Englischer Garten

In sprawling, 18th-century informal "English" style, the Englischer Garten world's most impressive public parks. Running the length of the city center to its...

  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Hiking
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Münchner Residenz

Altstadt

The Residenz is one of the most visited sites in the city, and it's no wonder, with ten courtyards and over a hundred rooms filled with objects from the former royal...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical

Glockenbachviertel

Glockenbachviertel

Named after a former casting facility from the 15th and 16th century where church bells were produced, the Glockenbachviertel is definitively Munich's trendiest...

  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
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Neuschwanstein Castle

Although perhaps best known for inspiring the Disneyland castle, there is much, much more to the story of this 19th-century yet-unfinished Romanesque Revival palace....

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • Museum
  • Excursions
  • Amusement Park

Königsplatz

Maxvorstadt

This wide-open, neo-classical square designed by Karl von Fischer is truly the center of Munich's cultural life. With the Glyptothek and Propylaea framing its...

  • Walking
  • Park
  • Museum
  • Fun & games
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Marienplatz

Altstadt

Serving as the city's square since the 12th-century, there's no wonder all signs point here. Whether you're gathering on the hour with other tourists to gawk up at...

  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour
  • Architecture

Neues Rathaus

Altstadt

This city hall, finished at the beginning of the 20th century, is a textbook example of the neo-Gothic style that was in vogue during the time. But the facade is not...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Botanischer Garten

Nymphenburg

Annexed to the Schloss Nymphenburg, these newer gardens were created in 1914, supplanting the old ones near Karlsplatz. Today the botanical collection contains as...

  • Park
  • Museum

Chinesischer Turm

Englischer Garten

A 25-meter wood contruction in the style of a Chinese pagoda, this rather unique landmark in the center of the English Garden is an unbeatable spot, at least for...

  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Deutsches Museum

Museuminsel

It might fall through the cracks because of the popularity of the Pinakotheke, but the world's largest museum of science and technology should on no account be...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical

Odeonsplatz

Altstadt

A square built in the early 19th century by Klenze, the same architect of the Alte Pinakothek, Odeonsplatz serves as a central hub of foot traffic bordered by the...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour
  • Walking

Sendlinger Straße

Altstadt

Between Rindermarkt and Hackenstrasse is this car-free shopper's paradise. Stroll by the large collection of outdoor stores, restaurants and fashion boutiques and...

  • Shopping Street

Ammersee

Herrsching

This glorious, sprawling lake draws hikers, bathers, athletes and picnickers to its swimming docks, barbecue sites and generous sport areas. On the shore near Diesen...

  • Freshwater beach
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Hiking
  • Excursions
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun

Fasaneriesee

Fasanerie

Another lake, along with Feldmochinger and Lerchenauer, in the trifecta north of Munich, Fasaneriesee is a popular bathing spot for families due to its quieter, more...

  • Freshwater beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Excursions

Feldmochingersee

Feldmoching

A man-made lake from the thirties, this lake is perhaps Munich's second most popular after the Starnberger. Rather idyllic, it is surrounded by tall trees and...

  • Freshwater beach
  • Wellness
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Excursions

Feringasee

Unterföhring

Just below the northernmost stretch of A99, the roadway which circles Munich, is this man-made lake. Designed for sun bathing, there is never any scarcity of place...

  • Freshwater beach
  • Winter sport
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Excursions

Starnbergersee

Starnberger

The closest lake to Munich, the Starnbergersee is also one of its most beautiful. Created by ice age glaciers from the Alps, it is 127 meters deep and offers...

  • Freshwater beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Cultural & Historical

The Isar River

Flowing from Tirol in Austria, the Isar is as important to Munich as the Spree is to Berlin. Sunbathe (there are places where it can be managed in the nude), surf in...

  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Natural Attraction
  • Hiking
  • City Tour
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun

Westpark

Sendling-Westpark

Designed by Peter Kluska for the International Garden Expo of 1982, Westport is Munich's second-largest park with a rose garden with over 500 rose species, two

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Fun & games
  • Food & drink
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Sports

A Kind of Guise

Maxvorstadt

A pared-down but ultra-stylish local brand, A Kind of Guise offers men's and women's attire in the casual-but-statement-making genre. It's flagship store on...

  • Boutique

Alte Pinakothek

Maxvorstadt

Home to one of the most astounding collections of Old Master paintings in the world, it's old (alte) in so far that the collection comprises works from the 14th to...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Museum

Alter Südfriedhof

Isarvorstadt

Founded as a burial ground outside of the city gates for plague victims in the 16th century, and then becoming a cemetery for the dead of the Sendlinger uprising, it...

  • Park
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Walking

Altes Rathaus

Altstadt

Until 1874, this building not only served as city hall but underwent a serious number of facelifts throughout the years. Beginning with the construction of its Grand...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical

Asamkirch

Altstadt

Built by the Asam brothers - one a sculptor and stuccoist, the other a painter - as a private chapel, the aptly named Asamkirch is an 18th century Baroque and Rococo...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Architecture

Bayerischer Staatsoper

Altstadt

Dating back to 1653, this world-famous opera company performed the premiere of Mozart's Idomeneo and since 1875 has hosted the prestigious Münchner Opernfestspiele...

  • Performing arts
  • Architecture

Beach 38°

Ostbahnhof

Beach 38° is a sleek indoor space in a made-over factory complex with an artificial beach, deck chairs for lounging, beach volleyball courts and a chic beachfront

  • Urban beach
  • Sports
  • Food & drink

Breiter Hut & Mode

Altstadt

Founded in 1863 in Rott and 1911 in Munich, this famous hat and fashion store is a family-run business now in its fifth generation. Its principal location, near the

  • Specialty Shop

Cuvilliéstheater

Altstadt

The Cuvilliés Theatre was first commissioned by Maximilian III Joseph in the 18th-century after the Residence's other theatre burned down. Though it was blasted to...

  • Performing arts
  • Architecture

Das Lehnbahhaus

Maxvorstadt

Housed in an early 20th century villa this world-class museum features many Munich painters such as Klee, Kandinsky and Macke. The permanent collection showcases...

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  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Museum

Der 7. Himmel

Isarvorstadt

The name translates to Seventh Heaven, which accurately describes the state of euphoria any stylish bargain-hunters as they paw through the racks at this ladies'

  • Boutique