Munich is famous for its Oktoberfest, which attracts more than 6 million visitors each year. Bavaria’s beautiful capital is also a hub of culture, blending neo-classical architecture with street art and city-centre palaces representing real German culture and the city’s elegance. You will also find natural escapes in and around the city where you can enjoy the German summer. It’s also the city of amazing breweries, so if you want to know why Germans love their beer, Munich is the right place for you.
The city is diverse, elegant and exciting – and so are its youth hostels. The hostels in Munich offer cheap accommodation and a lot of added extras, like all-you-can-eat breakfast, games rooms for meeting other backpackers and onsite bars. Some Munich youth hostels also provide camping during the Oktoberfest. But all of them have one thing in common: They guarantee you the best price when it comes to accommodation and the best fun experiencing the city. Maximise your stay with the best hostels in Munich!
Most of the hostels in Munich are just outside the old town, which gives you easy access to the best main attractions. It also puts you within walking distance of Maxvorstadt, home of some of the best museums and galleries as well as the university area, which guarantees you cheap food, drinks and a young crowd. A perfect place for solo travellers
A visit to Munich wouldn’t be complete without a walk around Marienplatz, the market centre of the city where you can see the New Town Hall before refreshing with a cold beer from the city’s most famous beer hall from the 16th century, the Hofbräuhaus, which is well known all over the country and internationally. Not to miss is the huge public park Englischer Garten in the city centre which is one of the biggest city parks in the world. Other unmissable sights are the beautiful alpine lakes just outside the city and the Neuschwanstein Castle, which is 5 kilometres away from the town of Füssen and 2 hours via public transport.
Munich is full of pedestrian zones, so it’s easy to reach all the sights by foot. Alternatively, grab a bike and use one of many cycle paths. In case of bad weather or a hangover, the excellent public transport is another option for you, including buses, trams, the S-Bahn and the tube. You can buy your tickets from the blue machines or kiosks dotted around.