Munich is the capital of the German region of Bavaria and, as national center of history, culture, and the arts, consistently ranks among the most livable cities in the world. Most people associate Munich tourism with the world-famous Oktoberfest celebration (which, it must be admitted, is a bucket-list worthy experience), however there are far more reasons to visit Munich.
The city’s stunning historical architecture will undoubtedly be a highlight of your Munich holidays. Start at historic Marienplatz and enjoy the gorgeous New City Hall before heading up the bell tower to take in the inspiring views of the city. Also take advantage of your holidays in Munich to admire some of the city’s stunning churches like Michaelskirche or Frauenkirche. You can also learn about Germany’s royal past at the various palaces like Nymphenburg Palace in the outer neighborhoods of the city.
Holidays to Munich also mean the chance to enjoy traditional Bavarian cuisine. Even if you don’t travel to Munich during Oktoberfest, pay a visit to the Hofbrauhaus, one of the country’s most important beer halls and sample Germany’s legendary beers, sausages, and veggie plates. If you plan your Munich holiday for summer, you can also enjoy a sunny afternoon in a BierGarten like the one in the Botanical Gardens.
Finally, as one of Europe’s main centers of business and culture, there are a variety of transport options to get you to Munich. If you fly in Munich Airport, there is an efficient train that’ll ferry you to the downtown area where you can begin your holidays in Munich. Or, if your trip to Munich is part of a larger Euro-trip, there are train connections with most major cities in Germany and central Europe. So that’s what Munich vacations are all about: hearty food, amazing history, unforgettable celebrations, and timeless architecture.