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MunichGermany

From cozy beer halls to dazzling palaces, sprawling public gardens to cutting-edge museums, the Bavarian capital is a modern city with plenty of traditional charms.

Munich is known as one of the world’s most livable cities. Its strong economy attracts big businesses, while its beautiful architecture, old-world traditions and proximity to the Bavarian Alps draws millions of visitors each year.

Take a tour of the inner city on foot to see a range of architectural styles, from the Gothic St. Peter’s Church to the rococo charm of the Asam Church (Asamkirche). Munich was greatly damaged during World War II, but many buildings have been reconstructed with a view to their original style. See a more modern Munich in structures such as the Olympic Tower and the art museum Pinakothek der Moderne.

Famous for hosting the world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest, Munich is home to some of the world’s best-regarded brews and a passionate beer culture. Dedicated drinkers come from all parts of the world to try out Munich’s “Big Six” breweries. These include the Hofbräuhaus, which was founded by royals, and the world-famous Löwenbräu. Visit one of the beer gardens in summer to find locals sipping beer under the chestnut trees, like they have done in Munich for centuries.

The city is home to a number of important multinational companies. The home-grown BMW has its headquarters in Munich along with its BMW World, a fascinating complex which gives an insight into the past, present and future of German engineering.

A trip to Munich is not complete without taking a stroll through the English Garden. This oasis right near the city center has peaceful wooded areas and expansive meadows, with the river Isar flowing through.

Jump on one of the sightseeing buses that depart from Munich’s main railway station. These tours give a good overview of the city. Alternatively, rent a bike and pedal along the bikeways that run along the main roads and parks. There is also a clean and efficient public transport system, which provides access to most areas of Munich. However you get around, you are sure to fall for the varied charms of this world city with a proud local tradition.

Top Hotels in Munich

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
NH Collection München Bavaria
NH Collection München Bavaria
4 out of 5
Arnulfstrasse 2, Munich, BY
The price is CA $103 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Located in Munich City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Karlsplatz - Stachus and Technical University of Munich. Marienplatz and Theresienwiese ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (230 reviews)

"Location is very convenient . Right in front of train station that can get you anywhere . Shopping area and felt safe. Either you go for business or vacation it is a convenient place"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020

NH Collection München Bavaria
MEININGER Hotel München Olympiapark
MEININGER Hotel München Olympiapark
3.5 out of 5
Landshuter Allee 174, Munich, Bavaria
The price is CA $67 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 19

Located in Gern, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Olympic Park, Olympic Stadium and BMW World. Theresienwiese and Marienplatz are also within 3 miles (5 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (212 reviews)

"Nice place for a touch and go, clean, very friendly and helpful staff, and breakfast is good value for money."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2020

MEININGER Hotel München Olympiapark
Hilton Munich Airport
Hilton Munich Airport
4.5 out of 5
Terminalstrasse Mitte 20, Oberding, BY
The price is CA $195 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Weihenstephaner Perennial Gardens, Erdinger Weissbrau Brewery and Weihenstephan ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,794 reviews)

"This is a great hotel with a spectacular open space under a glass roof, where the bar and restaurant are located during Covid. The hotel is part of the airport so it’s only a few minutes walk to terminals, where you can find a large supermarket, with coffee shops and a beer haus nearby. The only ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 29, 2020

Hilton Munich Airport

Popular places to visit in Munich

Marienplatz
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Marienplatz

4.5/5(253 reviews)

Use this central square as a base for sightseeing, or as a vantage point to watch the crowds and take in Munich’s famous carillon.

Hofbrauhaus
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Hofbrauhaus

4.5/5(189 reviews)

The world’s most famous beer hall is not just a destination for beer aficionados. Visitors can also sample traditional Bavarian music, dancing and cuisine.

Olympic Park
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Olympic Park

4/5(40 reviews)

Formally the site of the world’s best-known sporting event, this park still offers plenty of attractions.

Top things to do in Munich

Royal Castles-Fast track Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Palace
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Royal Castles-Fast track Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Palace

CA $88
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Salzburg Day Trip by Train
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Salzburg Day Trip by Train

CA $85
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Fast Track Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Full-Day Premium Tour
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Fast Track Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Full-Day Premium Tour

CA $227
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Tour by train or bus
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Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Tour by train or bus

CA $85
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Nuremberg Day Trip by Train
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Nuremberg Day Trip by Train

CA $85
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Munich Airport to Munich Hotel
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Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Munich Airport to Munich Hotel

CA $379
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Munich

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 54.25867507886435%
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4 - Good 39.74763406940063%
3 - Okay
16
3 - Okay 5.047318611987381%
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2 - Disappointing 0.31545741324921134%
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1 - Terrible 0.6309148264984227%

4/5 - Good

Mz

Mar 9, 2020

Munich has many theatres and a vibrant contemporary dance scene worth exploring, beautiful architecture. I was there for conference and did not have time to explore much but definitely would return to see more.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 9, 2020

All of our experiences were very positive. A great trip.

3/5 - Okay

Julia

Feb 10, 2020

Definitely a big city and can be busy and feel unclean/unsafe at times. Trains can be confusing and no where to use a free washroom. The main sites to see are nice however highly recommend day trips to surrounding areas.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 19, 2020

We only stayed for one night while travelling through Munich. We really enjoyed exploring the beautiful old town and markets of Marienplatz and surrounding neighbourhoods.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 16, 2020

Munich is a very cultural and historical city. Very beautiful and clean. The food is great and the transportation system is one of the best on the world

5/5 - Excellent

matt

Jan 8, 2020

Munich overall is a fantastic city, people were amazing and very helpful, the shopping within the marienplatz area was amazing and offered variety, the only thing I can say was bad was my experience at the buddy hotel.

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