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MunichGermany

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

English Garden featuring a garden and a river or creek

Munich City Centre

4/5Very Good!(16 area reviews)

Known for its fantastic breweries and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Munich City Centre. Check out top attractions like Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt, and jump on the metro at Lenbachplatz Tram Stop or Karlsplatz (Stachus) Station to see more of the city.

Munich City Centre
Schwabing, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Schwabing

4/5Very Good!(60 area reviews)

Travellers choose Schwabing for its picturesque gardens. Hop aboard the metro at Munchner Freiheit U-Bahn or Bonner Platz U-Bahn and check out top sights like English Garden.

Schwabing
München District, Bavaria, Germany

München District

4/5Very Good!(24 area reviews)

If you're spending time in München District, check out sights like Bavaria Filmstadt or Schleissheim Palace and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Unterhaching S-Bahn or Fasanenpark S-Bahn.

München District
Lowenbrau which includes a bar and drinks or beverages

Maxvorstadt

4/5Very Good!(196 area reviews)

Travellers love Maxvorstadt for its popular shops, and you can see more of Munich by jumping on the metro at Konigsplatz U-Bahn or Theresienstrasse U-Bahn. You might spend time checking out top sights like Koenigsplatz and Lenbachhaus.

Maxvorstadt
Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Altstadt-Lehel

4.5/5Wonderful!(68 area reviews)

Hofbrauhaus and Marienplatz are top sights in Altstadt-Lehel, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Lehel U-Bahn or Odeonsplatz U-Bahn to see more sights in the area.

Altstadt-Lehel
Pasing, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Pasing

Bars and gardens are just a few things travellers like about Pasing. A stop by Pasing Arcaden Shopping Mall is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

Pasing

Top hotels in Munich

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
NH Collection München Bavaria
NH Collection München Bavaria
4 out of 5
Arnulfstrasse 2, Munich, BY
The price is £109 per night

Located in Munich City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Karlsplatz - Stachus and Technical University of Munich. Marienplatz and Theresienwiese ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (214 reviews)

"Location is very convenient . Right in front of train station that can get you anywhere . Shopping area and felt safe. Either you go for business or vacation it is a convenient place"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

NH Collection München Bavaria
MEININGER Hotel München Olympiapark
MEININGER Hotel München Olympiapark
3.5 out of 5
Landshuter Allee 174, Munich, Bavaria
The price is £45 per night

Located in Gern, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Olympic Park, Olympic Stadium and BMW World. Theresienwiese and Marienplatz are also within 3 miles (5 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (208 reviews)

"Nice place for a touch and go, clean, very friendly and helpful staff, and breakfast is good value for money."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

MEININGER Hotel München Olympiapark
Hilton Munich Airport
Hilton Munich Airport
4.5 out of 5
Terminalstrasse Mitte 20, Oberding, BY
The price is £107 per night

Set in Oberding, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Weihenstephaner Perennial Gardens, Erdinger Weissbrau Brewery and Weihenstephan Brewery. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,840 reviews)

"I have stayed here several times. You cannot beat the location, RIGHT IN the airport! Very quiet and peaceful rooms and the bed is heaven!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2020

Hilton Munich Airport

Popular places to visit in Munich

Marienplatz
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Marienplatz

4.5/5(402 reviews)

Use this central square as a base for sightseeing, or as a vantage point to watch the crowds and take in Munich’s famous carillon.

Allianz Arena
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Allianz Arena

4.5/5(75 reviews)

Catch an event at Allianz Arena during your trip to Munich.Experience the area's acclaimed art galleries and fascinating museums.

Erding Thermal Spa
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Erding Thermal Spa

3.5/5(10 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Erding Thermal Spa, a well-known attraction in Erding. Visit the lively bars or top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Hofbrauhaus
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Hofbrauhaus

4.5/5(235 reviews)

The world’s most famous beer hall is not just a destination for beer aficionados. Visitors can also sample traditional Bavarian music, dancing and cuisine.

Olympic Park
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Olympic Park

4.5/5(139 reviews)

Formally the site of the world’s best-known sporting event, this park still offers plenty of attractions.

BMW World
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BMW World

4.5/5(99 reviews)

Gain an insight into how Germany became one of the worldwide leaders in the motor industry by learning about a uniquely Bavarian brand at this high-tech exhibition.

Top things to do in Munich

Royal Castles-Fast track Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Palace
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Royal Castles-Fast track Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Palace

£52
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Salzburg Day Trip by Train
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Salzburg Day Trip by Train

£50
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Tour by train or bus
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Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Tour by train or bus

£50
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Fast Track Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Full-Day Premium Tour
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Fast Track Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Full-Day Premium Tour

£133
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Small Group Tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
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Small Group Tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

£24
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line Day Tour from Munich to Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau
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Skip-the-Line Day Tour from Munich to Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau

£84
Per adult

Reviews of Munich

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Beautiful city, clean, great transportation links & reasonable prices will definitely go back.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

Great city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Feb 2020

There’s much to see & do and the people were very friendly on the whole and very helpful. Transport systems veg good.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Feb 2020

First visit to Münich...and we will certainly go back. Great atmosphere in the Old City: amazing buildings, especially fine churches and museums. So many good restaurants and bars. Loved it...

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Feb 2020

Beautiful city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Feb 2020

Great city

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