Things to do in Munich

The Best Things To Do in Munich

Munich is one of the most splendid and charming cities in the world. The city is steeped in history seems too good to be true, boasting its majestic castles, magnificent architecture, magical folklore, museums, art galleries and some outstanding festivals and events including the internationally renowned Oktoberfest. One of the best ways to experience this fairy tale city is by indulging in some of the best things to do in Munich which include historical attractions like medieval cathedrals like Church of Our Lady and Munich’s Oldest Church, St. Peter's Church that dates to the 1180. The city is also home to a plethora of palaces and castles that boast some of the most intricate and beautiful architecture including the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs known as the Residence Palace and the famous Nymphenburg Palace. One of the most significant attractions in Munich are the museums that display artefacts from different themes ranging from BMW’s to archaeological artefacts along with a plethora of art galleries. Some of the best museums in Munich include German Museum or Deutsches Museum, BMW World and Museum, Museum Brandhorst, Museum of Man and Nature, The Old Picture Gallery and the Modern Picture Gallery. The city is home to a plethora of green spaces like English Garden, Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, Augustiner-Keller and several vibrant markets like Viktualienmarkt and Marienplatz, that are a must visit when in Munich. Other top things to do in Munich include visiting attractions like Bayerische Staatsoper Opera House, Bavaria Film Studios, Fraunhofer, Asamkirche, Tierpark Hellabrunn and Bratwurstherzl. Bavarian capital offers a refreshing experience as it takes you on a ride through its lush green beer gardens, its rich past and its exciting lifestyle.

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    161 Tourist Attractions in Munich

    Must see places in Munich ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Munich and point of interests to visit.

  • Marienplatz

    #1 of 161 Things To Do in Munich

    Tags: Walking Area, Square

    Address: Marienplatz 1, 80331 Munchen, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Serving as the main square in the city since 1158, this central plaza has been a watering hole for locals and tourists for a long time. The name of the square translates to St. Mary, Our Lady's Square...Read more

  • Cathedral Of Our Lady

    #2 of 161 Things To Do in Munich
    Cathedral Of Our Lady

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Tower, Architecture

    Address: Frauenplatz 12, 80331 Munich, Germany

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This is the seat of the archdiocese and is one of the most recognizable structures in the city. One can see the towers of the Frauenkirche from quite far away. This is mainly due to height restriction...Read more

  • The Neue Pinakothek

    #3 of 161 Things To Do in Munich
    The Neue Pinakothek

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Architecture

    Address: Barer Strasse 29, 80799 Munich, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    This art museum is focused primarily on important pieces of art from the 18th and 19th century and is also widely considered as one of the most important and influential museums of the 19th century. F...Read more

  • The Alte Pinakothek

    #4 of 161 Things To Do in Munich
    The Alte Pinakothek

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Address: Barer Strasse 27, 80333 Munich, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This prestigious art museum in Munich is one of the oldest in the world and houses one of the largest collections of Old Master painting. This famous museum found its first donor in Duke Wilhelm IV an...Read more

  • Dachau Concentration Camp

    #5 of 161 Things To Do in Munich
    Dachau Concentration Camp

    Tags: Historical Site, Memorial

    Address: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (KZ Gedenkstaette), Alte Romerstraße 75, 85221 Dachau

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Dachau Concentration Camp, 10 miles northwest of Munich, was one of the first death camps in Nazi Germany and might have served as a model for all resulting camps in the Third Reich.  Dachau ...Read more

  • Englischer Garten

    #6 of 161 Things To Do in Munich
    Englischer Garten

    Tags: Garden, Walking Area, Boating

    Address: Englischer Garten, 80538 Munich, Germany

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The English Garden (Englischer Garten), lies amidst clamoring Munich and is one of the biggest city stops in Europe. It extends between distance from Munich's downtown area to the northeastern city li...Read more

