Are you looking for what to do in Munich?
PLACES TO SEE:
Apart from the Christmas markets in winter and the Oktoberfest in autumn, Munich has plenty of attractions to offer all year round. Just walking around the Altstadt (old town) take about an hour and a half, when starting from Marienplatz. Here you can admire Mary’s Column (Mariensaule), the New Town Hall, a splendid 19th century building with six courtyards where in the Prunkhof you’ll find concerts and events being staged and a Glockenspiel being activated at 11am, noon and at 5pm to the joy of old and young visitors alike.
- The Tower of the St. Peterskirche (Church of St. Peter): climb the 297 steps to enjoy wonderful views over the old city centre: visit takes about 20 minutes.At the easterly edge of the Marienplatz you can admire the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), dating back to 1474. The south tower houses the toy museum (Spielzeugmuseum), about an hour’s visit for adults and about three hours, if you take your kids!
- Residenz Palace: (3-4 hours) The residential palace of the Bavarian kings was once the home of Bavarian rulers from 1385 to 1918. The Residenz Palast houses one of Europe’s most wonderful rococo theatres, lots of jewellery, watches, collections of gold work, precious portable altars and objet d’art.
- The Englischer Garten (English Gardens): (3-4 hours) The beautiful Englischer Garten (English Gardens) stretches from the old town and the wealthy district of Schwabing to the River Isar, which traverses central Munich. Right in the middle of the park is the obligatory beer garden. Don’t miss the lovely Chinese tower, it’s a major tourist attraction.
THINGS TO DO:
Munich is a historical city that reflects the culture, traditions and movements of Germany through its architecture. The city is well planned and is surrounded around the main attraction which is Marienplatz, where you'll find the Old and New Town Halls. There are fine churches, structures that reflect from the modern architecture that envelops the city today. One of the significant attractions is Peterskirche, a church that was built during the Romanesque period. Then there is Cathedral of our Lady(Frauenkirche), the city's most famous building; and Michaelskirche, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps. Enveloping these structures are parks and greenscapes such as the English Garden that render a natural touch to the city.
Below we have a list of things to do in Munich and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Munich getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Munich with confidence.