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

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

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Munich City Reviews

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    Town of Wonders

    You cannot run out of things to do in Munich, being I went in Winter I found the place magical with the snowfall, so I could imagine in Spring with walks in the parks it could only get better. Culture is the biggest asset to Munich which is a super plus for me; anywhere that takes this dedication to preserving the past is a wonderful place. Fill up on great food and great beer!!! It's also perfect for day trips like Neuschwanstein Castle.

    Insider Tip:Visit the Viktualienmarkt Market and enjoy fresh meat, fruit, nuts, honey, you name it! Go see the cathedrals and palaces and admire the architecture. When you're tired there's all sorts of bakeries, get a cup of coffee and people watch! Oh and use the U-Bahn stations as passageways to cross large intersections; saves lots of time plus it's safer and you can get a pretzel while you walk through

  • 70%


    The captital of Bavary

    Munich is a great city with lots of things to offer. Sadly I didn't really had that much time to spend there but I'm sure that I could have done a lot more.

  • 90%


    Busy City but beautiful.

    Munich is a hub of activity but there are plenty of places to relax and get away from the noise and sights in the green space.

    Insider Tip:Old brewhouses are a must, Augustine Keller has a great dinner atmosphere and great traditional Bavarian food.

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    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!

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    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

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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