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 a few. Head to Marienplatz to see some historic buildings and marvel at the uniquely German architecture. Visit Olympia Park and eat lunch in the revolving restaurant from the adjacent observation tower to enjoy breath-taking views over the city. Head to the Englischer Garten in Schwabing to relax and unwind in the picturesque gardens, and visit Munich's second biggest beer garden. Those coming in autumn can look forward to the world famous Oktoberfest.

For travellers looking for a bit more adventure, Munich is also the gateway to the Bavarian Alps and sport enthusiasts from near and far flock here each winter.

Visitors planning on doing lots of sightseeing should consider purchasing the Munich CityTourCard which entitles 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

Munich's art museum houses one of the most important collections in Europe on two floors of a large neo-classical building. Roughly 700 paintings are on display, featuring the work of many of the greatest…

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Deutsches Museum

The Deutches Museum is a great stop for families exploring Munich. It is the world's largest technology and science museum, with roughly 28,000 artefacts on display in exhibits dedicated to themes…

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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 Neo-Gothic Town Hall featuring its famous Glockenspiel, both built in the…

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Nymphenburg Palace

About five miles (8km) from the city centre, accessible by tram and bus, is the interesting Schloss Nymphenburg, originally a summer home for Munich aristocracy. The palace has been expanded, altered…

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Munich's massive Olympiapark complex was constructed for the 20th Olympic Games in 1972, but remains a marvel of modern engineering. Its main stadium is like an enormous tent, which can seat close…

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