The capital city of Bavaria, Munich, regarded as one of the most livable cities in the world, cannot be abstracted down into a few paragraphs of traveling possibilities.
Very true to its motto “Munich likes You”, Munich is characterized by architectural and cultural delights to the traveler and has a long history of richness, prosperity, and development.
The third largest city in Germany, Munich stuns visitors with its royal class architecture, royal squares and parks.
It is a major international business and technology center and home to a couple of premium research centers, and some of the global corporate giants including the famed BMW, Siemens AG, Allianz, Man AG among many others.
Known for its culinary specialties and world famous beers, Munich hosts the world famous Oktoberfest, wherein tourists from across the globe visit its famed beer tents.
Here are some things to see and Do In Munich Germany
The inner city of Munich boasts some of the most imposing historical buildings in the world that includes The Old and New Town Hall in Marienplatz, Frauenkirche – the most famous building in the city and the cathedral for the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, Peterskirche – one of the oldest churches of the inner city and many other churches and official buildings.
The Briennerstrasse, with its neoclassical architecture; Ludwigstrasse, with its Romanesque architecture; the neo-Gothic Maximilianstrasse; and the Prinzregentenstrasse form the four grand royal avenues of the 19th century.
Reminding us of Bavaria’s Royal past are the two baroque palaces Nymphenburg and Oberschleissheim.
The BMW Headquarters is worth visiting as a piece of rare and unique architecture that has been built from top to bottom. Alongside is the bowl-shaped BMW museum.
Deutsches Museum – Also known as the German Museum, it is located on an island in the River Isar. It is one of the oldest and largest science museums in the world.
There are also several important museums and art galleries across Munich. The Glyptothek holds a significant collection of Greek and Roman art.
Hofbräuhaus am Platzl – One of the most famous beer halls, it operates the second largest tent at the Oktoberfest, one of Munich’s most famous tourist attractions for beer and food.
The beer tents are called “Bierzelte”, and attract millions of tourists worldwide during the two weeks of festivities. The Oktoberfest finishes on the first Sunday of October. Augustiner Bräu, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu, Löwenbräu, Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu are a few of the most popular beers.
Englischer Garten – It is one of the largest urban parks in the world, and is bigger than the Central Park of New York, covering around 3.7 Sq. Km. in area. Munich’s second biggest beer garden is located here. It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy.
Tierpark Hellabrunn – Located near the Flaucher Island on the banks of River Isar in south Munich is the city’s zoo.
Füssen – Famous for the “fairy-tale castle” Neuschwanstein, built by King Ludwig II, located in the Alps of southern Bavaria.
It also houses the Hohenschwangau castle where Ludwig II grew up. (about 1hr drive, passing through Austria). The trip by road offers unforgettably beautiful landscape views.
Chiemsee – An hour drive from Munich, the largest lake in Bavaria, Chiemsee houses a castle on an island named Herreninsel built by King Ludwig II, and a monastery built on another island named Fraueninsel.
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