As the capital of the German state of Beieren, Munich has a rich history. With beautiful parks, interesting museums and of course, the Oktoberfest, Munich has a party in every season. Take a city trip to Munich and discover this amazing city!
The Oktoberfest is an annual national festival in Munich. The first edition was held in 1810 in honour of the wedding of Princess Theresia van Saksen-Hildburghausen and Crown prince Lodewijk van Beieren. Nowadays, the national festival attracts more than five million visitors making it the world’s largest beer festival. Traditionally, the Oktoberfest starts on the first Saturday after 15 October at midday.
One of the sights in Munich you mustn’t miss… is De Englischer Garten (The English Garden). With an area of 3.7 square kilometres, this park is larger than Central Park in New York, making it a perfect place for a picnic or a walk. Besides various war monuments, you will also find a Japanese tea house there and an artificial stream where surfers can show off their tricks.
The market on the Marienplatz, with its beautiful city hall is the spectacular central point of Munich. If you visit the city hall, make sure you check out the Rathaus-Glockenspiel. With its with moving figures, the chiming bells can be heard daily at 11 am, midday and at 5 pm. The show lasts about 15 minutes and ends when the little golden bird on the top chirps three times.
Are you a fan of this famous car brand from Germany? Then the BMW Museum is a great sight in Munich. With an extensive collection, covering several floors, of all possible cars, motorbikes and aircraft engines, this museum is a great day out for young and old. You can even see a BMW boat there.
This wonderful palace is just outside the centre and only partially open to the public, but it is an absolute must-see on your citytrip in Munich. Here, you experience how monarchs used to live. Tip: the exhibition with coaches and porcelain is very interesting. You can take a breath of fresh air afterwards during a walk in the surrounding park.