Best Places - Sightseeing, Top 10

  • Marienplatz and the New Townhall

    Marienplatz and New Town Hall
     © München Tourismus, Vittorio Sciosia

    Enjoy the hustle and bustle at Marienplatz. Everyday exactly at 11 am and 12 pm, visitors can watch Germany's largest carillon (Glockenspiel) in the tower of the New Town Hall.

  • Cathedral Church of our Lady

    Cathedral Church of our Lady
     © München Tourismus. A. Müller

    The cathedral with its two towers in late Gothic style is the true landmark of Munich.

  • Odeonsplatz and Ludwigstraße

    Odeonsplatz and Ludwigstraße
     © München Tourismus, Vittorio Sciosia

    A walk along this monumental avenue from the Field Marshall's Hall towards the Triumphal Arch offers great insight into Munich's 19th century architecture.

  • Nymphenburg Palace

    Nymphenburg Palace
     © München Tourismus, Jörg Lutz

    This glorious Baroque Palace was built as the summer residence of the Wittelsbach family. Today, the Nymphenburg Palace is home to two museums and is surrounded by picturesque parklands.

  • Residence and Hall of Antiquities

    Residence and Hall of Antiquities
     © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung

    The Wittelsbacher residence is one of Europe's most splendid palace complexes. The interior design gives an idea of the dynasty's splendor throughout the centuries. A highlight is the Hall of Antiquities, the largest secular Renaissance hall north of the Alps.

  • Viktualienmarket

     © München Tourismus, L. Kaster

    Just a stone's throw from Marienplatz, Munich's oldest and most popular food market offers the greatest variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and other regional and international delicacies.

  • Hofbräuhaus

     © München Tourismus, Friedrich Müller

    The most famous beer hall in the world attracts both, tourists and locals alike. Accompanied by cheerful live music, guests of Hofbräuhaus enjoy beer in 1 liter mugs and typical Bavarian food.

  • English Garden

    English Garden
     © München Tourismus, Luis Gervasi

    Munich's green heart in the middle of the vibrant city. For more than 200 years, visitors enjoy its beautiful walking trails, sunbathing areas and cozy beer gardens.

  • Deutsches Museum

    Deutsches Museum
     © München Tourismus, Luis Gervasi

    A museum of superlatives: the Deutsches Museum is one of the oldest and the largest science and technology collections in the world. Its unique exhibits wow visitors of all ages.

  • The Olympic Park

    Olympic Park
     © München Tourismus, Hans Schmied

    The Olympic Park is the ideal place to spend your leisure time. 365 days a year, it hosts various music, sports and cultural events. The park is crowned by the world-famous tent-like roof of the Olympic Stadium.

Munich Visitor Cards

 © München Tourismus, Thomas Klinger

With a wide range of offers in the fields of art, culture and leisure activities, two types of visitor cards will help you get the most out of your visit to Munich. 

The Munich Card costs from EUR11.90 for adults and includes a large selection of price reductions and discounts on entrance fees to museums, exhibitions, sights and other attractions in the city. In addition to the local public transportation ticket and reduced-price guided city tours, offers for shopping and gastronomy help to round off a wonderful visit to Munich. 

For visitors who would like to see as much of Munich as possible, the Munich City Pass is the ideal choice. With prices starting at EUR39.90, holders will enjoy free admissions to museums, exhibitions and tours as well as preferential entry without waiting times if available.

Get more information about the Munich Vistor Cards

Music and theater

  • National Theater

    National Theater - Bavarian State Opera
     © München Tourismus, Felix Löchner

    If you want to see one of the masterpieces from five centuries of opera history, enjoy an evening in the thrilling atmosphere of the Bavarian State Opera – one of the world's leading opera houses. Over 30 operas are performed in one season along with ballets, concerts and song recitals making the program one of the most
    richly varied performance schedules of all the international opera houses. Tours of the National Theater are conducted almost every day.

  • Gasteig

     © München Tourismus, Robert Hetz

    Every day, 6,000 visitors come to Munich's great cultural center on the banks of the river Isar. In addition to the classical concerts of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, a broad range of musical and cultural events are held in this remarkable building.

  • Cuvilliés-Theater

     © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung, Philipp Mansmann

    The Cuvillieés-Theater offers contemporary theater productions on a historical stage. Visitors marvel at the affectionately restored wood carvings in the colors of white, red and gold making up the interior of this unique Rococo theater.

  • Gärtnerplatztheater

     © Gärtnerplatztheater, Bernd Eberle

    The repertoire of the theater includes opera, contemporary works and ballet as well as a legendary jazz program.

City of Arts - Top 5 museums

  • Alte Pinakothek

    Alte Pinakothek: Old Gallery
     © München Tourismus, Luis Gervasi

    The Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest and most significant galleries in the world. There are more than 800 paintings on display. This superb and extensive collection allows visitors to explore the advancements in painting from the Middle Ages up to the end of the Rococo period. The collections on display in the Alte Pinakothek date back to the dukes, electors and kings of Bavaria from the House of Wittelsbach.

