Bavarians really love their city of Munich. And anyone who visits the city can immediately understand why. So let yourself be carried away and go on a journey of discovery. We'll reveal exactly where to go.

The Oktoberfest. When that event is in full swing, Munich gets really exciting. But Munich residents also know how to enjoy life in other ways, and the city provides all the prerequisites for this: it is rich in beautiful squares, nice neighbourhoods, centuries-old buildings and important museums. And then there are the parks, the beer gardens and the Isar.

The Stories of Munich

So let's start day 1 of your city tour in a classic way with a bit of local history: stroll to the popular Odeonsplatz with its baroque masterpieces, the Theatinerkirche and the Residenz, Munich's inner-city palace. Close by and within view are the Feldherrnhalle and the rococo opera house, the Cuvilliéstheater. In front of it is the lovely Hofgarten, where the people of Munich play boules in the middle of the bustling city. Located to one side is the State Chancellery with its modern extension, and when the sun is shining, the stone steps are a popular meeting place. Fancy joining us?

Simply Magnificent: Munich's Architecture

At lunchtime, a walk to the nearby Lehel quarter is an excellent idea; the centrepiece here is Sankt-Anna-Platz with some charming cafés. So please take a seat. Those interested in architecture can stroll from Friedenheimer Brücke to Rotkreuzplatz: Here you will find an exciting mix of different architectural styles, including Art Nouveau.

If you are travelling with children, you can visit the Hirschgarten Park in the afternoon: It is a favourite of Munich's children, because there is a particularly beautiful playground here. Parents appreciate the beer garden there as well. Everybody else takes the bus or train to the English Gardens, Munich's favourite park. It is one of the largest parks in the world and right in the middle of the city. Ultimately, everything can be found here: beer gardens, a water park and playgrounds. Here you can marvel at the Pantheon and enjoy the magnificent view, admire contemporary art at the Haus der Kunst and even go surfing: on the Eisbach wave. At the edge of the park you will also find the Alte Pinakothek, one of the most important painting galleries in the world.

Enjoy Munich's Plazas, Experience Munich's Lifestyle

On the second day, first thing in the morning, we will visit Munich's most famous landmark, the New Town Hall with its Glockenspiel. It stands on the popular Marienplatz square with its beautiful Fischbrunnen and Munich's oldest parish church, St. Peter's Church. The square is particularly beautiful in the morning, when the city first awakens, or in winter - in December the Christmas market is held here. The Marienplatz and the entire Old Town are also ideal for a shopping trip. Continue on to the nearby St. Peter's Church and then to the Viktualienmarkt. You can purchase small souvenirs in this culinary centre with specialities from Bavaria and all over the world. Here you can also feast your way through countless inns and restaurants as well as bars and cafés. So it's high time to take a lunch break. But how to spend the afternoon? We have three suggestions: 1. Head to Schwabingen, a district that boasts a pure Munich lifestyle. A lively pub, café and restaurant district as well as many boutiques, shops and beautiful historic buildings await you. The people of Munich enjoy spending time here. 2. You can join the people of Munich on the banks of the Isar. It is particularly beautiful at the Cornelius Bridge, on the Schwind Island, at the Oberföhring weir and at the Flaucher. 3. if you are in the mood for some culture: then head to the romantic Weissenburger Platz or walk to Königsplatz, where the historic Nazi Documentation Centre is also located.

If you're not still sitting on the banks of the Isar in the evening, content and relaxed, then you can settle down in a Munich pub. Savour some beer and Weisswürste (white sausages). Vegetarians can sample the pretzels, which Munich residents eat at any time of day. Have fun!

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