Munich Holidays

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Marvel in Munich

Munich is Bavaria’s people pleaser, it really has and excels in everything, from business to art with enough time for sport there is no wonder why Munich is able to keep even the most avid adventurers occupied. Being the capital city of Bavaria, which borders the equally astounding Austria, the Munich metropolitan offers a diverse range of culture, history and shopping links which will keep you busy as well as giving you an insight into this great city.

Munich holidays provide a German joviality that typifies the culture of Bavaria; passion, power and beauty are all words you could use to describe the magnificent Munich, but an eminence of togetherness exudes from the capital during classic festivals such as Oktoberfest, making this destination a must-visit during anyone’s excursion to Germany.

Munch in Munchen

If you’re craving the bratwurst then head on over to Nurnberger Bratwurst Glockl Am Dom, one of Munich’s most popular beer taverns which happens to be dedicated to the trademark finger-size sausages. Holidays in Munich wouldn’t be complete without dabbling into sausage eating and the trademark dish really absorbs you into Bavarian culture.

The heart of the city centre is the best place to stay; this gives you a good standpoint to visit all of the top attractions with regular trams and subways running throughout the city. However, if you’d rather your bed be away from the hustle and bustle of the centre, then the East Munich outskirts provide some reasonably priced and well-situated accommodation. For any car lover there’s the famous BMW museum where you can follow the creation process, the body and paint-shop really giving an insight into the passion each of these fabulous vehicles are made with, or if more of a Benz-fan, head on over to Stuttgart for the Mercedes-Benz museum.

Holidays to Munich are often branded as visits to the city of beer, although there is a rich artistic propensity inherent within the city’s many museums such as The Pinakothek, where much of the city’s famous artwork resides. For a contrast, why not then head over to the Deutsches Museum, the world’s largest museum of science and technology, for an informative deluge into one of the many worlds of Munich.

If football’s your game, or even modern architecture for that matter, then head to the Allianz Arena where you’ll find the world’s first full colour-changing exterior football stadium, even if you’re not a football fan, the arena is something everyone should see at least once, serving as the perfect photo-piece for your Munich holidays. Situated on the North Munich outskirts, visiting the world-famous arena will ensure you delve into every corner of this illustrious city.

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Things to do in Munich

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Top hotels in Munich

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Parks/Botanical Garden

The English Garden is situated in the centre of Munich and is a large public park which was built in the 18th century that’s a great place to relax and unwind. Olympic Park in the centre of the city has a large swimming centre and is home to plenty of outdoor events and concerts.

Concerts

Munich is home to a large number of concert halls and opera buildings. The Gasteig Philharmonic is a building that houses plenty of performances throughout the year. The Olympic Park plays host to a large number of open air concerts throughout the summer.

Castles/Palaces

Neuschwanstein Castle is an impressive castle built in the 19th century that is situated above a village only a short distance from Munich; there are a number of tours that run from the city to the castle. Nymphenburg Palace is huge Baroque palace in the city built in the 11th century.

Hotels

There are a huge number of hotels in Munich both in the centre of the city and the surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for affordable accommodation to use as a base while you explore the city or a luxurious hotel in which to relax and unwind, you’ll be well looked after.

Architecture

There are a huge number of architecturally significant buildings scattered all over the city and plenty of gothic style churches such as Peterskirche and Ludwigskirche. There are also a collection of palaces and regal buildings such as Blutenburg Castle and the Palais Holnstein, the area of Marienplatz is full of fascinating monuments and buildings.

Markets

The Elisabethmakt is a market which sells local produce such as fruit, veg and organic products. Viktulienmarkt is a farmers market that has a large number of stalls selling all manner of fresh food and food products. Munich is also well-known for its Christmas market that is held every year in the run up to Christmas and is home to hundreds of wooden stalls selling all manner of Christmas gifts and products.

Museums

The German Museum is a child friendly museum with hundreds of exhibits and interactive displays. Neue Pinakothek is home to hundreds of important artworks and sculptures from the last few centuries.

Day Trips

Salzburg is a nearby town to Munich that was the home of Mozart that has been made into a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Or take a trip through the Chiemgau for a chance to visit Mozart’s city and a chance to see some of the scenery from ‘The sound of Music’.

Zoo

Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo is a large zoo on the river Isar that flows through the city and is one of the largest in Germany being home to a vast number of animals from a huge range of species. The zoo is famous for its elephants and polar bears as well as a number of big cats.

Interactive Museum

The German Museum has a vast number of interactive exhibits and a huge Kids Kingdom with over 1000 things for children to see and do. In the Kids Kingdom children can play on a real life fire engine, play a number of musical instruments, learn science in the lab and play on the computers.

Fairy-Tale Fun Park

The Freizeitpark Marchewald is a fairy-tale adventure land with many attractions and surprises scattered over a large area. The park has 20 fairy tale stories on display such as Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel as well has over 200 interactive characters and displays.

Circus

The largest circus in Europe is located in Munich and is called the Circus Krone, it’s full of spectacular acrobats, animals and clowns. There is also a large petting zoo for kids and adults with a number of animals.

Circus

The largest circus in Europe is located in Munich and is called the Circus Krone, it’s full of spectacular acrobats, animals and clowns. There is also a large petting zoo for kids and adults with a number of animals.

Beer Gardens

Munich is famous for its large number of beer gardens which are traditional to the Bavaria region. A beer garden is the best place to enjoy the famous Bavarian beer. The Augustiner Keller Beer Garden is the oldest beer garden in Munich. Viktualienmarkt is the city’s oldest market that is home to one of the best beer gardens in the city.

Clubs

Munich is home to a lively and exciting club scene with a large number of clubs open into the early hours. Haidhausen is the nightclub district of the city with a large number of the city’s clubs located here, most of which are open well into the night.

Live Music

There are a large number of music venues in the city as well as plenty of bars and clubs that host live music events all year round. There is also a large punk and metal scene in Munich and there are a large number of venues that cater for live bands. The Hard Rock Café in central Munich often hosts live music events.

Bars

There are plenty of bars in and around the centre of this lively and vibrant city. Haidhausen is home to a large selection of bars that are great whether you want to sip cocktails and dance the night away or if you’d rather try out the local beers in a local style Bavarian bar.