Our Top 5 Places to Visit in Munich will fill you with Happiness…and possibly beer..
Munich Places To Visit: Munich (München in German, Minga in Bavarian) is the capital of Bavaria, one of Germany’s most popular states, and also one of the most exciting cities in Germany with lots of amazing places to visit. Its slogan is “München mag Dich”, – Munich loves you. Are you planning a trip to Munich? There are plenty of stunning places not to be missed when visiting this lovely city.
Bavaria, is known as the ‘Texas of Germany’ and Munich is usually filled with tourists from different parts of the world especially on weekends and during summer vacations. There is lots of great hotel accommodation scattered all over the city so you won’t have to worry about booking a luxury stay.
Here is our own personal favourite list of places not to be missed when planning your next trip to Munich.
Munich Places To Visit 1 – Hofbräuhaus
Founded in the mid-17th C, the Hofbräuhaus was formerly known as the Royal Brewery. It is one of the city’s most significant institutions.
If you are a beer enthusiast, you shouldn’t miss out on visiting this amazing place.
Whenever you are planning your next trip to Munich, visit the Hofbräuhaus to do nothing but enjoy delectable local meals, exotic drinks and listen to live music.
Munich Places To Visit 2 – Allianz Arena
Built specifically for the 2006 FIFA World Cup hosted in Germany, the Allianz Arena is one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world.
Sports fans will be delighted and thrilled at the amazing things the stadium has to offer.
Home to FC Bayern Munich, arguably one of the world’s most powerful football clubs, the stadium can accommodate an estimated number of 66,000 people.
Seeing a live football match in the stadium promises to be a remarkable experience.
There are regular tours to the stadium whenever you’re unable to see a match. Affordable and luxury hotel accommodation where visitors can spend a night is available.
Munich Places To Visit 3 – Marienplatz
Marienplatz prides itself as the oldest tourist attraction in the city. Marienplatz was formerly used as an execution ground and also one of the country’s oldest wheat markets.
Presently, it is an impressive public square and attracts a large number of tourists from different parts of the world who visit to relax and enjoy the numerous cafés scattered all around.
A short walk from Marienplatz is the Victuals Markets, also worth a visit.
Marienplatz is also famous for its Christmas Markets.
It’s a perfect spot for people watching. Your trip to Munich would be incomplete without visiting Marienplatz.
The very cool Marienplatz ubahn Station
Munich Places To Visit 4 – Olympiapark
Built on the site of an abandoned airfield, complete with rolling green hills shaped from the rubble of the 2nd World War, is Munich’s impressive, sprawling, spiderweb of an Olympic venue for the 1972 summer games and is definitely worth a visit.
It really does look like a giant spiders web, complete with early morning dew.
There is also the tower which you can climb for spectacular views, or eat in it’s revolving restaurant, there’s ice skating, the Olympic swimming pool, jogging tracks, grassy picnic areas, the BMW museum, and many other attractions and activities.
You can get there easily by train. Entering the grounds is free, with a small charge for climbing the tower and some of the other attractions.
Munich Places To Visit 5 – Theresienwiese
Of course we cannot list the best Munich places to visit without including that most famous and German of celebrations, Oktoberfest, held at Theresienwiese.
Oktoberfest is held every year at Theresienwiese in Munich and runs for 17 days from around mid September to the first weekend in October, hence the name Oktoberfest, and involves a sizeable amount of beer consumed, in tankards you could almost swim in.
Love it, or hate it, it really is one of those things not to be missed and experienced at least once, plus you don’t have to like beer, (though you must like crowds). There’s also the food, the parade, the carnival, the rides, the kitsch, including traditional dress, so get those lederhosen out of the closet.
Speaking of former closets, there are always ‘gay days’ organised at the start of the festival and they take place from the first Sunday, in the Bräurosl tent.
Theresienwiese is also a great place to go at any time of the year for it’s flea markets and Christmas markets, both of which are a must. There are often around 40,000 visitors at any one time and 3000 sellers, so it’s an impressive market.
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Our Top 5 Munich Places To Visit – by Robert Bell
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