First visit in Munich? Don't miss out on these top sightseeing highlights
Munich is the capital of Bavaria and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. It has a population of over 1 million people and it is also the third largest city in Germany. Munich has so much to offer its visitors, from beautiful scenery to cultural activities, but there are also many things you should not miss if you want to take a sightseeing tour. This article will give you some insight into what those must-sees are for every type of tourist!
The English Gardens is a large park in the center of Munich. It is a popular place for people to go for walks and relax, as well as a popular place for families to take their children to play.
Munich has more beer gardens than any other city in the world, and they’re open from spring to fall. A true tradition of Bavarian culture, beer gardens are more than just a place to grab a drink; they’re also an opportunity to enjoy the summer weather with friends while enjoying some traditional bavarian food and music. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, which makes it easy to meet new people or enjoy a quiet afternoon alone with your thoughts. The diversity of brews on offer means that you can find something for everyone at any given time.
The variety comes from both regional breweries and imports from around the globe — so if you want something local, you can find it here! But don't worry if you're looking for something different: there's plenty of American craft beers available as well (we recommend trying some German wheat beers).
So whether this is your first time visiting Munich or not — you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for right here!
Surfers at the Eisbach river
The Eisbach is a tributary of the Isar river and runs through Munich's English gardens. It also happens to be one of the city’s most popular surfing spots, with waves up to two meters high (6 feet) forming during periods of heavy rain.
The river was formed after an underground tunnel collapsed during construction in 1875, sending water gushing onto the streets and into two large pools behind a cemetery. This created a natural surf spot that has been popular ever since.
Marienplatz and New Town Hall
If you’re looking for the perfect place to experience Munich at its best, look no further than Marienplatz. Located in the heart of town, this square is home to Munich’s most iconic structures and events—and it's only a short walk from most hotels.
The New Town Hall is another must-see attraction here. Built in 1874, it stands tall with its green copper dome and graceful arches that make up its facade. Inside are several museums featuring works by local artists and natural history collections.
Marienplatz is also where Munich's famous Christmas Market takes place each year! During this time (usually late November through December), you can find yourself surrounded by colorful lights, delicious smells from stalls selling everything from bratwurst sausages to mulled wine drinks...and even some Christmas carols being sung out loud!
Altstadt (old town)
Munich's Old Town, or Altstadt, is the heart of this Bavarian city. It is home to many shops, restaurants and attractions. The area dates back to 12th century and has been rebuilt many times over the centuries.
The Old Town is a great place to shop for food and souvenirs or just see what the locals are up to during an afternoon stroll through this historic area of Munich.
Frauenkirche church and St. Peter's church
St. Peter’s Church and Frauenkirche Church are two of the most famous churches in Munich. While St. Peter's is a Catholic church, Frauenkirche is a Protestant church. Both churches are located in the Old Town (Altstadt).
Both of these churches are beautiful and worth visiting if you have time during your trip to Germany. They both have elaborate architecture, stained glass windows, statues of saints and angels as well as other decorations inside them which make them worthy to see when you visit Munich!
Nymphenburg palace and park
The Nymphenburg Palace and Park is a baroque palace in Munich. It was constructed by Joseph Effner from 1663 to 1680 for Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, daughter of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy.
The palace was the largest secular building erected in Europe during the reign of Louis XIV of France (1638–1715). Its construction began under the direction of Heinrich Schönemann between 1664 and 1722 with Italian architects Giovanni Antonio Viscardi (an architect working for Elector Maximilian II Emanuel) and Guillaume Boffrand being responsible for its design.
The work at first proceeded slowly as most labor was provided by serfs on site; after the Thirty Years' War ended in 1648 it began to accelerate due to increased demand for skilled workers who were needed to build palaces throughout Bavaria; this resulted in some parts being built quicker than others so that certain parts blend into each other despite having been built at different times; another factor contributing towards an inconsistent look may have been because much material had already been used up during previous projects such as Monrepos Castle which were abandoned before completion due to lack of funds after France's defeat during Seven Years War (1756–63).
Munich is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. It’s a great place to visit if you want to see some history, eat delicious food and drink some beer!