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 Podcasts

Live from Oktoberfest

Join Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty and his friend Richie Talbot as they get the lowdown on the famous festival and go on an 'Oktoberfest Tent Test', visiting seven of the fourteen main tents.

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How to save money in Munich

Our video for Munich has five really useful tips on how to save money there.

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Munich City Reviews

  • 60%


    wombat in munich is a no brainer

    wombat chain is cleaniless, reliability and awesomeness. this place is RIGHT IN FRONT of the main train station so getting to the airport or anywhere in europe or just ANYWHERE is right there. very convenient and clean and food at the bar is super cheap and super good.

    Insider Tip:if ur looking for fresh fruit or fresh juice go across at the train station they have great stores, restaurants and places to eat!

  • 90%


    Great City!

    One of my favorite cities in Europe, Munich has a little bit of everything from history to great food and drink. Could have stayed there a week

    Insider Tip:If you're a history buff get out to Dachau, the site of the first concentration

  • 40%


    Not great

    Didn't see anything worth seeing. Tried to go to the English Gardens and what we found was just a park. Probably wouldn't recommend Munich to those going to sight see. Underground easy to use.

  • 50%


    Munich is absolutely beautiful!! I recommend the BMW museum if you are into cars and right there too is the Olympic park..very cool

  • 60%


    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.

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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