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Munich
Travel Guide

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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.

Hotel Stachus
Hotel Stachus
3 out of 5
Bayerstraße 7, Munich, BY
The price is CA $67 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Munich City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Karlsplatz - Stachus, Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), and Marienplatz. Hofbrauhaus ...
3.8/5Good! (767 reviews)
"close the the train"

Reviewed on Apr. 28, 2021

Hotel Stachus
Hilton Munich Airport
Hilton Munich Airport
4.5 out of 5
Terminalstrasse Mitte 20, Oberding
The price is CA $170 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 2
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Erdinger Weissbrau Brewery, Erding Thermal Spa, and Weihenstephan Brewery. Weihenstephaner ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,580 reviews)
"Beautiful room, good room service."

Reviewed on Apr. 8, 2021

Hilton Munich Airport
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München
5 out of 5
Maximilianstr. 17, Munich, BY
The price is CA $406 per night from Jun 11 to Jun 11
Located in Munich City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Munich Kammerspiele Schauspielhaus and Hofbrauhaus. Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (921 reviews)
Very fancy! Worth the cost!
"A wonderful hotel, the staff is very friendly and attentive. The room was very spacious, many amenities, and very clean. The spa was nice, but I found it to be over priced. Breakfast was amazing as well, a big selection for the buffet, but also cook available. Would visit more often if it was cheaper, ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 1, 2020

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski München
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
the Stay.residence
the Stay.residence
3.5 out of 5
Lochhamer Straße 6, Martinsried, Planegg
The price is CA $82 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 5
Located in München District, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Klinikum Grosshadern, Westbad, and Pasing Arcaden Shopping Mall. Westpark and Hirsch ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (147 reviews)
Recommended!
"Very business friendly location and hotel."

Reviewed on Jun. 20, 2020

the Stay.residence
Munico Apartments
Munico Apartments
3 out of 5
Ständlerstraße 45, Munich
The price is CA $107 per night from May 13 to May 13
Located in Ramersdorf - Perlach, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of TonHalle München, Deutsches Museum, and Viktualienmarkt. Hofbrauhaus and Marienplatz ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Freshly renovated, modern and clean apartment with all the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. For your daily needs you have a supermarket (Lidl), drugstore (dm) and a bottle-o („Getränkemarkt“). Stylish common area/ co-working space on the ground floor is also a plus in case you need to wait ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 3, 2020

Munico Apartments
One Bavaria Homes
One Bavaria Homes
3.5 out of 5
Zenettistraße 48, Munich, München
The price is CA $107 per night from May 18 to May 18
Located in Munich City Centre, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Theresienwiese, Viktualienmarkt, and Marienplatz. Hofbrauhaus and Deutsches Museum ...
4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
quality apartment
"very comfortable roomy apartment in a good location with easy access to the Christmas markets. Only criticism was the very noisy lift which disturbs our sleep particularly in the early morning"

Reviewed on Dec. 12, 2019

One Bavaria Homes
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Munich

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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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