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One of the first reasons that many visitors come to Munich is the world-famous Oktoberfest, but while Munich beers are definitely excellent, the city offers much more to discover — both in winter and in summer — including the charming historical center, the beautiful green areas, and many art galleries. As home to one of the biggest automobile companies in the world, Munich is also a destination for car and technology lovers.

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  • Art and design lover
  • Nightlife lover
  • Outdoors explorer
  • Food lover
  • Trendy traveller

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14 Places

Day 1

Marienplatz

Landmarks/ Points of Interest

St. Peter's Church

Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers

Viktualienmarkt

Flea/ Street Markets

Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen)

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

English Garden

Gardens, Parks

Hofbrauhaus Munchen

Bar/ Clubs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Day 2

The Pinakothek

Art Museums

Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg)

Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens

Flaucher Beach

Augustinerbrau

Bar/ Clubs

Day 3

BMW Museum

Speciality Museums

Olympiapark

Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, Sports Complexes

Deutsches Museum

Science Museums

Allianz Arena

Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields

Jermaine M's City Tips

  • Munich is a bike-friendly city, where the many bike lanes take you almost everywhere.
  • Public transportation is very efficient. The subway usually comes every 10 minutes.
  • Eating out might get expensive in Munich. Remember the secret of Bavarian beer gardens, though: You are allowed to bring your own food!
  • Don't be surprised: Along the Isar River and in some parks, it's very common to see nudists.
  • Thanks to a common environmental awareness, Munich's parks are always pretty clean. Please to do your best to keep the city as beautiful as it already is!
    Day 1
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    Marienplatz
    Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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    Jermaine M Says:

    Every big city has at least one place that tourists must visit. In Munich, this is Marienplatz. Home to the Town Hall (Rathaus), the historic square is always buzzing with people who come to shop, take in its beautiful architecture, and watch the Glockenspiel tower put on its animated show.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Everyone
    • History enthusiast
    • Shopping enthusiast
    • Art and design lover
    Tips
    • The Glockenspiel, which portrays the city's history, happens at 11am and 12pm daily. There is also a 5pm show from March through October.
    • The tourist information office on the ground floor of the Rathaus is a good place to stop and ask questions, or get information to plan your day.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 157 attractions in Munich
    • Fun, interesting, and very touristy 27/12/2014
    • City marvel 27/12/2014
    • Marienplatz
    Address:
    Marienplatz 1
    Munich 80331
    Germany
    Other:
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    St. Peter's Church
    Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Observation Decks/ Towers
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    Jermaine M Says:

    Alter Peter (Old Peter) to the locals, St. Peter's Church is one of the most iconic sights in Munich. If you want to enjoy a view of the entire city center from the church tower, you will first need to climb 299 steps — but the sight is worth the effort. When the weather is very good, you can also see all the way to the Alps.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Everyone
    • History enthusiast
    • Art and design lover
    Tips
    • The stairs up to the tower get narrow, and with the number of people going up and down, it's not the best idea if you have a fear of being in tight spaces.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 157 attractions in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 26/12/2014
    • Beautiful Views of Munich 25/12/2014
    • St. Peter's Church
    Address:
    Rindermarkt 1
    Innenstadt
    Munich 80331
    Germany
    Phone:
    49-89-2604828
    Other:
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    Viktualienmarkt
    Flea/ Street Markets
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    Jermaine M Says:

    Born as a farmers market, Viktualienmarkt has evolved into a popular hub where you can find all sorts of fresh food and deli items. Here, you can join the locals in browsing and buying flowers and plants, fruits and vegetables, wine and tea, honey, fish, meat, herbs, cheese, and exotic ingredients that are not available anywhere else in the area.

