Olympic Tower, Munich

Munich’s Best Views

With its jumble of medieval townhouses, towering church spires and grand palaces, Munich’s skyline is teeming with impressive landmarks and the city’s strict building height limitations have left the views unmarred by unsightly skyscrapers and office blocks. Of course the best observation points are up high, so put on your walking shoes and climb one of these top monuments in search of Munich’s best views.

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September 17, 2014 by
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Oktoberfest, Munich

The Complete Guide to Munich’s Oktoberfest

As Bavaria’s flagship event and the world’s biggest beer festival, Oktoberfest is the main draw for many visitors to Munich, but with more than six million attending the festival and over 30 beer tents to choose from, the festival can seem overwhelming for first-time attendees. To help you prepare for an unforgettable week of beer-drinking and pretzel-eating, we’ve put together a complete guide to Munich’s Oktoberfest, from pre-booking tables and accommodation, to what to eat and drink.

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September 3, 2014 by
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How to Spend the Perfect Weekend in Munich

The most quintessentially German of all cities, surrounded by fanciful castles, snow-capped mountains and charming alpine villages, Munich makes an idyllic spot for a weekend break and there are often cheap flights available from other German or European cities. With limited time, it’s better to save out of town trips for another visit, but there’s still plenty to see and do in the Bavarian capital itself. To help you plan your trip, here are some ideas for how to spend the perfect weekend in Munich.

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August 20, 2014 by
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Munich’s Gärtnerplatz Quarter

Munich, Germany

A few blocks south of the central Marienplatz, Munich’s Gärtnerplatz Quarter (or Gärtnerplatz Viertel) is one of the city’s trendiest districts, crammed with hip cafés, bars and fashion boutiques, and the heart of the city’s vibrant gay community. The eponymous Gärtnerplatz (Gärtner square) lies at its center, a tranquil circle of greenery surrounded by historic buildings and home to the grand Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, one of the city’s top opera venues.

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August 6, 2014 by
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Things to Do in Summer in Bavaria

Bavarian Forest

With huge crowds descending on Germany’s southernmost state and prices at their highest, summer might not be the best choice for those short on time or money, but with long, sunny days and a host of seasonal festivities, it’s still one of the most atmospheric time to visit. From touring the region’s famous beer gardens to soaking up the idyllic scenery, here are some ideas for things to do in summer in Bavaria.

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July 23, 2014 by
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Visiting Lake Starnberg from Munich

Visiting Lake Starnberg from Munich. Photo courtesy of HalvarTV via Flickr.

Ringed with alpine villages and rolling lakelands, there are ample opportunities to escape the urban heat this summer in Bavaria and visiting Lake Starnberg from Munich has become a popular pastime for both locals and tourists. Bavaria’s second-largest lake (after Lake Chiemsee), Starnberg is just 30 minutes from Munich by S-Bahn train and makes a top choice for a day trip, but with plenty to see and do around the lakeside, it’s also a worthwhile holiday destination in its own right.

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July 9, 2014 by
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