Munich (München), Germany:
Founded In: Settled by Monks in the 700s; officially founded in 1158; capital of Bavaria since 1255 (unified in 1506).
Language: German (Deutsch), plus a little English.
Suggested Length of Stay: 3 to 4 Full Days.
As the tantalizing capital of Bavaria, Munich today feels like the heart of Germany and is easily worth at least a 3-day visit. The pedestrian-only city center of Munich has been rebuilt since the heavy bombing in WWII and still maintains all of its old world splendor.
The main square (Marienplatz) and New Town Halls are obvious highlights of Old Town Munich, but you will also find excellent museums, historic beer halls, two royal palaces, and three different churches with interiors to match almost any in Germany. Munich is friendly, fun, and as the home of Oktoberfest is one of the drinking capitals of the world. Beer halls, festivals, steins, pretzels, barmaids, and oompah music will all leave you with an experience you’ll remember forever. Enjoy our Munich travel guide!
Getting To & Around Munich:
With how compact Munich’s main pedestrian-only tourist area is you won’t need to use the metro very much during your visit. The Metro is great with numerous modern lines crisscrossing the city and even a tram line that connects the cities main park, the English Garden. For the most part, you’ll probably only need to Metro if connecting to either of the train stations or the airport for connecting to other cities. Here is our helpful guide for the things you need to know for Getting Around Munich.