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City Guide Munich, Germany

Visiting Munich

Nobody likes to harp on about the stereotypes attached to a city when describing it, but it’s hard not to when talking about Munich. The Bavarian capital is birthplace of the beer hall where men and women decked in lederhosen line larger than life beers in front of thirsty tourists to the sound of traditional German ‘oompah’ bands. But there is a lot more to the city than that. Munich gets increasingly cosmopolitan every year and it has one of the best selections of museums in Germany. This is why it now rivals Berlin as the most popular city in Germany with travellers.

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Munich City Reviews

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    Anonymous

    Fun city stay in Munchen!

    We had a great time in Munich and it has plenty to see and do. You have to visit the numerous beerhalls and beergardens and have a stein or two with some locals ("FC BAYERN!"). The Englishgarten is well worth an afternoon (watch out for the Nudist Meadow), wander around the Viktualmarkt and visit the palace. Fun and busy three days in Munich.

    Insider Tip:If you get a bit sick off bratwurst and beer, try a restaurant by the Viktualmarkt such as Zwickl for a greater variety of dishes and twists on authentic dishes.

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    Anonymous

    Munich Review

    Beautiful city. Must see - English Garden and Deutsches Museum Transport - Day pass is value for money. Just be sure to identify the circles within which you will be travelling Food: Place around Hauptbahnhof caters to all types of cuisine at affordable rates. Entertainment options are plenty and cater to all tastes. Safety: Stay clear of drunkards and junkies at night.

    Insider Tip:Do visit the Dachau concentration camp. It is a very emotionally powerful experience.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    I love Munich~~~

    Though Munich is a small city, there is every kind of scenery that you could go. And the HB is so fantastic that make me went to there every night!!! I love beer, but I love Munich more!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    I love munich

    I went to Munich with 4 friends and we all had a great time! We really enjoyed the English garden, definetely reccomend going in the lazy (fast) river. We also enjoyed the sandemans walking tour and the beer gardens.

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    eastie90

    Munich, the home of the beer!

    Very nice city, good weather, can be very hot depending on the time of year you visit. We visited the Allianz arena and also the german beer halls tour in the evening. We nalso visited Marinplatz, the glockinspeil and climbed to the top of the tower. Long walk up the steps but the view is worth it. Metro really easy to use. We only had a short stop so couldn't visit everything. Would definitely come again.

Germany: Itinerary

Munich epitomises everything about Germany – huge jugs of beer can be got in beer halls which can be found all over the city while frankfurter sausages are also freely available. But there is more to the Bavarian capital than sausages and beer and explore it and you will discover a whole lot more.

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