What's on in Munich
The Munich International Film Festival has been running for over a quarter of a century now and every year, it presents the finest collection of cinematic productions.
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Third biggest city in Germany
Approx. 1.4 million
The MVV is an integrated system consisting of trams, buses, U-Bahn and S-Bahn. Many trains run from early in the morning to 1 or 2am.
There are also night buses and night trams which run all night on weekends, except Sundays.
From Munich Airport take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 to the centre of the city - journey time 45. minutes. There is also an airport bus that will take you to the Central station.
Stroll along Viktualienmarkt, Many locals consider this daily market in the city centre the beating heart of Munich culinary scene. Open throughout the year and set in an open-air location, here you can taste some of the city's food specialties or just take a sit in the biergarten and chill out with a Bavarian beer. Wander around Marienplatz, Munich's main square at the Town Hall and pedestrian area for a great shopping experience.
Munich's latest shopping centre, called Fünf Höfe or Five Courts offers exclusive shops, bistros and cafés. Alternatively pay a visit to the Hogstatt shopping mall.
Fashionistas looking for exclusive designer boutiques should head for Maximilianstrasse, Theatinerstrasse and Briennerstrasse. For high street shops and department stores try the pedestrian area between Marienplatz and Karlsplatz Stachus.
Smaller alternative boutiques and trendier street clothes can be found in Munich's Gärtnerplatz district, and in Schwabing, Munich's Bohemian and student quarter.
Mich is home to the third largest Louis Vuitton flagship store at Louis Vuitton Munich Residenzpost
Opening times (larger shops, department stores, supermarkets):
Mon-Sat 09:00 - 20:00
There are a huge number of restaurants, bars and pubs in Munich and visitors will find something for every price range and taste. But no visitor to Munich should miss out on trying some of the typical local cuisine!
Situated underneath the historic Rathaus, this vast restaurant offers one of the most atmospheric surroundings in Munich.
A very popular local restaurant serving creative Bavarian food in authentic settings.
One of the finer ways to sample Bavaria's best brews and tasty local delicacies are the many beer halls and beer gardens all over the city, i.e.:
A popular beer garden located around the famous Chinese Tower in the centre of the English Garden. Brass bands play on Sundays.
In walking distance of Munich's main station, this giant leafy beer garden is buzzing with life and good cheer.
This square in the city centre is the heart and soul of Munich Old Town, together with the neo-gothic New Town hall. The carillon in the tower resounds when the clock chimes the hour (11 and 12 a.m. - in summer also at 5 p.m.) and spreads it sounds all over the square, being a main tourist and local attraction.
Odeonsplatz is one of the other main hotspots in Munich. On the south side of the square stands the impressive Field Marshal's Hall Monument while on the west side of it you can find the beautiful and glorious Theatiner Church. Last but not least, on the east side of the square a gate leads to the Renaissance Royal Gardens and the Royal Residence, the largest residential palace in Germany.
One of the largest city parks in the world and the perfect place for strolling, relaxing, surfing in the Eisbach, paddle-boating and enjoying a tasty Bavarian beer in the beer gardens. Alternatively enjoy a Japanese Tea and watch the many surfers.
Just around the corner from Marienplatz and the Town Hall, you will find one of Europe's finest food markets. In summer, the entire place is transformed into a beer garden.
A enormous, beautiful park area in the northwestern part of Munich that surrounds the baroque summer residence of the Bavarian Electors.
Visit the Pinakothek galleries. The three galleries of Old, New and Modern offer some of the finest works in Germany. With paintings exhibited by such masters as Dürer, Hals in the Alte Pinakothek and Goya, Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir and Van Gogh in the Neue Pinakothek there is something for all Art lovers!
The 'Cathedral of our Blessed Lady' with its twin towers, is Munich's most famous landmark. The gothic cathedral and its onion-domed towers are a distinctive landmark of the city.
Home to Munich's Philharmonic Orchestra and the city's premier cultural venue with a diversified schedule throughout the year.
Located on the museum island in the Isar River. It is one of the oldest museums for science and technology in the world.
The BMW Welt with its unique and futuristic architecture is the BMW experience and delivery centre. The museum presents an unique collection of the most important and original brand examples and the current development of BMW.
This park was for the Olympic Summer Games back in 1972. This sport area finds itself in the north of Munich and it's now a popular urban destination for recreation and fun. On the top of the Olympic Tower you can get a great view of Munich and the Alps.
The futuristic stadium has been the home of FC Bayern München since 2005.
Munich's nightlife has something to suit most tastes. Apart from clubs, pubs and beer halls, the city offers some excellent classical, jazz and opera venues.
Hofbräuhaus - Am Platzl 9: Bavaria's best-known and most celebrated beer hall. A live band plays Bavarian folk music most of the day.
Alter Simpl - Türkenstrasse 57: This pub in the district of Schwabing has good jazz and an arthouse vibe. Some of Germany's most famous writers and artists used to meet here in the early 20th century.
P1 - Prinzregentenstrasse 1: This upmarket club is regularly frequented by Munich's jet set; exclusive, expensive and difficult to get into, but nevertheless - a real Munich institution.
Atomic Café - Neuturmstr. 5: A trendy spot in the city centre, featuring pop and rock music, touring DJs and some live bands.