Head to the Altstadt-Lehel (the central district) to appreciate Munich’s beautiful architecture. Start at the famous Glockenspiel (get there for 11am to hear it chime and see the 32 life-sized figures pop out), then enjoy a wander through the charming cobbled streets. Make sure you stop off at the famous Hofbräuhaus am Platzl beer hall for hearty Weissbier.
Oktoberfest and Beyond
For millions of people, Munich is synonymous with Oktoberfest, the world-renowned beer festival, and for those visiting Munich during the end of September or beginning of October then of course it is a must-see. However there is far more to the ancient Bavarian capital than Lederhosen, brass bands and Bier! The city has an outstanding cultural scene, and the museums and art galleries are considered to be on a par with those in Berlin. Its status as Germany’s wealthiest city is evident in the luxury shopping districts around Maximilianstrasse and Neuhauser Strasse areas which are also home to many upmarket restaurants, bars and cafes. However, beyond fine dining and shopping, Munich is also a great place to relax - there are many beautiful green spaces, including the river flowing through the centre with beaches and pretty swimming areas.