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"München Liebt Dich" And You Will Love It, Too – Travel To Munich
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Munich's Top 3 Tourist Destinations
The Munich Beer Festival - Oktoberfest

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Munich (German: München) is the capital city of Bavaria, the largest federal state of Germany (by area - not by population). 

The third-largest German city - by population, not by area - (after Berlin and Hamburg) , Munich is noted for its architecture and culture, and its annual Oktoberfest beer celebration is world famous.

Munich's cultural scene is second to none in Germany, its museums are even considered by some to outrank Berlin in quality. Many travellers to Munich are absolutely stunned by the quality of the architecture. Although it was heavily damaged by allied bombing during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city centre appear mostly as it did in the late 1800's.  There are many hotels available for your stay in this historic city.

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Gothic New Town Hall (1867-1908), or Neues Rathaus, Munich, Germany
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Attractions and things to do:

Museums, Galleries, and Memorials

  • Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site — An incredible, and sobering experience, this is a worthwhile excursion. Not recommended for small children. Tours depart from Munich; the memorial has audio guides and guided tours as well. See the listing at Dachau.
  • Deutsches Museum, located in Haidhausen. The Deutsches Museum is one of the largest technical museums in the world. It has hand-on, interactive section for natural science, engineering, construction, etc.
  • Pinakotheken - The Alte Pinakothek features 15-18th century religious paintings, the Neue Pinakothek 19-20th century impressionist and expressionist art and the Pinakothek der Moderne has 20th century paintings, modern art, design and architecture sections.
  • Statue of the Bavaria, Theresienhöhe 16 (U4 or U5 to Theresienwiese), +49-89-290671, [11]. A nearly 20 m high statue, standing on the west border of Theriesienwiese next to the Hall of Fame. There is a small viewing platform inside her head. €3.00/€2.00.
  • Glyptothek - The royal antique collection.
  • National Museum of Egyptian Art - In the Royal Residence.
  • National Bavarian Museum.
  • Die Neue Sammlung (Museum of Applied Arts).
  • German Theatre Museum.
  • City Museum of Munich.
  • Jewish Museum - Newly opened museum at St. Jakobsplatz with one permanent exhibition, which illuminates aspects of Jewish history and culture in Munich, and a range of changing exhibitions.
  • Villa Stuck - A private collection of Jugendstil art.
  • Schack Gallery - A private collection of 19th Century art.
  • National Ethnographical Museum.
  • Lenbach House - A gallery exhibiting numerous works of the Blauer Reiter school of German expressionist art (Kandinsky, Macke, Mark). Highly recommended!
  • Haus der Kunst - The main exhibition hall in Munich.
  • The BMW Museum.
  • The Treasury - Part of the Bavarian Palace. 
  • Englischer Garten - located in Schwabing. Entrance is free, and it is a wonderful place to relax. Munich's second-biggest beer garden is located here, a nice place to stay and talk to the locals. Just drive to "Münchner Freiheit" or "Ostbahnhof" by S- or U-Bahn and take bus number 54 to "Chinesischer Turm".
  • Hirschgarten located in Neuhausen.
  • The Munich Zoo is in Thalkirchen. 
Palaces and Castles
  • Schloss Nymphenburg is in Neuhausen & Nymphenburg.
  • Residenz is in the City Center, near to Marienplatz. 
  • Schloss Schleißheim - Not really in Munich, but you can take the S1 S-Bahn to Oberschleißheim to get there. 
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Munich's Top 3 Tourist Destinations   by Rome Sanzio

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The City of Munich, albeit a rather expensive city to live in and travel to, continues to be visited by millions and millions of vacationers, sightseers, travelers, tourists, backpackers, and honeymooners every year. Clearly the small hindrances that a tight budget may throw their way are comparatively insignificant compared to the wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and experiences that a trip to Munich is sure to impart. So the question is, where do these millions of tourists go to in order to discover the true character of Munich? Well, then here is a list of the top 3 tourist destinations you should not miss when in beautiful Munich, Germany.
Rooftops and Old Town Hall, Munich, Germany
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 1. Munich Beer Gardens

Yes, Munich would not be Munich without its reputation of being one of the best places in the planet to enjoy beer. A Biergärten or beer garden is something you will rarely find anywhere else but in Germany. But the question is, what is a beer garden.

