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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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Well organized and with good additional information

We did join the tour which was guided by India (a native USA lady). She did give us overview about the tour at the beginning and did take care that complete group could sit in one wagon of the train. Arriving near to Castle Neuschwanstein we had chance to have lunch. Simple and fast but ok and as mentioned in the offer not included in price. Meanwhile our guide did take the entrance tickets for us. We did not need to queue. The original plan to use a private booked bus to go to the top of the mountain was not possible due to defect of water pump of bus. Our guide handle it competent by walking with us a certain way up hill. Then doing some explanations about the history that everybody could relax little before we started to climb up the next portion. A good and effective way! We arrived in time to join the tour inside the caste. After that we had enough time to visit also the famous bridge with a pretty nice view at the castle and we could walk to the lake and also relax.

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich by Train Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 06/20/2017

A lovely day out from Munich into the Bavarian countryside

A trip by train, steam train & boat to visit the lovely castle of Herdenchiesee built by Ludewig II of Bavaria.

An enthralling but unsettling experience our

Our guide was able to convey the full horrors of Dachau Concentration Camp and the historic context of the rise of Nazism in post WWI Germany

The tour really brought to light what was experienced at Dachau.

This tour was very helpful to understand the history of Dachau. You gain so much more information than if you were to tour it on your own. I would highly recommend this tour.

It was an incredible experience. Our tour guide Jax was phenomenal!

It was an incredible experience. Our tour guide Jax was phenomenal! He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the castle and he explained it in a very entertaining way. The tour was very well organized; it was the perfect amount of time to see everything without having to rush. It was the highlight of our trip to Germany. We recommend this tour to everyone!

Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Sebastien, 06/19/2017