Perhaps perceived as regional because of its yearly Oktoberfest that highlights many of the older Bavarian traditions, in actuality Munich is an extremely cosmopolitan city. Graced with lovely tree adorned boulevards, fantastic shopping and a diverse gastronomic culture visitors to Munich will enjoy much and eat well nightly. Though much of the city was damaged during the war most of the monuments and iconic buildings have been rebuilt. Visitors to Munich are still assured trip into the past of this city as well as enjoying the modern diversions it offers. A few things to do in Munich include:
Museumsinsel 1 | Munich
The Deutsches Museum brims with varied exhibits that explain different elements of science and technology. Things such as mining, bridge building, transportation, musical instruments are highlighted and expounded upon in fantastic, imaginative ways that connect people to science and technology. Housed in a massive building there are 6 floors and nearly 20 kilometers of halls that include a planetarium, a kids learning area, and a computer centre and internet café in the Deutsches Museum. Inside the museum is also the Center for Transportation which has a variety of transport related exhibits. Visitors to the museum praise it for its varied exhibits that appeal to all ages.
In a storied city with many markets the Viktualienmarkt, located in Alstadt off the Marienplatz is the largest food market in Munich. Filled with all varieties of food – grown and baked – the market has more than 140 booths and has everything your tummy could ever desire. This being Germany you can also enjoy a cold beer in the market’s beer garden. Locals come to the Viktualienmarkt as well to get their weekly meat and produce. Visitors to the market rave about it ambiance and authentic German feeling. To get to the Viktualienmarkt take the U-bahn to the Marienplatz stop.
Old Picture Gallery
Barer Strasse 27 Munich
The old picture gallery, are The Alte Pinakothek in German, is a fantastic gallery that garners critical acclaim as one of the world’s best galleries. Housing one of the world’s best and largest Ruben collections this gallery is a must for art lovers and a welcome introduction to art for those not so well versed. The walls are dotted with the works of Rembrandt, Titian, and of course everything Ruben! Being a city that loves art the cost to enter the Old Picture Gallery is also very reasonable. The gallery is closed Mondays