Munich City Guide
The Capital of Bavaria
Munich is one of the top tourist destinations in not only the country of Germany but also the rest of Europe as well. Of course, it is easy to see why, there is a lot to do and see on any trip to Munich.
Located in the southern portion of Germany, Munich is the capital of the Bavarian Region and has centuries of culture dating back from medieval times, which makes for an interesting experience while visiting.
With the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport serving as a major hub in Europe and well laid out public transport via the U-Bahn and S-Bahn, it is an easy place to get around.
Beer Lovers Paradise
Every fall, Munich is overtaken by the world’s biggest beer fans for Oktoberfest, a huge celebration that is on the bucket list of many a traveler. But, the good news is the famous beer halls and lively atmosphere of Munich can be felt all year round during any visit.
To start off the tour head to arguably the most famous beer hall in the world, the Hofbräuhaus, it offers some of the most traditional (and entertaining) activity and music you can find in Munich. For something that might be a bit more low key, well as low key as a German beer hall can get, look for the more traditional Weisses Bräuhaus. In operation for well over 100 years, it serves delicious local fare and has a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
Plenty of Historic Sites
Beyond beer halls, the colorful history of Munich means the city is absolutely full of centuries old palaces, castles and churches.
No trip to Munich is complete without taking time to visit a few of the former castles and palaces like the Schloss Nymphenburg and Residenz. These former residences of Bavarian kings showcases incredible art and architecture and are located right within the city limits of Munich.
For more beautiful buildings, the churches in and around Munich simply cannot be beat. With many of them many centuries old they showcase the great history of the city. Be sure to make the trip to see both the Peterskirche, the oldest church in Munich proper and the Frauenkirche whose twin towers make their mark on the Munich skyline.