The best place to go for a jog while taking in the joie de vivre of Munich is in the English Gardens and the Isarauen.

Another great way to see the city is by cycling with Mike's Bike Tours. Witty guides take you for a spin through the center of town, which includes a visit to the English Gardens and its urban wave surfers, and finally the authentic Bavarian beer gardens. Once the sun sets, the active traveler can head to one of the many dance floors throughout the city.

On bad weather days, there are numerous public baths available. Inaugurated in 1901, the Müllersches Volksbad is one of the few still standing bathing-installations of the turn of the century. Already the approach to this building, richly decorated with Jugendstil elements and standing on the banks of the River Isar below the Gasteig Kulturzentrum, is an experience to relish. To this day you can enjoy a stylish bath in the installations of the Müllersches Volksbad, and even a steam bath is available. Rosenheimer Strasse 1, S-Bahn: Isartor. Tram 18, Tel. 23 61 34 29, Daily 7.30am-11pm.