Munich

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Marienplatz featuring landscape views, a city and a sunset

From cozy beer halls to dazzling palaces, sprawling public gardens to cutting-edge museums, the Bavarian capital is a modern city with plenty of traditional charms.

Munich is known as one of the world’s most livable cities. Its strong economy attracts big businesses, while its beautiful architecture, old-world traditions and proximity to the Bavarian Alps draws millions of visitors each year.

Take a tour of the inner city on foot to see a range of architectural styles, from the Gothic St. Peter’s Church to the rococo charm of the Asam Church (Asamkirche). Munich was greatly damaged during World War II, but many buildings have been reconstructed with a view to their original style. See a more modern Munich in structures such as the Olympic Tower and the art museum Pinakothek der Moderne.

Famous for hosting the world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest, Munich is home to some of the world’s best-regarded brews and a passionate beer culture. Dedicated drinkers come from all parts of the world to try out Munich’s “Big Six” breweries. These include the Hofbräuhaus, which was founded by royals, and the world-famous Löwenbräu. Visit one of the beer gardens in summer to find locals sipping beer under the chestnut trees, like they have done in Munich for centuries.

The city is home to a number of important multinational companies. The home-grown BMW has its headquarters in Munich along with its BMW World, a fascinating complex which gives an insight into the past, present and future of German engineering.

A trip to Munich is not complete without taking a stroll through the English Garden. This oasis right near the city center has peaceful wooded areas and expansive meadows, with the river Isar flowing through.

Jump on one of the sightseeing buses that depart from Munich’s main railway station. These tours give a good overview of the city. Alternatively, rent a bike and pedal along the bikeways that run along the main roads and parks. There is also a clean and efficient public transport system, which provides access to most areas of Munich. However you get around, you are sure to fall for the varied charms of this world city with a proud local tradition.

Where to stay in Munich

arthotel munich
arthotel munich
3.5 out of 5
Paul-Heyse-Strasse 10, Munich, BY
The price is ¥9,294 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Munich City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Theresienwiese and Karlsplatz - Stachus. Marienplatz and Hofbrauhaus are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (981 reviews)
"We stayed here in October 2019. The staff were very helpful and even better understood our Glaswegian accents. Really clean hotel. Interesting art work . The breakfast was really nice and fresh. We were always last down and still Plenty of food available."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

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Eden Hotel Wolff
Eden Hotel Wolff
4 out of 5
Arnulfstr. 4, Munich, BY
The price is ¥16,592 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 19
This family-friendly Munich hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), Town Hall of Marienplatz, and Old Pinakothek. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,132 reviews)
"The hotel has old world charm and style with excellent staff and services."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Eden Hotel Wolff
Hilton Munich Airport
Hilton Munich Airport
4.5 out of 5
Terminalstrasse Mitte 20, Oberding
The price is ¥18,450 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Weihenstephaner Perennial Gardens, Erdinger Weissbrau Brewery, and Erding Thermal ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,420 reviews)
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Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Hilton Munich Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Citadines Arnulfpark Munich
Citadines Arnulfpark Munich
4 out of 5
Arnulfstr. 51, Munich, BY
The price is ¥9,926 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Munich City Centre, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Marienplatz, Viktualienmarkt, and Residenz. Hofbrauhaus and Nymphenburg Palace are also ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,004 reviews)
"It was a large room which we enjoyed. The bed was very comfortable."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Citadines Arnulfpark Munich
Schwan Locke
Schwan Locke
3.5 out of 5
Landwehrstraße 75, Munich, BY
The price is ¥11,020 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Munich City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Theresienwiese and Kaufingerstrasse. Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Perfect location for all we needed. Walking distance to train stations and tour company. Very comfortable rooms. The whole property property is Beautiful and relaxing."

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Schwan Locke
SQUAREVILLE München West
SQUAREVILLE München West
3.5 out of 5
Clarita-Bernhard-Str. 16, Munich, BY
The price is ¥10,525 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Located in Aubing - Lochhausen - Langwied, this golf aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Theresienwiese, Nymphenburg Palace, and Viktualienmarkt. Deutsches ...
4/5 Very Good! (106 reviews)
"The hotel is brand new, clean and easy to access from the train station. Breakfast was good in general. The room was clean and tidy. The staff were very friendly."

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

SQUAREVILLE München West
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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