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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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  • 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

Terrific guide who made Munich come alive

The walking tour was great despite a big group. The information covered a wide range of topics and periods and was presented in a very interesting manner. Tom also raised some thought provoking issues. The only problem was the tour was advertised for 10am so we got there at 9.50 and waited around until till 10.50 when it started so that needs to be so4ted out.
Skip the Line: New Munich Free Walking Tour Reviewed by Irene, 02/07/2016

Very good tour in the snow and blizzards.

Highly recommended tour which was interesting. Geoff our guide was brilliant! He handled the start of a trip very professionally as we had a delayed and terminated train to contend with. His information given about the castle was easy to understand and presented in a very witty funny way.
Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich by Train Reviewed by Anthony, 01/19/2016

A perfect trip to help you understand the horrors of Dachau.

A great trip that helped you fully understand the horrors of a concentration camp. Lisa our guide was brilliant, very knowledgable and made the experience a memorable one. I would recommend the tour to anyone visiting Munich
Dachau Concentration Camp Half-Day Tour from Munich Reviewed by Anthony, 01/19/2016

Excellent Tour that covered the highlights

This tour combined expert naration from our guide Franz with ample time for my wife and I to explore on our own and visit the sights that most interested us. It was a good combination.
Salzburg Day Trip from Munich by Train Reviewed by George, 12/27/2015

Awesome tour! Super interesting and insightful!

Michelle was an incredible tour guide!! She made the story of Ludwig II fascinating and made the whole day an extremely fun experience. I would absolutely recommend her tour to my friends and family. Thank you, Michelle!
Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Alexandra, 12/21/2015

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