  • Viktualienmarkt

    #7 of 161 Things To Do in Munich

    Tags: Market, Street Market, Street Food

    Address: Viktualienmarkt 3 80331 Munich, Germany

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The clamoring Viktualienmarkt, Munich's open air marketplace, is spotted in the heart of the city's old town. The market has been operational since 1807 and it is the most seasoned ranchers showcase i...Read more

  • Munich Residenz

    #8 of 161 Things To Do in Munich
    Munich Residenz

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, Theatre

    Address: Residenzstrasse 1 80333 Munich, Germany

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    At the boundary of Munich's old town is the Residenz, previous seat of government and regal residence of the Bavarian rulers. The sprawling habitation, comprising of ten acres and sprawling enclosures...Read more

  • Deutsches Museum

    #9 of 161 Things To Do in Munich
    Deutsches Museum

    Tags: Architecture , Specialty Museum

    Address: Museumsinsel 1 80538 Munich, Germany

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Deutsches Museum Munich is on an island in the waterway Isar that goes through Munich's downtown area. Established in 1903, it is one of the oldest and biggest science and engineering exhibition h...Read more

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  • Gedenkkreuz

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Residenz München

    Residenzstraße 1

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Karlstor

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Amalienburg

    Schloß Nymphenburg 19

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Staatsarchiv München

    Schönfeldstraße 3

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Sendlinger Tor

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Heinz Sewald

    Oberlandstraße 26

  • Leben & Co. GmbH

    Max-Reger-Straße 7

  • Comet Computer Ges. für Datenverarbeitung und Techn. Dokumentation

    Oberer Lüßbach 12A

  • Patricia Wiede

    Bismarckweg 5

  • Redaktionsbüro Online + Print

    Oberlandstraße 26

  • Luitpoldhügel

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  • Perlacher Forst

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  • Starnberger See

    Kirchplatz 8

  • Feldmochinger See

    Ferchenbachstraße 205

  • Karlsfelder See

    Jahnstraße 15

  • Kleinhesseloher See

  • Badesee Poing

  • Germeringer See

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  • Schwabinger Bach

  • Oberstjägermeisterbach

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  • Jüdisches Museum München

    St.-Jakobs-Platz 16

  • Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

    Prinzregentenstraße 3

  • Deutsches Museum

    Museumsinsel 1

  • Jörg Heitsch Galerie

    Reichenbachstraße 14

  • Anthropologische Staatssammlung

    Karolinenplatz 2A

  • Sammlung Goetz

    Oberföhringer Straße 103

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  • Ungererbad

    Traubestraße 3

    Amusement Parks
  • Erdino GmbH

    Rennweg 57

    Amusement Parks
  • Märchenwald im Isartal

    Kräuterstraße 39

    Amusement Parks
  • Oktoberfest

    Matthias-Pschorr-Straße 4

    Amusement Parks Restaurants
  • Freizeitpark Märchenwald

    Kräuterstraße 39

    Amusement Parks
  • Magdalenenfest

    Hirschgarten 1

    Amusement Parks
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  • Chinesischer Turm

    Englischer Garten 3

    Fast Food Bars
  • Cafe Westend

    Anglerstraße 32

    Restaurants Bars
  • TS Cocktaillounge

    Hauptstraße 29

    Bars Cafes, Coffee and Tea Houses
  • Die Hexe

    Kirchenstraße 2

    International Bars
  • Schluckauf

    Occamstraße 26

  • Red Hot

    Amalienstraße 89

    American Barbecue Bars
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  • Bella-Pool-Billard-Center GmbH

    Perlacher Straße 10

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Spielsalon Skorpion

    Carl-Benz-Straße 16

    Casinos and Gaming Bars Restaurants
  • Merkur-Spielothek GmbH & Co

    Hans-Urmiller-Ring 44

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Spielsalon Monaco

    Bahnhofplatz 8

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Löwen Play GmbH

    Inselkammerstraße 1

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Löwen Play Casino

    Westendstraße 195

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Isarauen

    Natural Parks
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