Monuments and attractions in Munich

Make the most of your time in the Bavarian capital - discover Munich's most important monuments and most popular tourist attractions:

Our top 5 must-visit places

Hofbräuhaus

With a history dating back to 1589, the Hofbräuhaus Brewery has become Munich's most popular beer hall and one of the most famous in the world.

Marienplatz

Marienplatz has been the geographical and cultural heart of Munich since 1158 and is home to important buildings like the Old and New Town Halls.

Odeonsplatz

A large square located in the north of Munich's Altstadt, Odeonsplatz is the site of several of the city's most emblematic monuments.

BMW Welt

An exhibition centre, museum and event venue dedicated to all things BMW, the BMW Welt is Bavaria's most visited tourist attraction.

Viktualienmarkt

Fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan cheeses, colourful flowers and much much more fill the lively Viktualienmarkt, a historic market in Munich.

For petrol-heads

BMW Factory

The BMW Group Plant in Munich gives visitors an interactive experience of the design and production process of the brand's vehicles. Learn all about it!

Other places to see in Munich

Olympiapark

Built for the 1972 Summer Olympic Games, the Olympia Park is a large complex that often hosts cultural, social and sporting events.

Residenz

The official residence of the Bavarian royals between 1508 and 1918, the Munich Residenz is the biggest city palace in Germany.

Nymphenburg Palace

Built as a summer residence for the Wittelsbach family, Schloss Nymphenburg is an elegant Baroque palace surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Karslplatz

Known locally as Stachus, Karlsplatz is a square located in the heart of Munich built in the 18th century after the Medieval city wall was demolished.

Munich City Gates

Karlstor, Isartor and Sendlinger Tor are the three gates that remain from Munich's Medieval city walls.

New Town Hall

Built between 1867 and 1908 in striking Neo-Gothic style, Munich's New Town Hall, or Neues Rathaus, is one of the city's most emblematic buildings.

Old Town Hall

Looking more like a fairytale castle than a town hall, Munich's Altes Rathaus has been at the heart of the Bavarian capital for over 700 years.

The 5 most interesting churches

St Peter's Church

Dating back to the 12th century, St Peter's Church, or Peterkirche, is Munich's oldest Catholic church and one of the most important symbols of the city. 

Asam Church

An exquisite example of German Baroque style, St Johann Nepomuk Church is better known as the Asamkirche after the brothers who built in the 17th century.

Frauenkirche

Built on the remains of a Romanesque church between 1468 and 1525, Munich Cathedral - locally known as Frauenkirche - is the biggest church in the city.

St Michael's Church

Built in the 16th century, St Michael's Church in Munich is a magnificent Jesuit temple known for being the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps.

Theatinerkirche

Built in the 17th century, the Theatinerkirche boasts a striking yellow Rococo façade which has become a popular symbol of Munich.