With its lengthy and intense history, incredible architectural and cultural heritage and beautiful natural landscapes, Munich is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. The city, which is capital of the federal state of Bavaria, is home to a perfect fusion of modernity and tradition.
Why visit Munich?
From a Medieval settlement to a regional capital with a proud artistic and cultural community, Munich's streets are packed with beautiful historic buildings dating back to the 12th century. It became a hotbed for extreme politics in the first half of the 20th century, and was the location of the infamous Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler's failed coup d'état, in 1923. Suffering a huge amount of destruction during the Second World War, the city was rebuilt meticulously and experienced an amazing recovery. Today it is an important financial centre with the strongest economy in Germany; is home to world-class museums and art galleries; and hosts any number of cultural and sporting events... why wouldn't you visit?!
Delve into the past on a tour of Munich under the Third Reich; indulge in the city's most popular drink at the famous Hofbrauhaus or go all out and visit during Oktoberfest; embrace the Baroque at the Nymphenburg Palace or admire the high-tech cars at the BMW Welt. Whatever you want from a trip - be it history, architecture, art, music, technology, sports, food or anything else - you're sure to find it in Munich!
Where to start?
If you're going to travel to Munich and you don't know much about the city yet, the first thing to do is to dive into its legendary history - understanding the past will help you understand the present. Next, check out our practical hints and tips on travelling to the city, before discovering which of its most important museums, monuments and attractions pique your interest.
Looking for a place to stay?
Booking your accommodation in advance is the best way to get great discounts. Our detailed guide on where to stay in Munich will help you decide which neighbourhood you'd like to look for hotels or apartments in, and our hotel search engine will find you the best deals!
Why is our Munich travel guide the best?
Introducing Munich is a city guide written by travellers for travellers, and contains personalised advice to help you make the most of your trip to the city.
All the information in this guide is valid as of January 2021. If you find any errors or have any comments, please feel free to contact us.