    Good for
    • Food lover
    • Must see
    • Everyone
    • Shopping enthusiast
    Tips
    • The market is open every day except Sunday.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 51 shopping in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • An absolutely must go for any foodie 27/12/2014
    • Great Year Round Market 23/12/2014
    • Viktualienmarkt
    Address:
    Viktualienmarkt 3
    Munich 80331
    Germany
    Phone:
    89 89068205
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 - 4:30
    Sat
    10:00 - 1:30
    Other:
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    Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen)
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    Jermaine M Says:

    The Residenz was once the city castle of the Bavarian dukes, princes, and emperors. Today, it is the largest city-center castle in Germany. Constructed through the centuries, the complex of buildings is a mix of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Classical styles. The interior decoration is particularly significant: You will find unique furniture, oil paintings, tapestries, and porcelain.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Everyone
    • History enthusiast
    • Art and design lover
    Tips
    • If you want to know more about the Bavarian dukes and princes, you can also visit the Bavarian Museum.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 157 attractions in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Last minute 27/12/2014
    • Beautiful Palace 25/12/2014
    • Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen)
    Address:
    Residenzstrasse 1
    Munich 80333
    Germany
    Phone:
    (089) 290 671
    Other:
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    English Garden
    Gardens, Parks
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    Jermaine M Says:

    This beautiful (and vast) park is one of the main reasons residents and visitors love Munich. On sunny days at the English Garden, you'll see people of all ages and nationalities partaking in sports, playing their own music, drinking beers, or taking naps on the grass. Of course, the park blanketed in snow also has its particular charms...

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Everyone
    • Adventure seeker
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • If you want to avoid the crowd, go to the northern part of the park.
    • There are several beer gardens in the park. The most famous (and oldest) is located by the "Chinesische Turm" (Chinese Tower).
    • Adventurers like to surf the rapids of the Eisbach River. It's fun to watch (or join) them.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 157 attractions in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Photo shoot 27/12/2014
    • Christmas market at the Chinese Tower 26/12/2014
    • English Garden
    Phone:
    +49 89 38666390
    Other:
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    Hofbrauhaus Munchen
    Bar/ Clubs, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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    Jermaine M Says:

    Here is your chance to taste the lofty beverage that Munich's dukes and princes used to drink: beer, and Hofbräu in particular. The first Hofbräu brewery was founded in 1589 by the Duke Wilhelm V, right where the famous Hofbräuhaus stands today (so really, drinking beer here is a history lesson...).

    Good for
    • Food lover
    • Must see
    • Friends
    • Solo
    • History enthusiast
    • Senior
    • Couples
    • Nightlife lover
    Tips
    • This is also a great place to sample Bavarian food.
    • The beer is no longer brewed here, but organized tours teach visitors about the traditional brewing process.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 188 nightlife in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bavarian hospitality 24/12/2014
    • Amazing atmosphere 23/12/2014
    • Hofbrauhaus Munchen
    Address:
    Platzl 9
    Munich 80331
    Germany
    Phone:
    0 0049-89-290136-100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 - 10:00
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    The Pinakothek
    Art Museums
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    Jermaine M Says:

    In Munich, there are a number of art museums and galleries, usually housed in buildings with their own particular histories. Three such museums are linked under the 'Pinakothek,' with Alte (Old) Pinakothek containing works from the Middle Ages to the end of the Rococo era, Neue (New) picking up in the 19th century, and Moderne hitting modern and contemporary art and design.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Everyone
    • History enthusiast
    • Art and design lover
    Tips
    • Pinakothek der Moderne offers free admission on Wednesdays.
    • On Sunday, all the galleries offer reduced admission!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 157 attractions in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Art history heaven 23/12/2014
    • Sunday entrance 1 Euro! Plus renovation works takes place! 21/12/2014
    • The Pinakothek
    Address:
    Barer Strasse 27
    Eingang Theresienstrasse
    Munich 80333
    Germany
    Phone:
    49 0 89 23805-216
    Hours:
    Tue
    10:00 - 6:30
    Wed - Sun
    10:00 - 4:30
    Other:
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    Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg)
    Castles, Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens
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    Jermaine M Says:

    City and countryside castles are a typical feature of the German landscape, and this baroque castle is surrounded by gardens and boasts magnificent interiors. For Munich residents, it is a beloved institution.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Everyone
    • History enthusiast
    • Art and design lover
    Tips
    • Next to the Nymphemburg Park, you'll find Munich's botanical garden, which is also worth a visit.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 157 attractions in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Magnificent! 23/12/2014
    • Vast, opulent, artistic and impressive! 23/12/2014
    • Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg)
    Address:
    Schloss Nymphenburg 1
    Munich 80638
    Germany
    Phone:
    49 89 1790 80
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 2:30
    Other:
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    Flaucher Beach
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    Jermaine M Says:

    The River Isar comes directly from the Alps, and because it's usually quite clean, many people swim here. The Flaucher Beach section of the river is a white stony beach where barbecuing is allowed. On sunny days, this place is as packed as a music festival!

