Take a City Tour in Munich

Categories: Family and Kids, Sightseeing, Cultural and History, Shopping, Dining, Entertainment

Munich Skyline
Munich Skyline

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For many Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) is famous for its Oktoberfest. But Munich has more to offer in addition to this annual fest.

For those interested in a city tour, Munich is the capitol of Bavaria and divided into 25 districts. The most expensive and picturesque areas are located closest to the cities center, the Altstadt (historic old town) which is very popular for both tourists and locals since most shopping, restaurants, culture and the arts, as well as parks are located here.

Other popular areas/districts are Maxvorstadt which hosts the University of Munich, museums and famous artists, Haidhausen, which is close to the Isar river, and Sendling (Sendling vacation rentals | Sendling travel guide) - famous for its Oktoberfest, Westpark and Bavaria's largest market hall.

Entertainment and Culture

Munich has an array of annual and seasonal events year round. When on your city tour in Munich, make sure to visit the Bavaria Film Studios where many German movies such as "Das Boot" were shot. Many film festivals, radio and TV events take place here in the close by stations. Also check out the Film Museum as well as the original 40 plus movie theaters which show movies in their original versions in many languages. Last not least, one of the most famous museums to go is Deutsches Museum, is the world's largest museum of technology and science, with approximately 1.3 million visitors per year and about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology.

If you wish to explore art while on your city tour, Munich offers a variety of museums with famous ever changing exhibitions and those that are permanent. Old masters of the art have their pieces exhibited in many museums from Picasso to Rubens. Make sure to also view the small and large galleries throughout Munich.

Shopping

You can find everything in Munich when it comes to shopping. Be it a famous designer with an international line of clothing, or Dirndls and Lederhosen. Shopping can be a diverse experience in Munich. For more shopping information please click on the link below:

www.muenchen.de/Marktplatz/6940/index.html

Please be aware though that most shopping malls and super markets may be closed on Sundays.

Restaurants and more...

Munich offers various spectacular to traditional restaurants throughout the city, be it dining on a sofa to Bavarian and Austrian cuisine in Munich's oldest townhouse, a Brauhaus (beer house) or a little castle. Make sure to check the link below for an abundance of information that will make you eat and drink immediately:

www.muenchen.de/Stadtleben/Eating_out/7860/index.html

Nightlife

The nightlife is endless in Munich. You can go to bars, clubs and the trendiest parties throughout the year. form ore info please go on the link below:

www.muenchen.de/Stadtleben/Nightlife/82609/index.html

Public Transportation

Munich offers an online search for public transportation (MVV) with updated itinerary planners that will help you find the quickest way to reach your destination including alternative routes and more. Just go on the link below and punch in your destination and all other info necessary. This will help you greatly to get around town.

www.muenchen.de/Stadtleben/Transportation/Public_Transportation/MVV_Timetable/Electronic_Timetable/60245/index.html

Tourist Information

Below are contacts for additional tourist information:

1) Tourist Office at City Hall
Marienplatz 2, 80331 Munich
Open: Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 p.m.

2) Tourist Office at Main Station
Central Train Station
Bahnhofstrasse 2, 80331 Munich
Open: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 8.30 pm, Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

3) Munich Tourist Board
Tourismusamt Muenchen
Sendlinger Strasse 1, 80331 Munich
Phone: +49 (0)89-233 96 500
Fax: +49 (0)89-233 30 233
email: tourismus@muenchen.de

Open: Monday - Thursday 9.30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday 9.30 am - 12.30 p.m.



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Location: Munich, Germany, Germany

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Related Links

Oktoberfest in Munich

www.oktoberfest.de


Wikipedia: Bavaria Film Studios

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavaria_Film_Studios


Film Museum

www.muenchen.de/Stadtleben/Entertainment_Culture/Movie_Broadcast/80314/04afilmmuseum.html


Deutsches Museum in München

www.deutsches-museum.de/en


Shopping in Munich

www.muenchen.de/Marktplatz/6940/index.html






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