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Servus, as the locals say, and welcome to the Bavarian state capital of Munich.

The cosmopolitan city with a heart is one of the most popular destinations in Germany for international meetings

and exciting events, combining tradition and innovation like no other big city.

The so-called most northern city in Italy is also an ideal starting point for day trips to the countryside.


The picturesque lakes and the nearby Alps offer myriad opportunities for leisure activities and excursions. Discover the urban lifestyle and the Bavarian way of life. Learn more from us about what is so typically Munich.


Nothing is more typical of Munich than the Oktoberfest. Every year, the largest folk festival in the world welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world. For just three weeks, the Theresienwiese is the scene of celebration and swaying to music. And that for more than 200 years. It's a tradition that couldn't be more Bavarian.


Countless festival tents, showmen, and carnival rides provide for a high-spirited and joyful mood. The physical well-being of the guests is also ensured. Every year about 7.5 million liters of beer and more than 500,000 roasted chickens are consumed. Curious? We have compiled more detailed information about Oktoberfest for you.


Munich is considered the city of beer. The beer brewing tradition can be traced all the way back to the 13th century. Today there are seven famous breweries in Munich. Augustiner, Franziskaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu, Löwenbräu and Paulaner.


Where better to enjoy Munich beer than in a Biergarten? Visiting a Biergarten is inextricably linked to the Bavarian lifestyle. For more than 200 years, Biergartens have been part of the cultural image of Munich. What is special about a Biergarten is that visitors are expressly permitted to bring their own food. You can organize your own light meal and enjoy a nice cold beer with it.


For about 14 kilometers, the Isar flows through Munich, creating a unique space for recovery and leisure time for everyone.

The paths along the banks of the river are popular mostly with runners and strolling pedestrians,

while numerous barbecue zones attract people during the summer months.


But swimming and surfing are also permitted in the Isar. Those who want to discover Munich by way of water should book a raft ride on the Isar. The ideal location for the event finale to an eventful day awaits visitors to the Biergarten zum Flaucher with Bavarian specialties and traditional brass band music right on the banks of the Isar.

The Munich city center

The city center of Munich is considered the center of Bavarian joie de vivre and zest for life.

This is where tradition and modern lifestyle meet and create the unique Munich lifestyle.

From Karlsplatz (Stachus) to Marienplatz to the Isartor, the city center of Munich offers numerous leisure time opportunities.

The Viktualienmarkt, the Bavarian State Opera, the Sendlinger Tor, the Frauenkirche, the Alte Peter, the Rathaus or the Maximillianeum are only a few of the attractions located in the city center. Once the sightseeing ends,

the numerous shops and boutiques lure visitors to an abundance of shopping experiences.

The museum district

Visitors can also easily quench their thirst for culture and the arts in Munich. The museum district (Museumsviertel) in the Maxvorstadt is lined with one museum after the other, just as the name says.

In the cultural heart of Munich there are many important museums, collections, and scientific institutions.

The Alte and Neue Pinakothek are located here, as well as the Pinakothek of the Modern, the Lenbachhaus, the Glyptothek, the state collection of antiques and religious objects, ,as well as the Museum Brandhorst.

As you can see, there is much to discover in Munich's museum district.


In and around Munich there are more green spaces than in almost any other large city in the world.

When the weather is nice, the English garden draws many visitors with its spacious meadows. The Olympic Park,

established for the Summer Olympic Games in 1972, offers extensive park facilities for walking and running.


The countryside surrounding Munich also offers numerous destinations for day trips and excursions for those

who like hiking or biking. In addition, there are different leisure parks, the land of five lakes, and the countless

mountains and castles all not far from Munich. For dedicated winter sports athletes, the Alps are even in sight.


Innovation is written large in Munich. The Munich airport is considered one of the most modern airports in all of Europe.

The Allianz Arena, with its spectacular lighted facade, is known well beyond the Bavarian state borders.

The futuristic BMW World draws visitors year after year and is considered one of the most popular excursion destinations

in all of Bavaria. There is much to discover and even more to experience in Munich, the cosmopolitan city with a heart. Innovation and tradition come together here and connect into one unified whole.

A list of the best attractions in and around Munich can be found on the Munich city portal.

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