What to see in Munich for 1-2-3 days independently - my list

In the capital of Bavaria, a special atmosphere reignsMunich really does not look like the rest of Germany. Romantic castles in the foothills of the Alps, exquisite late Gothic architecture, Tyrolean songs and lively conversations over a glass of excellent Bavarian beer - all this makes Munich a unique and charming, very pleasant and interesting place in terms of tourism. In the autumn, the world-famous beer festival, Oktoberfest, is held here; but you can feel its spirit all year round, in the old beer restaurant Hofbräuhaus, where the best beers and noisy fun never ends. Munich is famous for its historic architecture: squares, cathedrals and palaces, and modern: the BMW Museum, Allianz Arena, Olympic Park and the tower.

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Russian speaking excursions

For those who want to save preparation timeto travel and dive more fully into the atmosphere and history of the city, I would recommend using the services of a private guide. In my opinion, individual tours are much more interesting than organized tours with their large number of people and a hackneyed program. Especially with a private guide, you can always agree on a convenient time and day for you.

See below for selected author excursions.you might like something. I liked the “Express Tour of Munich” and “Munich through the eyes of the man in the street”. The first is well suited to those who have only a couple of hours, for example, during transit in Munich.

Tours in Munich

What to see in Munich

Frauenkirche Cathedral

Cathedral Frauenkirche, or the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary- a 15th century pavilion-type building created in the late Gothic style. Located in the center of Munich between the Odeonsplatz and Marienplatz squares. Frauenkirche is the highest cathedral of Munich and belongs to the Catholic Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. The 22 columns of the Cathedral create the illusion of a small space, however, it is so huge that it could hold up to 20,000 people (and the population of Munich during the construction of the Frauenkirche was only 13,000 people). The cathedral has a height of 99 meters and it is the tallest building in the city.

The entrance is free.

Marienplatz square

This is the central square of Munich and one of the mostits famous sights. Here are two Munich Town Halls, New and Old. This is where Kaufingerstrasse begins. Here is the historical market Viktualienmarkt. Under the square is the junction station of the Munich metro, connected to a branch of the city electric train. Also on the square were built the Marienzoil column and the Fischbrunnen fountain. Marienplatz is an immersion in the atmosphere of medieval Germany.

The entrance is free.

BMW Museum

BMW Museum is dedicated to more than a century of history.concern, it presents the exposition of propellers of aircraft, engines, motorcycles and cars. The complex of buildings of modern architecture, in addition to the museum, also includes the main headquarters of BMW and the modern BMW Welt center. The BMW Museum building is shaped like a bowl, when viewed from above, the company logo is visible on the roof. The headquarters building with a height of 22 floors resembles the outlines of a four-cylinder engine and is included in the list of architectural monuments of Munich. The BMW Museum building was opened for the 1972 Olympics, and in 2008 a new pavilion opened. In addition to old cars, the museum has an interactive part with installations and modern conceptual models in which to sit. In addition to the museum exposition, a tour of the production is also available by appointment. Read more about BMW museum.

Entrance fee: 10 euros for adults

BMW Museum

BMW Museum

Odeonsplatz

The square was founded by the king of bavariaMaximilian I in 1828 at the site of the destroyed city walls of the Swabing Gate. The famous architect Leo von Klenze took part in the construction of the square. Here in 1862 a monument to Ludwig the First was erected - a huge equestrian statue. Several attractions of Munich are located on the Odeonsplatz at once: the Theatinerkirche is a late Baroque church, the commanders arcade, the chic Leuchtenberg palace and the Odeon concert hall.

The entrance is free.

National Theater

National, or Royal, theater iscultural symbol of Bavaria and Munich since 1818. Built by architect Karl von Fischer in the style of a classical Greek temple. He is the main stage performances for the Bavarian Opera and Ballet. The theater is located on Max Joseph Square. The facade of the building is decorated with a colonnade, and inside - a huge number of elegant sculptures. The royal theater is famous for the fact that such world-famous composers as Strauss and Wagner presented their creations here for the first time.

Entrance fee: tickets for performances cost from a few euros.

Hofbräuhaus Brasserie

Hofbräuhaus or "Court Brewery" - one ofMunich's most famous tourist attractions. This old beer restaurant with three large halls with a garden is located in the historic center, next to the main square of the city - Marienplatz. The history of the court brewery of the Bavarian dukes began in 1607, and in 1828 the restaurant was open to the public. Hofbräuhaus was visited by many famous people, from Mozart to Lenin. The restaurant can accommodate up to 4 thousand people at a time. An orchestra plays in the main hall on the ground floor, visitors are seated at long wooden tables with benches, and the beer is carried in huge liter mugs. Here you can taste traditional Bavarian dishes, for example, the famous shank with cabbage and pretzels - salty Bavarian beer pretzels. And, of course, this is the very place where you can and should try a lot of varieties of excellent Bavarian beer, not only familiar to us, but also more exotic, for example - beer with lemonade.

