Top Tours & Activities 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.
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.
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.
The impressive Nymphemburg Palace has got stunning surrounding gardens and is a sight not to be missed when you're wandering the city!
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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+49
- Best time to visitFrom 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!
Things to Do in Munich
Top Attractions in Munich
- 1Deutsches Museum
- 2Dachau Concentration Camp
- 3Munich Residenz
- 5Olympiapark, Munich
- 6Hofbräuhaus München
- 7Allianz Arena
- 10Englischer Garten
- 11Nymphenburg Palace
- 14Romantic Road
- 18Chinese Tower
- 19SEA LIFE Munich
- 20Olympic Tower, Munich
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What People Are Saying About Munich
For many years I had been planning to make this trip and it was finally a dream come true. My only wish is that we would leave the train station earlier from Munich and perhaps get back a little later so we had more time to explore. I visited three churches, enjoyed the local food and had no time for Moztart's birthplace. Plan your time carefully! My guide was a blast. I enjoyed spending the day with him.
The guide was perfect. We had 3 h which went by so quickly because our guide was bringing history to us in a very good way.
Very good guild who provided great information on bus. We had enough time to see both castles and the small village. I would caution on the guides recommendation for lunch at the hotel. The meal is expensive and a limited menu. There are other options just down the street.
The train left around 09:45, and we had some time before that to buy snacks. 2 hour ride, with our guide India telling us about King Ludwig. When you arrive, you will have about half an hour break and then you begin the climb, which is not far nor steep. Yet India made enough breaks to let us rest and tell us a bit more. Once we reached the castle, we had about 10-15 minutes to take photos before we entered it (not included in the price, but definitely recommended). After that, you have about 50 minutes of free time after which you head back to the train. We arrived in Munich aroun 18h. India was great - informative, but not overwhelming, warm and polite, ready to assist. The only downside to the whole tour was that the Mary's bridge was closed due to ice, so we couldn't take those photos you often see of Neuschwanstein.
Compared to 35 years ago the visits to these castles have changed from a winter wonderland wander of discovery to an example of German airport style crowd control. Still worth it