Best Munich attractions
And things to do in Munich

What are the best Munich attractions? I enjoy walking around the Inner City, I like particularly the pedestrianized area. The Marienplatz is the main square in the center. The New Town Hall is impressive with its Gothic architecture. It is one of the most recognized landmarks in Munich.

View of Munich

Munich has a lot to offer. Many historic monuments, very interesting museums and great parks could be listed in your calendar. If you visit Munich in 1, 3 or 5 days, see the main tourist Munich attractions.

The Museum District

Munich has quite a good number of museums and art galleries. Take the U-Bahn line 2 and the tram to one of the best areas in Munich. The entrance to the museums on Sunday is only $1.

There are three main museums called the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek and the Pinakothek der Moderne. You'll see European masterpieces from the 14th to the 18th centuries in the Alte Pinakothek museum. The Portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour is a painting by Francois Boucher.

The Neue Pinakothek shows paintings by French impressionists like Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh. The Pinakothek der Modernecontains paintings of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and many others well-known painters.

The Munich Residenz

The Residenz is a royal palace, originally the residence of the Bavarian dukes. It is the center of Munich. How to get there? The easiest way is by U-Bahn to the Marienplatz. The Munchen Residenz is a must-see.

The Residenz Museum contains sculptures, tapestries, collections of porcelain...owned by the Wittelsbach dynasty. The Cuvilliés-Theater is one of the most beautiful theaters in the world. With its Rococo style, the theater was built by Maximilian Joseph III in 1751 to 1755. The Treasury is an interesting part of the Residenz visit with a display of jewels and the famous Schatzkammer (crown of the Bavarian kings). Don't miss a classical concert in the church Allerheiligen-Hofkirche (Court Church of All Saints). Guided tours are available in English.

Inside Nymphenburg Palace

Nymphenburg Palace

The most elegant Schloss in Munich is the Schloss Nymphenburg. It is one of the best Munich attractions with its beautiful baroque architecture. You can go to the palace by tram and by bus. The Duke Ferdinand Maria built this summer residence for the queen after Maximilian Emanuel birth.

You'll be amazed by the great hall (Steinerner Saal) decorated by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and François Cuvilliés.

Walk around the nice French garden. Guided tours are available in different languages.


The project to build the Maximilianeum started in 1857 and now is the home of the state parliament. It's a monumental building. U-Bahn: U4/U5 Max-Weber-Platz.

Neues Rathaus

The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) is the building you cannot miss on Marienplatz. The most well-know Munich attraction is the Rathaus-Glockenspiel. The show starts at 11 am every day and lasts sometimes 15 minutes.

The luxury five stars Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich on Maximilianstrasse is one of the top hotels in Munich. The hotel is located in the best shopping area. Enjoy walking around chic boutiques.

Neues Rathaus

Almost everybody knows the Oktoberfest. The most famous beer festival is one of the best events in Munich. But if you are not in Munich at this time of the year, don't worry! There are enough pubs and excellent restaurants.

Munich is the perfect city to visit for a week-end or few days. There are many things to do in Munich. 

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