Welcome to Destination Munich

What comes to mind when you think of
Munich and Bavaria?

Lederhosen, laptops and fairytale castles. State-of-the-art cars and age-old traditions.
Golden beer, white sausages and rolling green hills all the way to the Alps.
Sweet dreams are made of this and so is Bavaria, Germany’s most enchanting corner and a must on any European tour.
Hi, I’m Stu, a journalist and long-time lover of all things Munich and Bavaria. I’ve created this site for people who are planning a trip to this beautiful part of Germany, and those who just have an interest in the region.
It's a place I’ve come to love and if you’re lucky enough to visit, I’m sure you will too.
So pull up a chair and get comfy. It’s time to explore Munich and Bavaria - Its world-class attractions, leafy biergartens, its countryside castles and kooky customs. As they say here: Willkommen in Bayern!

destination-munich-germanyMunich is the jewel of Germany - a viabrant, fun and fascinating city.

So what's new in Munich in 2019?

Are you travelling to the city with children and want to make sure you experience the best of Bavarian food and drink? Check out our new guide to Eating out with kids in Munich - 10 places parents won't want to miss.

Would you like to see what's going on in Munich this very minute? Check out a range of different views on the Munich webcam page.

There’s plenty more to see and do, and this site is here to provide you with all the information you need to plan and enjoy your visit to the region.

Munich in a nutshell

Status: Capital of Bavaria, the biggest and richest state in Germany.
Population: 1.5 million
Known for: Oktoberfest, lederhosen, BMW, Olympics
in ’72, 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, please!)
-Hast du ’was Klopapier? (Have you got any loo paper?)
Famous past residents: Vladimir Lenin, Lola Montez, Freddie Mercury, Joseph Ratzinger (former Pope), Lou Bega
Currency: The Euro € . One Euro equals about 1.06 US dollars, 0.85 British pounds, 1.42 Australian dollars and 2.32 Tonga Pa'anga
Common souvenirs: Beer steins, lion dolls, Oktoberfest hats
Quote: "Today is the good old times of tomorrow"–Munich comic Karl Valentin

neuschwansteinBook a day-trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof castles
- This tour takes you to the splendid castles of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria.
Visit fairytale Neuschwanstein and intimate Linderhof, lunch in Hohenschwangau, and take a small detour through the little town of Oberammergau.
From US$65.04. Find out more about the tour.
*Find loads of other great tour offers here.

To introduce this beautiful part of the world let’s join a "tour" of the city centre…

destination-munich-girlBMWs and fine brews, lederhosen and Dirndl
dresses, what comes to mind when you think
of Munich? Pic:  Traveller_40

"First time in Munich? Then welcome, and as we say here, servus! Let's start the tour, shall we? We’re standing in Marienplatz, the beating heart of the city.
Directly front of you is the Neues Rathaus. That’s our neo-gothic City Hall. Impressive, don’t you think? In its centre is the famous Glockenspiel. It jumps into action three times a day.

"And over there to your right is the Fish Fountain. It’s the city’s favourite meeting spot so if anyone gets lost on the tour just head back here and we’ll find you. But don’t let anyone throw you in like they used to do to the butchers.

"Now look up there to your left. See the two towers with the onion domes? That’s the Frauenkirche, our cathedral. We’ll go inside later and see the Devil’s footprint.
"I think you'll like the story behind that. One of the towers is a little bit higher than the other, can you tell which?"Have a look around here but please don’t take too long. There’s heaps to see in this city and we’re just getting started. So come along now, the Hofbräuhaus is right around the corner…

10 handy features of this travel guide...

munich-oktoberfest-2012-germanyThere's a lot more to Munich than the best beer
in the world. It can, however, be a good place to
start. That's me on the right in my lederhosen,
can't wait for the Munich Oktoberfest 2019.

Maybe you aren't in Munich yet, but the fact you’ve found this guide tells me you’re at least thinking about visiting the southern German capital.
Destination Munich isn't just the web’s grooviest travel guide to the world’s greatest city. It's also the most fun, informative and entertaining "helping hand" for planning your visit and finding things to do in Munich.
Here are 10 things Destination Munich can do to help you plan your visit:

1. HELP YOU SAVE $$$: Let’s face it, travelling isn’t easy on the wallet. Destination Munich contains heaps of ideas for how to help you keep costs down.
For details on great value tours and activities see: Tours in Munich

SHOW YOU WHAT TO DO IN MUNICH: This website includes over 60 reviews of Munich monuments and attractions. There are also dozens of stories with tips on what to do and see in the city on our Munich Attractions page. And if it's retail therapy you need, check out our guide to Shopping in Munich Germany

3. GET READY FOR THE OKTOBERFEST: The world’s biggest folk festival draws millions of visitors who have the best time of their lives. Be one of them! Oktoberfest Munich

4. CHECK OUT SOME OTHER FESTIVALS: There are tons of other great festivals and events in Munich aside from the big mamma mentioned above. Check out a few of them here: Munich Festivals

5. SLEEP EASY: Find the right place to stay for your budget and tastes, be it a five-star luxury hotel, a budget family guesthouse, a student-friendly hostel or even a campsite! Accommodation Munich

GET AROUND: Train, tram, subway and bus, the site has a complete guide on getting around Munich and how to buy public transport tickets: Getting Around Munich

GET OUT OF THE CITY: Age old towns, mad kings and castles, mountains and romantic roads - Bavaria is the stuff of dreams. Here are some ideas to help you explore it: Day Trips from Munich

STOP YOU FROM GETTING LOST: Destination Munich includes dozens of inlaid maps of attractions, festivals, transport networks, etc. There are also links to where you can download free PDF Munich maps.
Each review page also includes directions you’ll know the quickest way to get to where you’re going: Munich and Bavaria Maps

GIVE YOU THE BACK STORY: Bavaria’s culture is unique in the world and its history is turbulent and fascinating. Here’s where we scratch past the surface and find out what makes it so unique: Munich Backstory

. SELL YOU A TAKE-WITH GUIDE: Years in the making, the PDF eBook Destination Munich and Bavaria can now be yours to own. It’s 285 pages of maps, photos and info. Print it out or use it on your tablet or smartphone as you travel: Destination Munich eBook

So, that's about all from me for now. Please enjoy reading about, and hopefully coming to, the city they call Europe’s biggest village.

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