Munich (Germany)

Munich Travel Guide and Trip Resources

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Deserving capital of fairy tale-esque Bavaria

Munich (or München in German) is the capital of the southern German state of Bavaria. With a population of nearly 1.4 million it is the third largest city of Germany after Berlin and Hamburg. The city is a deserving capital of the sometimes fairy tale-esque Bavaria, with great historical, architectural and cultural sights but also an extremely welcoming (almost "provincial" perhaps) atmosphere, culminating each year in the Oktoberfest that brings guests from around the world to this city.

Things in Munich center around the Marienplatz, the oldest square of the Altstadt (old town), and the imposing Rathaus (Town Hall) that takes center stage there. Nearby is also the city's largest church, the Catholic Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady. You can climb up and catch views over not only the city but also the Bavarian Alps in the background. In the rest of the Altstadt lies a wealth of interesting streets and landmarks to discover.

As this is Germany's richest city, it should be no surprise that it is a shopper's ground zero too. The Maximilianstraße (and surrounding areas) is one of the most famous shopping streets in Europe and your best bet for all things shiny and expensive.

Naturally, the surroundings of Munich are very diverse and at times stunning. Small charming towns, breathtakingly beautiful castles, pristine lakes, mountains and forests are all on offer. Of special note is the Romantic Road and the many villages that lie along it. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Munich is a city in Germany's region of Bavaria. It has a population of 1,388,308, is situated at an altitude of 1690ft and the best airport to fly into is MUC (Franz Josef Strauss, Munich)
  • The currency used in Germany is the Euro (EUR)

Other cities in the region (Bavaria, Germany)

Nuremberg, Füssen, Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, Augsburg, Lindau

Munich Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

34 39 46 55 64 70 75 73 66 57 45 36

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

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