Where to take your dog in Munich

If the thought of Munich immediately conjures up images of beer and lederhosen, you’re not alone. While Munich is world-famous for its annual Oktoberfest and is home to many of the countries largest breweries, there’s so much more to discover here in this Bavarian city. With its rich history, stunning architecture and vibrant culture, Munich is an ideal destination for dog-lovers.

The 1972 Olympic Games declared the dachshund as the official mascot and it has become a symbol for the city. So it’s no surprise that Munich is one of the most dog-friendly cities in Germany. With many restaurants welcoming pups and loads of green space for running around, you’ll find plenty to do with your dog in Munich.

Englischer Garten

Translated as ‘English Garden’, this 910 acre park in the centre of the city is a great dog-friendly place for your dog to get some air. Dogs are permitted to be off their leash in the park and can even enjoy a refreshing swim in the canal. It’s also the home of Mini Hofbräuhaus which serves some excellent refreshments.

Hellabrunn Zoo

If you fancy introducing your pup to some other four-legged species, why not visit the zoo? They’ve got a fantastic range of animals from Asian elephants to gorillas. Dogs must be kept on a leash while inside the zoo and they aren’t permitted into the animal houses. You may only take one dog per visitor.

Walk the banks of the Isar

The Isar river offers a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city. This 6km loop trail takes you through the meadows and forest that line the river – you can even pop in for a dip to cool off! It’s a popular route so you’ll need to be mindful of cyclists and other path users.


This 400 year old beer hall has a colourful and exciting history. Lenin and Mozart are said to have been regular customers here. Hitler gave his first speech to the National Socialist Party within these very walls. These days, it sits as one of the city’s main tourist attractions and serves up a raft of delicious beers and traditional Bavarian cuisine. It’s very dog-friendly and staff will offer water and fuss over your four-legged friends as you dine.

So whatever you enjoy, you’ll find plenty to do with your dog in Munich.

Fri Jun 16 2023