, the vibrant unique metropolis in the midst of Europe is the right place for you if you are looking for just a little more in a city. The first thought that might jump into your mind when thinking of Munich, is the notorious beer festival Oktoberfest
. Yet, Munich has by all means so much more to offer, such as the impressive numerous historic landmarks, cultural activities, wonderful natural parks, nightlife entertainment options and of course lip smacking Bavarian Culinary specialties. There are many hotels, hostels and apartment rentals to choose from in Munich. Wimdu have a wide selection of holiday apartments and rentals all over Munich - have a look at our offers and find your ideal accommodation in Munich today!
is Munich’s water. It can be bought everywhere including in vending machines! It often costs the same as water too!
Nudists frequent the Englischer Garten
(English Garden) park in the centre of Munich!
Local Bavarians refer to the city as ‘Minga’. Munich in German is München
None of Steven Spielberg’s 2005 epic historical film ‘Munich’ was filmed in the city!
actually happens in September and ends in the first week of October.
Things to Do
The city’s architecture is a mixture of historic and modern buildings with the Marienplatz
, a big open space surrounded by the Old and New Town Hall, at the city centre. The New Town Hall contains the Rathaus Glockenspiel
, a charming rotating apparatus displaying figures at different timings of the day. Your best choice is to start out your journey here and gradually discover the countless other interesting landmarks nearby. So, for example a few steps ahead and you get to the Peterskirche
which is by far the oldest church in Munich. Other enthralling churches in the area that you might want to check out include the majestic twin tower cathedral Frauenkirche
, the large Jesuit church Michaelskirche
and the Italian Baroque style Theatinerkirche
If you are in the mood to take a plunge into the rich history of Munich, why don’t you visit one of the royal palaces such as the Nymphenburg Palace
or Schleissheim Palace
and while you are there take a stroll in the massive wonderful parks and take in the natural beauty and fresh air. Another noteworthy, if not essential park, is the so called Englischer Garten
in Schwabing near the city centre. The Englischer Garten is one of the largest public parks in the world where you might bump into a nudist’s hangout or also hit upon uncommon smaller buildings such as a Greek temple a Chinese pagoda and a Japanese tea house.
How about a trip to the Olympia Park
? The 1972 Stadium in the park was built in a futuristic design with a transparent roof. You can take a guided tour of the premises, where you get a chance to climb on the roof and they even have a bungee jumping facility for visitors. Another cool hang out is the Bavarian Film Stadt
, the south German movie epicentre, where you get a glimpse at current movie and serial productions and you could also take part in a guided 90 minute tour and experience a smashing stunt show.
Munich has a proud collection of over 80 museums and you will certainly find something to satisfy your taste. The German Museum
is the world’s largest technical museum, housing an impressive collection of full scale automobile and aerospace vehicles. Another must see is the BMW Museum
where you can take a peek at the brand new upcoming and latest models, discover the BMW Welt products or take an 80 minute guided factory tour.
Are you an art lover? If so, you will find a vast amount of different art galleries to visit in Munich. Work of world known Artists, such as Albrecht Dürer, Raphael and Peter Paul Rubens are exhibited all year round in some of the most noted museum galleries such as the Pinakotheken
, Museum Brandhorst
and the Lensbach Haus
. Other great museums include Glyptothek
(Antique Grecian sculpture collection), the State Museum of Egyptian Art
and the State Collection of Art
Do you fancy exciting parties? Munich has you definitely covered! The popular nightlife district where all your clubbing expectations are met and which you need to look out for is Haidenhausen
. Some of the hottest tips include Kultfabrik
, 2 former industrial compounds hosting multiple bars, pubs and clubbing halls all year round. Of course you will always have an interesting choice of entertainment options in the old city as well, such as lively Bars, peppy pubs, memorable live gigs and hilarious comedy Clubs.
Munich is definitely a beer and food lovers paradise! Delightful culinary specialties that you need to try include Weisswurst
(White Sausage), Pork Roast
with bread dumplings and Sauerkraut, Pretzels and sweet desserts such as the Apple Strudel with Vanilla sauce and Munich’s own sweet layered cake, the unpronounceable Prinzregententorte
. As you already know, Munich is the Beer capital in the world and a beer lover’s ultimate utopia. So called Beer halls and beer gardens serve the best of German wheat beer and hard to resist local dishes. The Hofbräuhaus
in the city centre is the most famous beer hall and the Hirschgarten
is known as the biggest beer garden but of course there are plenty more unique beer gardens to explore so to meet new people in Munich.
Markets & Shopping
is the most important market near the city centre for quality regional food bite discoveries. Travellers looking for a more quite market environment might appreciate the lesser known Elisabethmarkt
which is situated in the Schwabing area some 11 minutes via Tram from the city centre. The grandest crockery and tableware market and one of the oldest markets in Europe organized 3 times a year is the so called Auer Duit. This is also an excellent place if you are looking for unique antiquities and odds and end. Of course the annual traditional Christmas market, better known as Christkindlmarkt
, is being held every year in the city centre.
Munich has you covered if you are looking to enjoy a satisfying shopping trip. The luxury Designer Boutiques can be found mostly around the Nationaltheather
(opera) near the city centre which includes premier Boutiques and shops such as Montblanc, Gucci, Chanel and Cartier. The Kaufingerstraße
pedestrian zone include a vast choice of lifestyle boutiques, stores and you can take a break and replenish your batteries in one of the local charming cafes, restaurant or beer garden in the area.
Munich’s infrastructure is one of the best in the world. You can easily get around by using the U-Bahn (underground train), S-Bahn (suburban train), trams (streetcars) and buses. The best part is that you just need one ticket, the so called MVV, to move about conveniently. You are free to choose between a day, 3 days, weekly, monthly, as well as single, partner and group tickets. The City Centre zone can be easily covered with an inner district day ticket but if you are looking to roam freely between the four-zones in Munich, then the best way to do this is by acquiring a cheaper whole network day ticket. Alternatively you could also join a fun bicycle guided tour or you could also simply hire a bicycle to get around in your own time. The city of Munich provides the best travel experience one can imagine and you as a visitor will be pampered and spoiled with what the city has to offer.