Top 8 Munich Attractions Every Local is Proud Of
The capital of Bavaria is full of beautiful buildings, areas of natural beauty, and places that are important in history. In a city like Munich, where there are so many things to do, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are the must-see places in Munich that locals are proud to show off. They range from the well-known Christmas markets and Oktoberfest to the more subtle tributes to those who fought against the Nazis.
The Englisch Garten
Oh, Central Park was so important to you? It’s not as big as Munich’s 900-acre The English Garden, which is one of the largest urban green spaces in the world. The park is so big that it almost goes all the way from the city center to the edge of Munich. Still not sure that Munich is better than its rival in the United States? There is a Japanese teahouse, two beer gardens, and river surfers doing crazy tricks in The Englisch Garten. And you can sunbathe without clothes.
BMW Welt and Museum
It might seem strange that people in München are proud of the headquarters of a company, but it’s true. BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke, and Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is very loyal to the brand and its headquarters, which have been in the city for more than 40 years. BMW World has taken this sense of pride and turned its headquarters into a hub for the city. Along with offices and a sales center, it hosts events, exhibitions, and family days with free admission and activities for kids.
Frauenkirche is shown on every postcard of Munich. It stands out on the Munich skyline because of its two famous onion domes. It is the city’s symbol. Building began in 1468, but it was badly damaged by airstrikes during World War II and has been slowly fixed up since then. You can also find the grave of Holy Roman Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian if you look around the small chapels inside. From the top of the south tower, you can see all of Munich, and on a clear day, you can even see the Alps.
Most people like the front of the Feldherrnhalle at Odeonsplatz, but the building has been through a lot in the past. Under the Third Reich, it was a memorial to Nazi party members who had died in the Beer Hall Putsch, and people were supposed to salute it as they walked by. People who couldn’t do the Nazi salute would sneak down a small side street that ran behind the monument to get away from it. They could have been beaten or sent to a concentration camp for this small act of defiance. Today, a series of gold paving stones show where they went and how brave they were.
Wherever you are along the Isar
People in München love being outside and are proud to live in a green city that lets them do so. Along the Isar, there are many beautiful places to sit back and enjoy the sun. One of the most beautiful is near Ludwigsbruke, near the Müller’sches Volksbad and the Muffatswerk. Go to the Deutsches Museum tram stop, then follow the smell of grills and the sound of people swimming down to the river. As you eat and take it easy, wave to the tubers and boaters who pass by. For a real Munich touch to your picnic, put your crate of Augustiner beer in the river to cool it down.
Even though people complain about prices, lost traditions, and drunk stag parties when Oktoberfest starts, it is an important part of Munich’s identity and something the city is very proud of. The festival has been going on for more than 200 years. It started out as a small party to celebrate a king’s wedding, but it has grown into the biggest festival in the world. Every year, more than 6 million people come to the capital of Bavaria to eat, drink, and have fun. The fact that the city is able to do it shows how efficient the Germans are and how friendly the Bavarians are.
Even though the city already has 80 museums, Munich is also home to the world’s largest science and technology museum. Every year, a record 1.5 million people visit the Deutsches Museum to see its 28,000 objects, which cover everything from amateur radio to nanotechnology. Even though you can’t always count on English translations for many of the displays and captions, most exhibitions have strong visual elements, and there are a lot of interactive presentations like the lightning show and stereotypical wacky scientists with foaming test tubes. Before you go, choose which of the 35 sections you’d like to see.
After the Olympics are over, it’s easy for shiny new facilities to stop being used, but 45 years later, Munich’s Olympiapark is still being used every day. Its famous wavy-roofed stadium is the place in Germany where the most national and international events take place. The nearby Olympic Halls are often used as a concert venue for up to 15,000 people. These halls are close to the city and are near the Olympic Park. The park also hosts regular flea markets and Europe’s longest music festival. Even though it was born in the 1970s, it is still a big part of city life.
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