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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.

Tonight

From $244 per night

This weekend

From $381 per night

Next weekend

From $571 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.09
Language German
Average weekend price $170 per night
Average weekday price $207 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Take in the big sights, but also look for the hidden gems:...

July 22, 2024

Take in the big sights, but also look for the hidden gems: The Theresienwiese where the October fest is held. There is a wonderful memorial to the victums of the 980 bomb attack there. The michael Jackson memorial is a quick stop to see how German fans adore him. The museums! There is something for everybody. The Eisbachwelle, were locals surf a swell on a wide stream, quite the sight! The weisse Rose pavement memorial to learn a little about german resistance to the Nazi regime. The Westfriedhof Station for art. And more! Seek out the pearls of Munich, a facinating city.

Debi
Debi United States of America
6.0

Here you can admire a very beautiful square with the town...

July 20, 2024

Here you can admire a very beautiful square with the town hall. I also really liked the local Viktualienmarkt market - it's the most beautiful market I've ever seen, everything is fresh, diverse, beautiful and delicious. Here you can buy everything you want, from tomatoes to truffles. There is a great selection of meat and seafood. But in addition to the good, there are a lot of disadvantages We visited Munich for the second time. But this time the city disappointed us. It is very dangerous to walk in the parks, there are gangs of Arabs and black people who leave behind a lot of garbage. There are a lot of police in the evening, but not in the places where it is needed. There is constant construction in the place, roads, buildings, etc. its aesthetic appearance is deteriorating. Especially if we take into account the homeless who sleep near the doors of state institutions and attractions. Starting from the station and ending in the city center, people are sitting and asking for money, they even grabbed our hands. This is terrible.

Viktoriia
Viktoriia Ukraine
10

Really enjoyed the Residenz Museum and English Garden as...

July 19, 2024

Really enjoyed the Residenz Museum and English Garden as well as Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz. Munich is a great city for strolling and looking at architecture with lovely cafes and restaurants. Easy to find vegan food which was important to us. Top tip: cafe called A Little Lost. Delicious with very friendly owners. Speak English (they’re Australian!) and German.

Vivien
Vivien United Kingdom
10

Munich is a big beautiful city with much to see.

July 18, 2024

Munich is a big beautiful city with much to see. Because of its size you really need at least a week to begin to appreciate it. Airport is close (30 min drive) and we took a taxi booked through Booking.com which proved a great idea.

David
David United States of America
8.0

I preferred the smaller things to see, BMW, Olympic area,...

July 16, 2024

I preferred the smaller things to see, BMW, Olympic area, Dachau, St Peters climb. Food was awesome, particularly bakeries and food options available in the morning. Enjoyed the food and tried every different dish I could that was traditional, never had a bad meal, beer or service. I would, however, never refer a friend to visit the castle replicas. Tour operator in my experience failed to provide adequate financial information as to the rear cost of tour, and how they benefited. Also, the failure to accurately disclose crowds, waiting times and rushed tour time was never disclosed. I probably will not travel to Munich again, that's how much this tour disappointed me. People i meat in Munich were fabulous and friendly.

Russell
Russell Australia
10

i was traveling for work and visited places at evenings and...

July 14, 2024

i was traveling for work and visited places at evenings and weekend. Easy to move around with train and busses, easy to drive a car, people are nice views are Beautiful. There are lots of things to see, eat, parks, swim and good pubs to drink. I recommend a visit for one week or more.

Avi
Avi Spain

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