Numerous hostels, youth hostels and budget hotels provide affordable accommodation, catering specifically to the requirements and budgets of young visitors. Sports enthusiasts are also well served in the Bavarian capital. From windsurfing on the Eisbach in the heart of the city and inline skating at the Olympic Park to a game of football in the English Garden, Munich is a great destination for anyone who wants to be active. The parks and the banks of the river Isar are popular meeting places for slackliners, sun worshippers and those who just want to chill out.
Fashionistas can peruse the output of young Munich designers of fashion, jewellery, bags or furniture on Gärtnerplatz and in the city centre.
Anyone in need of inspiration should look no further than the museums of the Munich Art Quarter, not far from Munich's acclaimed universities and the art academy.
In the city's clubs and concert halls, at open-air concerts, alternative festivals and house discos, the party goes on right through the night.
Munich is an ideal destination for school children and students who don't mind a bit of learning: its museums offer masterpieces from Greek antiquity to the 21st century, while the Deutsches Museum and the BMW Museum bring the history of technology to life in a fascinating way.
For object lessons in German and European history, there are royal palaces or the concentration camp memorial site in nearby Dachau, and the Nazi Documentation Centre Munich which is scheduled to open in 2014.