Several centuries ago, beer brewers in Munich had trouble keeping their barrels upon barrels of delicious beer cold despite the heat of the summer. Many of them devised a plan of storing the beers in underground cellars, after which they planted chestnut trees on top of these beer cellars. Why you ask? Because the chestnut trees provided shade and coolness, keeping the beers cold in the cellars and also providing some respite from the sun on the ground surface.

King Ludwig I then allowed beer brewers to sell and serve their beers right on these spots but forbade them to sell food along with the drinks. And this became a sort of tradition, people would buy food somewhere else and bring them to a beer garden where they could consume them while gulping down pints of cold beer straight of their barrel. 

And tourists in Munich can choose from a whopping 400 plus number of beer gardens in this fine, beer-loving city.

2. Munich Art and Culture Sites

Someone very witty once said that Munich is a city nestled between two mountains, one being art and the other is beer. And Munich really is a city that an person with inclination towards the arts would sure to love. It is home to numerous museums of science, art, history, culture, sports and many more fields of study. But not only are they numerous, the Munich museums are also of such fine quality.
The Alte Pinakothek museum for instance is famous for housing the works of classical artists like Rembrant, Raphael, Botticelli and Da Vinci. 

The Neue Pinakothek on the other hand is home to French impressionist geniuses like Renoir, Monet and Degas while the Pinakothek der Moderne would obviously, be recognized as a haven for modern art works.

The museums and exhibits in Munich are hard to count, but harder yo count still are the number of cathedrals, mansions, palaces, churches, plazas, theaters and galleries that contribute to the preservation and growth of art in Munich, Germany.

3. Munich Historical Sites

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Another great feature of the city of Munich is the fact that this German city exudes such a deep sense of history in almost every nook and cranny of this large metropolis. The historic sites range from the gloomy, to the grand, to the fantastic.

The Dachau Memorial Concentration Camp for instance, can be quite a gloomy spot as it is was once the place where thousands of political prisoners were imprisoned, many of which have met their untimely deaths behind these lone, lorn walls. The Munich Olympic Park on the other hand, is a more lively historic spot. This Munich historical attraction has been the venue for summer festivals, musical events, sports competitions and several other festivities. And in itself, it is also a product of architectural genius and fine craftsmanship. And if you are looking for a fantastic historical site in Munich, then there is also the Neuschwanstein Castle which seems to have come from a fairytale book instead of the pages of history. This amazing castle was built by none other than King Ludwig and is also known all over the world to be the inspiration for the whimsical castle in Walt Disney's Disneyland.

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The Munich Beer Festival - Oktoberfest
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The "world city with heart," Munich is your destination for "beer festival." Beer festivals are the festivals in which a variety of beers and often other alcoholic drinks are available for tasting and purchase. Beer festivals are organized in a number of countries. There are several big and small beer festivals celebrated in Germany all over the year, but the Munich beer festival is the oldest and the largest beer festival in the world.
Beer Tents at Oktoberfest with Cathedral in the Background, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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The Munich beer festival, known as Oktoberfest, is a two-week festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany during late September and early October. Oktoberfest is one of the most celebrated events in Germany. It is largest fair in the world, with some six million people attending every year.

Traditionally, Oktoberfest takes place during the 16 days up to and including the first Sunday in October. The festival takes place on the area known as "Theresienwiese" (Field or meadow of Therese), often called "d' Wiesn" or "d'Waasn" for short. 

Beer is the key note of the festival. The festival begins with a keg of beer tapped by the Mayor of Munich who declares in Bavarian tone "O'zapft is!" (It's tapped!).

The first Munich beer festival took place on October 12, 1810 when "Oktoberfest" was organized to commemorate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig (King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, from whose name the name of the festival ground, "Theresienwiese" came. On the first "Oktoberfest," a great horse race was organized.

