Cozy beer gardens, beautiful palaces, huge public gardens, avant-garde museums ... the Bavarian capital is a modern city full of traditional charm.
Munich is famous for being one of the cities in the world with the best quality of life. Its strong economy is a claim for large companies, while its beautiful architecture, its ancient traditions and its proximity to the Bavarian Alps attract millions of visitors each year.
When traveling to Munich and visiting the downtown area on foot, you can admire a wide range of architectural styles, from Gothic St. Peter's Church to the rococo charm of the Asamkirche, or Church of San Juan Nepomuceno. Although the city was badly damaged during the Second World War, many buildings have been rebuilt respecting their original style. You can get to know a more modern Munich through buildings such as Olympic Tower as well as the Pinakothek der Moderne, the museum of modern art.
Munich is famous for its celebrated beer festival, the Oktoberfest, which is the largest in the world. Here are some of the world's most renowned beers, and the beer culture is intensely lived. Beer lovers from all over the world flock to the city to sample the beers of its “big six”. These include the brewery Hofbräuhaus, founded by royalty, and the world famous Löwenbräu. When you travel to Munich in summer, you have to visit the "biergärten" (beer gardens), where you will see the people of Munich enjoying this popular drink in the shade of the chestnut trees, perpetuating this secular tradition.
A number of important multinationals are based in the city. Thus, the Munich BMW has its official headquarters in the Bavarian capital, in addition to BMW World, a fascinating complex that allows to know the past, present and future of German engineering.
On any trip to Munich you should miss a walk through the English Garden, a green oasis located right next to the center with quiet wooded areas and extensive meadows that extends in front of the course of the river Isar.
Get on the tourist bus, which leaves the main train station in Munich and allows you to get a good idea of what the city is like. You can also rent a bicycle and pedal along the bike lanes that run along the roads and main parks. The city also has an efficient public transport network that leads to most areas. You move as you move, you can not help but surrender to the various charms of Munich, a city of the first order, proud of its traditions.
Where to sleep in Munich
Munich boasts an excellent hotel offer. Check the different websites, where you can choose the accommodation that best suits your tastes.
Two of the best accommodation options in Munich are Mandarin Oriental München, located on Neuturmstr. 1, and Hotel Bayerischer Hof, which is located at Promenadeplatz 2-6. If you are looking for something of a different kind, you can book Eden Hotel Wolff or Pension Seibel, since they may be more your style.
Munich boasts such famous landmarks as English Garden. Do not you like the idea of staying a few minutes away from this iconic place? You can do so if you choose establishments such as Hilton Munich Park, which is just 0,3 km, or Golden Leaf Parkhotel Im Lehel, 1 km. It's up to you!