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Top 10 things to see in Munich

This Bavarian capital is well know for a number of things. It's a beautiful city to see, rich in culture and history, and to top it off is home of the world famous Oktoberfest. So where to start? Here's our top ten.

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Deutsches Museum

One of the most important and largest museums of science and technology in the world, it's a sight you definitely don't want to miss. So why not drop by or take a Deutsches Museum tour?

Marienplatz

This is the city's main and central square. At Marienplatz you'll find the town hall, the Marian column, and other great architectural sights close by.

Viktualienmarkt

Feeling peckish? Then head over to the historic Viktualienmarkt food market and taste local and gourmet cuisine. Open Monday to Saturday, it's one of the cities main tourist attractions.

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Allianz Arena

Allianz is the first football stadium in the world able to change the color of its exterior with inflated plastic panels covering the outside, making it a popular tourist attraction.

Nymphenburg Palace

The impressive Nymphemburg Palace has got stunning surrounding gardens and is a sight not to be missed when you're wandering the city!

BMW Museum

Not just for car lovers, the BMW Museum has something for everyone. Taking a tour will give you real insight into the company's rich history.

Oktoberfest

With many cultural associations, mainly linked to drinking beer, Oktoberfest is the worlds largest annual funfair. If you like music, beer and lederhosen then look no further!

Hofbräuhaus München

If you want to eat some real German food and drink some real German beer on your trip, then the Hofbräuhaus München beerhall is the place to go. Popular with tourists and locals, you can't go wrong!

Englischer Garten

This park really is incredible! You can spend time in the beautiful green space, the Japanese teahouse, or go surfing in the artificial stream with wave generator!

Munich Residenz

Munich Residenz is Germany's largest city palace and is open daily to visitors. Explore on your own or take a tour of the royal collections and beautifully decorated rooms.

Planning Your Munich Visit

How many days to spend in Munich?

If you're just going to tick the city off the list, then 3 days will satisfy any tourist's sightseeing needs. But for a more relaxed trip and to really get to know the city, a week's stay will be much more suitable.

Where to stay?

With public transport being so efficient, location depends on what you want your experience to be. If you want to be close to the main sights, then look for something in Altstadt. For a more modest budget, look in Ludwigsvorstadt near the Hauptbahnhof and the Oktoberfest grounds. Or if you're in the city for the nightlife, then Schwabing, Maxvorstadt, and the Gärtnerplatzviertel-Glockenbachviertel areas will be your best bet.

Good to Know

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +49
  • Best time to visit
    From March to May the temperatures are mild and the crowds are minimal. But if you're coming for Oktoberfest (late September through early October) plan accommodations well in advance, be prepared to pay more, and bring a jacket!

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What People Are Saying About Munich

GREAT tour guide introduced us to all the MUST SEE sights in Munich

This was a great way to be introduced to Okd Town Munich's MUST SEE sights in less than 3 hours. It was a GREAT VALUE - FREE! Be sure to generously tip your guide, as this is their only form of payment for their work.

Skip the Line: New Munich Free Walking Tour Reviewed by Richard, 11/23/2016

Patty Smalls was a charming and engaging tour guide for the day!

Shared great stories about the people behind the castle and the context for when it was built. A wonderful day.

Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Douglas, 11/21/2016

My visit to Neuschwanstein Castle - 20.11.2016

I really enjoyed my day trip by train to Neuschwanstein Castle by train. The guide was excellent and told us lots of interesting facts about the life of King Ludwig and how his death at the age of 40 remains an unsolved mystery to this day. I would definitely recommend a trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein. Everything lived up to my expectations.

Guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor

Austin was our guide and he was great. We enjoyed his personality, knowledge and occasional joke and sarcasm. Made the experience memorable and fun.

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich by Train Reviewed by Michael, 11/20/2016

Relaxing bus trip to both castles. Very enjoyable day.

The meeting point for the tour was very easy to find. Maria, our guide, was very friendly and had a lot of information on the areas we were travelling to. We did the walking tours of both castles. There is not much around Linderhof, so there was plenty of time to get to he castle and do the tour. We then had an hour long stop in the village of Oberammergau between Linderof and Neuschwanstein and that was a nice break. We had time for lunch in Neuschwanstein before our castle tour. Castle tour was good, and set at a good pace. This was a good tour. The castle entry was not included, but it was reasonably priced all round.

Day Trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles Reviewed by Sandra, 11/18/2016

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