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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

Really enjoyable tour with very informative & entertaining guide Eric

Great tour, Eric was a real character & his enthusiasm to share the story of Dachau was excellent, thankyou!

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of Salzburg.

Sylvia was our English speaking guide. She was very knowledgeable and made the tour a pleasure. Hohenzollern castle was the highlight.

Salzburg Day Trip from Munich by Train Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 04/05/2019

Fantastic day in Bavaria, fantastic guide

This was a wonderful tour of Bavaria for two reasons -- our guide Mario, and the places he took us. Each place we went, Mario provided interesting history and information. He is very knowledgeable and super personable. His van was very comfortable. Our family of 4 toured with a lovely couple, so it was great to have a small tour. Two beautiful churches and Neuschwanstein, then finishing the day with fantastic cheese, sausage, bread, beer, coffee, and cheesecake at the cheese farm with views of the Alps. Wunderbar! (Kristen, Mark, Jenny, Charlie)

Amazing place and a really entertaining guide

Beautiful place, really worth the hike up there. Tour was brilliantly run. Jake our guide was really entertaining and informative.

Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour from Munich Reviewed by Matthew, 03/25/2019

Tour was great, Carlos our guide was knowledgeable & fun, a great day

It was a great tour. I enjoyed the history and the countryside was just beautiful. The views from the Castle were breathtaking. Carlos was a wonderful tour guide and lots of fun.

Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour from Munich Reviewed by Marian, 03/13/2019