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Experience the dolce vita in the Isar metropolis Munich
Go skiing in the mountains, for a swim at the lake, for a feast at the Viktualienmarkt or - for all art lovers - jump into one of Munich's many museums. Not without reason the Bavarian metropolis is one of the most livable cities in the world. We would like to give you a few tips on how you can spend your free time in our beautiful city.
Our favourites in and around Munich
Once a summer residence of the Bavarian elector, the beautiful baroque castle is still a magnet for Munich residents and discoverers of Munich. Stroll through the large, picturesquely designed park or take a gondola ride across the canal in the summer months.
The English Garden
This green oasis in the middle of Munich is perfect for cycling, jogging or walking. Escape the city noise and let your soul dangle – in one of the largest inner-city parks in the world. In summer you can enjoy the Munich way of life in one of the four beer gardens located in the park
The largest inner-city palace in Germany served as the residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings. Today the spacious palace is the most important museum of spatial art in Europe. On a tour through the apartments, the banqueting halls and the court chapels, one experiences an impressive mixture of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Classicism. Also worth a visit are the Residence's treasury, the magnificent Cuvilliés Theatre and the lovingly designed Court Garden.
Still a farmers' market in the 19th century, today a Mecca for connoisseurs and gourmets: At Munich's historic food market in the heart of the old town, visitors can from Monday to Saturday browse 140 stalls with a wide range of delicacies, fresh produce, flowers and wine. Special highlight: On the Viktualienmarkt tasting tour you will not only enjoy various, partly urban Bavarian delicacies, you will also learn a lot of historical facts about Munich's most famous market.
Unique art enjoyment
The colorful art building in Theresienstraße, in the middle of Munich's art district, presents on 3,200 square meters of exhibition space 700 works by contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst. In addition to the collection of Anette and Udo Brandhorst, changing exhibitions are presented in the modern museum building.
Pinakothek der Moderne
The Pinakothek der Moderne, one of the world's best-known exhibition venues, houses four independent museums under one roof: the Munich Art Collection with all directions of classical modern and contemporary art, the State Collection of Prints and Drawings, the Neue Sammlung – the world's first design museum – and the Museum of Architecture.
Wonderful excursion destinations
Not far from Munich is the highest mountain in Germany. The Zugspitze measures 2,962 meters and not only offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the magnificent landscape, it is also a magnet for hiking and skiing fans. The easiest way to get there from Garmisch-Partenkirchen is by rack railway. This will take you to the summit in half an hour. For skiers and snowboarders, a detour to the nearby Wettersteingebirge is worthwhile.
A unique nature experience awaits you in the Partnachklamm – the “little Canyon of Bavaria” – which is also located near Garmisch. To the left and right of you, massive cliffs rise steeply into the sky, with the torrent rushing under your feet. While you walk on the secured path for four hours, you will discover again and again new impressive formations and color plays all around you. By the way: dogs on a leash are also welcome!