Munich was made famous by Oktoberfest, but there’s even more to discover than the legendary beer gardens. Ornate palaces, ground-breaking art and vast green spaces all happily co-exist here, and the distinctly Alpine flavour of the city is unique to Munich.

The public squares dotted across the city are not only a useful orientation tool, they serve as the life and soul of Munich. Marienplatz is a popular meeting place, and an excellent spot to sit back and watch the world go by. You’ll also find the Neues Rathaus (New Townhall) with its striking Neogothic facade, and helpfully, a tourist office. Another attraction in the square is Mariensäule (Mary’s Column), a 17th Century commemoration to victory over the Swedish during the 30 Years’ War. Move from there to Karlsplatz to discover Karlstor, which marks the boundary of the ancient city walls, protecting Munich from invaders until the 18th Century. Last but not least, explore the formidable Feldherrnhalle and Residenz, home to Bavaria’s Wittelsbach, who ruled until WWI. You’ll find this at Odeonsplatz – a square which sits beside the well-preserved 19th-century Maxvorstadt quarter.


What you’ll love most about Munich

  • Immerse yourself in Bavarian culture at Munich’s iconic Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, where lively beer tents, traditional music, and hearty Bavarian cuisine create an unforgettable atmosphere of celebration and camaraderie
    Explore the historic streets of Munich’s Old Town (Altstadt), where medieval architecture and charming squares like Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt offer a glimpse into the city’s rich history and cultural heritage
    Marvel at the grandeur of the Residenz, the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs, where opulent rooms, exquisite art collections, and sprawling gardens invite visitors to step back in time and experience the splendour of Bavaria’s royal past
    Wander through the expansive Englischer Garten, one of the world’s largest urban parks, where meandering paths, tranquil lakes, and scenic beer gardens offer respite from the city’s hustle and bustle, inviting leisurely strolls and outdoor recreation
    Discover Munich’s vibrant art scene at the Pinakothek der Moderne, home to an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Kandinsky, and Warhol, offering insight into the evolution of 20th-century art and culture
    Indulge in the culinary delights of Munich, from crispy pork knuckles and savoury pretzels to decadent Bavarian pastries and world-renowned beers, as you dine in historic beer halls, cosy taverns, and Michelin-starred restaurants that celebrate the flavours of Bavaria

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  • Bavarian State building, Munich

  • Triumphal Arch, Munich

  • Monopteros in the Munich English Garden, Bavaria

  • Maximilianeum building of the Bavarian Parliament

  • Oktoberfest beer tent

  • Marien Square Munich

  • Sunset in Munich Olympiapark

  • Famous Christmas market in Munich

Average temperature

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


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