Things to Do in Munich
The Big Heart German City
Munich is a place that has successfully managed to retain much of its Bavarian culture. The city is luring more tourists than ever, especially in the summer months. The city is also very popular for its legendary Oktoberfest, when beer lovers from around the world arrive at Munich to celebrate their common passion.
The walkable town-square creates a small-town ambience. But looks can be deceiving as it houses some world-class points of interest, especially the museums and art galleries. Now that we’re familiar about the basics of the city, let’s have a look at some of the most popular things to do in Munich.
Munich Residenz for centuries served as the seat of the Electors, Dukes and the Bavarian kings and is counted among the most magnificent palaces in Europe. Spread across 7 courts, the palace is divided into three areas – the Festsaalbau, the Alte Residenz and the Königsbau. The Residenz also houses a number of museums and monuments, some of the highlights include the Cuvilliés-Theater, the Court Church of All Saints, the Treasury and the Residenz Museum.
Since the foundation of the city, Marienplatz has been Munich’s central square. It housed the markets and hosted medieval jousting tournaments until the year 1807. The highlights of the square are the stunning reconstructed Old Town Hall and the huge New Town Hall. Some of the other prominent attractions are the Fish Fountain and Virgin’s Column. Marienplatz has also been the center of the festive spirit of the city and features numerous departmental stores, restaurants and boutiques.