Munich, by far the largest city in southern Germany, lies about 50 km north of the edge of the Alps and along the Isar River that flows through the middle of the city. Munich is Bavaria’s capital and is home to centuries-old architecture, numerous museums and many cultural attractions.
The city has several of the largest breweries in Germany and is famous for its beer and its annual Oktoberfest celebration. This major tourist destination also has a lively, modern feel with lots of great shops, bars and restaurants.
There are the top 10 things to see and do in Munich :
10- Hellabrunn Zoo
Established in 1911, Hellabrunn Zoo is a 40-hectare zoological garden that is situated on the meadow-covered right bank of the river Isar, in the southern part of Munich. A large amount of the enclosures are cageless, relying upon moats and ditches to keep the animals in place, giving a nature reserve style. With more than 760 species, including elephants, Arctic foxes and gorillas, this conservation concerned zoo is a great visit for families.
9- Hop-on Hop-off Bus Munich
The Hop-on Hop-off Bus Munich is the best way to see all you want to see in Bavaria’s capital, home to ancient buildings, world-class museums and great attractions. From the 19th-century squares to Baroque palaces, hop on and off whenever you like at all of Munich’s best, most convenient locations for sightseeing, and choose a 1- or 2-day pass, depending on how much time you have in the city.
8- Marienplatz Square
Serving as Munich’s main town square since the 1100s, Marienplatz is still the heart and soul of the Old Town. It is home to the castle-like Old Town Hall and the Goliath-sized New Town Hall that dominates the square. While in the square, make sure to investigate the Virgin Mary Column, which gives Marienplatz its name. Maximilian the 1st added the column in 1638 declaring Mary the new patron of the City.
7- Rathaus Glockenspiel
The Rathaus Glockenspiel of Munich is a tourist attraction in Marienplatz, the heart of Munich. Part of the second construction phase of the New Town Hall, it dates from 1908. This landmark clocktower chimes each day and has beautiful figurines and bells which re-enact events from Munich’s history.
6- The Royal Castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof
Visitors can take a guided daytrip from central Munich into the Bavarian countryside and see two of the world’s most grandiose and extravagant castles. View the beautiful Rococo architecture of Linderhof Palace that was inspired by the Palace of Versailles with its ornate Baroque architecture and scenic manicured gardens. Then take a tour of the architectural wonder that is Neuschwanstein Castle, inspired by Wagner’s fairytale operas, and the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty.
5- English Garden
Created in the 18th century, The English Garden is a large public park in the centre of Munich, stretching from the city centre to the northeastern city limits. At 370 hectares this expanse of lawns, tree groves, pasture, waterways and a lake is one of Europe’s largest urban parks. There is 78km of cycling and jogging trails, a Japanese teahouse, many traditional beer gardens and much more for visitors to enjoy.
4- Allianz Arena Tour
Visitors can get behind the scenes at this major sports venue, perfect for football fans visiting Munich. The Allianz Arena boasts a capacity of 75,000, and is home to FC Bayern Munich. Step inside the player’s tunnel and explore this tremendous stadium, including the middle tier, the main stand lower tier, the press conference area, and the dressing rooms.
3- St Peter’s Church
St Peter’s Church is a Roman Catholic Church in the inner city of Munich. It is the oldest church in the district and pre-dates the city of Munich itself. The interior is richly decorated and houses the jewelled skeleton of St. Mundita. The church’s tower has been rebuilt a few times and was home to Munich’s 1st public clock. Today you can climb up 306 steps to get an amazing view of Munich from the balcony.
2- The Pinakothek Museums
When the Pinakothek building opened in 1836 it became one of the largest museums in the World. A huge gallery was built just to house Rubens’s “Last Judgment” from 1617 which was one of the largest canvasses ever painted. The first major museum building now focuses on the Old Masters and two other World-class museums were later added, including the Neue Pinakothek in 1981 which covers the painters of the 1800s and the Pinakothek Moderne which covers modern art.
1-LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort
Enjoy 55 attractions including 4D films, interactive workshops and meet and greets with LEGO® Movie heroes. Then explore thousands of models made from over 56 million LEGO® bricks. Ride the roller coasters, climb Cole’s Climbing Wall, fly through the air on the Flying Ninjago, try your surfing skills on the Aquazone Wave Racers, and lots, lots more, there’s loads for the whole family to enjoy.
So that sums up our top 10 things to see and do in Munich, we hope you enjoyed