Munich is the largest city-state in Germany by area and cultural capital of the country in many regards. It is renowned around the world for its culture, architecture, immensely popular festival Oktoberfest, lovely landscape, world class museums and loads of places of tourist interest. It is one of the most preferred places to live in Germany due to above mentioned factors.
The numerous museums and galleries present in Munich are worth a visit. A visit to BMW Museum can be a stunning experience and a must activity for BMW enthusiasts. Tourists would definitely enjoy a visit to City Museum of Munich where they can grab a slice of history of this city. The Deutsches Museum of Science is larges technical museum one may find in the entire world. It is a perfect place for enjoying family vacations.
Other prominent museums which are worth visiting here are German Theatre Museum, Haus der Kunst, National Museum of Egyptian Art, National Bavarian Museum, Pinakotheken (group of three diverse museums), Villa Struck, Schack Gallery and Treasure in the Munich Residenz Most of the museums here are open six days a week except Mondays. So a tour to city’s museums has to be planned keeping this point in consideration.
There are a number of castles and palaces with stunning architecture and are worth visiting. Prominent ones are Schloss Nymphenburg, Residenz, Schloss Schleißheim and Schloss Dachau. All these are considered architectural marvels and can overawe any visitor with their amazing built. Tourists can also visit Dachau concentration camp memorial on their way to Schloss Dachau.
Munich is also home to numerous parks, beer gardens, statues and The Munich Zoo, which is among biggest zoos in the world. The Munich Zoo is an ideal place for family visit. Kids would enjoy their time in the park as they can watch animals roaming around in their natural surroundings. Statue of the Bavaria is a 20m high statue and too stunning to miss.
Try to plan your trip around October as this is the time of Oktoberfest celebrations. This is essentially among the largest festivals one may find anywhere in the world. Enjoy a lot of beer, music and other festivities during this time. Maibaumaufstellung is another prominent festival celebrated on 1st May every year. Some interesting activities are organized during this time and can be enjoyed by tourists.
There are a number of other interesting activities on the offer here in Munich. Such activities include enjoying surfing in river Isar, skiing and snowboarding at nearby ski resorts, buying memorabilia, enjoying beer in beer gardens and beer halls and so on. Do not forget to taste the local cuisine as well which tends to get overshadowed by its world renowned beer.
Tourists can move around the city with the help of its excellent public transport system. They can even avail hefty discounts on travel, entry to museums and other places of tourist interest, hotels and restaurants by purchasing Munich City Tour Cards, which are valid for a couple of days.