Discover Munich, the metropolis of the south on the edge of the Alps.
Located in the foothills of the Alps between the Limestone Alps and the Danube, Munich stretches along the banks of the Isar River. Internationally famous for the Oktoberfest, which has been attracting people from all over the world for over 200 years, the Bavarian capital combines numerous contrasts: Tradition and modernity, city and nature, internationality and intimacy.
With 1.5 million inhabitants, Munich is Germany's third-largest city after Berlin and Hamburg. Almost four million foreign guests flock to Munich every year, in addition to numerous German tourists who are attracted by an impressive number of sights, the diverse cultural offerings and the prospect of unspoiled nature in the immediate vicinity.
Must-sees include the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) with its two onion domes, the Marienplatz - the heart of Munich - with the city hall located there and the famous Glockenspiel, the Odeonsplatz or the legendary Hofbräuhaus as well as the Viktualienmarkt, which is not only popular with gourmets. Numerous museums offer a wide range of art and culture: the Pinakotheken, the Museum Brandhorst and the Haus der Kunst present a comprehensive spectrum of European art history. The Glyptothek, on the other hand, offers an exciting collection of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures. Technology enthusiasts will get their money's worth at the Deutsches Museum on Museum Island.
If you are not drawn to the nearby lakes such as the Ammersee or the Starnberger See, you will also find lush green areas in Munich that invite you to linger. The most famous of these is probably the English Garden. With an area of 375 hectares, it is one of the largest parks in the world. For sports enthusiasts, on the other hand, a visit to the Eisbachwelle is a must - there you can watch surfers throw themselves into the standing wave with full passion. A walk in Nymphenburg Palace Park, on the other hand, takes you back to the time of the Bavarian monarchy and delights history buffs.