A suggested journey through Munich

There are many reasons why you should visit Munich. In case you have decided to visit the beautiful heart of Bavaria, you will find here a suggested journey through Munich. The city’s motto („Munich likes you“) is an extremely friendly invite to an unforgettable adventure in the cosmopolitan city.

Marienplatz in the city centre

A suggested journey through Munich should start with the open square of Marienplatz. The square was named after the Marian column built in honour of Virgin Mary which stands in the center, with two town halls: the Old and the New Townhall. In the towers, you can find the Rathaus-Glockenspiel which is a construction that attracts many tourists in Munich. Built in 1908 while rising the New Town Hall, the Glockenspiel has always made the amusement of locals and visitors by the means of its 32 human-size figures and its 43 bells which tell different stories. Each show lasts for about 15 minutes and a golden bird announces the end of a show by chirping three times.

Still in the centre, near to Marienplatz, you will find the Romanesque church Peterskirche (the oldest in the city), the Frauenkirche cathedral and the Michaelskirche which is the largest church in Bavaria. The Munich Rezidenz is a former royal palace transformed into a museum with beautiful architecture and decorations open to visitors.

Another famous museum in Munich is the Deutsches Museum (or German Museum), one of the largest and oldest science museums in the world. Car lovers should also include the BMW Museum in their itinerary.

The street grid in Munich

The ruined city was rebuilt shortly after the Second World War but the royal avenues grid has been preserved. There are four grand avenues with beautiful architecture, which connect the city centre with the suburbs: the Briennerstrasse (running from east to west), the Ludwingstrasse (running from south to north), the Maximilianstrasse and the Prinzregentenstrasse which run in parallel. The streets have huge pedestrian zones and represent the best shopping choice for those who are looking for luxury goods.

The Englischer Garten and the Hofbräuhaus am Platz

This is a green area close to the city centre and it represents the largest public park with an area of 3.7 km2. Munich is indeed a very green city and you could walk through other modern parks, such as Olimpyapark, Westpark or the Botanischer Garten. If tired, you should stop and enjoy the famous Weissbier, which is a weat beer specific for this region, although the most popular beer in Munich (for its golden color) is Helles. Hofbräuhaus of (Hofbräuhaus am Platzl), built in the 16th century, is the largest beer hall in the world. The place has different rooms, including a ballroom and a Biergarten or beer garden, which is an open space area where people can enjoy food and drinks (usually beer).

No matter the itinerary you chose, you will find Munich an impressive destination which is easy to visit due to lots of tourist information points, maps and the shallow city structure.

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