Munich is perhaps best known today as the home of Oktoberfest, an epic folk festival that sees visitors from every corner of the globe don Bavarian lederhosen and dirndls for riotous days of dancing and beer-drinking. But there's so much more to this alluringly affluent city than unabashed hedonism.

    The resplendent Munich Residence is Germany's largest city palace, while the lush nearby English Garden is one of the world's biggest urban parks. The revered Alte Pinakothek museum is home to a priceless collection of Old Master paintings, while sister gallery Pinakothek der Moderne champions cutting-edge contemporary art.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Munich

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Munich

      The best places to go shopping in Munich include the city’s elegant shopping malls, pedestrianised boulevards, and flea markets on the outskirts of town. Many of the retail hot spots in this list can be found in the city centre and offer a good mix of bargain items as well as international and locally made luxury products. With most of...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Munich

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Munich

      This guide to things to do after dinner in Munich highlights the city’s vibrant nightlife scene. The capital of Bavaria offers a unique atmosphere that’s unlike the northern metropolises of Berlin and Hamburg. Renowned for its beer-drinking culture and relaxed vibe, the city is an incredible place to experience after dark. In Munich, you can attend a world-class...

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    • Munich Travel Essentials

      Our Munich Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Germany. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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