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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 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

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Beautiful and fun city

    Munich is an amazing place to visit or to live in. There are plenty of historic sites and some of the best beer in the world. The people are all very friendly and happy to speak in English to tourists. Also, the public transportation system is, in my opinion, one of the best in the world. It's very easy to get around and most easily within walking distance even though the map makes them look far apart.

    Insider Tip:The free walking tour during the day and beer garden tour at night are loads of fun and shouldn't be missed. The same company sponsors both, Sandemans, and the tour guides are extremely insightful.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    awesome city but i went there in the wrong season. Beer is fantastic and the people are nice enough, very german city despite all the tourism.

    Insider Tip:you need to be in the city in the peak season to really enjoy it

  • 60%

    housescoot6102

    Save it for October

    There is much to love about Munich if you are in to Alcohol and sport. The place has its own distinct feel and atmosphere. Still the place to be in the world in October. If you are going to visit, make it for the fest!

    Insider Tip:Avoid little fancy bars and hit one of the huge beer houses for a real night out.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    more than just beer

    Munich is a very nice city with some gorgeous churches and nice attractions apart from the beer halls. Everything is pretty much within walking distance.

    Insider Tip:Definitely do a day trip to neuschwanstein castle - it was amazing!

  • 70%

    Chax

    40 bed, but fun

    booked the 40 bed dorm, got everything i expected. this place is kind of crazy, the showers are MESSED UP they are CLEAR. make sure you know this before you book this place. Also not for the faint of heart, it really is 40 beds. Bar was pretty cool though, met great people in the bar, the room was kind of weird. power points were in very inconvenient places

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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