Places to visit in Munich

When you travel to Munich, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Munich, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Munich to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Munich things to do can include exploring Munich attractions and visiting the places of interest.

This building, situated at the north end of Marienplatz, is an important government landmark. One can find offices of many mayors, the city council as well as the city governing body; all operate from Neues Rathaus. Using the architecture style of the Gothic revival period, Georg Von Hauberrisser took 41 years to complete this mammoth building (1867-1908). The main tower of this building, which is almost 85 meters in height, is open to the public. The Rathaus Glockenspiel is a major tourist attraction, where 2 stories are enacted three times a day for the amusement of the masses.

Built initially during the period between 1857 and 1874, this giant palatial structure was a home to gifted students. Since 1949, this has been the permanent address for the Bavarian parliament.

What is Munich without beer? Almost all Munich Travel Packages make it a point to expose their clients to as much beer culture as possible. And where better to start than the Hofbräuhaus? This is a world-class beer hall which can hold up to 2500 guests at a time. Tourists not willing to stay confined within the four walls of the hall can also take a stroll down the exotic beer garden.

There are many entertainment venues in Munich that are suitable for both children and adults. However, a place that can be called especially interesting for children is The Munich Zoo. Children of all age-groups and their parents will surely find animals roaming around in their natural habitat exciting. This zoo is also one of the largest zoos in the world.

With its walls standing tall at almost 100 meters, this Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising is one of the major landmarks of the capital city. The Frauenkirche can hold up to 20,000 people at a time. Built between 1468 and 1494, this church still holds masses for the common folk regularly.

This is the oldest church in the city of Munich. Built during the Romanesque period, this church's tower provides an amazing view of the city of Munich.

Other churches that are worth mention are the Michaeliskirche, Theatinerkirsche, Asamkirsche and the New Jewish Centre.

Popularly known as the Deutsches Museum, this is one of the oldest and the most well-preserved science and technical museums on the planet.  The building has a full-scale collection of aerospace vehicles. Visitors can also get a hands-on experience in engineering, natural science, construction and much more. You must make sure that there is enough time allotted during any of the Munich Tour packages so that you can get ample opportunity to see the huge collection that the Museum holds.

This place is the Mecca for all BMW worshippers. Being a part of Munich travel packages, you can witness facts about the famous car maker. Apart from that, one will also get to witness the current as well as future models of BMW cars.

This museum is home to a large collection of artifacts that date from the European middle ages right up to the beginning of the 20th century. Munich Tour packages will let you witness one of the biggest collections of middle age pottery, arms and weaponry and many more.

This is a newly found museum which houses facts, information, and artifacts about the Jewish culture as well as its history and its impact on Munich and Germany.

This is the latest addition to the large number of museums that Munich is a home to. A large collection of art by noted modern artists Udo and AnetteBrandhorst is on display here.

Located in Schwabing, this huge landmass of green is bigger than the Central Park of New York. This is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a beer or to take a stroll along the numerous creeks or lakes.

 

Olympia Park

Munich travel packages are incomplete without a trip to the Olympic village built during the 1972 summer Olympics at Munich. This can be named as the finest example of Olympic infrastructure put to good use even after so many decades. Home to Bayern Munich Football Club for several years, the Olympia Park now hosts several concerts and live shows.

This structure was built in honor of the Bavarian army. King Ludwig, I had summoned Friedrich Von Gärtner to create this monument after he was inspired by the Florencian Loggia Dei Lanzi. The most popular attractions in this building are the statues of Bavarian Military Leaders Johann Tilly ànd Karl Phillipe Von Wrede.

This is a gate with a three-way arch symbolizing triumph. This structure has the statue of Bavaria and a lion-quadriga and is situated at the north end of Ludwigstrasse. This gate was also the brainchild of King Ludwig I and is also dedicated to the bravery of the Bavarian Army. This gate has faced the grudge of the World War II and has been repaired only partially since then. The most interesting part of this structure is an engraving at the back of the gate which means, “Dedicated to victory, destroyed in a war, a reminder of peace”.

One of the major attractions during Oktoberfest is the statue of Bavaria which overlooks the area designated for Oktoberfest beer festival. This a 20-meters high statue situated on the western border of Theresienwiese.

Traditional Munich diet is essentially Bavarian. A typical Munich breakfast will consist of Brezn, a veal-based sausage, Sweet mustard and White beer.

Soups of different varieties are eaten as a starter during a typical Bavarian meal. The staple meal will consist of mainly:

  • Leberknöldelsuppe (liver dumplings in a soup)
  • Griebnockerlsuppe (Semolina dumplings and soup)
  • Pfannkuchensuppe (pancake soup)

 

Varieties of roasted pork, roasted pork knuckles, roasted chicken and roasted ducks are eaten for the main course and usually served with gravy. Typical Bavarian desserts will include BayrischeCreme, Dampfnudeln, and Kaiserschmarrn.

If one is not satisfied with the Bavarian cuisine, they can find a lot of restaurants catering different cuisines from all around the world - India, China, Thailand, Lebanon, Spain, Pakistan and many more.

Nightlife is quite vibrant in Munich. One will have to be over 18 years of age to enter a bar or a discotheque. There are some bars unique to Munich where one can only enter if the person is 30 years of age and above. One can find a number of gay bars in the area as well.

Street Markets

There are many street markets around Munich. The most notable are:

  • Maximilianstrabe / Residenzstrabe / Theatinerstrabe
  • Kaufingerstrabe / Neuhauserstrabe
  • Hohenzollernstrabe
  • RiemArkaden
  • Leopoldstrabe
  • Gärtnerplatzviertel
  • Schellingstrabe
  • Viktualienmarkt
  • Elisabethmarkt

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