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  • City Hall and the Frauenkirche
  • Beautiful Church
  • Bavarian Beer Garden - always a popular spot to hang out on Germany vacations.
  • Soccer Fans in Munich
  • The National Theatre of Munich

When on German vacations, you should visit Munich,s the third largest city in the country after Berlin and Hamburg. It is located on the Isar River in the south of Bavaria and is famous for its beautiful architecture, culture and its annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Munich's cultural scene is second to none in Germany with the museums even considered by some to outrank Berlin in quality. The city’s architecture is stunning with its mix of historic buildings and modern architecture. Although it was heavily damaged during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city centre appears mostly as it did in the late 1800s including its largest church, the Frauenkirche, and City Hall, the Neues Rathaus. 

Munich is a major international centre of business, engineering, research and medicine reflected in its two research universities and the headquarters of several multinational companies. It is Germany's most prosperous city and one of the fastest growing.

The very heart of Munich is the Marienplatz, a medieval-like square which contains some of Munich’s most important buildings and where you find yourself right in the heart of old town Munich. The facade of the Rathaus (City Hall) is gigantic. The City Hall is constructed in the Flemish Gothic style and its facade is more than 90 metres/300 feet in length and the ornate stone ornamentation on the exterior is stunning. There are wonderful stained glass windows, beautiful vaulted ceilings, intricately carved woodworkings and a labyrinth-patterned floor in the inner courtyard. The crowning glory of the Neues Rathaus is its world-famous "Glockenspiel", the fourth largest in Europe. Each day at 11 am, Noon, and 5 pm, thirty-two near life-size figures give a performance for the crowds that gather at Marienplatz to watch. The landmark Frauenkirche, Munich’s cathedral, is just around the corner. Built between 1468 and 1488, it is Munich's spiritual heart. No other building in the centre of the city is taller than its onion-domed twin towers, which reach a height of 99 metres/325 feet.  

The Munich Residenz, in the centre of the city, is the former royal palace of the Bavarian Monarchs.  It is the largest city palace in Germany and is today revered for its architecture, room decorations and displays from former royal collections. It consists of ten courtyards and 130 rooms to be experienced on travel to Germany. 

One of the major pleasures of a visit to Munich is to simply walk along its four grand royal avenues of the 19th century with their magnificent official buildings connecting Munich's inner city with its suburbs. The neoclassical Briennerstrasse opens into the impressive Konigsplatz. The area around Konigsplatz is home to the Kunstareal and Munich's gallery and museum quarter. Ludwigstrasse is home to the Ludwig-Maximilians University the St. Louis Church, the Bavarian State Library and numerous state ministries and palaces. The neo-Gothic Maximilianstrasse, where the Residenz and the National Theatre are situated, is framed by neo-Gothic buildings which house the Schauspielhaus and the Museum of Ethnology. The western portion of Maximilianstrasse is known for its designer shops, luxury boutiques, jewellery stores, and one of Munich's foremost five-star hotels, the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Prinzregentenstrasse is home to many centres of culture such as the Haus der Kunst, the Bavarian National Museum and the Schackgalerie. 

There are many museums as mentioned in Munich but two need to be emphasized. The Deutsches Museum or German Museum is located on an island in the River Isar and is the largest and one of the oldest science museums in the World. The city has several important art galleries. One of the best known is the Alte Pinakothek with its treasure trove of works by European masters between the 14th and 18th centuries which should be visited on German tours. 

One cannot forget Munich’s very important beer festival on travel to Germany, Oktoberfest. Despite its name, most of Oktoberfest occurs in September.  For two weeks, the Oktoberfest attracts millions of people visiting its beer tents. The Hofbrauhaus, possibly the most famous beer hall worldwide, is located in the city centre.

Munich is a green city with numerous parks. The Englischer Garten, close to the city centre and covering a large area is bigger than Central Park in New York. It is in fact one of the World's largest urban public parks and contains jogging tracks, bridle-paths and multiple Biergartens.

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your German vacations at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Germany.

