Munich

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Marienplatz featuring landscape views, a city and a sunset
From cozy beer halls to dazzling palaces, sprawling public gardens to cutting-edge museums, the Bavarian capital is a modern city with plenty of traditional charms.

Munich is known as one of the world’s most livable cities. Its strong economy attracts big businesses, while its beautiful architecture, old-world traditions and proximity to the Bavarian Alps draws millions of visitors each year. Take a tour of the inner city on foot to see a range of architectural styles, from the Gothic St. Peter’s Church to the rococo charm of the Asam Church (Asamkirche). Munich was greatly damaged during World War II, but many buildings have been reconstructed with a view to their original style. See a more modern Munich in structures such as the Olympic Tower and the art museum Pinakothek der Moderne.Famous for hosting the world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest, Munich is home to some of the world’s best-regarded brews and a passionate beer culture. Dedicated drinkers come from all parts of the world to try out Munich’s “Big Six” breweries. These include the Hofbräuhaus, which was founded by royals, and the world-famous Löwenbräu. Visit one of the beer gardens in summer to find locals sipping beer under the chestnut trees, like they have done in Munich for centuries. The city is home to a number of important multinational companies. The home-grown BMW has its headquarters in Munich along with its BMW World, a fascinating complex which gives an insight into the past, present and future of German engineering. A trip to Munich is not complete without taking a stroll through the English Garden. This oasis right near the city center has peaceful wooded areas and expansive meadows, with the river Isar flowing through.Jump on one of the sightseeing buses that depart from Munich’s main railway station. These tours give a good overview of the city. Alternatively, rent a bike and pedal along the bikeways that run along the main roads and parks. There is also a clean and efficient public transport system, which provides access to most areas of Munich. However you get around, you are sure to fall for the varied charms of this world city with a proud local tradition.

Where to stay in Munich

Sure Hotel by Best Western Muenchen Hauptbahnhof
Sure Hotel by Best Western Muenchen Hauptbahnhof
3 out of 5
Arnulfstr. 12, Munich, BY, 80335
The price is $72 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 2
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Munich. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (163 reviews)
"The hotel has a great location."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Sure Hotel by Best Western Muenchen Hauptbahnhof
Eden Hotel Wolff
Eden Hotel Wolff
4 out of 5
Arnulfstr. 4, Munich, BY, 80335
The price is $171 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 27
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Munich. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (967 reviews)
"Great hotel! Staff was friendly and helpful, location was extremely convenient for getting around the city (near train and bus stops as well as walking distance to several areas of interest)."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Eden Hotel Wolff
Hilton Munich Airport
Hilton Munich Airport
4.5 out of 5
Terminalstrasse Mitte 20, Oberding, 85356
The price is $163 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Oberding. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,119 reviews)
"Gorgeous hotel Adjacent to airport"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Hilton Munich Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Schwan Locke
Schwan Locke
3.5 out of 5
Landwehrstraße 75, Munich, BY, 80336
The price is $103 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Munich. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt are located nearby. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (67 reviews)
"The property was excellent. Front desk reception very friendly, made check in process super easy. Very professional staff. Rooms are spacious! Modern. Very equipped. Bed is very comfortable. Gym is great. Location is convenient, walking distance from the main central station. Old city 15/20mins ..."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Schwan Locke
Adina Apartment Hotel Munich
Adina Apartment Hotel Munich
4 out of 5
Atelierstrasse 22, 81671, Munich
The price is $140 per night from Jul 17 to Jul 18
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Munich. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Hofbrauhaus and Viktualienmarkt ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (35 reviews)
"Ronnie who works in the afternoon MADE our stay. He is the kindest soul with the best customer service ❤️. Our airline lost our luggage and we had NOTHING. He helped us find clothes, hygienic products, and even food when we got back to the hotel late 🥲. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the train ..."

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Munich
H.ome Serviced Apartments München
H.ome Serviced Apartments München
3.5 out of 5
Am Oberwiesenfeld 7, Munich, AR, 80809
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Munich. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (37 reviews)
"This property is perfect for an extended stay. There were some minor issues with the weekly cleaning, but also understood that they were understaffed and training new people. Whenever there was a problem, it was always addressed promptly. Great connection to the U-Bahn and bus system which allowed ..."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

H.ome Serviced Apartments München
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Munich

You are unlikely to need a car in Munich, at least if you are largely staying within the city. The public transportation system is fantastic and it covers every corner of the city. Between the subway, the light railway, the buses and the trams, you will have plenty of options to get around. Buy one ticket to cover all the different options, either for one journey or for up to three days of travel. Visit the Munich Transport and Tarrif Association website.Browse Munich rental cars.

Best time to visit

Munich’s best-loved event is Oktoberfest, the vast beer festival that, despite its name, starts in September each year. It’s a lot of fun, but the evenings are chilly in Munich in the fall, and accommodations fill up fast. Visit between June and August for pleasant daytime temperatures. Choose April or May instead if fewer tourists and cheaper accommodations are a priority for you.

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