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Munich Travel Guide


Munich Travel Guide

Munich is one of the largest cities in Germany, with an estimated population of 1.4 million people, which makes it the third most populous city in the country. It is the largest city and also the capitol one of Bavaria, and is located in the south side of the province on the river Istar. Munich is popular for a lot of things, for instance its culture, beautiful architecture and a celebration called Oktoberfest, maybe you heard of it. The architecture dates back from WWII and is one of the most interesting parts of the city and its historical city center is preserved completely intact as it was back in the 1800. The cultural life is, according to some even greater than the one in Berlin, which makes the city a haven for foreign tourism and visitors who come here from all over the world.

The great interest of foreign tourism and also the domestic one is owed to the city having one of the greater standards of living in the country. The city has been named the most desired city to live in according to the Monocle magazine in 2010. The city offers a lot of excitement and exaggerating to its visitors. It ranks high in many polls which have investigate the quality of life and Munich always comes on top. It is also owed to their educational facilities and also the sights that the city has to offer. It is the first place that you have to visit if you are coming to Germany.



Where to stay?

A city like Munich offers a lot of available accommodations. Its prime hotels and hotels chains will certainly offer an exclusive staying experience. You can check out the large list of hotels stays and decide where to stay in Munich as the offer is quite large. But if you want to experience Munich in the best possible way, it is better to use a private stay. That way you get to experience the culture fist hand and find out more about the mentality of the locals and learn new things. The city's history will be at your grasp as your hosts will provide you with the needed info about every part of the city. The private accommodations are spread out across the whole area of the tow and you can make different arrangements based on the area you stay in. The best types of private stays in Munich can be found here http://studioapartmentstorent.com/munich.



What to see?

Munich has a wide array of sights that are very beautiful and very interesting to see and visit. There are many historical buildings, museums and churches and even parks that can be quite interesting for tourists. The Schloss Nymphenburg and Schloss SchleiƟheim are among the prime historical sites of the town, while the Frauenkirche and Theatinerkirche are churches which are on every visitors "to see" list. Maybe the most notable landmarks of the city are Neues Rathaus, the Altes Rathaus and Maximilianeum, but we cannot fail to mention the Statue of the Bavaria, which is a 20 m high statue, that overlooks the site of the annual Oktoberfest. No visit to Munich will be a complete one without visiting at least one of their popular museums. The most popular ones are the Glyptothek, the City Museum of Munich and of course the BMW Museum.



Festivals

Of course the largest and most popular and also most visited festival is the annual Oktoberfest festival. It has been celebrated even since 12 October 1810, in order to commemorate the marriage of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Today, Oktoberfest parties are among the most amusing ones in Entire Germany, even popular outside of it. It is the favorite festival and celebration of all the Germans when tents are pitched and were you can come with your friends and celebrate by drinking some local beers, for which Munch is also very popular for. It is where you experience the true spirit of Bavaria and of Munich as well. Other famous festivals include Maibaumaufstellen , which is celebrated on 1st of May, and Tollwood, held in the Olympic Stadium of Munich.



Sports

Munich is home to a lot of football clubs and other sports as well, Being that football is the most popular one here is owed to the fact that it is home to Bayern Munich FC, which is the multiple nation's and European champion as well. The other part of Munich is actually painted in the blue colors of TSV 1860 München, which is the rival football club. Besides the aforementioned sport, Munich also has Basketball, Hockey, River-surfing and even Skiing clubs as well.



Where to go shopping?

Munich gives you a lot of opportunities to go shopping. You cannot visit the city of this magnitude and come home with empty hands. Some of the most popular shopping streets are Maximilianstraße, Theatinerstraße and Residenzstraße, where you can get a lot of gifts for your friends from your trip. But if you would rather find some popular and luxurious brands you can go and visit some Shopping Centers situated in various places of the town, with PEP, OEZ, Riem Arkaden and MIRA being the most popular ones. But if you come during the Christmas season there are some markets which are open only then and offer various discounts and better prices, but if you miss the special season you can maybe find your luck with the flea markets which also offer a lot of shopping opportunities for affordable shopping.



What to eat and drink?

When you visit Munich, you will have to try their traditional breakfast which has till recently only been available till noon. The previous visitors needed to get up early or come on time to try this meal, but now you can get it whenever you want. The meal consist of Münchner Weisswurst, a veal-based breakfast sausage, Brezn, or pretzel, sweet mustard and a Weissbier, or white beer. Other traditional dishes include Leberknödelsuppe and Grießnockerlsuppe, which are types of soup, Schweinshaxe, Spanferke, Brathendl, Brathendl and Bauernente, which are types of various roasted meat, pork, chicken or duck, cooked in a special Bavarian way. For those of you who only want to have a snack, try the Leberkässemmeln, found in almost every butcher's shop, and is actually a white roll filled with a thick warm slice of "Leberkäse".

In terms of drink, Munich perhaps has the widest and most popular beer drinking culture in whole of Germany. It offers varieties of beers that are made based on local recipes and are specially made. They are characteristic only for this part of the country and are thus so much famous, Visitors like trying the beers which are available here and are particularly happy with the taste. The most popular breweries are Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Spaten-Franziskaner, while each tavern or in offers a choice of some of their own home made beer that you simply have to try.

  

 

 

 

 

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