The mere mention of Munich and one conjures up images of annual Oktoberfest gatherings where lederhosen and dirndl-clad women serve beer in large tankards! Although beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbräuhaus and modern open-air beer gardens are commonplace, this wonderful capital of Bavaria that straddles the Isar river in southern Germany has a lot more to offer. Contemporary art quarters, plus automotive and comedy museums, stand next to the world’s best science and technology collections housed in heritage buildings. Explore bronzed cobblestone alleys and converted air-raid bunkers that speak stories of the past. Go back in time at Marienplatz, the city square where the town hall featuring gothic revival architecture showcases a glockenspiel clock in its dramatic façade. And then, there are the spectacular royal palaces of German monarchs, centuries-old churches, and expansive botanical parks that add elegance to Munich’s urban landscape. A sports hub, soccer fans will be delighted to watch matches at Allianz Arena, the home ground of FC Bayern!
Marienplatz Square, Town hall & Viktualienmarkt
Bavarian food & Beer Gardens
Recommended Germany Tours
Places: Wurzburg (1 day) → Rothenburg ob der Tauber (1) → Augsburg (1) → Füssen (1) → Munich (3)
Tour Highlights: Old Town & Market Square, University of Wurzburg, Franconian Wine Country, Medieval Old Town, Christmas...
Arthotel Munich is ideally located at the heart of the city, only minutes from Hauptbahnhof, the main train station. Marienplatz, the main city square, is just a short stroll away from this modern hotel.
Bayerischer HOF is a grand destination getaway in the heart of Munich’s historic neighborhood. Enjoy the landmark location, which includes the tastefully renovated Palais Montgelas that regularly hosts celebrities and heads of state.