Traveling to Munich
Munich is the capital and also the largest city in the German state of Bavaria. Munich is a medieval town and was first mentioned on record in 1158. Munich is home to many universities, museums, sporting events and theatres making this a top travel destination.
When people think of Munich the first thing that pops into their mind is Oktoberfest. This is the world’s largest event. The festival was first created to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig. He invited everyone to come and celebrate. The next hundred years were to promote agriculture. In modern times, it has become a festival with amusement park rides, food and lots and lots of beer. This sixteen-day festival attracts over six million visitors every year.
Munich is so much more than Oktoberfest. They have tons of great parks, restaurants, and museums. The area is rich with history and has a lot of offer. Munich has a lot of variety when it comes to a place to stay while visiting. They have all of the chain hotels but they also have one of the kind places to stay. Smaller family-owned hotels have lots of charm and make you feel like you have stepped back in time, but have taken all the modern amenities with you. Munich offers many different choices with options for all budgets.
New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus) is an awe-inspiring sight to see. It is home to Munich’s government and began being built in 1867. The architectural aspects of the building are amazing. A two dollar entrance fee will get you inside and to the top of the building where you can see a breathtaking view of the city. This really is not to be missed. Be sure to catch the glockenspiel, it chimes and comes to life at eleven am each day.
If it is churches you like to see then this is the city for you. They come in smaller sizes like the Asam’s Church. This church was built in the mid-1700. Don’t let its small size fool you, the architecture is one of a kind. Paintings, stonework, and the glass work will take your breath away. If you like to see larger churches then a visit to St. Peter’s Church is a must. Again the architecture is beautiful in this church. The views are also beautiful. On a clear day, you can see the Alps, Frauenkirche and the Olympic Tower. The photo opportunities inside the church and from the view are endless.
If you are a sports fan, then a visit to the Allianz Arena is a must. They offer a behind the scenes tour that every football fan should take. The Audi Dome is where first division basketball is played.
If you are traveling with the family Nymphenburg Palace is a great place to visit. This is a real castle built in 1663. It is said that Walt Disney was inspired by the palace and used it for the home of Sleeping Beauty. Inside is fully furnished and very impressive, but the grounds and the gardens will keep everyone busy. Tierpark Hellabrunn is the name of the zoo in Munich. This award-winning zoo is home to many animals including lions, tigers, and monkeys. Be prepared to spend a lot of time at this zoo. There is a ton to see. There are many restaurants and coffee stations throughout. This will be a favorite spot for kids of all ages.
Looking for something different to do? HintQuest is it. This is a game where they lock you in a room for sixty minutes to free yourself. Solving riddles and being creative is the name of the game at HintQuest. The questions are designed in a way to work as a team to solve them. This is a fun way to spend a day with the family or an evening out with a group of friends. The name of the game is teamwork.
Munich has so much to offer. Great places to stay, great places to eat and fun things to do that you will not even miss your favorite Mobile Legends game! A city that is rich with history and architecture will make a great trip for anyone who visits, the largest city in Bavaria.
As a girl who likes to dream, Hannah loves traveling around the world to capture the beautiful landscapes and experience the different cultures.