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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

  • 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$ 1,068
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • 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$ 1,946
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction
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  • 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$ 887
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Oktoberfest in Munich

    Celebrate the arrival of autumn at the most famous beer festival in the world. Tour the Bavarian capital of Munich, admiring its gorgeous architecture and friendly atmosphere, before joining in the revelry of Oktoberfest and feasting on steins of beer and delicious Bavarian staples like bratwurst and brezen.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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