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Munich Travel Guide

Things to do in Munich

A city with a big heart, as suave as it is easygoing, buzzing and yet tranquil. Munich has a 1.471.508 inhabitants.

Munich is Germany’s lifestyle capital. And on top of all this, it boasts one of the country’s most beautiful squares: Marienplatz, at the heart of the city and home to the Old and New Town Halls. The famous town hall glockenspiel is as much a part of the city’s identity as the Hofbräuhaus beer hall or the iconic Church of Our Lady with its green dome-crested towers.

Browsing the stalls of the Viktualienmarkt is a feast for the senses, while the luxury shopping boulevards such as Ludwigstrasse or Maximilianstrasse are designed for those with an appreciation of the finer things in life. For a far more affordable, not to mention more relaxed, shopping experience, head to Munich’s trendy Glockenbachviertel district and Gärtnerplatz square. things to do in Munich

Munich Card and City Pass

There are two official guest cards for a relaxed and uncomplicated discovery of the diverse range of art, culture and leisure activities in Munich: the München Card and the München City Pass.

World-class museums and stages, famous palaces, and many diverse attractions, supplemented by a large range of leisure activities, shopping, and excellent cuisine—München offers everything that appeals to city travellers. With the guest cards, you can now experience Munich in all its facets and save big at the same time.

Guest cards at a glance

The München Card offers a wide range of reductions and discounts on entrance fees to museums, exhibitions, sights and attractions. City tours can also be booked at a reduced price. Supplementary shopping and gastronomy offers complement the Munich Card. Another highlight is the included ticket for local public transport, which allows you to easily explore the city by metro, tram, bus and suburban train.

Best Time to Visit Munich

  • Oktoberfest (Late September to Early October): Experience the world’s biggest folk festival, but book well in advance and expect high crowds and prices.
  • Spring (April-May) & Fall (September-October): Pleasant temperatures, ideal for outdoor activities, with fewer crowds than peak summer.
  • Summer (June-August): Warm weather is perfect for beer gardens and city exploration, but be aware of higher accommodation prices.
  • Christmas Markets (Late November-December): Experience Munich’s festive Christmas markets filled with delightful treats and traditional crafts.

Tips:

  • Public Transport: Munich has an excellent public transport system for easy navigation.
  • Bavarian Cuisine: From Weisswurst (white sausage) and Brezeln (pretzels) to roast pork and dumplings, indulge in Bavarian specialties.

Munich offers a welcoming atmosphere with a perfect blend of cultural experiences, vibrant festivals, and delightful cuisine. No matter what time of year you visit, this charming city is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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