Top attractions in Munich
Top Tours & Activities 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.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+49
- Best time to visitFrom 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
Our guide, Stephanie and bus driver, Drago (?) were excellent. Stephanie gave us much historical background throughout the entire day tour and she was so friendly. Our bus driver did an excellent job driving us around for the day. We felt safe and secure the entire trip. I cannot state enough what a wonderful day my daughter and I had on this dream come true trip!
This was one of the best tours I have ever been on. Our guide was so nice and extremely informative, knowing almost everything about Dachau. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting anywhere even close, it’s amazing and very eye opening.
Me and my friend booked this trip to make sure we would get tickets to the castle itself as well, and don’t have to get there by ourselves. It was great to have a guide showing us the way up the hill to the castle, telling interesting stories about its builder. I wish I’d bring some swimming equipment because we got the first hour free at the lake at the bottom of the hill. Wonderful! A lot of tourists, however, the castle is worth it all. Wear good shoes and bring a lot of water. There are a lot of shops and restaurants.
Perhaps advising guests that there would be no free time would make the experience better. That way they could provide their own snacks if wanted. A half hour to explore on our own would also be appreciated
We loved our day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. Our guide Sarah was so helpful and informative about the castle. The whole day ran so smoothly for us. We would recommend this trip to anyone considering it.