If you want to relax a bit from the bustling city with its sights and thousands possibilities and just have a good walk, I recommend the “Perlacher Mugl”, located in “Perlacher Forst” (Perlach Forest), south of Munich.
First, let me tell you briefly what “Perlacher Mugl” is.
In one sentence: Perlacher Mugl is a small hill inside the Perlach Forest. It’s a bit higher than the treetops, so it gives you a good view. When the weather is nice, especially during “Föhn”, you’ll have a panoramic view of the alps. By the way, the word “Mugl” is a bavarian term for “hill, small hill”. 😉
But this hill inside of the forest is quite young. It was built in the 1950s. In former times there was a meadow, where stags appeared during rutting time. So the royal familiy built a small hunting castle there. It was called “Rotes Haus” (Red House). Later it became the house of the “(Royal) gamekeeper”. During the Second World War, a bunker with anti aircraft guns was built on that meadow. After the war, the gouvernment realized, that it would be too expensive, to destroy and remove the bunker, so it was covered with debris from the city and a nearby street tunnel project. A hill arose on the meadow, which became soon a scenic outpost for the citizens living nearby in the districts and towns next to Perlach Forest.
Later, a small open hut with benches was built on top. There the bavarian state forest authority informs about the forest, its trees and animals. There you’ll also find a map showing the alps which you can see from there (when the weather conditions let you).
You can go there by foot or by bike. Start from subway station “Mangfallplatz” (operated by subway line U1). From there, go further south and follow the “Oberbiberger Straße” through a nice residential area with villas and huge gardens. After a while, you’ll reach the forest. From there just head south on the “Alte Oberbiberger Straße” through the forest. The Alte Oberbiberger Straße is one of the two asphalted streets in this part of the forest. There are no cars and motorbikes allowed (exception: Foresters). After 2 kilometers go to the left on a dirtroad called “Isar Geräumt” and after a hundred meters, you’ll find Perlacher Mugl.