Flights to Munich
Munich – a lot more than just the Oktoberfest
Lead: Munich offers you top-quality museums, wonderful green parks and avenues, pleasant coffee houses, the biggest beer halls and shops for every taste and pocket. The nearby Alps and wonderful natural surroundings make Germany’s third-largest city even more attractive. Discover it with us.
Munich for the weekend
Begin your exploration of the city in the main square, the Marienplatz. Visit the medieval Frauenkirche and stroll to the New Town Hall. Order a coffee in one of the bars and wait for the famous ‘glockenspiel’ with its moving figures to tell its story. Visit Munich’s world-famous art museum the Alte Pinakothek, or the Deutsches Museum, the largest museum of technology and science in the world, and breathe the fresh air in the Englischer Garten, a large public park. If you feel like a bite, grab a Weisswurst and pretzel from one of the street stalls. End the day with a cold beer in one of the city’s six breweries.
Munich for entertainment
If you’ve missed the Oktoberfest, the biggest and most famous beer festival, sample the beer in one of Munich’s many traditional beer halls, complete with dirndl-wearing waitresses and live music. Have a drink with the locals on the Marienplatz or in the city park. Let your day turn into night in one of the bars or clubs of the trendy Schwabing district.
Munich for shopping
On Munich’s most famous shopping street, the Maximilianstraße, you will find Nymphenburg porcelain and the boutiques of famous fashion designers. More youthful and accessible design outlets can be found in Schwabing. PEP, OEZ and Riem Arkaden are just three of the many shopping malls you can visit. On Fridays and Saturdays you can browse the flea markets. In December a festive atmosphere is conjured up by colourful Christmas markets.
When travelling to Munich do not miss:
- Frauenkirche: the wonderful fifteenth-century cathedral with twin 99-metre bell towers.
- New Town Hall: at set times every day the famous ‘glockenspiel’, with 43 bells and 32 moving figures, chimes and re-enacts two different stories.
- Pinakothek: three impressive art museums – the Alte (Old) Pinakothek, with works from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, the Neue (New) Pinakothek, with works from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, covering twentieth-century art.
- Nymphenburg Castle: this baroque palace with its seventeenth-century park was once the summer residence of the royal family.
- Deutches Museum: the largest technical museum in the world with an excellent interactive collection that even includes spacecraft.
- Hofbräuhaus: the world-famous beer hall can seat 2,500 guests.
- Englischer Garten: this giant park popular with locals and tourists alike represents the green heart of the city.
- Olympiapark: the venue for the 1972 Olympic Games, complete with stadium and other sports facilities and green areas, has become a popular gathering place and events venue.