Munich’s top ten

The classics

MUNICH ISN’T JUST A COSMOPOLITAN CITY – IT IS A WORLD UNTO ITSELF

Bavarians themselves say this – and our visitors can sense it, too. The cultural diversity, the proximity to nature, architecture and lifestyle make the metropolis on the River Isar a very special travel destination with plenty of heart and even more adventure. The many sights to see in Munich extend from internationally known landmarks and all kinds of museums and theatres to extraordinary architectonic sites such as the Allianz Arena.

A weekend trip to Munich will normally just whet your appetite for the practically endless number of offerings – in order to really experience Munich with all its opportunities and cultural events, we recommend you make several short trips – ideally at different times of the year.

Stroll through the Viktualienmarkt, relax in one of the numerous beer gardens, enjoy outstanding culinary highlights in the locally and internationally orientated restaurants and round off your day in one of the popular bars in the trendiest quarters of the city.

By the way, in the section “My Munich” we’ve put together our personal favourites for you.

The biggest folk festival
in the world

Oktoberfest

The most beautiful time in the cultural year of Munich: The biggest folk festival attracts guests from all over the world with beer, soft pretzels, good times and local traditions.

When the world comes together to share a beer table, when daily attire changes to dirndls and lederhosen and veritably every Munich native takes his/her traditional outfit out of the wardrobe, then you know the time has come: “O’zapft is!” Every year in September, the world’s biggest folk festival kicks off. ...

MUNICH’S SPORTS SIGHT

Allianz Arena

The sacred pitch for Bayern fans and a landmark for architecture aficionados: A guided tour provided daily will acquaint you with the stadium from new perspectives.

Munich’s sports sight: There are plenty of excursion destinations in Munich, but the Allianz Arena is one of a kind. This special sport site, the home stadium of the FC Bayern, attracts visitors from all over the world. ...

Marienplatz

AND THE CHIMES

In the heart of most German cities there is a square – in Munich it can be heard every afternoon from quite a distance. At Munich’s Marienplatz is the neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (New City Hall), which is renowned for its chimes. Weighing seven tonnes in total, and well hidden in the spire – spectators only get to see the bay with its figurines. 32 figurines in total play scenes from Munich’s municipal history to spectators, who gather like clockwork. ...

EXPERIENCE GERMAN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY

BMW Munich

Whoever orders a new car rarely fails to miss out on a visit to BMW World and spend a whole day learning about the history of the automobile.

As one of the most visited company museums, BMW, with several exhibition sites, is of course an attraction for all other visitors: The exhibition shows the company, make and product history of BMW with a permanent exhibition and a temporary exhibition. ...

375 HECTARES OF GREEN

The English Garden

A holiday in the metropolis yet surrounded by green – this applies to a stay at the Hotel Rothof as well as to Munich in general. With its many parks, the Bavarian Capital offers plenty of picnic opportunities.

The English Garden with its 375 hectares, created on the basis of a British garden, is impressive on account of its sheer size – and also boasts some of the most important sights such as the Eisbach Wave, the Chinese Tower and the Monopteros with its view. ...

THE BEST

Beer gardens in Munich

From the first warmer spring days until well into the autumn, Munich’s beer gardens are a tradition which is as popular as it is alive amongst Munich locals and visitors to the city.

BIGGER THAN VERSAILLES

Nymphenburg Palace

An enchanting piece of history: There are many palaces and castles in and around Munich dating back to various epochs. Nymphenburg Palace, a magnificent building from the 17th century which has a place amongst the greatest royal palaces in Europe, is likely the most impressive (and most visited). ...

OLYMPIC PARK AND

Olympic Stadium

An enchanting piece of history: There are many palaces and castles in and around Munich dating back to various epochs. Nymphenburg Palace, a magnificent building from the 17th century which has a place amongst the greatest royal palaces in Europe, is likely the most impressive (and most visited). ...

PLEASE TOUCH

Deutsches Museum

Lightning, stars, aircraft, submarines – in a nutshell, the world of science for experiencing right up close with levers, switches and interactive installations. Deutsches Museum presents itself as a colourful playground which is fun and incidentally educational. The largest science and technology museum in the world in terms of exhibition area offers 30,000 exhibits in total in several parallel exhibitions. ...