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

  • 70%


    Munich, I needed more time!

    Great city, lots of culture, totally different traditions than northern Germany. Huge city, need lots of time for exploring. City is most expensive in Germany.

    Insider Tip:Don't try weisse bier unless you like bananas.

  • 80%


    People in this city is friendly, better join the local tour to understand more about the munich's culture and history. Definitely go to Fussen to see the castles, so pretty and dramatic

    Insider Tip:reserved tickets first

  • 80%


    Nice city with beautiful architecture

    The buildings are very beautiful. It is good to spend one day to Heidelberg, which is quite close to Munich.

  • 40%


    Stay in Munich

    Munich was cool. You can do all the sightseeing in a day and save other travel days to lounge around and swim at the English Garden. The English Garden was my favorite place. So pretty too ! Swimming in the river with heavy current was a plus since it was super hot when I was there. Food is very pricey and there isn't a lot of variety. Beer Gardens and Beer Garden tours are definetly worth it !

    Insider Tip:Buy food at grocery stores to save money because restaurants tend to be repetitive and pricey

  • 90%


    Everything worth seeing in Germany in one city.

    You can find everything here, shopping, culture, pubs, cafe's, great parks to hang out in, nice nightlife. You could probably even swim in the river. It's cold, the currents are pretty hard and I think it's not allowed, but definitely you could still do it.

    Insider Tip:Last weekend of May they have a citywide party called like endless night or something, when the clubs are open until morning and therelated just so much people out partying!

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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