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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

This is the only sensible way to see Linderhof & Neuschwanstein

This is the only sensible away to see Linderhof & Neuschwanstein in 1 day because otherwise the crowds (esp. for the latter) are enormous even at this time of year. We visited them efficiently & had plenty of time to do so despite quite a tight schedule. The guide was entertaining & knowledgeable about Ludwig II, & the driver was careful.
Day Trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles Reviewed by Vivien, 04/12/2016

Very informative - lots of anecdotes. Highly recommend

Austin was a very interesting, amusing, knowledgable guide. Would highly recommend this tour!
Skip the Line: New Munich Free Walking Tour Reviewed by Fiona, 04/07/2016

Our guide India was friendly and interesting. Thank you!

Our tour was great! It was worth the cost to have our guide take us and organize the trains and buses. The people who went on their own missed the train because there was a really long line for the public bus.
Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Stephanie, 03/29/2016

This is a good exercise and fresh air trip.

A great outdoor excursion with uphill road, not too strenuous, and interesting countryside views from the train. The guide accompanied us and kept us on schedule. The group inside the castle was too large to fit into the smaller rooms which was only unfortunate moment. However we got the message well enough.

To do this from Munich is a whole day but I found it well worth doing.

I thought it sufficiently different from other castles I've visited to be worth the trip. The audio guide is available in all main languages and works well.
Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Nigel, 03/20/2016

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