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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

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    Anonymous

    freezing cold in winter :( Watched Bayern Munich-Schalke football match and Schalke fans were terrrible, horrible and degenerate. spat on me and my friend, a guy next to me was literally used as human ashtray. this resulted in my respect towards Germans disappear Too many smokers food too salty still, germany feels like one of the most advanced country in the world.

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    Anonymous

    awesome city combining modernity and history

    convenient public transportation, city life full of Bayern style beautiful castles just like the ones in fairy tales

    Insider Tip:don't forget the beer, football and autocar of Munich

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    Anonymous

    Munich

    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.

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    Anonymous

    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.

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    Anonymous

    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!

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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