Munich

Munich

In Munich exclusive shopping, fashionable streets and monumental buildings co-exist with Lederhosen, brass music and rustic beer halls. Visitors can start their day in a simple bar with the knuckle of pork and sauerkraut, and end it in a gourmet temple with white linen tablecloths. Moreover, Germany’s most cheerful residents live here. Munich has come to be associated with the Oktoberfest, the Hofbräuhaus, the Olympic grounds, and the Fasching carnival. However, Munich also has an international reputation as a metropolis of both, art and culture. Its music scene ranges from classical to jazz and pop and the many museums display impressive collections.

Top sights in Munich

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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Linderhof Palace

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Marienplatz

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Romantic Road

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Hofbräuhaus München

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English Garden

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Olympiapark, Munich

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Government District, Berlin

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Top 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 6.

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

Oktoberfest
With many cultural associations, mainly linked to drinking beer, Oktoberfest is the world’s largest annual funfair. If you like music, beer and lederhosen then look no further!

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 (€)

Country Code

+49

Time Zone

UTC (+01:00)

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!

What people are saying about Munich

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Beautiful and busy day trip to see beautiful castles!
If you’re looking to see multiple castles in Germany, go for the VIP tour! We went with a group of 6, and we had a blast. The bus was roomy, comfortable, and stocked with snacks, drinks, and even happy hour wine and beer. Our driver was excellent and drove very carefully on some of the super-curvy roads – no Dramamine required. The schedule was tight, so you don’t get to really wander much, but you do get lots of direction and everything is very efficient. It’s not a tour for dawdlers or those who like to explore away from the group. The castles were gorgeous (even under lots of construction), and our tour guide was helpful and knowledgeable. One minor complaint is that there was a LOT of talking by our guide on the bus, pretty much non-stop for the entire duration of the tour, and I would have preferred some time to just drink in the scenery, enjoy some music, or chat with my friends without a constant drone of (semi-related) facts. That said, it was still a great time!

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle & Linderhof Premium Tour reviewed by Rachael

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Eric made this tour one of the interesting & informative tours I have
Eric is a great asset to your company what a charming and enthusiastic person who made this tour outstanding in the site. His sheer abundance of knowledge & passion for history really made this tour. We would have liked to have been able to tip as most tours give that option. Eric also ensured he had spoken to each and every one of us from all around the globe! Made it a personal touch which is usually a difficult task with large groups. Thank you Eric much appreciation.

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Day Tour in English reviewed by Karl

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Awesome! Above and beyond our expectations!
We started off in the Marienplatz and we got a little history lesson that was interesting. We picked up a lot of interesting information on the Victorian market. We ate traditional Bavarian breakfast weisswurst at one of the first restaurants in Munich. I was hesitant at first because of the white color but it tastes great. We then tried several exotic fruits at one of the stands, all amazing and some I had never tried before. We then tried a few kinds of cheese, spreads, natural remedies at another stand. Again, all tasted very good. The last thing we had was a traditional dessert. I forgot the name but it was similar to a sweet roll with some type of glaze on the top and filled with cooked plums. Our tour lasted a little over 3 hours and we very much enjoyed it.

Viktualienmarkt 2-Hour Gourmet Food Tour: Munich reviewed by William

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent walking tour with very knowledgeable guide
This was an excellent introduction to the city. Charlie the guide knew so much about Munich having lived there for many years. His knowledge of the history of the city was superb. I fully recommend this tour, it shows enough of the city if you only have a short time, otherwise, it introduces you to sights that are worth a fuller visit.

Skip the Line Munich Free Walking Tour with Booking Fee reviewed by janet

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