Explore Upper Bavaria: its beer, museums, cathedral and more!

Breweries, shopping and popular sights from Bavarian National Museum to English Garden—explore Upper Bavaria, a destination also known for its gardens.

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Where to stay in Upper Bavaria

Munich City Centre
Marienplatz featuring street scenes, religious elements and a church or cathedral

Munich City Centre

Known for Beer, Museums, Culture

4/5(12 reviews)

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

Altstadt-Lehel
Viktualienmarkt featuring markets and food

Altstadt-Lehel

Known for Museums, Shopping, Beer

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Residenz and Hofbrauhaus 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.

München District
Ismaning which includes a house

München District

4/5(14 reviews)

While you're in München District, take in top sights like Schleissheim Palace or Bavaria Filmstadt, and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Unterhaching S-Bahn or Fasanenpark S-Bahn.

Maxvorstadt
Lowenbrau which includes a bar and drinks or beverages

Maxvorstadt

Known for Museums, Beer, Culture

4/5(136 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 Old Pinakothek and New Pinakothek.

Schwabing
Schwabing, Munich, Germany

Schwabing

Known for Museums, Gardens, Culture

4/5(44 reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Chinesischer Turm while getting to know Schwabing, and be sure to check out the colourful gardens. You can hop aboard the metro at Munchner Freiheit U-Bahn or Bonner Platz U-Bahn to see more of the area.

Ludwigsvorstadt
Munich showing heritage architecture and a city

Ludwigsvorstadt

Known for Beer, Shopping, Festivals

3.5/5(228 reviews)

Known for its fantastic breweries and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Ludwigsvorstadt. Check out top attractions like Theresienwiese and German Theater, and jump on the metro at Theresienwiese U-Bahn or Goetheplatz U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Top hotels in Upper Bavaria

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Munich Airport
Hilton Munich Airport
4.5 out of 5
Terminalstrasse Mitte 20, Oberding, BY
£105
per night
16 Nov-17 Nov

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Freising Cathedral, Weihenstephan Brewery and Weihenstephaner Perennial Gardens. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,898 reviews)

"Like its proximity to Munich airport. Terminal 2 is immediately adjacent. Terminal 1 is within walking distance. Hilton will shuttle you to Terminal 1. Early check in is 49€. (We got there at 10:00 am.) Small supermarket is in the airport shopping area between the terminals. It is a two-minute walk ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Hilton Munich Airport
Eden Hotel Wolff
Eden Hotel Wolff
4 out of 5
Arnulfstr. 4, Munich, BY
£103
per night
10 Nov-11 Nov

Located near the slopes, this Munich City Centre hotel is in the city centre, and within 1 mi (2 km) of Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), Town Hall of Marienplatz ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,086 reviews)

"This hotel is conveniently located near the train station. Unfortunately there is a great deal of major construction going on at the train station. So the noise level is very high. The rooms are comfortable and staff was great."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Eden Hotel Wolff
Novotel München Airport
Novotel München Airport
3.5 out of 5
Nordallee 29, Freising, BY
£66
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

Located in Freising District, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Freising Cathedral, Weihenstephaner Perennial Gardens and Weihenstephan Brewery. Erding ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,010 reviews)

"Convenient transport to Munich airport. Regular public shuttle facilities"…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2019

Novotel München Airport

Popular things to do in Upper Bavaria

Marienplatz
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Marienplatz

4.5/5(291 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.

English Garden
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English Garden

4.5/5(174 reviews)

Escape the city and head to one of the world’s largest urban parks, which has lakes and meadows, as well as beer gardens and a variety of interesting relics.

BMW World
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BMW World

4.5/5(70 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.

Olympic Park
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Olympic Park

4.5/5(106 reviews)

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

Hofbrauhaus
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Hofbrauhaus

4.5/5(167 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.

Viktualienmarkt
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Viktualienmarkt

4.5/5(192 reviews)

Gather all the ingredients for a perfect picnic or simply wander around at this lively market that stocks foods both exotic and local.

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