Top attractions in Munich
This Bavarian capital is well know for a number of things. It's a beautiful city to see, rich in culture and history, and to top it off is home of the world famous Oktoberfest. So where to start? Here's our top ten.
One of the most important and largest museums of science and technology in the world, it's a sight you definitely don't want to miss. So why not drop by or take a Deutsches Museum tour?
This is the city's main and central square. At Marienplatz you'll find the town hall, the Marian column, and other great architectural sights close by.
Feeling peckish? Then head over to the historic Viktualienmarkt food market and taste local and gourmet cuisine. Open Monday to Saturday, it's one of the cities main tourist attractions.
Allianz is the first football stadium in the world able to change the color of its exterior with inflated plastic panels covering the outside, making it a popular tourist attraction.
The impressive Nymphemburg Palace has got stunning surrounding gardens and is a sight not to be missed when you're wandering the city!
Not just for car lovers, the BMW Museum has something for everyone. Taking a tour will give you real insight into the company's rich history.
With many cultural associations, mainly linked to drinking beer, Oktoberfest is the worlds largest annual funfair. If you like music, beer and lederhosen then look no further!
If you want to eat some real German food and drink some real German beer on your trip, then the Hofbräuhaus München beerhall is the place to go. Popular with tourists and locals, you can't go wrong!
This park really is incredible! You can spend time in the beautiful green space, the Japanese teahouse, or go surfing in the artificial stream with wave generator!
Munich Residenz is Germany's largest city palace and is open daily to visitors. Explore on your own or take a tour of the royal collections and beautifully decorated rooms.
If you're just going to tick the city off the list, then 3 days will satisfy any tourist's sightseeing needs. But for a more relaxed trip and to really get to know the city, a week's stay will be much more suitable.
With public transport being so efficient, location depends on what you want your experience to be. If you want to be close to the main sights, then look for something in Altstadt. For a more modest budget, look in Ludwigsvorstadt near the Hauptbahnhof and the Oktoberfest grounds. Or if you're in the city for the nightlife, then Schwabing, Maxvorstadt, and the Gärtnerplatzviertel-Glockenbachviertel areas will be your best bet.
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- From March to May the temperatures are mild and the crowds are minimal. But if you're coming for Oktoberfest (late September through early October) plan accommodations well in advance, be prepared to pay more, and bring a jacket!
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What people are saying about Munich
I would definitely recommend this tour. We started off with some beer and some good laughs with the guide Jake who briefed us about the tour while all of the group members gathered. Jake was all in all a fun guide and made the tour great. We all went to the different tour stops by prepaid public transportation and some walking. We went to the Bier & Oktoberfest museum first, where we got 3 beer samples, some beer info and a short tour around parts of the museum. Very good. Then we went to a beer cellar for a bite to eat. We were served a platter of different Bavarian dishes, all great, and drank beer - of course. You pay for the drinks yourself, which is good to know. The tour ended at Hofbräuhaus where you can choose to go in or go elsewhere. I recommend you visit the beer hall, it's loud, rude, the beers are big and the service is interesting. A great Bavarian beer hall! Maybe not a place for deep conversation, but for laughs, German music and great beers.
I don’t really like doing tours, but this was absolutely different. Having the chance to swim in the middle of forests and mountains with a view to the castle is something unpayable. The bike riding was great and relaxing, and the restaurant was spectacular, specialy the beer. Our guide, Ryan, is hilarious and gave us great advices and tips. The tour wouldn’t have been the same without him. I will definitely repeat this tour when I return to Múnich.
With a background in history, philosophy and English lit, I felt like I was in a walking college course on National Socialism and the experience of the prisoners at Dachau. Eric was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to engage us as well as our kids (aged 12-17). The experience itself if sobering and impactful - I list it in the top two of our experiences over the 2 1/2 weeks we were in Germany. Never Again.
Most of the coach tours are Neuschwanstein paired with Linderhof, but we didn't want 2 castles. This is 2 churches, Neuschwanstein, and a cheese farm. The churches were both outstanding. The cheese farm had amazing views... and cheese. Our excellent guide, Arman, made sure we kept to the schedule, but didn't feel rushed.
Jake was amazing, we thoroughly enjoyed his approach to this tour. His enthusiasm and passion for the city and this specific, important factor of its history, was infectious. My partner and I loved it, we throughly recommend