Welcome to München
München is the Capital of the state of Bavaria and lies near the foot of the German Alps. It is Germany's second most popular destination after Berlin, and has something to offer to everyone, be it culture, hi-tech, parks and greenery, night-life, architecture, beer gardens, shopping or the skiing and sailing close by.
Hofbrauhaus - www.hofbraeuhaus.de
Beer has been swilled at this world-famous tavern site in the centre of München since it became a royal brewery in 1605. Equally famous is the Bavarian jollity and conviviality, known as 'Gemütlichkeit', which has emanated directly from the Hofbrauhaus in Munich along with the beer which flows freely there each day, served by robust rosy-cheeked young women clad in Bavarian dress in liter-sized beer steins..
The Marienplatz is the heart of München and the site of its most important historic buildings. The square is dominated by the Neo-Gothic Town Hall featuring its famous Glockenspiel, both built in the 19th century. The Glockenspiel delights visitors when it chimes the hours every day at 11am, 12pm and 5pm with its 43 bells, accompanied by moving clockwork figures that display vignettes from München's history.
Olympia Park - www.olympiapark.de
München's massive Olympic park complex was constructed for the 20th Olympic Games in 1972, but remains a marvel of modern engineering. Visitors to the site can enjoy a spectacular view from the revolving restaurant and observation terrace, which tops the 950-foot (290m) high Olympic Tower.
Nymphenburg Palace - http://www.schloesser.bayern.de/englisch/palace/index.htm
About five miles (8km) from the city centre, accessible by tram and bus, is the interesting Schloss Nymphenburg, originally a summer home for the Munich aristocracy. The palace has been expanded, altered and fitted with various eccentricities by succeeding owners over the centuries since building began on it in 1664.
Visits & Excursions
Worth to do and visit:
… walk from Karlsplatz to Marienplatz explore the shops and churches
… rent a bicycle and cycle through the Englischer Garten
… visit the Olympia Park, and on a good day go up the Olympiaturm
… visit a beer garden or beer cellar
… get a real taste of Bavaria and eat in the Ratskeller, the restaurant under the Rathaus (City Hall)
… if you're fit enough, go up Alter Peter at the Marienplatz to get a great view of the city
… visit the Viktualienmarkt next to the Marienplatz
… obviously at Oktoberfest time, visit the Oktoberfest
… have a Bavarian breakfast in a beer garden or beer cellar
… visit the former concentration camp in Dachau
… visit the fairy tale castles Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau and Linderhof
… go and visit Garmisch Partenkirchen with a Zugspitze Roundtrip (the highest mountain in Germany, situated in the Wetterstein range, in the Northern Limestone Alps)
… visit Wieskirche (Unesco World Heritage)
… take a day trip to the Abbey of Andechs and see the famous Benedictine monastery
… book a cruise on the Königssee Lake and visit St. Bartoloma Church
… enjoy the Lake Chiemsee - Bavaria's biggest lake - with the Herreninsel and Fraueninsel islands
… do not miss the BMW world
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