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Things to do in Munich

Experience a variety of things to do in Munich. A city steeped in history, the Bavarian capital will fascinate and charm you with its turbulent past and bursting cultural scene.

Famous for its beautiful architecture, annual Oktoberfest celebration and highly acclaimed museums. Munich thrives with fantastic shopping, dining and nightlife. In December the flea markets are transformed into Christkindlmarkt, a celebration of Christmas with an enchanting atmosphere and a selection of festive treats and souvenirs. Embrace Bavarian culture at Oktoberfest a world-renowned beer festival with live music, traditional food and beer from six of the main breweries in Munich.

Shopping.

Shopping

Enjoy some retail therapy in Munich. Start at the pedestrianised boulevard between Marienplatz and Karlsplatz, one of the busiest shopping areas. Then take a stroll around the city’s largest and most famous outdoor marketplace - it’s a great place to enjoy a tipple in the open-air beer garden.

Sightseeing.

Sightseeing

Visit Olympiapark, home of the 1972 Olympics. Get a great perspective of Munich on a roof climb, or from the top of the Olympiaturm tower. Admire the neo-gothic building that houses the New Town Hall, or Neus Rathaus, in Marienplatz. Then see the third incarnation of its predecessor Altes Rathaus, which is now a toy museum.

Food.

Food

Tantalise your taste buds as you explore Munich’s exciting dining scene. Fraunhofer is a wonderful city centre brewpub that serves a great selection of southern German favourites. It also has a tiny theatre at the back. Enjoy Bavarian-Japanese fusion at No Mi Ya, Greek specialties at Restaurant Piatsa and Tex Mex at Joe Pena’s.

Nightlife.

Nightlife

Founded in 1824, Augustinekeller is still a popular Munich beer garden and one of the few buildings to have survived the WWII bombings. Absorb the authentic atmosphere and admire the beautiful grounds over an Augustiner beer. Hit the nightclubs of Kultfabrik or sip cocktails in Mr Mumble’s New Orleans Bar in Klenzestrasse.

Sightseeing in Munich

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Hitler and the Third Reich Munich walking tour
Hitler and the Third Reich Munich walking tour.

Many of Munich's buildings carry the secrets of a dark past. Just six decades ago, Munich bore the official title, Hauptstadt der Bewegung, the Capital of the Nazi Movement. Find out why on this captivating walking tour.

In a unique and fascinating journey, your dedicated guide will open up this hidden history for you. See the beer-halls which hosted the first small gatherings of the fanatics who one day would lead the Third Reich, and the place where Hitler made his first major speeches.

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