  • Neue Pinakothek

    Neue Pinakothek: New Gallery
     © München Tourismus, F. Müller

    The Neue Pinakothek was reopened in 1981 and replaced the previous building that was destroyed in World War II. European art from the 19th century ranging from Classicism to Art Nouveau is displayed. The collection includes works by Edouard Manet, Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh.

  • Pinakothek der Moderne

    Pinakothek der Moderne: Modern Gallery
     © München Tourismus, Tommy Lösch

    The Pinakothek der Moderne is Munich's renowned museum of 20th and 21st century art and design, which reopened after a six-month renovation in September 2013. It combines four independent institutions under one roof: the Modern Art Collection of the Bavarian State Painting Collections, the International Design Museum Munich, the Architecture Museum of the Technical University Munich and the State Graphics Collection Munich.

  • Haus der Kunst

    Haus der Kunst
     © Haus der Kunst

    Located at the southern edge of the English Garden, the impressive building is an example of Nazi design paying homage to classical architecture. The museum's high-ceilinged walls serve as the stage of changing exhibitions of mostly contemporary art. The exhibitions feature photography, design and performance by international artists as well as painting, architecture and video art.

  • Lenbachhaus

     © München Tourismus, Dominik Parzinger

    The Munich art museum Lenbauchhaus reopened in May 2013 after a four-year renovation period. The first exhibition in the refurbished Lenbachhaus presents the world's largest permanent collection of Blue Rider works of Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Franz Marc, August Macke and Paul Klee. Other highlights in the collection include 19th century paintings from Munich artists as well as international contemporary art.


 © München Tourismus, Friedrich Müller

The Hofbräuhaus was founded in 1589 and is probably the most famous beer hall in the world. With an overall capacity of 3,500 seats, daily live music on three
floors and its unique atmosphere, it is a must-see for visitors as well as for locals. In the adjoining beer garden which is surrounded by the historical walls of the Hofbräuhaus, people can escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The beer garden offers room for nearly 400 guests. Enjoy the Bavarian specialty buffet with traditional folklore dancers and many more attractions of the Hofbräuhaus historic festival hall daily from 6.30 pm until 10 pm. Reservations are required.


 © Löwenbräu FMG

This famous traditional beer garden in the heart of Munich has a capacity for up to 1,000 guests. People can enjoy freshly tapped beer as well as a wide range of Bavarian specialties. According to the custom in Bavaria, visitors can bring along their own food as long as they buy the drinks in the beer garden. Beyond its beautiful beer garden, the Löwenbräukeller offers space for meetings and events for up to 2,000 people. From gala evenings to general meetings, from Bavarian style to chill-out lounge ambience, from Big Band to DJ – everything is possible!

Beer- and Oktoberfestmuseum

Tip: Beer- and Oktoberfestmuseum
 © München Tourismus, A. Kupka

Located in the heart of Munich's oldest houses dating from 1340, the Beer- and Oktoberfestmuseum presents everything about the cultural history of beer, the Oktoberfest and the unique quality of Munich brews. Of course, beer can also be tasted in the in-house restaurant.

Guided tours

  • By foot

    Munich Tourist Office

    The Munich Tourist Office offers skillful, certified guides for sightseeing tours in the city. You can choose from various different languages. Services are also offered for the hearing impaired.

    Munich Walk Tours

    Visitors have a choice of different tours for example the City Walk or the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Tour.

    Stattreisen München e.V.

    »Stattreisen München« offers different walks for example through the city center or the Olympic Park and Village.

    Cookionista Culinary Tour Munich

  • By bus

    Gray Line SIGHTseeing

    The exploratory sightseeing tours through Munich and Bavaria always include a live guide in German and English and audio guides in seven other languages.

  • By taxi

    Taxi Guide Munich

    Specially trained taxi guides offer tailor-made city tours through Munich in more than 10 languages.

  • By bike

    Mike's Bike Tours

    Mike's Bike Tours offers the use of comfortable Cruiser Bikes, helpful tips and advice.


  • Various

    Weisser Stadtvogel

    Sightseeing tours in Munich for individuals and groups, also with a special focus, by foot, bike or tram.

    Spurwechsel – city tours

    Individual tours in Munich and Upper Bavaria can be booked in many languages. The various theme tours are available by foot, by bike, by bus or with horse carriage.



This is paradise – for both high-limit credit card holders as well as for those with small pocketbooks. Every label from around the world can be found here. Shops ranging from crazy to traditional, offer an eclectic choice of products in many locations throughout Munich. Whether you stroll across places like Kaufingerstraße or Maximilianstraße, Munich is a shopping experience anyway.

To have an overview about what Munich offers in terms of Shopping:

Allianz Arena

  • Home of soccer

    Allianz Arena
     © München Tourismus, Bernd Roemmelt

    The Allianz Arena is Europe's most modern stadium and offers space for around 75.000 spectators. The particularly impressive facade, shining red at FC Bayern matches, is definitely the most striking feature of the stadium. The Arena used to be jointly operated by FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich. Today FC Bayern Munich is the sole shareholder and TSV 1860 Munich is a tenant until 2025.

