Top things to do

Top Choice Beer Hall in Altstadt & Residenz

Hofbräuhaus

Even if you don't like beer, every visitor to Munich should make a pilgrimage to the mothership of all beer halls, if only once. Within this major tourist attraction, you'll discover a range of spaces in which to do…
Top Choice Beer in Westend & Theresienwiese

Oktoberfest

Legendary beer-swilling party running from mid-September to the first Sunday in October. Held on the Theresienwiese.
Top Choice Palace in Nymphenburg, Neuhausen & Olympiapark

Schloss Nymphenburg

This commanding palace and its lavish gardens sprawl around 5km northwest of the Altstadt. Begun in 1664 as a villa for Electress Adelaide of Savoy, the stately pile was extended over the next century to create the …
Top Choice Museum in Altstadt & Residenz

Residenzmuseum

Home to Bavaria's Wittelsbach rulers from 1508 until WWI, the Residenz is Munich's number-one attraction. The amazing treasures, as well as all the trappings of Wittelbachs' lifestyle over the centuries, are on disp…
Top Choice Museum in Maxvorstadt

Alte Pinakothek

Munich's main repository of Old European Masters is crammed with all the major players who decorated canvases between the 14th and 18th centuries. This neoclassical temple was masterminded by Leo von Klenze and is a…
Top Choice Park in Schwabing & the Englischer Garten

Englischer Garten

The sprawling English Garden is among Europe's biggest city parks – it even rivals London's Hyde Park and New York's Central Park for size – and is a popular playground for locals and visitors alike. Stretching nort…
Top Choice Museum in Maxvorstadt

Pinakothek der Moderne

Germany's largest modern-art museum unites four significant collections under a single roof: 20th-century art, applied design from the 19th century to today, a graphics collection and an architecture museum. It's ho…
Top Choice Museum in Haidenhausen & Lehel

Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

Picture the classic 19th-century museum, a palatial neoclassical edifice overflowing with exotic treasure and thought-provoking works of art, a repository for a nation’s history, a grand purpose-built display case f…
Top Choice Museum in Haidenhausen & Lehel

Deutsches Museum

If you’re one of those people for whom science is an unfathomable turn-off, a visit to the Deutsches Museum might just show you that physics and engineering are more fun than you thought. Spending a few hours in thi…
Top Choice Gallery in Maxvorstadt

Museum Brandhorst

A big, bold and aptly abstract building, clad entirely in vividly multihued ceramic tubes, the Brandhorst jostled its way into the Munich Kunstareal in a punk blaze of colour mid-2009. Its walls, its floor and occas…