The capital of Bavaria is one of Germany’s most fascinating cities. It is a versatile cosmopolitan blend of the European version of Silicon Valley, with a Mediterranean pace, and seen to the untrained eye as “typical German”. The broad sidewalks, fashionable boutiques and eateries, views of the Alps, a sizable river running through town, and a huge green park make this city one of Germany’s most visited cities. Whichever way you look at it, and whatever you’re interested in – the beer or the art, Munich promises to charm.
If you are visiting the right time of the year, Oktoberfest is a fantastically fun festival where beer in all its complexity and glory is celebrated. The incomparably pretty Marienplatz and the Englischer Garten are well worth a visit, as are the city’s many fantastic museums and art galleries. No trip to Munich is complete without seeing a game at the stunning Allianz Arena – quintessential experience of football. The city is also the perfect base for trips to the nearby Black Forest, the beautiful and majestic Bavarian mountains, and the countryside around.
Best Time to visit
If you particularly don’t like cold then the best time to be in Munich would be anytime between May to October. The famous Fasching carnival at the end of winter, gives room for affordable hotel deals. In the summer you will find myriad beer gardens. And if you are looking for fun beer and wurst then be there for Oktoberfest (last two weeks of September). Mind you, prices are skyrocketing during this season. Also mid-autumn is expensive, as this city is a business destination with lots of happenings and expos.
Budget Hotels Areas
Munich has lots of tourist options, ranging all the way from affordable to exorbitant. For big spenders, the city has some very old and elegant hotels – all luxurious and very expensive. The nearer the hotels are to the centre of the city the more expensive they are. For smaller budgets, pensions and guesthouses are a good option. You can try Youth Hostels and guest houses strategically located, near the central train station, makes it a very convenient and affordable option.
Traveling to Munich
Munich Tours & Activities
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