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Top Attractions And Things To Do In Munich, Germany

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Zeppelin above Munich Olympic Park, Munich, Germany

Zeppelin above Munich Olympic Park, Munich, Germany

Munich is the thriving capital of the free state of Bavaria in southern Germany. Originally settled by Benedictine Monks, Munich received city designation in 1158.

Frauenkirche and Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Frauenkirche and Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Magnificent structures dating back to the middle Ages, the influences of Italian Baroque and French Rococo styles, combined with more modern buildings add to Munich’s charm.

Hackerbrücke (Hacker Bridge), Munich, Germany

Hackerbrücke (Hacker Bridge), Munich, Germany

Getting to Munich

Munich International Airport (MUC), also known as Franz Josef Strauss Airport, is a five-star facility located approximately 17 miles outside of the city limits.

Munich Airport, Munich, Germany

Munich Airport, Munich, Germany

A destination within itself, the airport boasts two terminals, a visitor’s centre, shops, restaurants, and children’s play areas, with a themed playground and activities for older children planned for the future. There are also two hotels on site.

Sunset in Munich, Germany

Sunset in Munich, Germany

The airport can be accessed by train on the S1 and S8 lines. Bus service from Munich runs every 20 minutes to the airport. Those travelling via Lufthansa Airlines can take advantage of its shuttle bus service. The trip takes approximately 40 minutes. Taxi and limousine service is also available.

Olympic Stadium Munich, Germany

Olympic Stadium Munich, Germany

Munich International Airport can be reached by car via the A92 Munich-Deggendorf Autobahn. There are over 20,000 parking spaces in long- and short-term lots. For an additional charge, valet parking is available.

The Olympic Tower (German Olympiaturm) in the Olympic Park, Munich, Germany

The Olympic Tower (German Olympiaturm) in the Olympic Park, Munich, Germany

Getting Around Munich

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One of the reasons Munich is such a popular destination is the ease of travel throughout the city and surrounding areas. The Munich Transport Company coordinates S-Bahn rail service as well as private and regional bus service. The system is constantly upgraded to provide the best service to both tourists and residents.

München Hauptbahnhof (Munich Central Station, Munich, Germany

München Hauptbahnhof (Munich Central Station, Munich, Germany

Where to Stay Munich

Visitors looking to stay in Munich itself have great choices. There are luxury hotel with different amenities that will allow you to be comfortable and pampered. They are also hotels that are suitable for families with children of all ages.

Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

There are also mid-priced hotel that will suit visitors with a low budget which also provide comfort and convenience to its visitors.

Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany

Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany

These accommodations provide makes an excellent choice because of its modern amenities and customer oriented service.

Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany

Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany

Attractions and Things to do in Munich

Marienplatz, the centre plaza of Munich, is the essence of what this magnificent city has to offer. The New City Hall at its north side is home to the Rathaus-Glockenspiel.

Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Comprised of over 40 bells and several life-size figures, the glockenspiel show, depicting 16th century stories, takes place every day at 11 a.m. with two additional shows at 12 and 5 p.m. during the summer.

Glyptothek, Munich, Germany

Glyptothek, Munich, Germany

BMW Headquarters, Munich, Germany

BMW Headquarters, Munich, Germany

The BMW Museum is fascinating for all. Exhibits detail the improvements of these automobiles through the years. Visitors can take a two-hour tour of the factory, and then visit the BMW Welt showroom across the street.

BMW Welt (BMW World), Munich, Germany at night

BMW Welt (BMW World), Munich, Germany at night

Inside BMW Welt (BMW World), Munich, Germany

Inside BMW Welt (BMW World), Munich, Germany

A visit to the Englisher Garten is a must. This 370 acre public park features lovely landscaping, a Japanese Tea House, Chinese and Greek architecture, two beer gardens and much more.

Munich Botanical Garden, Munich, Germany

Munich Botanical Garden, Munich, Germany

Monopteros, Munich, Germany

Monopteros, Munich, Germany

There are many fabulous restaurants in Munich representing various ethnic influences. With numerous beer gardens and nightclubs throughout the city, the nightlife here is non-stop.

Stauwehr Oberföhring, Munich, Germany

Stauwehr Oberföhring, Munich, Germany

Siegestor, Munich, Germany

Siegestor, Munich, Germany

Maximilianeum, Munich, Germany

Maximilianeum, Munich, Germany

Shoppers strolling through Marienplatz will find numerous shops to browse. The Viktualienmarkt is a premier farmer’s market.

Bavarian National Museum, Munich, Germany

Bavarian National Museum, Munich, Germany

Frauenkirche and Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Frauenkirche and Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

The most famous event in Munich is the annual Oktoberfest held between late September and early October. Parades, music and dance fill this 15-day festival. Mid-June is also a great time to visit Munich as the city celebrates its founding with a two-day Town Foundation Festival.

Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

Angel of Peace, Munich, Germany

Angel of Peace, Munich, Germany

Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum im Alten Rathausturm), Munich, Germany

Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum im Alten Rathausturm), Munich, Germany

The Olympiapark München in Munich, Germany

The Olympiapark München in Munich, Germany


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