Sights - Munich (Germany)
9 Most Important Sights from Munich
- Marienplatz - Marien Square and the New Town Hall of Munich: Marienplatz is the central square in the heart of Munich and offers opportunities to explore many old and wonderful buildings, churches and landmarks.
- Frauenkirche - Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady: The Catholic Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady is a Munich landmark and the city's largest church, holding as many as 20,000 people.
- Dachau Concentration Camp: The concentration camp of Dachau, 10 miles northwest of Munich, was one of the first concentration camps in Nazi Germany and served as a model for all subsequent camps in the Third Reich.
- The English Garden: Just a few blocks northeast of the Munich Residence is the English Garden, Munich's largest park; it's a green oasis and a wonderful place to explore.
- Best Beer Halls in Munich: If you want to drink your bier the way it was meant to be, visit one of the many beer halls in Munich, most of which brew their own beer.
- Viktualienmarkt - The Victuals Market: Only a few steps from Marienplatz you'll find the bustling Viktualienmarkt, Munich's daily outdoor farmers' market, with 140 colorful booths and a great variety of fresh and regional food.
- Residence Palace of Munich: Today the Residence houses one of the best European museums of interior decoration.
- Deutsches Museum - German Museum: One of the oldest and largest science and technology museums in the world, boasting an impressive collection of historic artifacts.
- Museums Ensemble: Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne: West of the English Garden is a unique collection of three museums, each highlighting a different period in European art.
Recommendation for one day
- There's a wonderful morning to be had at the English Garden, a very popular scenic park, more internaitonal than its name suggests, it contains a Greek temple, Chinese pagoda and Japanese tea house.
- Then on to Marienplatz, this prominent public square, the largest in Munich, stands as the center of social activity in the city, much as it has throughout history.
- Nearby is the BMW Museum, hundreds of thousands of people visit BMW's four-cilinder BMW tower and the bowl-shaped museum next to it each year. The museum showcases the technical development of cars and motorcycles and also has some exhibits on the history of the company.
- Visit Munich Residence (Residenz Munchen). The Tresury holds important artifacts and there are some very impressive rooms located within the Residenz. Or go to Viktualienmarkt, the city's largest and most famous outdoor marketplace.
- Tierpark Hellabrunn is a must, the huge complex of buildings makes it one of the most enjoyable museums you will ever visit. Plan to spend a great portion of the day there since there are so many exhibits and rooms to see.
Sights on Map
Note: Use a web site of each sight to verify the location.