Although Munich is one of the most developed cities in Europe, it never ceases to resemble of a small village that invites the visitor to know, to live and to revisit in every trip. If, this trip coincided with the Oktoberfest or Christmas, then it’s even better!
If you’re looking for the perfect place to start your acquaintance with Munich, then you need to head to their highly impressive British gardens of the city. Here you will have the opportunity to get a first glimpse of the personality of Munich in combination with its unique nature in a park larger than Central Park in New York. If you are lucky, you may see the unique spectacle of surfers to harness the icy waters of the artificial river Eisbach. Munich is a city full of museums. However, if you must choose one to visit, that should be the Deutsches Museum, the largest science museum in the world.
The most favorite habit in any journey is the search for the best view in town. In the case of the Bavarian capital, will find it at the top of the temple of Alter Peter. Alternatively, look at the top of the Olympic Tower. Many times you will hear the locals talk about Föhn. This is a weather phenomenon where over the area warm wind blowing, the sky is clear and the view is unique. Munich and beer are two words synonymous. Visit and enjoy responsibly unique varieties of beer at Augustiner, one of the oldest pubs in the area and a favorite meeting point of the city’s inhabitants.
Olympic Tower, Munich
The best time to visit Munich is the last days of September, and then the trees have acquired their autumnal color, the weather is nice, and already visitors from around the world have begun to arrive on the occasion of the Oktoberfest. The latter is one of the most famous festivals in the world and takes place in 1810 as a continuation of the custom of royal weddings in the area. If you prefer Christmas, then you will be able to enjoy a magical Christmas market and of course the ski slopes of the Alps.
Do not miss the chance to go shopping in the flea market Viktualienmarkt, to see Bayern Munich Ribery and the impressive Allianz Arena and of course, to try a variety of local traditional brotzeitplatte. Use public transport in Munich. I’ll go anywhere and are renowned for their top quality and service organization.
If you have days at your disposal, use Munich as a starting point for your acquaintance with the enchanting scenery of the surrounding region, where you will find attractions such as lakes Tegernsee, Walchensee and Chiemsee and of course, the beautiful castle Neuschwanstein.
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By Nicole P.
Munich photos: Frank, k_noname, Sigfus Sigmundsson, Steffen Benter.