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Munich, Germany

  • Best of Bavaria: Munich to Munich

    See the best of Bavaria on this brief tour through Germany’s south. Take in the historical importance of Nuremberg before swinging south to marvel at the charms of Konigsee and Neuschwanstein before ending your tour where it began in the gregarious home of Oktoberfest, Munich.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,525
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Self-Drives
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Castles & the Romantic Road Private Tour: Frankfurt to Munich

    Embark on a private tour of Germany’s Romantic Road, a breathtaking stretch of medieval old towns and fairy tale castles between Frankfurt and Munich. As you pass through Wurzburg, Rothenburg, and Fussen, you’ll tour medieval squares, walk along city walls, and visit breathtaking castles like Neuschwanstein.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,073
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Christmas Market Getaway: Munich and Nuremberg

    Get in the spirit of the season with a visit to Munich and Nuremberg, where you’ll explore these gorgeous Bavarian cities and visit the world-famous Christmas Markets that transform their old towns each December. Celebrate the holidays as you feast on bratwurst, drink mulled wine, and experience Christmas Bavarian-style.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 747
    Trip Type:
    Specialty Groups & Events, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Culinary Germany: Frankfurt to Frankfurt

    Let your stomach be your guide as you feast on the wine, food, and beer of Western Europe’s largest nation. Heading from Frankfurt to Munich to Nuremberg, you’ll sample German delicacies, from savoury kasspatzle to iconic bratwurst, and explore some of the most romantic medieval towns in all of Europe.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,294
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Deluxe Germany Private Tour: Berlin to Frankfurt

    Embark on a deluxe private tour through Germany staying in gorgeous 5-star accommodations. On this German vacation, you’ll get in touch with vibrant Berlin, see reconstructed Dresden, explore the history of Munich, and tour the gorgeous fairy-tale castles of Ludwig II, including Neuschwanstein.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,844
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Essence of Austria: Munich to Vienna

    Fall head over heels for Austria’s deep valleys and sparkling blue lakes on this leisurely journey through the country. Venture to enchanting alpine villages, charming baroque cities, and fascinating castles. If the breathtaking scenery doesn’t capture your heart, the delicious cuisine certainly will.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,211
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Austria See Trip Details
  • Essential Europe for 18 to 39: London to London

    Sophisticated, historical cities, exceptional countryside and Alpine scenery are all part of this tour. You will visit 6 countries and 9 essential cities and resorts all very individual and different from each other. Why not immerse yourself in the unique culture of Western Europe.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings
    England See Trip Details
  • Europe Express for 18 to 39: London to London

    Experience a wonderful cross section of countries and cites including vibrant Paris, a Swiss mountain resort, Venice and its canals, Munich with its colourful architecture, the romantic Rhine River, cosmopolitan Amsterdam and beautiful Bruges. This balanced itinerary shows the interesting contrasts of this exceptional continent.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings
    England See Trip Details
  • Explore Germany's Christmas Markets: Berlin to Munich

    Venture to Germany’s most popular cities during the heart of the Christmas season. Travelling to Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, and Munich, you’ll explore historic old towns, tour castles and palaces, and visit the world’s most-famous Christmas markets to get in the spirit of the season.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,660
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Specialty Groups & Events
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  • Munich: Remembering World War II

    A different look at contemporary history with emphasis on the days of the Nazi regime in and around Munich, site of the beginnings of the movement. Visit significant sites such as the Dachau concentration camp and Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s mountain retreat.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,007
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Munich: Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel Stay of Distinction

    Enjoy a stay at one of Munich’s foremost luxury hotels while getting to know the city’s beer halls and breweries and also its interesting history. In addition, have private touring to the castles of Bavaria, the unique town of Oberammergau and to beautiful mountain retreats.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,026
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Munich: Stopover, City Break

    Your Munich city break combines a tour on a Hop on Hop Off bus with the ability to choose your destinations around the city, a day visiting nearby romantic castles plus Oberammergau and a visit to the infamous but interesting Auschwitz concentration camp.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 979
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Tirol in the Winter: Munich to Munich

    Experience the scenic Alps in winter on this family vacation to the Tirol. Head to famous Innsbruck, where you’ll see the medieval Altstadt, visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds, and enjoy nearby alpine attractions, including world-class ski resorts, a cable car, and an alpine coaster.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,015
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Austria See Trip Details
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