Munich Travel Guide
Germany’s third largest city is a veritable smorgasbord of attractions with something suitable for visitors of all backgrounds. This vibrant metropolis presents history, art and architecture as well as pleasant greenbelt areas, traditional beer gardens, fine restaurants and a myriad of entertainment venues.
For culture seekers, the city is teeming with interesting landmarks and architectural features such as the Marienplatz, Michaelskirche, Frauenkirche and the Theatinerkirche St Kajetan. Likely to be equally appreciated by the same crowd are venues such as the Bavarian National Museum, Alta Pinakothek, Ethnology Museum, Münchner Stadtmuseum and the State Museum of Egyptian Art.
The city’s residents are a population of beer lovers and the many annual beer festivals are testament to this, as are the thigh-slapping, glass raising antics found at the Hofbräuhaus, the world’s most famous beer cellar. Hofbräuhaus visitors are treated to the liveliest of atmospheres while they swill beer and gorge themselves on sausages and sauerkraut.
Bavarian National Museum: Bavaria’s most extensive collection of artistic and historic treasures can be found at this impressive facility.
Münchner Stadtmuseum: the city’s main natural history centre presents artifacts that focus on the city’s fascinating past and the ongoing lives of it residents.
Hofbrauhaus: drinkers have enjoyed the delights of this famous beer house since 1605; the Hofbrauhaus is Bavarian beer culture at its best.
Olympia Park: built for the 20th Olympic Games in 1972, this extensive sports complex hosts a variety of concerts, sporting events, trade fairs and exhibitions.
Nymphenburg Palace: originally used by royals as a summer retreat, this impressive structure is arguably Munich’s most magnificent and interesting piece of historic architecture.