People brew special Oktoberfest beer for the occasion; the beer is slightly darker and stronger, in both taste and alcohol. It is served in Maß, a one-liter-tankard. The first bulk of beer is served to the Bavarian Minister-President. Beer is served by only local Munich breweries that are allowed to serve this beer in a Bierzelt, a beer tent which is large enough for thousands. People also consume large quantities of food, most of it traditional hearty fare such as sausage, hendl (chicken), käsespätzle (cheese noodles), and sauerkraut, along with such Bavarian delicacies as roast ox tails.
Oktoberfest became the enormously world-famous festival by 1960, but the year marked the end of Horse races. The Japanese, Americans, and New Zealanders discovered the festival and often traveled to Germany during late September and early October to enjoy the Munich beer festival. Munich became the world famous city, and traditional German dresses, such as Sennerhut, Lederhosen, and Dirndl became extremely famous world wide.

There are often problems associated with the people who can't hold large amounts of alcohol. Sometimes some people fall sick due to drunkenness, and there is often a medical tent to treat drunks as well as sick people. The concept of the "quiet Oktoberfest" was developed in 2005 to undermine the violence in the festival. The music played in the afternoon is limited to 85 decibels. The tents only play quiet music, traditional wind music until 6:00 PM, and Schlager and pop music are played later.

The Munich beer festival is still one of the most famous festivals in the world. So, if you are planning your tour to Germany and you love drinking, do plan your tour during late September and early October to make yourselves part of the world famous Oktoberfest.

