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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.

Deutsches Museum
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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?

Marienplatz

Marienplatz

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.

Viktualienmarkt

Viktualienmarkt

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.

Allianz Arena
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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

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

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.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

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

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

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

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

  • Language
    German
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +49
  • 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

Great day in a magnicient atmosphere with an excellent guide

We bought the tickets online and were a little skeptic on how things would turn out, since we had no earlier experience with GetYourGuide... But everything worked like a glockenspiel. Tecnically the trip went like this: we had a private bus taking us down to Neuschwanstein, where we spent an interesting day and got into the castle without having to queue the tickets. Then we were taken back to Munich with the same bus. We met our guide Ali (a reallly nice Italian girl who spoke english like a natural) at HauptBahnhof and she took very good care of us. Her knowledge on Bavarian history was great and the way she presented it was enthusiastic, entertaining and compelling. Highly recommend!

Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour from Munich Reviewed by Pauli, 12/10/2018

Our guide was awesome and shared his deep knowledge about the camp.

We highly recommend this trip. It was a full day with English speaking guider with so much knowledge about who those people were, where and why they came. We got a depth of information about era from 1933-1944. I pictured the events and life in the camp vividly while walking through the camp with him.

It was a real pleasure to go to this tour

The organization was very good. Our guide, Silvina was very nice and explained everything to us. We had enough time to visit the castles ans we didn't wait for the queues.

An excellent trip that exceeded our expectations.

A special mention to our guide Sarah who not only allowed us to learn so much more about the castle than if we had visited independently but also to help us with loads of tips for first time visitors to Munich. Please pass on our thanks, Peter & Judith Jackson

Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour from Munich Reviewed by Peter, 11/15/2018

Lots of interesting info, and an amazing guide

I was lucky to have Laura as our Spanish-language guide, she was amazing and told us all about the castle and its history. Spanish tours are better, you get tons of info and smaller groups.

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich Reviewed by Oscar, 11/13/2018