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Litres of beer, lederhosen and laid-back attitudes – Bavaria’s capital of Munich is where you’ll experience an untranslatable sense of serenity known as 'gemütlichkeit'.

Beer is one of the biggest parts of Bavarian culture, and Munich is filled with places to get your hands on a trademark tankard of golden Pilsner. One of the most historical beer halls is Hofbraühaus, which has been serving steins since 1644. If you want to blend in with the locals, order a Mass – one-litre tankard – of Augustiner, crafted by Munich's oldest independent brewery. The beer calendar culminates in the world-famous Oktoberfest, when over six million people raise their tankards and cheers the Bavarian way with a shout of ‘Prost!’ Soak up your beer with some schweinshaxe (roasted pork knuckle), bratwurst (pork sausage) or fresh pretzels.

Munich is much more than just its beer halls – just take a stroll through its beautiful main square, Marienplatz, to see for yourself. Its famous glockenspiel comes to life throughout the day, playing music on 43 bells and depicting historical events through charming dancing animatronic figures. Just a short walk away from the square is the 15th-century Frauenkirche cathedral, known for its iconic domed towers.

The easiest way to make your way around Munich is with a tageskarte, which gives you unlimited use of public transport for an entire day. For added freedom and fun, you can also hop on one of the many public e-scooters sprinkled around the city.


From $64 per night

Next weekend

From $233 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.07
Language German
Average weekend price $146 per night
Average weekday price $148 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Munich is a beautiful city, the buildings are stunning and...

June 2, 2023

Munich is a beautiful city, the buildings are stunning and the whole place is so clean. Transport system is very efficient, easy to get around. Lots of restaurants to chose from. The people are so friendly and helpful. The beer is excellent!!!!! Do not miss a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle it is a must.!!


The staff were professional at the same time friendly.

May 31, 2023

The staff were professional at the same time friendly. Recommended different options of restaurants for us to try and they were pretty good. The hotel is very convenient to walk from the train station, to the plaza and to all the attractions. Breakfast was so delicious. I will definitely recommend.

Cristina United States of America

Facilities/transport work- it’s Germany!

May 25, 2023

Facilities/transport work- it’s Germany! Notably clean city centre with a great variety of shops. People are businesslike can be brisk but mostly friendly. Superb cultural venues abound. Weather is stimulatingly fresh even when hot- the mountains are close.

John United Kingdom

Munich is a beautiful city that offers a real taste of the...

May 25, 2023

Munich is a beautiful city that offers a real taste of the Bavarian way if life. It also welcomes non german speakers, as anyone with a decent level of english can get around just fine. Around Munich there are several places to visit to have a wholistic experience of the city and the sourroundings

Roberto Germany

Munich was a bit of a surprise for us.

May 23, 2023

Munich was a bit of a surprise for us. A ideal place for a 2-Day stay; not too big. The main part of the city is easy to navigate, with all the major attractions in close proximity and are easy to find. Also, plenty of places for eating, drinking and relaxing.

joanne Australia

Beautiful city with great architecture and a lot of green...

May 22, 2023

Beautiful city with great architecture and a lot of green parks. A lot of castles are nearby the city. The best view of Marienplatz and the historic centre is from the tower of the church of Saint Peter. The best breakfast is in cafe Glockenspiel.

Mangamaunu Spain

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