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What to see in Munich

Munich Attractions

This charming Bavarian city is a popular tourist destination and a quaint combination of old world allure and modern flair. The city boasts numerous attractions, including some wonderful museums such as the BMW Museum, Deutsches Museum, Museum Brandhorst, the City Museum of Munich and the National Bavarian Museum, to name but a few.

Head to Marienplatz to see gaze upon historic buildings and marvel at the uniquely German architecture. Visit Olympia Park and eat lunch in the revolving restaurant in the tower across the street, enjoying gorgeous views over the city. Head to the Englischer Garten in Schwabing to relax and unwind in the picturesque gardens, visiting Munich's second biggest beer garden at Chinesischer Turm in the process. Those thirsty travellers coming in autumn can look forward to the world famous Oktoberfest. For the more adventurous, Munich is also the gateway to the Bavarian Alps and sport enthusiasts from all over the world flock to its slopes for the pristine runs and excellent powder.

Visitors planning on doing lots of sightseeing should consider purchasing the CityTourCard, entitling the bearer to free public transport in Munich and a discount on as many as 70 tourist attractions. Several versions of the card are available.

Alte Pinakothek

One of the oldest galleries on the planet, the Alte Pinakothek houses two of the most important collections in Europe. Roughly 700 paintings are on display, featuring the work…

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Deutsches Museum

The Deutsches Museum sits on a small island in the Isar River and is the world's largest technology and science museum, perfect for families exploring Munich. There are some 28,000 artefacts on display,…

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The Marienplatz is the heart of Munich and the site of its most important historic buildings. The square is dominated by the Gothic Revival Town Hall featuring its famous glockenspiel, both built in…

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Nymphenburg Palace

Originally a summer home for Munich aristocracy, Schloss Nymphenburg lies five miles (8km) from the city centre. The palace has been expanded, altered and fitted with various eccentricities…

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Munich's massive Olympiapark was constructed for the 1972 Olympic Games but remains a marvel of modern engineering. Its main stadium is crowned with one of the largest roofs in…

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