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Top 10 things to see in Munich

This Bavarian capital is well know for a number of things. It's a beautiful city to see, rich in culture and history, and to top it off is home of the world famous Oktoberfest. So where to start? Here's our top ten.

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Deutsches Museum

One of the most important and largest museums of science and technology in the world, it's a sight you definitely don't want to miss. So why not drop by or take a Deutsches Museum tour?


This is the city's main and central square. At Marienplatz you'll find the town hall, the Marian column, and other great architectural sights close by.


Feeling peckish? Then head over to the historic Viktualienmarkt food market and taste local and gourmet cuisine. Open Monday to Saturday, it's one of the cities main tourist attractions.

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Allianz Arena

Allianz is the first football stadium in the world able to change the color of its exterior with inflated plastic panels covering the outside, making it a popular tourist attraction.

Nymphenburg Palace

The impressive Nymphemburg Palace has got stunning surrounding gardens and is a sight not to be missed when you're wandering the city!

BMW Museum

Not just for car lovers, the BMW Museum has something for everyone. Taking a tour will give you real insight into the company's rich history.


With many cultural associations, mainly linked to drinking beer, Oktoberfest is the worlds largest annual funfair. If you like music, beer and lederhosen then look no further!

Hofbräuhaus München

If you want to eat some real German food and drink some real German beer on your trip, then the Hofbräuhaus München beerhall is the place to go. Popular with tourists and locals, you can't go wrong!

Englischer Garten

This park really is incredible! You can spend time in the beautiful green space, the Japanese teahouse, or go surfing in the artificial stream with wave generator!

Munich Residenz

Munich Residenz is Germany's largest city palace and is open daily to visitors. Explore on your own or take a tour of the royal collections and beautifully decorated rooms.

Planning Your Munich Visit

How many days to spend in Munich?

If you're just going to tick the city off the list, then 3 days will satisfy any tourist's sightseeing needs. But for a more relaxed trip and to really get to know the city, a week's stay will be much more suitable.

Where to stay?

With public transport being so efficient, location depends on what you want your experience to be. If you want to be close to the main sights, then look for something in Altstadt. For a more modest budget, look in Ludwigsvorstadt near the Hauptbahnhof and the Oktoberfest grounds. Or if you're in the city for the nightlife, then Schwabing, Maxvorstadt, and the Gärtnerplatzviertel-Glockenbachviertel areas will be your best bet.

Good to Know

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    Euro (€)
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    UTC (+01:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    From March to May the temperatures are mild and the crowds are minimal. But if you're coming for Oktoberfest (late September through early October) plan accommodations well in advance, be prepared to pay more, and bring a jacket!

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What People Are Saying About Munich

Great city, Great Guide, Excellent Trip--Ian was helpful & fun!

For many years I had been planning to make this trip and it was finally a dream come true. My only wish is that we would leave the train station earlier from Munich and perhaps get back a little later so we had more time to explore. I visited three churches, enjoyed the local food and had no time for Moztart's birthplace. Plan your time carefully! My guide was a blast. I enjoyed spending the day with him.

Salzburg Day Trip from Munich by Train Reviewed by Wayne, 02/21/2017

Super guide we had a very interesting time.

The guide was perfect. We had 3 h which went by so quickly because our guide was bringing history to us in a very good way.

Munich Third Reich Tour Reviewed by Britta, 02/19/2017

Great one day tour of 2 of the great castles in Germany

Very good guild who provided great information on bus. We had enough time to see both castles and the small village. I would caution on the guides recommendation for lunch at the hotel. The meal is expensive and a limited menu. There are other options just down the street.

Day Trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles Reviewed by Janet, 02/18/2017

Well-organized, informative, great guide

The train left around 09:45, and we had some time before that to buy snacks. 2 hour ride, with our guide India telling us about King Ludwig. When you arrive, you will have about half an hour break and then you begin the climb, which is not far nor steep. Yet India made enough breaks to let us rest and tell us a bit more. Once we reached the castle, we had about 10-15 minutes to take photos before we entered it (not included in the price, but definitely recommended). After that, you have about 50 minutes of free time after which you head back to the train. We arrived in Munich aroun 18h. India was great - informative, but not overwhelming, warm and polite, ready to assist. The only downside to the whole tour was that the Mary's bridge was closed due to ice, so we couldn't take those photos you often see of Neuschwanstein.

Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Dragan, 02/15/2017

A classic trip - must do. Can't help the crowds. Big day.

Compared to 35 years ago the visits to these castles have changed from a winter wonderland wander of discovery to an example of German airport style crowd control. Still worth it

Day Trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 02/14/2017

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