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Munich

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Munich

From the cosy beer halls and magnificent palaces to the tranquil parks and fascinating museums, the capital of Bavaria is a modern city that preserves traditional charm. Munich is one of the most liveable cities in the world, with a strong economy that attracts large businesses and millions of tourists to visit the city each year for its beautiful architecture, ancient traditions and the nearby Bavarian Alps.

Talk a walk through the centre and you will find a wide range of architectural styles, from the Gothic St. Peter's Church to the Baroque charm of the Asam Church (Asamkirche). Munich was severely damaged during World War II, but much of it has been reconstructed, as far as possible, according to the original style. Modern Munich is visible in buildings such as the Olympic Tower and the Museum of Modern Art Pinakothek der Moderne.

Famous for its Oktoberfest, the biggest beer festival in the world, Munich brews some of the world's most popular beers. It’s not surprising that the city also has a passionate beer culture. Beer drinkers come from all over the world to visit the six local breweries, which includes the Hofbräuhaus, established in the court of Duke William V, and the world famous Löwenbräu. Visit in th summer and take advantage of one of the world famous Biergarten (beer gardens) and do what the local inhabitants of Munich have been doing for centuries - drink a beer in the shade of the chestnut trees.

The city houses a number of major multinational companies too, which makes it a popular place for business trips. The German BMW is headquartered in Munich near BMW World, a fascinating complex that offers insight into past, present and future of German engineering.

A visit to Munich is complete without a stroll through the English Garden. This oasis near the city centre, with its wooded areas and vast meadows, is located in the basin of the river Isar.

Jump on one of the tourist buses from München Hauptbahnhof and get a good view of the city, or rent a bicycle to explore the city and the parks. Most of Munich is also accessible via the efficient public transport system. Whatever mode of transportation you choose, you will certainly come under the spell the city’s charms with its proud local traditions.

Where to stay in Munich

arthotel munich
arthotel munich
3.5 out of 5
Paul-Heyse-Strasse 10, Munich, BY
The price is £66 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Located in Munich City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Theresienwiese and Karlsplatz - Stachus. Marienplatz and Hofbrauhaus are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (972 reviews)
"This hotel is in a great location - it is in the heart of the city and a 10 minute walk from the train station."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2021

arthotel munich
Hilton Munich Airport
Hilton Munich Airport
4.5 out of 5
Terminalstrasse Mitte 20, Oberding
The price is £108 per night from 27 Aug to 27 Aug
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Erdinger Weissbrau Brewery, Weihenstephaner Perennial Gardens and Erding Thermal ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,513 reviews)
"Amazing location (right at the entrance of the Terminal) with such an excellent service and helpful staff. Stayed here one night before our transatlantic flight - much recommended!"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2021

Hilton Munich Airport
Eden Hotel Wolff
Eden Hotel Wolff
4 out of 5
Arnulfstr. 4, Munich, BY
The price is £95 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
This family-friendly Munich hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), Town Hall of Marienplatz and Old Pinakothek. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,266 reviews)
"Excellent! Great location to be near train station, but can also walk into downtown."

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2021

Eden Hotel Wolff
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Leonardo Hotel München City West
Leonardo Hotel München City West
4 out of 5
Brudermuehlstrasse 33, Munich, BY
The price is £53 per night from 15 Aug to 15 Aug
Located in Sendling, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Hellabrunn Zoo, Theresienwiese and Deutsches Museum. Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz are also ...
3.9/5Very Good! (543 reviews)
"Exceland"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Leonardo Hotel München City West
Advantage Hotel
Advantage Hotel
3 out of 5
Dallingerstr. 5, Nuremberg, BY
The price is £80 per night from 10 Aug to 10 Aug
Located in Mitte, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of King's Gate and Meistersinger Hall. NürnbergMesse and Nuremberg Castle are also within 3 miles (5 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (92 reviews)
Great choice - nice and clean hotel
"Very good and clean hotel. Well equipped with a fridge and cooking facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Advantage Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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