Munich is the capital of Bavaria and the German city that welcomes the largest number of visitors per year. The cultural and historic sights that the city has to offer as well as numerous events, such as the annual Oktoberfest, make the city very popular among visitors from all round the world. Experience great concerts and theater plays, movies, musicals, or attend large sports events. In addition, there are numerous interesting sights as well as unique museums and exhibitions. Lots of lush greenery and the marvelous architecture of the old city center provide a great view when you are taking a walk around the center of Munich. Many of the most important sights, such as the medieval city wall, the pedestrian zone, or the Cinemaxx cinema, are located close to the hotel.
The Deutsches Museum in Munich is the world’s largest science museum and comprises almost 30,000 exhibits from many areas of science and technology. These include numerous means of transport, such as boats, road vehicles, and flying objects. It also includes several exhibitions from the industrial revolution to astronomy.
Karl Valentin is an authentic Icon of Bavarian cabaret. His jokes are still part of Munich’s mentality and the museum is all about his special and slightly crazy sense of humor.
With the FC Bayern München and the TSV 1860, the city has two big soccer clubs. Thanks to the museum and the guided tours of the stadium, the Allianz Arena, home to the FC Bayern, is not only attractive when it is hosting a soccer match.
The Karlsplatz, also called the “Stachus”, is one of the major entrances to the old city center of Munich, similar to the Isartor. Due to the central position of the Karlsplatz when it comes to infrastructure, it has always been one of the most frequented places of the city. This has led to locals using an expression that roughly translates to “It’s so busy here, we could be at the Stachus”.
The Munich Residence is a palace that dates back to the reign of the Wittelsbach dynasty. This impressive building can be found at the Odeonsplatz (one of the central plazas of the city). The Residence is Germany’s largest city castle and just one of the many impressive historic buildings of Munich.
The Viktualienmarkt offers numerous food and market booths. You should not miss out on this colorful market where you can buy pretty much anything. From authentic Bavarian meals to fine pieces of craftsmanship and farm produce – there is something here for everyone.
The English Garden is Munich’s largest park. In the summer, visitors and locals alike love to sit on its nice lawns. This is a place to relax and enjoy the refreshing atmosphere close to the Isar.
The Oktoberfest is an unforgettable event and the highlight of any year in Munich. Give a toast with a “Maß” (the famous double pint) of beer in your hand, go on fun rides, or enjoy the good food and entertainment. There is also the historic area of the “Wies’n” (as the locals call the Oktoberfest) for anyone who wants to experience what the Oktoberfest used to be like back in the day.