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Things to See and Do
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See and Do
There are many things to do and see in Munich.
Munich is perhaps most well known for the Hofbrauhaus and the Oktoberfest, but it is a city with so much more to offer.
Munich has over 80 museums and galleries including the Deutsches Museum which is one of the first science and technology museums in the World. The Stadtsmuseum hosts exhibitions detailing the city history. The Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest galleries in the World with over 800 masterpieces from the likes of Titian and Reubens. The Neue Pinakothek next door exhibits paintings from the 18th to 20th century with the focus on German art, it also houses the private collection of Ludwig I.
For music fans Munich attracts world famous orchestras, conductors and bands to it's high quality venues. Wagner and Mozart both wrote pieces of music for Munich. It is a favourite city of the Rolling Stones.
Families are attracted to the zoo at Hellabrun, with over 5000 species this ecological zoo never fails to entertain. Also a family favourite is the Bavaria Filmstadt with it's live action stunt show.
Schloss Nymphenburg is a Royal Palace in the city with beautiful rooms, 2 museums and fabulous parkland. One of the oldest Royal Palaces, the Residenz is right in the heart of the city and offers a lot to see.
Other popular sights include the Olympic Park with it's tours, walks, festivals and concerts. The Allianz Arena is a mecca for football fans and tours take place most days. Car enthusiasta head to the BMW museum and the BMW Welt just next to the Olympic Park.
Add to this the shopping, the parks and gardens and you may feel you need a longer holiday to appreciate it all.
Many of Munich's attractions are listed in the German National Tourist Board "Top 100 Sights in Germany" and here they are: Marienplatz, Allianz Arena, Englischer Garten, Deutsches Museum, Schloss Nymphenburg, Hofbrauhaus, the 3 Pinakotheken Galleries, BMW Welt and Museum. Further afield in Munich's surrounds are: Schloss Neuschwanstein, the Zugspitze, Koenigssee and St Bartholoma, Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof and the Berchtesgaden National Park.
Events for the next few months
July 26 & 27
Opera for Everyone
Munich Summer Nights Dream, Olympic Park
Music and fireworks display at 22.20pm
27 July - 4 August
Until 15 September
Open Air Kino, Olympic Park
Films shown on large outdoor screen at the Olympiasee at 21.15 every evening, gated open 19.00
August 1 - 25
Summer Festival, Olympic Park
August 24 - September 8
Until Early September
Munich Blade Nights
Join 20,000 skaters on journeys around the city every Monday evening
14 & 15 September
Promoting a greener city with live music and entertainment
17 September - 13 January
Andy Warhol Exhibition
21 September - 6 October
October - January
Gerhard Richter "Atlas" Exhibition
Long Night of Museums
Munich museums open until early hours of the morning
19 - 27 October
To check out Public Holidays in Bavaria see here