Last June, my husband and I got off of the S-Bahn at the Marienplatz station. We had never been to Munich before and this was one busy rail station! Yet, thanks to proprietor’s Christoph’s wonderful, prompt emails with instructions, we easily maneuvered our way to Pension am Jakobsplatz, just like a local... all in about 5 minutes time!
For a very reasonable price, Pension am Jakobsplatz is an incredible accommodation! It's location is just a few minutes from Marienplatz and the historic center and is all you could want! It is situated in a quiet neighborhood between the Victualienmarkt and the Asamkirche. This pension is not a full-service hotel, but it is the type of place that my husband and I prefer to stay. We like sharing a clean, safe place with the fellow travelers that these pensions attract. Travelers, like us, who like going to new places and meeting the local people. These pensions make you feel right at home, like a temporary family, where you can come and go at your leisure, without feeling like you were disturbing anybody.
Pension am Jakobsplatz is located on a small side street and is up on the 1st floor (European). The hotel has a lift, if you need it. We stayed in Room #1, with a private entrance and full ensuite room. It was spacious, with a very large window (the curtains are thick, if you like sleeping in). There is no dresser, just a few shelves for unpacking. The bed is typical for this area… very comfortable, twin beds pushed together to make a marital bed. The room has a flat screen TV, sink and table on the far wall and shower enclosure in the corner. The adjoining, private hallway has the exit to the outside, exit to the pension and a powder room. The water pressure in the shower was good and had plenty of hot water.
Christoph doesn’t live on the premises so he finds out when you are arriving and faithfully meets you. He also encourages you to keep his telephone number on your mobile, in case your arrival time changes or you need him whilst in Munich. Christoph and his son keep their pension very clean. He was there to meet us as planned and spent a nice amount of time acclimating us to Munich. Friendly Christoph sat down with us and discussed what we had in mind for our visit… from there he pulled out a map and spent the time to tell us the best way to get around and even made further suggestions on activities we might also consider doing (that ended up enriching our München experience). We found out that Munich’s attractions are very walkable distances from each other. Christoph had great suggestions for local cuisine with authentic food and without the rowdy, touristy beer-hall crowds… Note* he CAN point you in the right direction if that is the experience you want!
Christoph provided lots extras: the normal maps and brochures, and then there is the free, high speed wifi, a laptop for guest use, guest loaner-umbrellas, magazines, books, and even a basket of former guest’s discarded toiletry items, the common area had a hot water kettle and teas, a fridge stocked with beer and mineral water (for a small fee), etc.
Breakfast time at B&Bs are always a great time, we like ‘breaking bread’ with the our fellow guests and hearing about their travel experience stories (I always mentally file those tips away for our next trip)! Pension am Jakobsplatz’s breakfast was perfectly simple, meats, cheeses, Muesli, yogurt, fresh, WARM, local breads, butter, jams, fruits, coffee, tea & juice. Added to this mix is Christoph’s engaging demeanor, encouraging verbal interaction between guests; making for interesting company and memorable times.
If you are interested, below are some of our favorite sites we visited while in Munich:
* Munich Residence / Residenz Munchen with a spectacular garden in the rear
* English Garden / Englischer Garten… make sure to see the Eisbach surfers, the Beer Garden and try very hard not to gawk at the elderly, naked men sunbathing.
* Asam's Church / Asamkirche was impressively beautiful
* The three city gates, at Karls Gate / Karlstor we had fun people watching there… it seemed to attract several groups of young men while we were there… joyfully celebrating stag party style!
* Marienplatz with the New Town Hall / Neus Rathaus and the Glockenspiel am Rathausturm
* Church of Our Lady / Frauenkirche
* St. Peter's Church / Peterskirche
* St. Michael /Michaelskirche with Ludwig’s crypt in the cellar and a surprising gem next door…
* Bürgersaalkirche - where the lower church is a pilgrimage shrine to Father Rupert Mayer a brave Bavarian priest who is up for sainthood!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The "Pension am Jakobsplatz" is located on the first floor of a quiet side street only 300 metres from Marienplatz. It features modern, comfortable rooms with bath or shower, TV and Wi-Fi. Check in possible any time by appointment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pension Am Jakobsplatz Hotel Munich