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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 (€)
  • Time Zone
    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

Too big not-nice surprises for this money.

The guide Giorgio was extremely good one. I've seen many guides, but this guide was the best of all times. He simply was interested for peoples backrounds and told stories and asked questions about this. He made even me interested for Ludvig's history even I was only interested to see the castle and not a bit for it's actual history. But one thing. There was not any mention anywhere, that even you pay ~40€ for guided tour it's not guaranteed you have a seat. After hiking the whole day around the castle (16km!!!!) you don't laugh when your train comes and you have to stand the whole journey. And thats 1 hour. If I wouldn't have been very selfish and rude after changing the train, there would've been another hour for standing. Everytime I book guided tour I DO EXPECT there is a seat for that price!!! If not, you should mention it and because you did not, I will never book through this company anything again. It's about principal. Poor costumer service with only Giorgio saving it.
Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 08/22/2016

The castle is gorgeous and the tour is well organized.

The guide, Tom, was very fun and knowledgeable, and he kept the place quick (which gives you nor time at the castle) but not rushed (to me, at least). The trains were comfortable and the traveling tips useful. The timing allowed us to lunch, see the castle, go inside, go to Marienbrucke, and have a little free time at the lake at the end. It all depends on your pace, but to us it was just right.
Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Carlos, 08/21/2016

Absolutely worth every penny of the tour cost

Absolutely worth every penny of the tour cost. Mario did a fantastic job. Very easy to understand, very knowledgeable of the area, most accommodating, and safe driver Highly recommend this tour with Mario. Referring all our friends to this service. Any questions I asked online prior to the tour were answered promptly by Mario with a lot of valuable information

Spectacular castles and informative guided

This was a well organised trip. The guide was informative and friendly. He gave us good warning of the amount of walking we would need to do. Even though it was pouring with rain and we got soaked, the castles were well worth a visit. We would definitely recommend this trip to friends.
Day Trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles Reviewed by Wendy, 08/11/2016

A great trip if you want to see Neuschwanstein!

This was such a great trip to see the Neuschwanstein Castle. While you can plan this trip on your own, this was a stress free experience with no queues! Great trip for the value with a very informative guide. Would highly recommend!
Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich by Train Reviewed by Allyson, 08/09/2016

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