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6 Things to Do Between Munich and Monaco

Where to eat, sleep and drink along one of Europe's most beautiful drives.


01 Head down a dark passage at Munich’s Bayerischer Hof Hotel to Falk’s Bar, a fantasia of a bar with white wedding-cake-frosting walls illuminated in violet (or any other colour favoured by the bartender), and order the Elderflower Royal – a mix of champagne, elderflower liqueur and soda. (

02 Founded in 1812 and only getting more atmospheric, the Augustiner Keller in Munich has stag antlers on its walls and tall steins of house-brewed lager to wash down refined schnitzels and hearty sausages. (

03 Arrive after dark at Austria’s Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol so that you can wake to a reveal of majestic, snow-capped mountains. (

04 The highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, the Stelvio Pass straddles the Swiss-Italian border at 2,757 metres. The road over it is riddled with hairpin turns, making for one of the most exhilarating – or challenging, depending on who you are – drives in the world.

05 Cap your pasta dinner at Strainer Ristorante with pine-nut ­gelato from any of Portofino’s waterfront gelaterias while watching fishing skiffs ply the picturesque harbour. (Molo Umberto 1°, 19, Portofino)

06 Formula 1 fans will love the Fairmont Monte Carlo (pictured, foreground) for its location, right on a storied curve of the annual Monaco Grand Prix. (

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