Meandering In Munich? Check Out These Top Things To See And Do!

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Munich is the largest city (and capital) of the Bavarian state in Germany, and is the country’s third-largest city. Nearly destroyed after two world wars, it has managed to recreate a lot of its folkloric past.

For example, beer connoisseurs will almost certainly want to visit the legendary Oktoberfest beer festival, and there is obviously a lot of history and culture to take in throughout the city. If you are planning a trip to München (as it is known locally) soon, be sure to check out these top attractions and points of interest whilst you are there.

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Oh, and make sure you’ve got your flights and accommodation sorted out beforehand too, as turning up to book flights and hotel rooms on the day can be extremely costly in comparison to organising it all online. I recommend you keep an eye out for Venere offers when booking your hotel rooms, as they tend to be cheaper than other websites.

Marienplatz

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Marienplatz is basically the main ‘square’ in Munich city centre and is a great hive of activity. There are plenty of photo opportunities here, but because this is the main square in Munich it can sometimes be crowded with locals and visitors alike.

It’s a great place to go shopping, check out some historic architecture, or you could just sit down at one of the many cafes in the area and do some people watching!

BMW Museum and Headquarters

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Whether you are a car enthusiast or not, you should consider visiting BMW’s museum and headquarters in Munich. Built in 1972, the curious-looking BMW-Vierzylinder (or “BMW four-cylinder”) building has since been declared a protected historic building.

I would highly recommend booking a tour of the factory, because apart from admiring the breathtaking architecture it is always interesting to see how something big and mechanical is made!

Beer and Oktoberfest Museum

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All of you beer lovers out there must make a pilgrimage to the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum, which is located in Munich’s oldest town house! Situated just off Marienplatz (which as you known is the city’s main square), this heritage-protected building dates back to the 14th century and was home to merchants and craftsmen for many centuries.

Oktoberfest is one of the most lively and entertaining beer-related festivals you will ever go to in your entire life, and is definitely worth a visit – even if you aren’t a beer drinker!

Hellabrunn Zoo

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The 89-acre Hellabrunn Zoo (or “Tierpark Hellabrunn” as it is known locally) has nearly 18,000 animal inhabitants housed in a huge complex of buildings, and is probably going to be one of the best zoos you will ever visit!

Ranked the 4th-best zoo in Europe according to a survey back in 2013, Hellabrunn Zoo focuses on animal conservation and breeding rare species in captivity. One of the things that I found quite interesting about this zoo is that you can bring your pet dog with you, so both you and your best friend can explore the zoo and check out its inhabitants!

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