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Top 10 things to see 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.

Deutsches Museum
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Deutsches Museum

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?

Marienplatz

Marienplatz

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.

Viktualienmarkt

Viktualienmarkt

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 Arena
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Allianz Arena

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.

Nymphenburg Palace

Nymphenburg Palace

The impressive Nymphemburg Palace has got stunning surrounding gardens and is a sight not to be missed when you're wandering the city!

BMW Museum

BMW Museum

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.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

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!

Hofbräuhaus München

Hofbräuhaus München

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!

Englischer Garten

Englischer Garten

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

Munich Residenz

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.

Planning Your Munich Visit

How many days to spend in Munich?

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.

Where to stay?

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.

Good to know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +49
  • Best time to visit
    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

A fun tour with beer history, beer, good food and good company.

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.

Great , did not have to worry about travel.

We did not get chance to take advantage of all the discounts of this ticket but we did however think it was so much cheaper to get that getting single tickets each time we used the public transport so the discounts are a bonus. We did get the souvenir from Hard Rock Cafe witch was just a cheap pen so did expect a little bit more. Also the city tour card was not a card it was just a ticket ( bit of paper). But all in all we would get this again as it is value for money.

This was the best tour of my life, with an amazing tour guide.

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.

Worthy tour to Neuschwanstein if you want a hassle-free trip

If you're not up to hire your own car, the price isn't too bad. The trip takes you safely to the castle and back to Munich in good time. The tour guide was amazing the day I went, and she was clearly passionate about the topics explored on the tour.

Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour from Munich Reviewed by Jesse, 05/08/2019

A riveting insightful tour round the city!

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

Munich Third Reich Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 20/08/2019