Not only home to Oktoberfest (which despite the name is in September), Munich is also the gateway to Bavaria, the Black Forest and the German skiing region. Despite being almost completely destroyed during WWII, the city has been rebuilt and restored to the way it was in the late 19th century. Visit the Frauenkirche and the famous Neues Rathaus, wander around the world-class museums that include the Alte Pinakothek and the Pinakothek Moderne, the Haus der Kunst and the Museum Brandhorst (among many others), marvel in the striking architecture from Art Nouveau to classic modern and even surf in the Englischer Garten. No matter how you spend your time in Munich, make sure to check out our top picks when visiting the capital of Bavaria.
Drink beer at the - Hofbräuhaus
Eat Schnitzel at - Steinheil
Best Bratwurst- Bratwurstherzl
And if you'd like a key to the best beer gardens in town, check out this great MiniGuide !
Photo by Stefan Kühn