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Bayerischer Hof Hotel Munich
Located in the heart of Munich, the Bayerischer Hof Hotel is close to the opera house, concert halls, museums, business and banking centres as well as the shopping area. The Garden-Restaurant welcomes you with Mediterranean flair and offers a delicate cuisine along with treasures from the wine cellars. The Palais Keller Restaurant serves Bavarian delicacies, beers and pretzels while the Trader Vic's will envelop you in Polynesian exoticism with the culinary delights from the Far East and legendary South Seas cocktails will put you in a relaxed holiday mood. The incredible diversity of the six bars serve some of the best cocktails in an exotic ambience making it a perfect setting for an easygoing evening.
1st Creatif Hotel Elephant Munich
This graceful property, in a quiet area, offers elegant accommodation and modern facilities to make your stay in Munich a pleasant one.  Located in a quiet side street, Creatif Hotel Elephant is only minutes walk from the main train station and the historical centre of Munich.  The rooms are beautifully decorated in warm colours and equipped with all the modern amenities.  The restaurant is on the ground floor and only serves breakfast. But there is a wide choice of restaurants nearby.  This property is an ideal place, if you are looking for a cosy, friendly accommodation in the city centre, but in a quiet location.
Derag Hotel & Living Karl Theodor Munich
The Derag Hotel Karl Theodor is situated within one of Munich's most beautiful residential areas. The green villas quarter of Gern is only a few steps away from the extensive park and sport estate of the Olympiagelande and the famous Schloss Nymphenburg Castle.  This hotel in this quiet area awaits you with its stylish and individually furnished hotel rooms and serviced apartments with kitchen, some of them with spacious balcony or roof terrace.  The restaurant Amadeo serves authentic Mediterranean food for good prices. You can also take a vacation on the dreamlike terrace covered with greenery and wide sunshades to relax after a hard working day.
Derag Hotel & Living Max Emanuel Munich
Located close to River Isar and to the centre of the city, the Derag Hotel and Living Max Emanuel Munich is placed in a typical Munich neighbourhood with unique shops, cafes and restaurants. The famous cultural centre of Gasteig is just 3 minutes drive from the hotel, while the Franz Joseph Strauss Airport is about 40 minutes drive away.  This hotel offers spacious accommodation units that are completely equipped with an array of amenities to make your stay a memorable one.  The in-house restaurant offers a great selection of Italian dishes served in a pleasing atmosphere for you to enjoy your dining. The elegantly composed bar is the perfect place to enjoy your favourite drink.
Derag Hotel & Living Prinzessin Elisabeth Munich
Located in the centre of Glockenbach District, the Derag Hotel and Living Prinzessin Elisabeth Munich is close to many restaurants and shops. The Isar River is just a few minutes walk from the hotel, while the Franz Joseph Strauss Airport is about 40 kilometres away.  The hotel features cosy guestrooms and apartments that are elegantly designed with basic amenities and tastefully decorated to satisfy the needs of every guest.  Start off your day with a delicious breakfast served at the hotel and later on, dine at the onsite G-Munich Restaurant that serves scrumptious dishes for lunch and dinner. You can while away the evening at the on-site bar that offers excellent drinks in a pleasing environment.
Deutsches Theater Downtown Hotel Munich
Offering a favourable location and relaxing atmosphere, this attractive property is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting Munich.  Located a kilometre from the city centre, the Deutsches Theater Downtown Hotel is few metres away from the Munich Main Train Station and 38 kilometres from the Munich Airport.  This property boasts modern guestrooms that are equipped with standard amenities to ensure you utmost comfort.  The Al Teatro Restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean and Italian cuisine for you to feast on.  During leisure, you can relax at the lobby, which is an ideal place to meet friends.
Germania Hotel Munich
Located in the centre of downtown Munich, the hotel is only a short five minutes walk from the Main Railroad Station and direct connections to the Underground which will take you to any destination in Munich and its environments. The hotel is located close to the German Theatre and a 15 minute walk to the Oktoberfest and the German Museum. The new Munich fair is within 20 minutes by subway.  Germania Hotel boasts 99 rooms with all the necessary amenities that one requires for a relaxed stay.  Guests can begin their day with a delicious buffet breakfast served in the warm and pleasant atmosphere of the breakfast room. Relax in the comfortable atmosphere of the hotel bar and lobby.
Holiday Inn Munich
This elegant property is located near the famous English Garden, with excellent transport connections to all places of interest such as Marienplatz, October Beer-Festival, Olympia Park, new Allianz Arena and the New Munich Exhibition Centre.  The hotel offers 149 comfortable guestrooms that are facilitated with an array of modern amenities, to ensure you a relaxing and pleasant stay. An attentive room service is also available for your convenience.  Guests can dine in elegance at any of the 2 in-house restaurants that serve delicious international and Bavarian dishes. The bar is an ideal place to enjoy a glass of fine drink, after a tiring day.
K&K am Harras Hotel Munich
This hotel is just few minutes by underground from the main railway station and downtown. The Oktoberfest grounds, restaurants, beer gardens and various shopping areas are in proximity from this property.  The 106 guestrooms at this hotel are impeccably designed and furnished with all modern facilities to ensure utmost ease and luxury. Attentive room service for your convenience is also offered here.  Guests at this hotel can start off their day with a scrumptious breakfast that is served in the stylish breakfast restaurant with garden terrace.
Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel Munich
Kempinski Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel is situated on Maximilianstrasse, regarded as Munich's most desirable street, filled with designer boutiques, and is a few minutes walk to the Opera House, theatres and art galleries.  The 303 rooms and suites combine the art of modern living with historical ambience. Furnishings and luxury fabrics are custom-made to suit the historical architecture of this exceptional grand hotel.  The restaurant Vue Maximilian with its beautiful view of Munich's splendour boulevard offers many regional dishes. Furnished in the traditional English style, Vier Jahreszeiten Bar serves classical cocktails and international drinks.
Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
Set in the prestigious district of Bogenhausen the Bavarian capital city's publishing quarter, the Sheraton Arabella Park Hotel Munich is located 4 kilometres from the city centre and railway station. The hotel is also just a short stroll from Munich's famous park, the English Garden, with its beer gardens and long walking trails. Start off your day with a delicious buffet breakfast served in the pleasant ambience of the breakfast room and later dine at the onsite restaurant that serves a variety of regional and international delicacies. You can also relax at the cafe with light snacks and beverages or sip your favourite drink at the cocktail bar.
Top Hotel Erzgiesserei Europe Munich
Offering the finest hospitality, impeccable service and comfortable accommodation, this property makes you to enjoy all the privileges for an unforgettable stay.  Located in the heart of Munich, the Top Hotel Erzgiesserei Europe provides excellent accessibility to Stiglmeierplatz Station, fairgrounds, Olympiapark and many other amusements of the surrounding.  All the accommodation units supremely comfortable to provide you an endless relaxation.  Serving an extensive range of International cuisine, the in-house restaurants is the perfect setting to have a unique and wonderful dining experience. The hotel's bar is just the place for you to relax after an exhausting day.
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