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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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Very informative guide and a memory for life

Our Guide Matt had great knowledge about the subjekt and spoked with a clear english accent. He provided us with information not only about the camp in Dachau, he also gave each and one of us knowledge of the time before and after these horrible actions took place, which in some way gave us a deeper understanding.

Incredibly powerful and moving experience!

Steve, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable on not only what took place at Dachau and the surrounding area but also on the whole of WWII. He did a fantastic job of providing insight at various points during the tour on the types of things that were taking place during certain periods of the camost history as well as in the day to day lives of the prisoners. I would highly recommend this tour.

Dachau Concentration Camp Half-Day Tour from Munich Reviewed by Patrick, 01/07/2017

Excellent tour, very informative and such beautiful castles.

Very well organised, Ursula our tour guide was very friendly and her knowledge was outstanding. The coach was very comfortable and the driver was very friendly. The castles were beautiful and the tours were very well organised.

Day Trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles Reviewed by Jennifer, 01/06/2017

Very thought provoking and humbling experience

Nicola, our guide was exceptionally well informed and knowledgeable. She gave us insights into the war that we never knew. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Dachau Concentration Camp Half-Day Tour from Munich Reviewed by Chantelle, 01/05/2017

Wonderful day! Book it then relax and everything is taken care of

Gunnar was a fabulous guide. The whole experience was great and we wished we had more time in Munich to book another tour. Well worth the price. Exceeded expectations

Neuschwanstein - Full-Day Fairy Tale Castle Tour Reviewed by Karen, 01/02/2017

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