Overview Munich

Visiting Munich

The capital of Bavarian Germany, Munich’s lively culture, world-class museums and close proximity to the Alps make it an enduringly popular vacation destination for partiers, history buffs and families alike.

Munich is home to Oktoberfest, the largest annual fair in the world. Over seven million liters of beer are consumed over the last weeks of September and the beginning of October, as over 5 million revelers flock to the fest’s many beer tents and food stalls.

The Bavarian legacy of Munich is everywhere, from the old town center of Marienplatz to the regal former palaces the Munich Residenz and the Schloss Nyphenburg. Visitors to the Residenz can still observe some of the Bavarian glory, on display in the palace’s 130 open rooms and massive treasury.

Perched on an island in the city’s Isar River, the ... Read More
The capital of Bavarian Germany, Munich’s lively culture, world-class museums and close proximity to the Alps make it an enduringly popular vacation destination for partiers, history buffs and families alike.

Munich is home to Oktoberfest, the largest annual fair in the world. Over seven million liters of beer are consumed over the last weeks of September and the beginning of October, as over 5 million revelers flock to the fest’s many beer tents and food stalls.

The Bavarian legacy of Munich is everywhere, from the old town center of Marienplatz to the regal former palaces the Munich Residenz and the Schloss Nyphenburg. Visitors to the Residenz can still observe some of the Bavarian glory, on display in the palace’s 130 open rooms and massive treasury.

Perched on an island in the city’s Isar River, the Deutsches Museum is the world’s largest museum of technology and science, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors a year to its 28,000 exhibit objects covering more than 50 fields of science and technology. One of the world’s best collections of Old Masters is housed in Munich’s Alte Pnakothek, while 19th and 20th century masterpieces are housed in the Neue Pinakothek and Pinakothek der Modern respectively.

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Stories and Tips Munich

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Christmas Eve & Day in Munich

Written by ch2001 on 08 Apr, 2012

Every blog, discussion board and book I read said all the restaurants and attractions were closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Munich. We nearly altered our plans because so many reviews said Munich was a ghost town these two days - I'm glad we…Read More


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First Trip To Europe II - Munich and Fini

Written by flyingscot4 on 19 Aug, 2011

Munich is special, at least it is for me. I was stationed in Nürnberg, Germany during the early 60's and I spent many weekends in Munich. When I couldn't get an overnight pass, the city was still only a bit over an hour…Read More


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First Trip To Europe II - Speaking of Flying...

Written by flyingscot4 on 10 Aug, 2011

I love IgoUgo! It is the one travel site that does not restrict subjects that are common as long as the writing is reasonable and not terribly insulting to others. Those of us who write frequently are grateful. I know that I…Read More


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Mah-velous Munich (Munchen).

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 15 May, 2011

I have been to Europe six times and three of those times, I have been to Germany and the Munich area. The first time I went to Munich was in 1987, but it was only going to and from the airport to and from…Read More


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Opening Day

Written by ripplefan2 on 02 Oct, 2007

After the loud crack of the 16 fireworks, we headed straight off for the beer tents. Unfortunately, so did everyone else so we decided to go for a walk around the carnival area. On our way over to the party, we realized that the best…Read More


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The Opening Ceremony

Written by ripplefan2 on 02 Oct, 2007

After a night of partying with some people we had met at dinner, we were supposed to meet them at 9am at the Hofbrauhaus, but since our hangovers deterred us from that, we decided to watch the opening ceremony. The main strip of beer tents…Read More


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Opening Day's Evening

Written by ripplefan2 on 02 Oct, 2007

After a quick siesta over at our hotel, we prepared ourselves for the mayhem that the evening was undoubtedly going to bring. Heading back over to Theresenwiese, we realized exactly what nighttime at Oktoberfest might mean; drunk milk maids and guys in lader housens screaming…Read More


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The Day Before the Party

Written by ripplefan2 on 29 Sep, 2007

I have wanted to go to Oktoberfest for the last couple of years, and something has come up each year that has prevented me from attending. I have even been in Europe while it was happening the last two years and couldn’t hit it up.…Read More


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Cheap Eating or Drinking

Written by LenR on 16 Mar, 2007

One of the great joys of Munich is finding places were the local food and drinks are cheap and delicious. There are many places where you can eat and drink for less than 10 euros but discovering them is the trick. You should start with…Read More


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Main Railway Station

Written by LenR on 16 Mar, 2007

Although Munich has several suburban stations, for international trains the Hauptbahnhof (central station) is the only stop. Munich’s railway station is massive, housing many shops, service facilities and even its own hotel. It is located on Bahnhofplatz in the heart of the city. From here…Read More


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