… and to see as much of Bavaria as possible:
In the evening the Innstadt, with its various pubs, welcomes you, and for people who love to dance there are plenty of clubs in the centre. Munich appears to be a city of contrasts: modern urban structures, but also classical and baroque architecture, pleasant beer gardens and high-end restaurants with meals from all over the world, lively city life next to the quiet English Garden.
This makes Munich a unique city worth visiting.
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The Marienplatz in the centre with its New Town Hall is an ideal starting point for a tour through Munich. Going along to the Rindermarkt, you come to the Church of St. Peter where you can visit the rococo-style church or just go up the tower, from which you have a great view of Munich, and, when the weather is good, the Alps. On the other side of the church you come to the famous Viktualienmarkt, which is Munich´s most popular open air market where you can buy not only fresh fruits and vegetables, but also traditional Bavarian Schweinshaxe, seafood, different cheeses, herbs, and honey products.
Also just a stone´s throw away from the Marienplatz is the city´s landmark, the Cathedral church of our Lady (Frauenkirche) with its two famous towers and late gothic nave.
Walking through the centre you’re sure to find a souvenir in one of the many shops, but also the latest fashion along Kaufingerstraße and its side streets and alleys.
If you are hungry and want to taste traditional bavarian food and eat in a good atmosphere, the Hofbräuhaus Am Platzl is the right restaurant in which to take a break. Bavarian beer and traditional dishes are served. However, be aware that tables labeled with “Stammtisch” are reserved for regulars.
If you haven’t had enough of beer, you can visit the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum (Sterneckerstraße 2) where you can learn more about the history of beer and the purity law and can taste Munich´s beer.
The art lover will rather enjoy one of the three art galleries:
In the Alte Pinakothek (Barer Str. 27) one can find paintings from the Middle Ages to the Rococo, amongst them works from Rubens and Dürer.
The Neue Pinakothek (Barerstr. 29) shows paintings from the 18th to the 20th century, starting with Francisco Goya and Caspar David Friedrichs romantic works, through the beautiful collection of french impressionists like Monet, Degas and Renoir combined with sculptures of the epoch.
The amazing architecture of the Pinakothek der Moderne alone (Barer Str. 40) makes it worth a look, but the art and design collection of the 20th and 21st century inside is also impressive.
Rather royal feelings give you a visit of Munich´s residence (Verwaltung der Residenz München, Residenzstr. 1), one of Europe’s most significant museums of interior decoration, located next to the classical Max- Joseph- Platz.
For those interested in technology, the “Deutsches Museum” (Museumsinsel 1) is the ideal place to spend time: whether it be planes, a model of nuclear fission, the development of computers, or musical instruments – you have to choose from a wide range of departments, because there is so much, that visiting everything would take a month!
The fastest transport is with the underground railway or the tram.