What to do in Munich

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Marienplatz featuring landscape views, a city and a sunset

Munich Attractions

Munich, Germany, is one of those cities which seems ripped from a fairy tale. Charming architecture dominates the streets, castles perch in the distance, and ages-old folklore is just as relevant as modern amenities. Want to spend some time discovering the top sights? Pick up a Munich map, and let us help you put together an unforgettable itinerary.

This gorgeous region is home to a variety of stately places and ornate castles, and one of the best things to do in Munich is spend an afternoon exploring the majesty. Start your Munich excursions with a trip to the Schloss Nymphenburg palace and museums, and then head to the Residenz for a look at its castle, halls, and galleries. You can even venture beyond the city’s borders to regal sights like the Schloss Dachau — several Munich tours can get you to the area — but you’ll find plenty of must see tourist attractions in Munich itself.

If you’d rather spend your time browsing art collections, check out the city’s network of museums. Munich was once the art centre of Germany, so you’ll discover several places to view a world of masterpieces. Museum Brandhorst is home to an exciting array of modern art, the Glyptothek focuses on Greek sculpture, and Pinakotheken is made up of three museums dedicated to works ranging from the 15th to 20th centuries.

Of course, Munich is so charming, you’ll have just as much fun simply strolling the local streets. Residents and travelers alike refer to the city as Toytown due to its quaint atmosphere and clean aesthetic, and you’ll find examples of this character in nearly each of its neighborhoods. Schwabing is one of the top spots to browse boutiques and sample the regional cuisine, and Maxvorstadt is a tree-lined university district that features several cultural Munich activities. No matter where you go, you’ll find something to grab your attention. That’s the magic of Munich.


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What to do in Munich

Free Things to Do in Munich

Leave your purse in the hotel room. It's easy to have fun in Munich without surrendering a cent.

Olympic Park - You'll love this attraction if your aim is to live it up and have some fun.

European Patent Office - Architecture fan or not, you're certain to be impressed by this landmark's modern design.

Koenigsplatz - Roam around this historic site and learn a couple of secrets from long ago.

Karlsplatz - Stachus - Discover why locals and travelers alike are drawn to the vibe of this place.

Eisbach Surfing - Find a spot to sit and savor the peacefulness that goes hand in hand with being around water.

Rindermarkt - Plan a visit and learn about the significance of this place to the community.

Damenstiftskirche - No matter what you believe in, this place will inspire a sense of reverence in you.

Old Botanical Garden - Grab your picnic blanket, pack some nibbles and find a cozy spot to relish Mother Nature.

Things to Do in Munich with Kids

Munich is a terrific place for a family vacation. Bring the little ones along and enjoy these family friendly experiences together:


 

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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Munich on a sunny day?
What to do in Munich on a rainy day?
There’s no need to splash your way through a wet day when there are so many wonderful indoor activities to try:


What is Munich famous for?
Head straight toward Marienplatz and English Garden if you’re into big-name attractions.
What should I not miss in Munich?
Put these things toward the top of your to-do list to get the most out of your trip:

  • Allianz Arena
  • Hofbrauhaus
  • Olympic Park
  • BMW World

Are there cheap things to do in Munich?
What can you do in Munich for free?
Your time away in Munich won’t cost an arm and a leg with free things like these to keep you entertained:

  • Marienplatz
  • English Garden
  • Olympic Park
  • Viktualienmarkt


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