I travelled to Munich in July. It was my second visit to the capital of Bavaria, and the city was just as beautiful as I remembered it. With Oktoberfest in full swing and thousands of people flocking to Munich, I thought I’d share my favourite photographs of the city.
Just wander around or catch a free tour
Munich is really a beautiful city. You can easily just wander around aimlessly and stumble upon pretty sights around every corner. If you want a little more information or history, then join a free walking tour. I highly recommend the New Europe free walking tour of Munich. You’ll learn and see a lot in three hours!
This is where all the action happens, even if it isn’t Oktoberfest! Spread over three floors, this world-famous beer hall is always packed full of people.
New Town Hall
This is probably the most famous landmark in Munich, not only for the impressive neo-gothic architecture but also for the ‘Glockenspiel’. What is the Glockenspiel? It’s a show about the stories and myths of Bavaria, ‘performed’ by 32 figures and 43 bells. Will it blow your mind? Probably not. But if you happen to be on Marienplatz at 11h00, 12h00 and 17h00 (summer time only) check out the show.
Be sure to wander around the inside of the town hall too. It’s beautiful!
Churches in the city center
There are a lot of churches worth seeing in the city center of Munich. My favourite four churches are St. Peter’s Church, St. Michael’s Church, Church of the Holy Ghost and Church of Our Lady. The Church of Our Lady has a footprint of Satan (Yes, the Devil!) and at the time of my visit, there was a gorgeous 2000 origami paper dove installation in the Church of the Holy Ghost. All of these churches are free to enter.
Best view in the city
Where can you find the best view in Munich? In my opinion, from Old Peter’s Tower! The tower stands more than 90 meters tall and offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. There’s no elevator so you will have to climb the 306 steps to reach the top. But the view is so worth the climb! But don’t take my word for it, check out the photographs below. All this for the low-low price of €3.
If you can tear yourself away from the Oktoberfest festivities, you should definitely explore Munich!
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