Discover the best places and sights in Munich

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Munich at its best.

If you do not just want to visit not only sights but want to live Munich like its inhabitants, you must come in summer. The city blooms with its green areas, cafés and gardens in the summertime. People pour into the streets and life moves outside. Yet Munich never loses the charm that is so special to this city, this relaxed feeling that has earned it the name "Italy's northernmost city". All restaurants and cafes put their tables on the street and give the cityscape a great holiday atmosphere.

As highlights we can recommend: a 3 hour bike tour through Munich, a tour with the Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus  or a visit to the Allianz-Arena, the home of the FC. Bayern Munich. If you want to be more comfortale, join the Segway Tour. Also fun: a guided tour to the most famious beer halls and breweries in Munich.

 

Places and Parks

Munich has something for everyone! Ideal starting point for exploring Munich is, for example, the Marienplatz. After a cappuccino take a stroll to Viktualienmarkt. Enjoy a few exotic fruits or even the first liter of beer in the beer garden next to the Odeonsplatz and across the Hofgarten to the English Garden...

Castles & Churches

Very centrally located: the largest city palace in Europe, the residence. Although the Nymphenburg Palace, the birthplace of King Ludwig II; is not as central, but no problem with public transport. The magnificent castle with its spacious park one should have definitely seen, a must in Munich! Munich also offers a variety of churches and monasteries. The top 3 are the Frauenkirche, the landmark of Munich, the Theatinerkirche at Odeonsplatz and the Asam Church in Sendlingerstraße.

Munich Museums

Munich is a museum town! In the large, scientifically oriented Deutschen Museum families or school classes can spend whole days.
 
In the cultural area of Munich, the Alte Pinakothek stands, with works from the Middle Ages until the 18th century, right next to the Neue Pinakothek, with European art of the 19th century. 
 
The Glyptothek displays ancient Greek and Roman statues, whereas the Lenbachhaus shows modern art from Kandinsky to Augugst Macke. The Museum Brandhorst is already a looker from the outside!
Olympic Area

Olympic Area & World of BMW

At the Olympic Park, with its fantastic architecture, one experiences recent history first hand. And right next to it: the BMW Tower, BMW Museum and BMW World ... and after Papa could marvel at the latest BMW models, right to Sea-Life!

Allianz Arena Munich - Home of FC. Bayern

Sights in Munich

Munich Beer Gardens

Beer garden in Munich. A Bavarian way of life.

The Tradtion the beer gardens originated from a decree of the Bavarian king around the year 1812. This granted the brewers a special serving law. The brewers were now allowed to pour beer without the before needed permission. From this period, the right to bring one's own food dates back. This tradition is still valid to this day in traditional beer gardens.

Traditional Cuisine

You should definitely enjoy bavarian specialties in Munich: Weißwurscht with pretzels before 12.00 clock. A big pretzel with Obazda at noon (Camembert with crushed red pepper, onions and all sorts of secret ingredients) and a bunch of radishes. And then in the evening for a glass of beer and hearty roast pork! Bon Appetit!

Music & Theatre

Classic music in Munich!

Munich offers high quality for fans of classical music. Whether the Munich Symphony Orchestra in Gasteig or the Munich State Opera in the National Theatre. Enjoy a performance there!

Shopping in Munich

Shopping in Munich

The main shopping street of Munich from Stachus to Marienplatz, Kaufingerstr. Hofstatt, Munich's new hotspot for international fashion and lifestyle labels. Ludwig Beck at Marienplatz, a Munich original. Maximilianstraße, the splendid boulevard in Munich. Fünf Höfe, bringing the flair of shopping malls of cities such as London, Paris or New York to Bavarian capital. Gaertnerplatz - trendy fashion boutiques for hipsters & co

Beautiful evenings can be enjoyed in...

... not only the Glockenbachviertel, Schwabing, the Altstadt, but also in Giesing, Neuhausen, Haidhausen and Nymphenburg.  The districts are waiting with beautiful corners and cozy restaurants. The mood in the beer gardens is loud and happy and some people like to quench their thirst.

Going out in the evening, strolling, eating and drinking

Evening walks are recommended around the Feilitzschplatz in Schwabing (U3 / U6), around the Gärtnerplatz (bus 62/52) in the Glockenbachviertel or around the Wiener Platz (U5 / S-Bahn) in Haidhausen. Cafés and restaurants line up and offer space for every visitor.

Naturally impressive ...

... is the Max-Joseph-Platz (U3 / U6 / U4 / U5) at the opera, which is beautifully lit at events, especially at night. From here you can walk the streets of the old town. Exceptionally beautiful also is the Maximilansstraße (U3 / U6 / U4 / U5), which is also the most expensive street in the city. It is not uncommon to meet soccer players of FC Bayern or other familiar faces from politics and arts.
A great cafe is the old-fashioned Tambosi (U3 / U5 / U6 / U4) at the Hofgarten, which offers a magnificent view of the Odeonsplatz with the Feldherrnhalle, Residenz and Theatinerkirche. When the sun is shining this visit is a must! Blankets are laid out in the fall, you can enjoy the view even in the colder temperatures.

For the youth

A visit to the Isar is essential. At the Reichenbachbrücke (U1 / U2) warm summer night parties are celebrated here and loud music played. Likewise, the Eisbach in the English Garden (U3 / U6 / U5 / U4) must be on the list, too. Every evening the youth lives out and celebrates at the Field by the Monopterus. A popular meeting place for the youth is - to the chagrin of the residents - the Gärtnerplatz, which often has to be shut down by the police at night because people talk, laugh and party late into the night.
Marienplatz / Kaufingerstraße is the shopping paradise of Munich, but the flair of the city is not to be found there, but in the individual districts.
 
PS: Of course Munich is beautiful even in the winter. Life simply moves into the interiors of restaurants and cafes. Wonderful Christmas markets characterize the cityscape, such as the classic Christmas market on the Marienplatz, the alternative "Toolwood" on the Theresienwiese with art, culture and crafts, the artists' market in Schwabing and several other small Christmas markets in all districts. The mood is perfect with snow.
 

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