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Munich is the jewel of Germany - a vibrant, fun and fascinating city.
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Oktoberfest Munich - All you need to know about the world's most famous beer festival.
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Munich for kids - Our 9 top tips for having fun with children in the German city.
Inside Neuschwanstein Castle Photos - See behind the walls of the famous fairytale, which inspired Disney's castles.
BMW Welt - 7 things to know before you go.
After a few difficult years for international tourism, travel is well and truly back on people's agendas. Once again the hubbub of half a hundred languages fills Munich's cobbled streets, and day-trips to Bavaria's Alps, castles and picturesque villages are more popular than ever.
The Oktoberfest in 2023 was in fact the best-attended on record, drawing an estimated 7.2 million people from all corners of the globe.
And just as the world is falling back in love with the place, trends such as contactless payments, a boom in hotels, cheaper flights and the prevalence of Airbnbs have made travel easier than ever before. So what are you waiting for?
You'll find plenty of useful information, stories and useful advice on these pages to help get you started planning your trip.
•Status: Capital of Bavaria, the biggest
and richest state in Germany.
•Population: 1.5 million
•Known for: Oktoberfest, lederhosen, BMW,
Olympics in 1972, birthplace of the beer garden
•Language spoken: German and a local
dialect called Boarisch
•Useful phrases: -Grüss Gott (formal hello),
-Servus (informal hello, goodbye),
-Gut schaust du aus (you look great),
-Noh a Moss, bitte! (One more litre mug of beer,
-Hast du ’was Klopapier? (Have you got any loo
•Famous past residents: Vladimir Lenin,
Lola Montez, Freddie Mercury, Joseph Ratzinger (former Pope), Lou Bega
•Currency: The Euro € . One Euro equals about 1.08 US
dollars, 0.86 British pounds, 1.64 Australian dollars and 2.54 Tongan Pa'anga
•Common souvenirs: Beer steins, lion
dolls, Oktoberfest hats
•Quote: "Today is the good old times of
tomorrow"–Munich comic Karl Valentin
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Hi, I'm Stu, journalist and lover of all things Munich and Bavaria. This website is 100 per cent independent, up-to-date and designed to help you with your visit to this beautiful corner of Germany.
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