10 Reasons Munich is one of Europe’s Must-See Cities
Munich is one of the largest cities in central Europe, and within it, there is so much to see and do. From festivals to markets to incredible restaurants, Munich has it all. Read on to find the top 10 reasons we think Munich is one of Europe’s must-see cities.
1/ The Amazing Foodie Scene
A quick stroll down any of Munich’s beautiful, tree-lined streets will give you an array of culturally unique restaurants to choose from. Try German food for a traditional meal, or branch out and try the locally loved Afghan restaurants. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you will not go hungry in this bustling, culturally vibrant, foodie city.
2/ Munich's English Garden
Popular among locals and tourists alike, the English Garden is a huge, beautiful park that covers almost 2 miles from Munich’s city center, all the way to the outskirts of the city. Find folks sunbathing along the river, playing catch, or picnicking outside in this beautiful green space all summer long.
3/ Beer Gardens
Dotted all around the English Gardens you will find a wide variety of outdoor beer gardens. Munich offers a wide variety of locally loved beers only found in the Bavarian region of the world, so these gardens give the perfect opportunity to sip some local brews and lounge outside on a clear summer’s day.
4/ Deutsches Museum
The Deutsches Museum is located right on the river and ideal for a rainy day spent inside. Find all types of hands-on math and science activities, information, and history at this educational and fun museum. It’s a must for all ages!
5/ Munich Christmas Markets
Come wintertime, you’ll find a decrease in the outdoor beer gardens, but an increase in outdoor Christmas markets. Find beautifully decorated ornaments, warm cinnamon almonds, and the regional favorite: piping hot gluhwien. The largest one in the city is found in the famous Marienplatz. Find Christmas markets beginning in late November and carrying on until Christmas Eve.
6/ Proximity to the Alps
From hiking in the summer to skiing in the winter, the Alps are some of the most amazing mountains in the world. Located just a quick hour from Munich, you’ll enter into the small Bavarian towns that house the giant, snow-capped mountains. There is nothing like getting out of the city for a day and hiking to the top of the mountain where you can enjoy local fare and brews.
7/ River Surfing
In the English Gardens, you’ll also find the ever-famous river-surfing. In such a unique location, you’ll find men and women all along the stream that flows through the gardens on surfboards, balancing and trying to beat the intense flow. It’s a spectacle for tourists and locals alike and you’ll often find all different people lined up to watch.
While Dachau is part of the dark history of the country, it is worth a visit to pay remembrance to the victims of the Holocaust. There are all types of walking tours and it is an easy ride via public transportation from the Munich city center.
Among the many fests that you will find throughout the summer in Germany, there is one that reigns true supreme, and that is Oktoberfest in Munich. Funny enough, Oktoberfest begins in late September and carries on through early October. If you happen to be in the city throughout this time, Oktoberfest is a must-see festival that has a deep-rooted history in the Bavarian culture.
10/ The Public Transportation
There is truly nothing like Munich’s incredible public transport system. The maps are easy to read (even for a tourist) and you can get anywhere you would like in the city within an hour. Between the trains, the trams, and the buses, Munich is one of the most publicly accessible cities in Europe.
So there you have it, you have no reason to hesitate in booking your trip to Munich. No matter the time of year, Munich has something to offer. Enjoy Bavaria’s largest city and start exploring today!
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