Munich is a town that likes to party. Walk through the Altstadt on a sunny day or a balmy evening and you’ll see people sitting outside, in every square, drinking, eating, and enjoying life.
From it’s good natured people and cozy atmosphere to hosting the largest beer festival in the world, Munich Germany is attracting more and more visitors each year.
With it’s increasing level of popularity, we believe that you should visit Munich sooner than later. If this alone doesn’t convince you, here are 10 more reasons why you should book a trip to Munich today..
1. The Beer
Lets be real, Munich is practically known for its beer halls (and for Oktoberfest). Germany offers some of the best beers (in some of the greatest atmospheres) in the world, which brings me to my next two reasons:
Whats better than drinking at a beer hall historically known as a royal brewery in the Kingdom of Bavaria? Nothing. What do Mozart, the Nazi Party, and J.F. Kennedy have in common? They’ve all had a beer at Hofbrauhaus. It will amaze you how huge this place is, and how it is always packed, no matter what time of day.
3. The English Garten (or Englischer Garten)
In the center of Munich, you can find a public park larger than New York’s Central Park. From temples to surfing to a beer garden featuring a Chinese Tower, you can easily spend a whole day here.
As the central square in the middle of Munich, Marienplatz hosts the New City Hall (Neues Rathaus). Marienplatz is worth a visit just to see this enormous and elaborate structure. St Peters tower is across the way, which allows you to climb the to the roof and get an awesome panoramic view of the city. In the Middle Ages, markets and tournaments were held in this city square.
5. The Residenz
As the former royal palace of the Bavarian Monarchs, the Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany. The Residenz is an attraction for its architecture, room decorations, and displays from the former royal collections.
Right outside Munich is perhaps the most easily recognizable castle in the world, Neuschwanstein Castle. You may recognize the design if you’ve ever been to Disney World, since this castle is what Walt Disney modeled his castle after. I have never felt more like I was dreaming than when I was looking at this castle in the midst of all the clouds in the middle of a mountain. Take the tour: it is as interesting on the inside as it is on the outside, complete with its very own “cave room”.
Salzburgs close proximity to Munich allows visitors to easily take a day trip to Austria. Salzburg is slowly gaining popularity for it’s attractive setting and scenic Alpine backdrop. But don’t just visit the city for the beautiful scenery, go for the Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart’s house as well.
8. The Food
Bavaria has some of the heartiest meals I have ever tasted. I had so many sausages that I stopped counting. Oh my god, and the pretzels are something else.
9. Alliance Arena
This arena is hard to miss due to it’s full color-changing color exterior, which they actually were forced to tone down due to the increasing amount of car accidents on the nearby Autobahn. The Alliance Arena was used in the 2006 World Cup.
10. The Autobahn
German autobahns have no federally mandated blanket speed limit, so go rent a car and enjoy the ride.