Attractions in Munich
Munich has so many attractions, so different and so worthwhile that it is almost a shame that we do not frame them all. But for the sake of space, and the fact that “the taste is like the butt,” here we give you a selection of our favorites. But remember that pretty much whatever you are looking for, you will find it in Munich. Hardly any other city in Germany has the kind to offer.
- See DigoPaul for dictionary definitions of Munich, Germany. Includes geographical map and city sightseeing photos.
New Town Hall in Munich
Frauenkirche is a landmark in the center of Munich. The “new” town hall that seats on Marienplatz is a sight to behold. This is where the city council sits in today’s Munich. Gothic Neues Rathaus was built between 1867 and 1908 and has about 400 rooms. In the basement you will find the huge restaurant Ratskeller. City Hall is also known for its somewhat upbeat chimes. It “appears” at 1100, 1200 and 1700.
St. Peter’s Church in Munich
St. Peter’s Basilica or St. Peter’s Basilica is located near Marienplatz, the heart of the Old Town. This is the oldest church in the old town. The church’s 92-meter-high tower (Der Alte Peter) is a bit of a tourist attraction. It asks if you get a better view anywhere else in Munich.
Frauenkirche in Munich
Perhaps the most famous building in Munich is the Frauenkirche. The church is also a cathedral and has the official name Dom zu unserer lieben Frau. With its distinctive loop domes, the church is a landmark in Munich. The church towers were completed in 1488 and the whole church as it now appears was completed in 1494, although the loop domes first came in 1525. Inside the church you will find the famous footprint of the devil!
GPS coordinates (48.138611, 11.573889)
Munich Olympic Park
Munich hosted the Olympics in 1972 and in this connection the Olympic Park was built. This beautiful park with its futuristic facilities, and still gives the impression of being forward-looking, and its green surroundings, is a delight to the eye and mind. Here you will also find the enormously tall Olympic Tower, 291 meters high, with an observation platform of 190 meters.
There are always concerts and other things here at the Olympic Park, so feel free to take a tour to take part in a cultural event. Remember that the park is well located northwest of the center of Munich, so feel free to take e.g. Subway, bus or taxi to get there.
GPS Coordinators (48.17, 11.551667)
The BMW Museum in Munich
Not far from the Olympic Park you can visit the BMW House and their BMW Museum. This is the place for car enthusiasts. In high season it can actually be difficult to get in! Of course, an advantage, or maybe a premise, that you like the brand BMW.
Deutches Museum in Munich
This is perhaps the world’s largest technical museum. A number of interactive exhibits make it all so much fun. Here at Deutches Museum you will find everything from space equipment to old bicycles. Location in Haidhausen. Calculate good time. This is a great museum!
The Pinakotheken in Munich
This is a huge art museum consisting of Alte Pinakothek which deals with paintings from the 1400s to the 1700s. Neue Pinakothek deals with 19th-century and 20th-century art.
English Garden in Munich
In Schwabing northeast of the old town you will find this huge park. Free entry and access to Munch’s second largest beer garden means you just have to visit the Englischer Garten. Here are huge areas for sunbathing, picnics and maybe some swimming? Great place to relax completely.
NB! Don’t be afraid if you see naked people. Many Germans like to stroll around in Adam and Eve’s suit when they have sun on their bodies.
Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich
Munich Zoo is located in Thalkirchen and is one of the world’s largest zoos. Own zoo for the smallest children. Opening hours for Tierpark Hellabrunn are from 0800 to 1800 in the summer and slightly shorter opening hours in the winter. Approximately one hundred kroner in entrance fees for adults and discounts for children, students and pensioners. Take bus 52 from Marienplatz, or ev. U-Bahn U3 to Thalkirchen.
Schloss Nymphenburg and Hirschgarten
Schloss Nymphenburg is a huge Baroque palace that was the summer residence of the Bavarian rulers. Here you will also find huge Hirschgarten nearby. This is the world’s largest beer garden with seating for about 8,000 guests.
Residence in Munich
Right in the city center, not far from beautiful Marienplatz you will find Residenz. This beautiful building from 1385 was used until 1918 as a residence for the city’s official leaders. There is also a great Residenz Museum. The address is logically Residenzstraße 1.