Why you should go to Munich !

The capital of Bavaria, Munich is a prim showcase of high style and old-European charm balanced with a technological edge and economic prosperity that make this southeastern German city one of the world's most livable.

Known for its beautiful architecture, proud cultural heritage, soccer team, modern infrastructure, beer, industry and academic culture, this once medieval city sits on the River Isar about 50 miles (80 km) north of the Bavarian Alps. At its historic center is the Altstadt, the old city, replete with gothic churches, former royal residences, a stunning opera house and the iconic Hofbräuhaus am Platzl beer hall, a prime attraction during one of Germany's biggest Oktoberfest celebrations.

And, beyond the old fortress walls, the city is exceedingly navigable with plenty to explore. A ritzy university and arts district is home to world-class schools and museums, a legacy of 19th century kings who established Munich as a center of arts and sciences. To the northeast of the city center is the English Garden, larger than New York City's Central Park and a stunning urban green area. Although increasingly trendy, to the southeast is Glockenbachviertel (GBV), the traditionally gay neighborhood with Gärtnerplatz square at its center, surrounded by boutiques, cafés and bars. Look to Müllerstrasse for a good selection of LGBTQ nightlife.

This open-minded city, which has had its own Rosa Liste gay rights party since 1996, also delivers well on big gay holidays including massive Christopher Street Day Pride in July, a gay and fetish meeting during Stark-Bier-Fest, the Pink Christmas market and gay Sunday at Oktoberfest, among others.

Bathing in the Isar

What's nice about the Isar, and unusual about rivers that flow through big cities, is that you can swim in it. During the...

Best and brightest by the barrel

Münchners really stand by their bier, and none is more celebrated throughout the land(s) than Augustiner. Undoubtedly any...

Glockenbachviertel

The best bet for anyone wanting to do some aimless strolling outside the bounds of Munich's more touristy Altstadt is to...

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Munich is a town full of history. Especially known for Oktoberfest.
Great for shoppings especially before Christmas!

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What´s not to find in Munich? Pleasant city. Arrived just before Oktoberfest and I only regret that I spent only a few hours while en route to Salzburg.

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Live here. Beautiful, quaint and easy-going...

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I travelled to Munich for the October Fest. I found the city rather dull and industrial, but very well organised. Transport systems were fantastic and well run. I didnt experience the LGBT scene at all other than walking through an area known for its LGBT orientated establishments.