Munich is a place for Art, history and beauty. It does not matter if you plan your trip in the summer or winter. There are always activities and things to do. The summers are popular for Beer gardens, Autumn is famous for the Oktoberfest Winter for Christmas markets and Spring for the Carnival. Munich lies on the river Isar the capital of Bavaria and is the third-largest city in Germany, there is plenty to see and do in Munich, Apart from the main attractions in the city, you could also explore the Alps, the beautiful lakes and much more.
To ease your stress planning your trip I have picked up the best of Munich’s attraction that you shouldn’t miss when you are visiting Munich.
St. Peters Church
This is one of the oldest church in Munich. Also called Alter Peter constructed in 1300. If you want to enjoy the awesome view you probably must climb the 299 steps however it worth the climb. When you reach the top you see this lovely panoramic view and when the sky is clear and the weather is good the view even reaches to the Alps.
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The Marienplatz is the central square of Munich city centre. It’s a nice place to hang out. Around Marienplatz, there are shopping centres from Premium to Luxury brands. You will find the Old and New town halls. The Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) was rebuilt after the suffering WWII bombing. Until the construction of the new Rathaus in 1874, the Old Rathaus use to be the seat of the Municipality of Munich. Today the Altes Rathaus serves as a Toy museum(Spielzugmuseum) and is one of Marienplatz sightseeing attraction. If you look carefully at the clock of the old town hall you will see that a zodiac represents each hour of the clock.
Why should you visit:
The Altes Rathaus(The Old Town Hall) style is gothic and looks somewhat like a fairytale castle, Inside the Old Town Hall visitors will enjoy well preserved medieval features.
You will find Hotels restaurants Bars and food market. The famous food market is the Viktualienmarkt. During the Christmas season, Marienplatz is famous for their Christmas markets as well.
Munich Residenz and is the largest city palace in Germany. The Residenz shows the particular interests of the various rulers and also has influences from some of history’s most important art periods. The Antiquarium presents one of the most important preserved collection buildings of the Renaissance. Don’t miss the Renaissance Grotto courtyard and the Baroque.
Asam Church is said to be one of the beautiful churches in Munich. äbuilt by the Asam brothers in 1733-1746. It is stunningly beautiful inside the church. Impressive architecture and oil paintings and frescoes.
BMW WELT & BMW Museum
BMW WELT & BMW Museum is yet another popular sight in Munich. It is located in the Olympic Park It features and exhibits cars, motorcycles and engines from the past hundred years. The museum is worth a visit for car lovers, especially for BMW fans. It has a beautiful collection of classic automobiles from the ’70s to see today in the beautiful elegant engineering techniques from BMW.
Nymphenburg Palace was built from 17th-19th century as a summer residence for the Bavarian Electors and Kings. The Palace is absolutely stunning that is well worth the visit. The main building itself is incredibly ornate and beautifully decorated. The palace has a beautiful garden are spectacular in the Spring. The gardens at Nymphenburg Palace are located behind the palace.
The Englischer Garten
The Englischer Garden is a large public park at the heart of the city located on the Isar River in Munich. There is much to see around the lush green at the Englischer Garten, monuments, artificial lake and the most impressive static surfer’s. You will also come across a huge beer garden where you can sit and enjoy your beer.
Deutsche’s Museum is one of the largest technical museums in the world. If you have any interest in aerospace, natural science then this is something you should not miss. You could easily spend the entire day here at Deutsche’s Museum. There are so many interesting things to see here.
Watch the surfers surf
One of Munich’s top attractions Surfing in the middle of the city. Watch the young surfers, male and female, plunge into the roaring Isar River and surf for minutes at a time. When you visit the Englischer Garten, you should definitely take a look at the Eisbach Wave. The best known is the Eisbachwelle next to the Haus der Kunst – tourists from all over the world watch the surfers there, in wind and weather, day and night people surf here. The water is really cold even in the hot summer days the water is approximately 16°C.
Tierpark Hellabrunn (Munich’s Zoo)
Munich Zoo “Tierpark Hellabrunn” was founded in 1911 as the world’s first geo-zoo. The animals live according to their geographic distribution in special communities. You will able to see different habitats from penguins to elephants, kangaroos to sea lions, birds of prey to carnivores.