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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 (€)
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    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

An emotional experience of unforgettable history

The Dachau tour was an emotional and touching experience. Our guide was really great and I appreciated how she expressed the tour with her own emotions as we walked the grounds. Highly recommended.

Best tour thanks to the best tour guide!

Anushka was incredible! It was great to have such a smart historian as a tour guide. If we had gone to Dachau without her, we never would have learned what she told us at each point of the tour. We also had plenty of time after the tour to explore on our own. Also, thank you Anushka for your patience. Some people on our tour kept trying to divert conversations to basic history that didn’t align to Dachau, but she was patient and polite. She’s amazing!!

Dachau Concentration Camp Half-Day Tour from Munich Reviewed by Michelle, 10/05/2017

It was a beautiful tour of this magnificent castle .

Our tour guides were exceptionally great and I want to commend them and all their efforts of making us know the history of the castle and town. They were also friendly and very able to talk and ask questions freely.

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich by Train Reviewed by Madeline, 10/03/2017

Wonderful tour to Neuschwanstein & Linderof Castles

We had a great tour with our guide Lucy. She provided history in a informative and humorous manor that made the trip interesting and fun. The 2 level bus takes you to the Linderhof castle 1st, then a small town that you can buy souvenirs, food or just explore and then to the Neuschwanstein castle (the highlight of the tour). There is a lot of walking involved with this tour, especially at Neuschwanstein castle which is pretty strenuous, but it was well worth it. You can also walk to Mary's bridge (which I highly recommend - since you get the best view of the castle from there). Ticket price into the castle is not included, but the tour guide collects money from all who want to go in and buys all tickets for the group. This is needed to get everyone in and out quickly and within the same time frame. We brought a snack lunch with us and ate it at Neuschwanstein, but their are food options there as well. Views from the castle and on the bus are beautiful. Highly recommended!

Day Trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/30/2017

Beautiful castle, tour feels a bit rushed, despite taking all day.

This tour has you arrive at the train station an hour before your tour departs by train. I could have used better instruction before we arrived in Fussen, such as when we will meet to start the ascent to castle, and when our actual castle tour would start. Those with mobility issues could use extra time to make the climb. As well, we were not informed fully about the amount of time it takes to walk to the bridge to take pictures and would have exited the castle directly to go there rather than stop in gift shop etc. With a long line to get onto the bridge we had to really rush just to get back to the bus at th specified time. Also, the guide had a very large group and had trouble keeping track of everyone. He could have used a clipboard with a proper checklist to assist him.

Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Wendy, 09/29/2017