Munich is a modern, very industrial and tourist metropolis, with a cosmopolitan atmosphere that falls in love with lovers of lifestyle, with a beautiful historical center and a great cultural life. Located in southern Germany, about 100 kilometers from the border with the Austrian Tyrol, Munich is the capital of Bavaria and the third most populous city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg.
Munich owns a great tradition and is dotted with historic taverns (beer houses) and numerous outdoor terraces (beer gardens) where you can enjoy the drink that has given it worldwide fame. Come with us and know the best of this city.
Munich and the origin of its famous beerOld Town - Bokic Bojan
The city was built on land where ancient monasteries were founded around the seventh century, hence the name "Munchen" was taken. The famous beer began to be manufactured in one of these monasteries in order to get money and keep the people happy.
At present,Of the 6 original breweries in the city, only 4 remain: Augustiner, Hofbräuhaus, Paulaner (now known as Hacker-Pschorr) and the merged Spaten-Löwenbräu. Even today, the beer manufacturing process is carried out following the methods previously established by the Bavarian Duke William IV in 1516.
OktoberfestOktoberfest - anandoart / Shutterstock.com
The Oktoberfest is a festival that has been held in Munich since 1810 and that revolves around beer. It lasts between 16 and 18 days and every year it receives millions of visitors from all over the world, which is why it is the most popular holiday in Germany and one of the most important worldwide.
Munich and its quality of life
This city is a large metropolis with almost 2,400,000 inhabitants and owns an excellent position in the rankings of the cities with the highest quality of life in Europe. It is one of the cities with more economic weight in Europe, since the best companies have chosen it as the headquarters of their multinationals.
In munich the roots of the Bavarian tradition are efficiently mixed with development and technological advancement of the most innovative companies in the world.
«In Munich, laptops and traditional costumes have reached a total symbiosis»
What to see in Munich
MarienplatzCity Hall - S-F
Marienplatz is a beautiful square full of historic buildings, where highlights the Neues Rathaus, the New Town Hall. Of Neogothic style, is a spectacular building with a facade of more than 100 meters, full of sculptures, and a central tower 85 meters high. This is one of the emblems of the city.
Nor can you stop visiting the carillon clock, known as Glockenspiel , with 43 bells and 32 figures that several times a day gathers hundreds of people eager to see the musical show.
OdeonsplatzOdeonsplatz - Leonid Andronov
The beautiful Odeonsplatz square is surrounded by majestic buildings and was designed as a triumphal entry for the city of Munich. There you will meet the Feldherrnhalle, an imposing construction designed in 1841 with a beautiful architecture and beautiful sculptures.
Next to him, too you must visit the church of the Teatinos and the Hofgarten, a pleasant Italian-style garden from where you can access the English Garden.
Hofbräuhaus BreweryHofbräuhaus - Alessandro Ceci / Flickr.com
Höfbrauhaus is, in short, an obligatory stop on your visit to the city, It has the reputation of being the most famous establishment not only in Munich, but in all of Bavaria. This brewery is full of people at all hours of the day, many of them tourists willing to drink the famous beer in the classic liter jugs.
Höfbrauhaus has a typical Bavarian decoration, where not only beer is drunk, you also taste the gastronomy typical such as sausages, sauerkraut or German roast chicken.
BMWBMW Museum - Joe Goldberg / Flickr.com
The BMW offers an impressive museum, the BMW Welt, where you will find a wide exposure of vehicles and where conferences and cultural events are also organized.
You can also visit the BMW factory in Munich, where an interactive and detailed experience of how BMW designs and builds its vehicles step by step awaits you.
Other unmissable places in Munich
On your visit to Munich you can't stop visiting the Residence, the largest urban palace in Germany; Nymphenburg Palace, a beautiful palace with huge and spectacular gardens, and Karlsplatz a large square located in the center of Munich.Nymphenburg Castle - Samot
But you must also direct your steps towards the city gates: Karlstor, Isartor and Sendlinger Tor are the three doors that are still preserved from the old wall. And don't forget to make a stop at the old Town Hall, with an aspect of an old fairytale castle, and at Olympiaturm, the Olympic Tower in Munich, a television tower that offers the best views of the Olympic Park.
The beautiful and lovely Munich offers you many corners full of history framed in a cosmopolitan city, all combined with the typical outdoor taverns, simple and open spaces where you can taste their beer and gastronomy. All these aspects make it a charming city. What are you waiting for? Prepare your suitcase and meet Munich!