Holiday in Munich to explore the winding streets of the Altstadt (Old Town). Or tinker with hands-on science exhibits at the Deutsches Museum. Dine on traditional Bavarian sausage and pickled sauerkraut cabbage, or head to the bistros in the trendy Schwabing district. Wrap up your holiday on Munich's upscale shopping street, Maximilianstrasse.
Start at Marienplatz square to admire Munich's Glockenspiel, complete with moving figures, before buying picnic food at the Viktualienmarkt. Stop to see the Gothic red-brick architecture of Munich's largest church, the Frauenkirche. On return holidays, learn about Munich's beer culture at the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum. Or browse the trendy boutiques in the Schwabing district. Complete your holiday with an orchestral concert at Munich's Neoclassical National Theatre.
On Munich holidays, grab a hot pretzel and coffee from street vendors on Marienplatz square. Or browse the stalls at Munich's Viktualienmarkt for takeaway sandwiches, cheese and fresh produce. Sample Bavarian specialities such as sausages, apple strudel pastries and sauerkraut at Altstadt (Old Town) restaurants on your holiday. Join Munich's night owls for late dining in the Schwabing district.
Try Munich's beer on holiday at the Hofbruhaus brewery as you're entertained by traditional German bands. Enjoy people-watching at cafes on Munich's historic Marienplatz. Catch DJs spinning techno tunes in Munich's late-night Haidhausen clubs, or head to nearby Schwabing, an edgy Munich university neighbourhood where energetic crowds fill the bars.
On a holiday in Munich, tour Ludwig II's splendid castles starting with Neuschwanstein, the model for Disney's Cinderella Castle, in Fssen. At Bavaria's largest lake, Chiemsee, explore Schloss Herreninsel palace, modelled on Versailles. For a really energetic Munich holiday, climb Germany's highest peak, the 9718-feet-high Zugspitze, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.