Munich

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Munich

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

Hilton Munich Airport
Hilton Munich Airport
4.5 out of 5
Terminalstrasse Mitte 20, Oberding, 85356
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! (1,207 reviews)
"Great stopover location, really enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on 14 May,2022

Hilton Munich Airport
Eden Hotel Wolff
Eden Hotel Wolff
4 out of 5
Arnulfstr. 4, Munich, BY, 80335
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 their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (976 reviews)
"Perfect location across from the train station and only a short walk to Marienplatz."

Reviewed on 16 May,2022

Eden Hotel Wolff
KING's HOTEL Center
KING's HOTEL Center
3.5 out of 5
Marsstrasse 15, Munich, BY, 80335
Stay at this 3.5-star boutique hotel in Munich. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property condition ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (979 reviews)
"I would highly recommend this hotel . It is very clean , the rooms are very comfortable and attractive and the staff helpful and friendly It is also centrally located close to the train Would be a great choice for any traveller"

Reviewed on 28 Apr,2022

KING's HOTEL Center
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.
Adina Apartment Hotel Munich
Adina Apartment Hotel Munich
4 out of 5
Atelierstrasse 22, 81671, Munich
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (27 reviews)
"Great for a 10-day stay. Close to train station and bus station. Staff was friendly and helpful - always recognized us. Room was great - larger than usual European hotels. Refrigerator, washer/dryer and dishwasher were very useful. Housekeeping during the week was outstanding . . . but weekend housekeepers ..."

Reviewed on 3 May,2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Munich
Schwan Locke
Schwan Locke
3.5 out of 5
Landwehrstraße 75, Munich, BY, 80336
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Munich. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (57 reviews)
"The staff was awesome and the amenities were better than a regular hotel. Our room was modern, clean, and comfy. It was perfect for exploring Munich and we hope to return!"

Reviewed on 30 Mar,2022

Schwan Locke
SMARTments business München Parkstadt Schwabing
SMARTments business München Parkstadt Schwabing
3.5 out of 5
Walter-Gropius-Straße 11, Munich, BY, 80807
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Munich. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (28 reviews)
shocking, tried and angry
"I booked 2 rooms at SmartMents Munich. Due to Lufthansa Flight delay, i checked in 1 day late. I wrote (e-mail) to Smartments about my flight delay but no respond at all. After all, these room were charged. due to the delay flight and some hassle at car rental, I arrived hotel at ~2:30am, and i was ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jun,2019

SMARTments business München Parkstadt Schwabing
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.

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