See & Do

Max-Joseph Platz

The main post office and the Bavarian opera house both sit on the square, as does a statue of Maximilian Joseph, the first crowned King of Bavaria and a great lover of opera.

Max-Joseph Platz, Munich, Germany

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Marienplatz

Platz means square or plaza in German, and the Marienplatz (Mary's Square) is the heart of Munich.

Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

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St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church was built in A.D. 11, and it's the oldest parish church in Munich.

Rindermarkt 1, 80331, Munich, Germany

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Odeonsplatz

Odeonsplatz is formed by some extremely distinctive architecture. The church, the Theatinerkirche, has an unconventional, mustard yellow finish.

Odeonsplatz, Munich, Germany

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The Residenz

This building was once the private home of the Wittelsbach family who lived in this home for over 400 years. Today, it's a museum.

Residenzstraße 1, 80333, Munich, Germany

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English Garden

The English Garden is Europe's largest city-owned park.

Englischer Garten 2, 80538, Munich, Germany

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Pinakothek

The Pinakothek is actually composed of 3 separate museums: 1 dedicated to 14th- through 18th-century art, 1 to 19th-century art, and 1 to modern art.

Barer Straße 27, D-80799, Munich, Germany

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Oktoberfest

Munich's Oktoberfest is the biggest brew-ha-ha in the world. There are even amusement park rides there, like bumper cars and roller coasters.

Sleep

Cortiina Hotel

The stylish, modern Cortiina Hotel is one of Munich's finest.

Lederstraße 8, 80331, Munich, Germany

Eat

Viktualienmarkt

The Viktualienmarkt has been Munich's main food market and was founded in 1807 as a small herb market. Today it sells fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meats and more.

Am Viktualienmarkt 6, 80331, Munich, Germany

Eat

Hofbräuhaus

Everything you've read about this place is true -- the waitresses wear brindles, and there's a live oompah-pah band. You just walk in, sit down and start making friends.

9 Platzl, 80331, Altstadt-Lehel, Munich, Germany