Entrance fee: 1 liter of branded beer - about 7.5 euro

Pinakothek Munich

Munich was famous throughout the world thanks to itsart galleries - the Old and New Pinakothek, as well as the Pinakothek of Modernity. In the Old Pinakothek works of art are presented until the mid-18th century. Opposite it is the New Pinakothek with the works of the XIX - early XX centuries. In the third, the Pinakothek of Contemporary Art, there are paintings by contemporary artists. New Pinakothek has a collection of more than 3000 paintings and 300 sculptures. The Pinakothek of Modernity includes four museums that are completely different from each other: the Contemporary Art Exposition, the New Exposition, the Architectural Museum, and the Munich State Graphic Collection.

Entrance fee: from 4 euros per adult.

Königsplatz

Königsplatz - square on the street Briennerstrasse. It was created in 1830 in the form of an ancient forum. It was planned that it will become an area of ​​culture in the so-called "New Athens". In the northern part is Gliptotek with a collection of ancient Roman and ancient Greek art. In the western part - the "Gate of the Square" - a kind of entrance to the Acropolis. The building of the State Antique Assembly - on the south side. And at the end of the square you can see the abbey of St. Boniface. In the eastern part of the square are the administrative buildings of the NSDAP and the Führerbau, which have been preserved from 1936 until now. During the time of the Third Reich, rallies and marches were held on this square. Now in the summer there are concerts and cultural events in the open.

The entrance is free.

German Museum of Natural Science and Technology

This is the largest museum of technology and natural science.Munich It has more than 28,000 exhibits from more than 50 branches of science. Founded in 1903 as a result of a collection of German engineers, for a long time it was called the “museum of masterpieces of natural science and technology.” Here you can see artificial lightning, an airstrip for an aircraft, a mining shaft and much more. In the Museum Planetarium, using a projection onto a 15-meter dome, you can experience a realistic journey through the solar system within the observable universe. Nearly a kilometer-long tunnel was built under the building of the Museum - and this is also an exhibition hall: here you can plunge into the world of mining. Located on the island of Museumsinsel, on the river Isar.

Cost: 11 euros per adult.

Olympic Tower and Olympic Park

The creation of the Munich Olympic Park wastimed to the 1972 Summer Olympics. What can be seen in the Olympic Park? First of all - the Olympic zone, the stadium, the arena with the tower, the grounds for all kinds of sports, the Olympic village and, in fact, the park zone. The height of the Olympic Tower impresses with its size: 290 meters. The observation deck is located at an altitude of 190 meters; you can go there by high-speed elevator. From a height overlooking the Alps, with visibility reaches 40 kilometers. There is also a magnificent restaurant with 150 seats. The Olympic Park and the tower are the favorite places of rest for citizens and tourists. Read more about Olympic tower.

Entrance fee: At the Olympic tower for adults 7 euros, at the Olympic stadium for adults - 3 euros. Children under 6 years old - free.

View from the Olympic Tower

View from the Olympic Tower

Fridenzengel Column

The thirty-eight meter column is installed inthe end of the street Princeregent Strasse The monument is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Peace of Versailles, signed in 1871. The column is decorated with a Corinthian capital, and on the top is a statue of the goddess of Victory Nike. On the observation deck, visitors can immediately see two wonderful views: on the one hand, the city at their feet, on the other, the statue in the glow of gold. On summer evenings, this place gives tourists and city residents romantic impressions: the fountains at the base of the monument are illuminated with atmospheric night-time lighting.

The entrance is free.

Nymphenburg Palace

This is one of the biggest castles in Europe and the mosta large building in Germany. It is located in the western part of Munich, in the Neuhausen-Nymphenburg district. It was built in 1675, in the Baroque style. The interiors of the castle are quite diverse. The large hall in Nymphenburg is decorated in the rococo style, decorated with frescoes. In the Gallery of beauties placed 36 of the most beautiful women of Europe. In general, each hall of the palace is a masterpiece of architecture: everything indicates that the palace was once the residence of the royal dynasty. The palace park with an area of ​​more than 200 hectares attracts tourists with lakes, water cascades and palace pavilions. In the park - many swans. On the territory of Nymphenburg also built the Royal Stable, chic baths, hunting lodge, swimming pool, bath, chapel "Magdalenklause" and many other buildings interesting to visit.

Entrance fee: from 8.5 euros per adult.

attractions Map

Munich Attractions

Marienplatz:
Frauenkirche:
BMW Museum:
Odeonsplatz:
National Theater:
Hofbräuhaus Brasserie:
Old Pinakothek:
Konigsplatz:
German Museum of Science and Technology:
Olympic Park:
Fridenzengel Column:
Nymphenburg Palace:
English garden:
Munich Residence:
Allianz Arena:
New Town Hall:
Azamkirche:
Viktualienmarkt:
Old Town Hall:

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