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Things to do in Munich

A Vacation to Munich Can be a Guzzler’s Paradise!

Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. This wonderful city is one of the hidden treasures of not only the country but also of Europe.

 

Things to do in Munich

Munich offers many pleasant surprises to those who choose visiting the city during their holidays, and there is always a lot of fun things to do in Munich whatever time of year you visit. Go to the local markets, go shopping, enjoy the landscape, the festivals, yes, most things about this charming German city are amusing and interesting.

 

Munich Oktoberfest - Munich Beer Festival

If you are kind of a foodie then it is likely that you have come to the city for its very famous Munich Germany Marathon Oktoberfest – the World’s most famous beer festival. For two weeks, the Munich Oktoberfest attracts millions of people visiting its beer tents (”Bierzelte”) and fairground attractions. It is not uncommon in Munich to find beer that is infused with lemonade. Since it tastes nothing like a beer, you may drink more than intended without realizing!

 

Munich Christmas Market

The Munich Christmas market can give you a taste of a unique drinks, as well as other traditional and local fare.

 

Munich Zoo – Hellabrunn Zoo

Munich is not only about its beer and drinks. Many tourists and travelers come to explore and see the city. The Munich Zoo, known as Hellabrunn Zoo, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city and in 2013 the Munich Zoo was ranked as the 4th best zoo in Europe.

 

When to go to Munich

The city of Munich has a humid continental climate. The warmest month of the year, on average, is July. The coolest month of the year, on average, is January. You should certainly visit Munich at least once in your lifetime, and a wonderful time to do so is during spring season. Then you can indulge in traditional Easter celebrations and spring fairs.

 

Things to do in Munich

Munich Facts

Population1 388 308
CountryGermany
LanguageEnglish
CurrencyEuro
Longitude11.566667
Latitude48.133333
AirportFranz Josef Strauss, Germany (MUC)

Munich average temperatures

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OPERA

Munich Opera House

Nationaltheater München

Home of the Bavarian State Opera, Nationaltheater München is the primary venue for opera in Munich. The building has gone through substantial changes over the years. The theater we see today is a result of the renovations and extensions made in 1963, featuring the world's third largest stage where only Opéra Bastille and the Grand Theatre in Warsaw is bigger. The opera performed is not only of the highest quality, it also has a history of having world premières. In the late 1800's, this was home to Richard Wagner's many great works and today the opera house still features some of the best opera performances in the world.

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CAT-CAFE

Katzentempel - Cat Cafe Munich

When visiting Munich you can visit Cafe Katzentempel. The café offer a menu of vegan, home made food and you can enjoy either breakfast the whole day, or come for coffee and cake as well as for lunch and dinner. Cafe Katzentempel also offer different merchandise items and toys for cats. They have around 6 cats and the cats can either be with the guest or relax in their "cat room“, which is not accessible for the guests.

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MARATHON

Munich Marathon

The Munich Marathon is an annual marathon festival held in the month of October. The event is a long standing tradition, being established in 1983. The race will take you through the inner city of Munich centering around the great park English Garden and the Olympiapark. Apart from the main marathon there is also a half-marathon and a 10k run if you are more of a casual runner. People who have participated in the marathon witness that the atmosphere is great all throughout the marathon with entertainment and a cheerful crowd. If you are not into running but still want to experience a marathon, you can join in with the spectators and have a good time anyway!

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GOLF

Golf in Munich

There are many opportunities for golfers near Munich. One of the best in the area is called Golfpark Munich Aschheim, a great club with a challenging course set 15 minutes drive from the Munich Airport. Munchner Golf Eschenried is another great 18 hole championship course which alongside the luxurious Munchner Golf Club creates a superb trio of golf courses in spread out in the Munich area. All of the courses are designed to be played by both professionals as well as amateurs, so no matter your skill level you will have a great golfing experience.

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Munich - 20 slides and spa at Therme Erding

In the northeast of Munich there is an indoor water park called Therme Erding. This is definitely the place to if you are a big fan of water slides since this park offers a lot of them. Choose between 20 slides in different difficulty levels, making it great for all ages! For those of you who just want to relax there is a spa available on the area and during the summers the water park opens up an outside area as well!

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