    Arena Tours
    Professionally guided tours - about 1 hour - are conducted daily except on match days and days featuring an event. Both individuals and groups can enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the stadium. For groups (11 or more persons) reservations are required.,

  •  © FC Bayern München

    FC Bayern Munich Erlebniswelt

    Since May 2012, the Allianz Arena is home to Germany's largest club museum. On 3,000 square meters, visitors will learn all about FC Bayern Munich`s history. The years from the club's foundation until today are presented with multimedia and interactive elements.

    Book packages with tickets through:
    FC Bayern Tours GmbH,

    Mach 2 – Sports Tours Entertainment Veranstaltungs GmbH,

  • FC Bayern Munich

    Kick-off FC Bayern Munich Fan-Shop
    FC Bayern shop opening at Munich Airport

    A unique club for more than 100 years
    More than 20 national championships and millions of fans have made Bayern Munich the
    largest German soccer club. Players like Manuel Neuer, Franck Ribéry and Bastian Schweinsteiger carry on the success story of players like Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Müller or Oliver Kahn. In 2012/13, Bayern Munich was the first and only German soccer team to win the national football league (Bundesliga), the DFB Cup and the UEFA Champions League in one and the same soccer season.

    Fan Stores:
    Megastore in Allianz Arena, Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25, 80939 Munich
    Megastore at the training ground, Säbener Str. 51 – 57, 81547 Munich
    Fan-shop at Munich Airport

  • TSV 1860 Munich – The local rival

    Munich, also known as the »Munich Lions«, was one of the important founding members of the national soccer league. In 1964 they won the German Cup for the second time. This victory was followed by the European Cup in 1965 and the German Championship in 1966. Their entry in the UEFA-Cup was without a doubt the biggest success in their recent history.

Cars – more than just driving

  • BMW – Munich BMW Welt

     © BMW

    At BMW Welt, BMW's unique meeting place and delivery center, visitors can experience the world of the manufacturer: from automobile and motorcycle innovations and exhibitions, new technologies and designs, to interesting cultural events. The main focus of BMW Welt is the personalized car delivery. In special guided tours, you can take a look behind the scenes of BMW. The BMW Welt also offers the so-called »Junior Campus« where children can explore the world of mobility.

    Am Olympiapark 1, 80809 Munich

  •  © BMW

    BMW Museum

    Since its opening in 1973, the BMW Museum has thrilled visitors with its dynamic architecture, its world-famous design and a unique range of original exhibits. Reopened in 2008, the museum brings the history of the company, the brand and its products alive in an innovating and fascinating profile. The BMW Museum presents an overview of the engines, motorcycles and automobiles of the BMW brand which is globally unique.

    Am Olympiapark 2, 80809 Munich

  • Audi – Ingolstadt


    Only a one-hour-car-ride from BMW Welt, visitors find the stylish and futuristic buildings of the Audi Forum in Ingolstadt. This includes the Audi customer and delivery center as well as conference facilities, a movie theater and an exclusive restaurant. Here visitors can participate in exciting tours of the state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. At the Audi museum, visitors experience the breathtaking rate at which automotive developments have advanced and learn more about the
    brands from Audi.

    Ettinger Str. 60, 85057 Ingolstadt

Route proposal: World of automobiles

Day 1: A traditional brand
After landing at Munich Airport, drive to medieval Ingolstadt. Meet your guide at the Audi Forum for an unforgettable visit of the factory and the automobile museum of this famous Bavarian car brand. Dinner and overnight stay in Ingolstadt.

Day 2: Aristocrats' cars
Morning drive along the "Romantic Road", with stop at Wallerstein to taste the beer brewed in the castle of Prince Oettingen. Continue to Langenburg, where you can have lunch at the castle's own restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent car collection of Prince Hohenlohe. Drive to Hockenheim for dinner and to spend the night.

Day 3: Feel like Manuel Fangio
Experience speed driving on the Formula 1 race track at Motodrom and visit the Car Sport Museum. Lunch free of charge at a race track restaurant. In the afternoon, continue to Heidelberg. Pedestrian city tour of the old University City including a taste of local wine at student inn. Late afternoon arrive in Stuttgart, the city of automobiles. Dinner and overnight in Stuttgart.

Day 4: Automobiles city
Meet your guide for a city sightseeing tour including the Porsche Museum with a wonderful collection of the famous sports cars. In the afternoon, visit of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. Drive back to Munich for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Contemporary cars and ancient carriages
Full day city tour including the Olympic Park and the nearby Nymphenburg Castle including admittance to the Museum of Parade Carriages and Sleighs, the cars of our forefathers. In the afternoon, tour the BMW World and BMW Museum, a fascinating collection of cars and motorbikes with interactive modules to make this visit a real experience. Dinner at traditional beer hall. Overnight.

Day 6: Farewall
Transfer to Munich Airport. Before taking off, enjoy a farewell taste of white sausages and Bavarian beer at the airport restaurant "Airbräu", which brews exclusively for its customers.

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