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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Live from Oktoberfest

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How to save money in Munich

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Munich City Reviews

  • 70%



    I loved Munich. I only spent five days there but I had a great time exploring the city. I felt safe and there was plenty to do, even though it was raining quite a bit. I definitely recommend visiting the Dachau concentration camp if you are interested in history, but prepare something fun for afterwords because it is an emotional experience. The beer gardens in Munich are a total blast and the ones I visited served great food.

    Insider Tip:Everything is closed on Sunday and Monday, so don't plan on doing any shopping those days! We were bummed that we waited and we didn't get to visit any of the shops around Marienplatz.

  • 60%


    Small city, with a bunch of things to see, some museums and lovely parks. But two days are more than enough to feel the city. Except, of course, if you go there to drink. Not bad, but not astounding.

    Insider Tip:Take the tram if you go to Nymphenburg. Almost everything in the city was being repaired in the winter. The stores floor in ZOB station does not have benches to sit, but there is a great Thai restaurant in the end which can shelter a traveller waiting for a bus.

  • 90%


    So happening the city!

    Munich was so happening. We were there during New Year Eve, and there were fireworks fired EVERYWHERE in the city, even before and after midnight. The food there is excellent. One of the best food I've ever eaten through out my trip in Germany.

    Insider Tip:Pork Knuckle and potato dumpling ball is the must try! Another favorite of mine is the Bavarian soup with meatball made of liver. Super delicious!

  • 90%


    Prost in Munich:)

    Munich is a great city. Bavaria is beautiful - the beautiful countryside is just a quick train away. We did a day trip to see Dachau Concentration Camp - only a 20 minutes train ride from Munich. We also went to Neuschwanstein Castle which was amazing - took about 2 hours by train. If you travel with a friend and get the Bahn pass - the train ticket will be super cheap.

    Insider Tip:If you are visiting any of the beer halls with a large group you should call ahead and make a reservation.

  • 80%


    Wonderful Weekend in Munich

    I had possibly my best weekend away while studying abroad visiting Munich. The friendly atmosphere of the people here as well as the historical vibe greatly improved my overall happiness. Take a trip to see some of the alps and castles.

    Insider Tip:Go to as many beer halls as possible.

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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