    Good for
    • Beach goer
    • Everyone
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • The water current might be quite strong, especially for kids, so pay attention.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 157 attractions in Munich
    • Great atmosphere! 29/10/2014
    • Great green area in the middle of the city! 15/06/2014
    • Flaucher Beach
    Address:
    Isarauen
    Munich
    Germany
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    Augustinerbrau
    Bar/ Clubs
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    Jermaine M Says:

    Augustiner beer is another famous Munich brew, and its brewery is actually considered the oldest in the city. The Augustiner Brothers began brewing beer as early as 1328, in the place that is today the home of Augustiner Großgastätte, near Marienplatz.

    Good for
    • Food lover
    • Everyone
    • Nightlife lover
    Tips
    • There are other Augustiner restaurants and beer gardens all over the city, and of course you can also find this beer at Oktoberfest.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 188 nightlife in Munich
    • Location, staff and beer! 09/12/2014
    • Great beer, food and atmosphere 16/11/2014
    • Augustinerbrau
    Address:
    Neuhauserstrasse 27
    Munich
    Germany
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    13:00 - 1:30
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    BMW Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Jermaine M Says:

    You will definitely see BMW cars and motorbikes around Munich, but if you want to see more, visit the BMW Museum and BMW Welt. The museum explores the history of the famed car company, while the world (Welt) gives you a glimpse into its future.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Everyone
    • History enthusiast
    • Art and design lover
    Tips
    • BMW Welt is free to visit.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 157 attractions in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bmw museum 27/12/2014
    • Innovative 26/12/2014
    • BMW Museum
    Address:
    Am Olympiapark 2
    Munich 80809
    Germany
    Other:
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    Olympiapark
    Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Parks, Sports Complexes
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    Jermaine M Says:

    Built in 1972 for the Olympic games, Olympiapark is now a place for sports, concerts, exhibitions, and events. Its TV tower is not as famous as the one in Berlin, but from the top you can really enjoy a fantastic view of the city, and the park in particular.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Everyone
    • Art and design lover
    • Outdoors explorer
    Tips
    • Big concerts usually take place here, so check online to see what's coming up.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 157 attractions in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Relaxing 27/12/2014
    • Old nice sport village 26/12/2014
    • Olympiapark
    Address:
    Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21
    Munich 80809
    Germany
    Phone:
    089 30 67-0
    Other:
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    Deutsches Museum
    Science Museums
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    Jermaine M Says:

    If you are obsessed with science and technology, you may need a week to explore the Deutsches Museum. Otherwise, go straight to the transportation section, the highlight of the exhibition, and then learn how the meteorological instruments on the museum's tower work.

    Good for
    • Everyone
    • History enthusiast
    Tips
    • The museum has about 50 sections — plan your visit wisely!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 157 attractions in Munich
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic Museum 27/12/2014
    • Great place for boys every age. 25/12/2014
    • Deutsches Museum
    Address:
    Museumsinsel 1
    Munich 80538
    Germany
    Phone:
    49 0 89 2179-1
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 - 3:30
    Other:
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    Allianz Arena
    Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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    Jermaine M Says:

    The architecturally stunning Allianz Arena is home to both the FC Bayern München and TSV 1860 München football teams. You can tell who's playing because the stadium lights up in red for Bayern and in blue for TSV.

    Good for
    • Must see
    • Everyone
    • Trendy traveller
    • Art and design lover
    Tips
    • The best way to experience the arena is obviously by attending a game, but on non-game days, you can join a guided tour.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 157 attractions in Munich
    • A must see 27/12/2014
    • Great Tour 25/12/2014
    • Allianz Arena
    Address:
    Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25
    Munich 80939
    Germany
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 4:30
    Other:
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