Munich Travel Guide

Munich is the capital of Bavaria and Germany‘s third largest city on the banks of the Isar river and the Alps.

Find information to help you plan a trip to Munich: Best Attractions, Best Hotels, Where to shop.

Sights

Frauenkirche

Frauenkirche

The Frauenkirche was completed in 1488. It is one of the symbols of Munich.

It has 109 meters long and 40 meters wide and two twin towers with 10 meters high and its Renaissance domes.

Frauenplatz 12, 80331

Residenz

Residenz

The Residenz served as the seat of government and residence of the Dukes of Bavaria, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918.

It began in 1385 as a castle in the northeast corner of the city. It was transformed by the rulers over the centuries into a magnificent palace, buildings and gardens.

Residenzstraße 1, 80333

Hofgarten

Hofgarten

The creation of the Hofgarten began in 1613 at the same time that extensions and buildings were erected by the Duke Maximilian I.

The garden has been redone several times. A restoration work was made after World War II.

Hofgartenstraße 1, 80538

Marienplatz

Marienplatz

Marienplatz is the central square of Munich since 1807.

In addition to the Neues Rathaus you will find the building of the old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) with its reconstructed tower. Another notable landmark is the Mariensäule.

Marienplatz is also a popular shopping destination and has several department stores and restaurants.

Marienplatz

Hofbräuhaus

Hofbräuhaus

Hofbräuhaus is Munich‘s most famous brewery. The location is ideal to try the Bratwurst, Pretzel and a beer in one of those large glasses.

Platzl 9, 80331 

Englischer Garten

Englischer Garten

The Englisher Garten is not only the largest urban park in Germany, covering an area of 910 acres with more than 100 bridges, it is also one of the most beautiful.

Englischer Garten

Nymphenburg Castle

Nymphenburg Castle

The Nymphenburg Castle is located in the western part of Munich.

The castle owes its foundation as a summer residence for the birth of the expected heir to the throne, Max Emanuel, born in 1662, son of the prince elector Ferdinand Maria and Adelaide of Savoy.

Schloß Nymphenburg 1, 80638

Olympiapark

Olympiapark

The Olympiapark was built in 1972 for the Olympic Summer Games and represents one of the most impressive testimonies of modern Munich.

Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809

BMW Museum

BMW Museum

The BMW Musem is located in the immediate vicinity of the Olympiapark.

The vehicles and motors on display illustrate the history of cars, motorcycles produced in the Bavarian factories.

Am Olympiapark 2, 80809

Deutsches Museum

Deutsches Museum

The Deutsches Museum is located on the banks of the Isar river. It was founded in 1903 and is among the oldest museums in the world of science and technology.

Museumsinsel 1, 80538

Allianz Arena

Allianz Arena

The Allianz Arena is located in the northern part of Munich. It was inaugurated in 2005.

It is one of the most modern stadiums in Europe.

Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939

Maximilianstrasse

Maximilianstrasse

The Maximilianstrasse is one of the main avenues in Munich.

The western part of the avenue is known for its galleries, designer shops, luxury boutiques.

Maximilianstrasse

Nationaltheather

Nationaltheather

The Nationaltheater is a historic opera house.

It houses the Bavarian State Opera, the Bavarian State Orchestra and the Bavarian State Ballet.

Max-Joseph-Platz 2, 80539

Karlstor

Karlstor

The Karlstor served as the main defense fortification of Munich in the Middle Ages.

It is located in a portion of Munich‘s pedestrian area a few minutes from the Marienplatz.

It is one of the busiest areas in the city.

Neuhauser Str. 47, 80331

Isartor

Isartor

The Isartor is one of the 4 gates of the ancient fortification of medieval Munich. It was built in 1337.

The tower houses today a humorous museum dedicated to Karl Valentin.

Isartor

Siegestor

Siegestor

The Siegestor is a 3-arched door with a Bavarian statue with a lion chariot.

The Siegestor is 21 meters high.

Leopoldstr. 1, 80539

Odeonsplatz

Odeonsplatz

The Odeonsplatz is a large public square in the center of Munich.

The square has traditionally been an important venue for public events.

Odeonsplatz

Königsplatz

Königsplatz

The Königsplatz is a 19th century square with neoclassical style. The area around the square houses the Kunstareal.

It is composed of three “Pinakotheken” (Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Moderne), the museums Glyptothek and the Staatliche Antikensammlung specialized in Greek and Roman art.

Königsplatz 1, 80333

Viktualienmarkt

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The Viktualienmarkt is a daily market located in a square in the center of Munich.

The market has approximately 140 stalls offering flowers, fruits, juices, cheeses.

Viktualienmarkt 3, 80331

Isar River

Isar River

The Isar river is a tributary of the Danube River. It has an extension of 295 km.

The source of the river is in Karwendel and from there runs through Munich.

Sendlinger Tor

Sendlinger Tor

The Sendlinger Tor is located at the south end of the city in the old town of Munich.

It separates the old town from the Isar suburb.

Sendlinger Tor

Dachau

Dachau

Dachau is located 20 km from Munich. It is famous for its Concentration Camp built by the Nazis in 1933.

The Dachau Concentration Camp was the first camp built in Germany.

Today it houses a museum about the prisoners and their journey to death or liberation through their biographies.

Dachau, 85221

Where to stay

Hilton Munich

Hilton Munich©Hilton

The Hilton Munich is located in the Haidhausen district.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar.

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Rosenheimer Str. 15, 81667

Europa Munich

Europa Munich©Europa Hotel

The Europa Munich is located 6 minutes by tram from the Karlsplatz.

The hotel has 162 rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, minibar.

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Dachauer Str. 115, 80335

Aloft Munich

Aloft Munich©Aloft

The Aloft Munich is located in the heart of the city.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe.

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Bayerstraße 37, 80335

Eurostars Munich

Eurostars Munich©Eurostars

The Eurostars Munich is located near the Central Station.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe, minibar, coffee maker.

The hotel has a swimming pool and a sauna.

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Arnulfstraße 35, 80636 

Shopping

Oberpollinger

The Oberpollinger is an elegant space that has several luxury brands of clothes, accessories.

The beauty department is the largest in the city.

Neuhauser Str. 18, 80331

Karstadt

Karstadt is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Cacharel, Clarins, Coach, Desigual, Estée Lauder.

Bahnhofpl. 7, 80335

Fünf Hofe

The Fünf Hofe has exclusive shops, bistros and cafés.

Theatinerstraße 15, 80333

Outlet Ingolstadt Village

The Outlet Ingolstadt Village is located 40 minutes from Munich.

It was opened in 2005 and has more than 70 boutiques.

Brands: Armani, Escada, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gucci, Jimmy Choo.

Otto-Hahn-Straße 1, 85055 Ingolstadt, Germany

Galeria Kaufhof

Galeria Kaufhof is a German department store chain with many stores in Germany.

The company features brands like Esprit, S. Oliver, Tom Taylor, Gerry Weber, Tommy Hilfiger, Bugatti, Olymp.

Kaufingerstraße 1-5, 80331

Plan your Trip

Munich has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Füssen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Augsburg, Regensburg.

Distances

Füssen – 133 km

Garmisch-Partenkirchen – 89,5 km

Augsburg – 79,2 km

Regensburg – 125 km

Berlin – 584 km

Dresden – 459 km

Würzburg – 278 km

Bamberg – 230 km

Neuschwanstein Castle – 128 km

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