in good weather you can also see the Alps from here. Which is even better, of course.

Incidentally, there is a summit cross on Luitpold Hill with the inscription"Pray and remember all those who died under the mountains of rubble!" bears. This phrase has probably confused so many people - a little reminder: Luitpoldhügel is also one of Munich's mountains of rubble - a plaque explains that no people were buried under the mountain of rubble.

You can easily reach Luitpoldpark by public transport if you travel to Scheidplatz or Petuelring.

If you generally enjoy being out and about in the mountains, take a look at Almdudler Wanderlust.

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