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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?


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.


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.


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

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    Euro (€)
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    UTC (+01:00)
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  • 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

Nice for it makes things convenient but not special.

The trip is nice and beats standing in line for 2-3 hours to get tickets. You can do most things yourself- its just a little harder and more time consuming. The guide organized everything very well and made arrangements to cater to the rain- else the value add is limited.

Very nice castle with picturesque scenery.

If you can, for sure take swimming suite and try Alpsee lake few minutes walking down the castle which is beautifully clear ;)
Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour Reviewed by David, 07/06/2016

You learn lots of information, but also get to do things on your own.

The scenery is amazing! We had an excellent guide asking if we had any questions throughout the trip. He helped us all use the transportation and talked about Salzburg during the train ride. We learned a lot on his guided tour through the town. Then you get to spend 3 hours doing whatever you want away from the group. There is so much to see and do, next time I'll have to just stay a few days to do it all! Eating at the Fortress was the best decision. Amazing view for pictures!
Salzburg Day Trip from Munich by Train Reviewed by Becca, 07/03/2016

Our excursion was terrific and our tour guide was fantastic!

We had a terrific day at the Royal Palace. Mario, our guide, was extremely cordial, knowledgeable and accommodating! We will be going to Munich in the next few years with extended family and we will be certain to book this trip again!
Day-Trip to the Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 06/30/2016

Very informative and such an eye-opener.

Our tour guide Grit was very informative and conveyed the history of Dachau in a respectful yet interesting way. Enjoyed the excursion very much.
Dachau Concentration Camp Half-Day Tour from Munich Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 06/28/2016

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