What to do in Munich

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Munich Attractions

Famous for its imposing buildings, highbrow culture and lowbrow love of beer, Munich is one of the most popular destinations in Germany. Munich is a cosmopolitan metropolis with a fantastic choice of restaurants, shopping districts and state of the art museums. Whether you want to drink your weight in hops during the annual Oktoberfest, explore the city’s world class museums or soak up some authentic Bavarian culture, Munich has it all.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Munich

City Centre – Known as the Altstadt-Lehel, the historic centre of Munich is home to most of the city’s main attractions including the New City Hall with its iconic glockenspiel, the Nationaltheater, the Frauenkirche and the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, the city’s most famous beer hall. A number of shopping districts can also be found in the area, making it a great destination for anyone who wants to combine a day of sightseeing with a bit of retail therapy.

Maxvorstadt – Maxvorstadt is located just to the north of the city centre and is home to two of the best universities in Germany as well as the Pinakotheken, the Museum Brandhorst and the Lenbach Haus, three of Munich’s best art galleries. Head to this intellectual district for a day of culture.

Neuhausen-Nymphenburg – Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a drink in the largest beer garden in the world, visit the picturesque Schloss Nymphenburg or relax in one of Neuhausen-Nymphenburg’s pretty parks and gardens.

Isarvorstadt – One of the prettiest parts of Munich, the centrepiece of Isarvorstadt is the beautifully landscaped Gärtnerplatz. Here you’ll find a great choice of cafes and bars as well as the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, one of Munich’s best theatres.

Things to See in Munich

From the colossal Deutsches Museum and the ornate Munich Residenz to the imposing Neues Rathaus and the central Marienplatz, Munich is home to some of the most famous and most photographed sights in Germany. Holidaymakers with a love of Teutonic castles should visit the fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle, the picturesque Linderhof Palace and the imposing Schloss Nymphenburg, while visitors interested in modern German history should visit the 1972 Olympic Park, location of one of the most infamous games in history.

Things to Do in Munich

No visit to Munich would be complete without a drink in one of its famous beer halls. Though the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is the best known, there are lots of different drinking holes to choose from across the city. For a more cultural day out, visitors can spend hours and hours exploring Munich’s many outstanding museums and galleries or take in a show at one of the city’s numerous theatres or opera house. Holidaymakers who want to get out and about can hire bikes and explore Munich’s excellent network of cycle paths or head to one of the many expansive parks found throughout the city.

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