The heart of Munich beats at Marienplatz with its magnificent neo-Gothic building, the Munich Rathaus (City Hall). From here you can not only reach all other important sights in a short time, there are also many important events taking place during the year. In the Advent season, when the Christmas market is set up, a unique magic settles over the Marienplatz.
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If you are not from Munich and hear the name of the Isar metropolis, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Oktoberfest. But while the world’s largest folk festival is definitely an unparalleled attraction, it only represents a small aspect of our multifaceted city. You can visit and experience Munich’s most important sights all year round.
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Marienplatz & City Hall
The Wittelsbach family used this magnificent Baroque palace as a summer residence for many centuries, and today Nymphenburg Palace exudes a unique fascination for tourists and Munich residents alike. The same applies to the picturesquely designed park, which extends over some 180 hectares around the palace.
The Residenz is Germany’s largest inner-city palace and used to serve as the residence of Bavarian Dukes, Electors, and Kings. Today, the sprawling palace is the most important spatial art museum in Europe. Touring the residence, visitors experience an impressive mix of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Classicism.
The Frauenkirche is Munich’s No. 1 landmark and the centerpiece of many postcard motifs. But the church’s famous onion domes are not only beautiful to look at, one of them is even accessible and allows a fabulous view over the city at around 100 metres.
Bavarian State Opera
The magnificent architecture of the Bavarian State Opera House alone makes it an impressive sight. It is also one of the oldest and most prestigious opera houses in the world, with some of the best productions performed season after season.
The design of Odeonsplatz square was commissioned by King Ludwig I in 1816 and was created as a tribute to the neoclassical architecture of major Italian cities such as Rome and Florence. This is one of the reasons why Munich is also called the northernmost city in Italy. Today, the boulevard hosts cultural events, open-air events and political demonstrations.
What used to be a simple farmers’ market in the 19th century has now evolved into a meeting place for gourmets and foodies. Rare delicacies, fresh produce, flowers, and exquisite wines are offered for sale at 140 stalls. Whether you want to get your groceries here or snack your way through the stalls’ wonderful offerings, it’s always worth a visit!
This futuristic arena hosts the home games of German soccer champion Bayern München. On match days, you can experience the fantastic atmosphere of the stadium, which holds a total of 75,000 spectators; otherwise, guided tours are available and there is also a museum where you can admire Championship and Champions League trophies and much more.
The “Stachus”, as Karlsplatz is also known, as Munich’s hub par excellence. The main subway, S-Bahn and streetcar lines meet here, major pedestrian zones and shopping arcades open out here, and it is surrounded by numerous restaurants, stores, and nightclubs.
The three Pinakothek museums alone make Munich the unofficial art capital of the Federal Republic. The thematically organized galleries present paintings by outstanding artists from the Middle Ages to modern times. Every visitor has their own favourite Pinakothek – find out which one is yours!