Munich city guide
Munich is another German city with many attractions to offer to its visitors. It has very beautiful architecture and fine culture. Although the city was bombed during the World War II, the German architects managed to rebuild the city and give it back the appearance of 1800’s. Together with Frankfurt, Munich is another important German business centre. Discover the Munich city guide and see some of the things the German town has to offer.
The city centre
The Munich city guide should include visiting the city centre. This consists of a massive pedestrian shopping zone that leads to Marienplatz and the surrounding area. This is also defined as the old town area or the area within the old walled city. Some parts of the old historical walls are still visible today. When visiting the city centre, you should not miss the old city gates at Stachus, Isartor and Sendlingertor. This is also where you can admire the new and the old city hall with the famous Glockenspiel. Have a beer and a traditional meal at the oldest beer hall in Munich, Hofbräuhaus. Many old churches are also located in the centre. Visit the famous Frauenkirche, Peterskirche, Asamkirche or Theatinerkirche. After visiting the city centre, the best thing to do is to relax in the Englischer Garten, an immense park where you can walk or enjoy a beer in one of the many beer gardens.
The University area – Schwabing
West of the Englishcher Garten, you can find the university district called Schwabing. Near Ludwig-Maximilian University, you can find many shoe stores, bookstores and fine restaurants, although some of them can be pretty expensive. Leopoldstrasse offers many cosy bars, cafes, restaurants and impressive art galleries.
The Olympic area
This is the area of the 1972 Olympic Games. Climb on the hill in order to get a panoramic view of the surroundings. You will have a great overview of the site and see the Olympic stadium. The Olympic Tower on the other had gives a magnificent view of the entire city.
Neuhausen & Nymphenburg
This is one of the more relaxing areas in Munich. The district is not very popular among tourists but maybe this is what makes it so special. You can relax in one of the beer gardens or have an ice cream in one of the parks. The area is very popular for its nightclubs and bars.