"Munich is nature, art, events and culture" Top 5 Page for this destination Munich by Henkster

Munich Travel Guide: 4,443 reviews and 10,484 photos

Beer, Baroque and BMW - A colorful metropolis

Deutschlands schoenste Stadt
- Germany's most beautiful city.

Munich is heralded throughout the world as Germany's most beautiful and most attractive city.

Bavaria's capital city has a special charm that makes the city unique.
It's an atmosphere of Gemuetlichkeit (cozyness), of being laid-back and enjoying the peaceful life-style. In cities like Frankfurt or Berlin people are rushing through the subways in a constant hurry. In Munich everything is a bit more relaxed and people take their time to enjoy life and the beautiful ambience of this city.
Being in Germany, there are also quite a few negative people around, but fortunately you will find many international people from around the globe in Munich.

It is a city full of green parks, open spaces, lively squares and wide boulevards, beautiful monuments, fountains and baroque palaces and avenues that can easily keep up with Italian or French architecture.
Munich is more about art and culture than about anything else.

But it is also a very modern city: The subway system called "U-Bahn" is one of the best in Europe, the new Munich airport is extremely modern, and the trade fair center is the most modern one in Europe.

Apart from that, you will find Germany's biggest museum of modern art in Munich, the "Pinakothek der Moderne", set in an impressive building, as well as the recently opened huge Riem Arcaden, which is Germany's newest shopping mall.

The Bavaria capital is also extremely safe, even at nighttime and relatively clean. It is in fact one of the safest big cities in Europe.

For most people, Munich is the city with the highest quality of life in Germany and most of the many visitors love its charms, fun, beauty and cultural treasures.

Der Koenig wollte "aus Muenchen eine Stadt machen, die Deutschland so zur Ehre gereiche, dass es keiner kennt, wenn er nicht Muenchen gesehen hat". Um diesen Traum zu verwirklichen schufen Koenig Ludwig I. und andere Wittelsbacher Herrscher, gepackt von einer Bauleidenschaft, monumentale Bauten, gro?artige Platzanlagen und weltstaedtische Prachtstrassen. Sie haben Muenchen ein von griechischen Saeulen, italienischen Barockfassaden und franzoesischem Stuck gepraegtes, suedlaendisches Stadtbild gegeben und so zu einer der schoensten Staedten Europas gemacht.

Mit seinen drei Sinfonie-Orchestern von Weltruf und drei renommierten Pinakotheken sowie vielen Theatern und Museen ist Muenchen eine der wichtigsten Kunst- und Kulturmetropolen in der Welt.

Beruehmt ist Muenchen auch durch das Oktoberfest, mit jaehrlich 7 Mill. Besuchern das groesste Volksfest der Welt, und nicht zuletzt durch seinen FC Bayern.

Mit den nahen Alpen und den Ludwig Schloessern, wie Neuschwanstein, Linderhof und Herrenchiemsee, hat Muenchen ein besonders attraktives Umland, das zu vielen Tagesausfluegen einlaedt und es zur idealen Destination fuer Touristen, Tagungen und Kongresse macht.

Home of many kings and city of the arts

The Bavarian kings wanted to turn Munich into a second Paris, with royal architecture on huge avenues and boulevards.

Much was destroyed in WW II like anywhere in Germany, but here much has been done to restore the old beauty - while other cities like Hamburg or Frankfurt decided to build "modern" architecture instead of rebuilding the old after the war.

Today people are very happy that Munich was rebuilt in the historic style and that we have more old architecture than the other big German cities.

Bavaria's capital is often compared to the most important historic European beauties with nicknames like "Isar-Athens", "German Rome" or "Paris of Germany".

Hope you enjoy my page - which is not complete yet, because in reality there are hundreds and hundreds of must-see-activities in Munich.

Munich Links



(Marienplatz Webcam - the heart of Munich)


(6 different cams in the Olympiapark - site of the 1972 Olympic Summer Games)


(Stachus Square - entrance to the old town)

Other useful links


(Bavaria's English speaking magazine)


(A great travelguide, only in German)


(A great website about Munich's nightlife - created by VTer KeyDeck)

Other great Munich pages on VT which I would like to recommend are the ones by "TinKan" (a great photographer), "pedersdottir" (a real Munich insider) and my buddy "Leipzig".

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The safety, the atmosphere, the historical beauty, the old-world architecture, the amazing parks and gardens, the outdoor life, the events, sports, concerts and festivals, the international people
  • Cons:most expensive city in Germany, sometimes simply overcrowded
  • In a nutshell:One of Europe's most wonderful cities
  • Intro Updated Apr 6, 2006
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  • Jun 14, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Agreed! A wonderful zoo. Interesting animals I've never seen, a beautiful atmosphere, camel rides, demonstrations, goats to pet and feed. Fun! Also - it's a very beautiful bike ride from town down through the Englischergarten.

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    I have a friend living in Munich and now I have a greater desire to go and visit him after seeing your pages!

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    Mar 4, 2007 at 5:42 PM

    Great Munich pages, I'm looking forward to visiting again this year and hopefully getting to see more of the city!

  • blackbirdxx's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2007 at 8:16 AM

    thanx for the helpful + useful link!

  • RoselErich's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2006 at 11:11 PM

    Interesting and nice tips ! We will be in Munich soon and your info helps a lot. Thanks

  • springbreak105's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2006 at 9:50 AM

    AMAZING PHOTOS! I cannot wait to take a tour around Germany. Good luck in the world cup!

  • camilo74's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2006 at 11:11 AM

    Wonderful photos of your city , Never been to Europe, because there is so much to see, that i need lot of time and money

  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2006 at 5:48 PM

    Magnificent page! I can't wait to see Munich again. Maybe on business this year if I'm lucky... 8) Cheers, Mark

  • iNorv9's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2006 at 4:11 PM

    Great job, your Munich pages are comprehensive and very informative. World Cup 2006 is gonna be zo wonderschoon!

  • girladventure's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2006 at 5:53 AM

    Awesome page. I will be visiting Munich tomorrow just for the day I think. Any suggestions on what we should do/see in one day? I went through all your tips and there are lots to see. Great tips! We'll have to come back another time.

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