Munich is the capital of Bavaria, which is worldwide known because of its luxurious castles, unique nature and beer. The motto of the city is "Munich loves you" and you can really feel in the friendly atmosphere of this amazing place.
Antiquity is artfully interweaving with the modern features. Majestic cathedrals and palaces of Munich look like they emerged of glass and concrete among the fashionable buildings. The city draws attention with its sweeping parade grounds, majestic cathedrals with tall columns and old houses with ornate facades. Life in this city is humming charging the residents with its endless energy.
One of the most visited sights of Munich is the holy Virgin Cathedral, which is called the Frauenkirche in German. You will easily recognize it: enormous Gothic twin towers rise above all the other buildings around. Due to their size and unusual shape as for the gothic style, considering the onion domes, the Frauenkirche towers became a kind of symbol of the city.
Nearby is the central city square called the Marienplatz.It is the most lively part of Munich, its heart, which merged many epochs and styles. Here you will find the gothic Old Town Hall, which surprisingly looks much more modern than the new Town Hall located nearby. The clock on the facade of the Old Town Hall is indicative of the fact that it belongs to a particular epoch. Several times a day figurines of knights move inside the clock reminding of the fact that once real knightly tournaments were held on the Marienplatz.
After looking at such beautiful things it will be twice as nice for you to walk around the so-called "shopping" street called Kaufingerstraße. Here you can always relax and buy a typical German meal: fried sausage in a bun with mustard. Street food is very delicious in Germany, there are a lot of stories and legends about such meals. Visitors can have a mug of good German beer.
In fact, favorite vacation spot of Munichers is the English park. Every year, thousands of citizens who want to relax in the shade of spreading trees near numerous reservoirs come here. The park also has bikeways and even an artificial wave for surfers. Beer garden is traditionally open as well.
We also shouldn’t forget that Munich is the German "car mecca". Here is located the famous BMW Museum. It will be a great pleasure to look at the legendary historical and cutting-edge models of cars of one of the most popular car brands in the world even out of the corner of your eye. History of medieval and modern Munich is full of mysteries and secrets. You will be able to understand and feel the city only if you witness all the epochs and styles represented here.
- Munich is the second most popular German city among tourists after Berlin.
- Do not forget to converse korunas and Russian rubles into euros. German Franks, unlike the Czech crown, a few years ago had to give up under the pressure of the single European currency.
- Bavaria is the birthplace of beer. Every year in the fall here takes place the world's largest folk festival along with the beer festival called Oktoberfest. So you can easily combine useful with the pleasant.
- Castles and the natural amenities of Bavaria will also make an unforgettable impression. Be sure to bring your camera.
- Like many German cities, Munich is famous for shopping! The guide will gladly point you towards the best places for shopping.