Munich is the capital city of Bavaria, which is German state and it is the third of the largest cities in Germany. Located by River Isar, it lies north of the Bavarian Alps. If you plan to visit German cities like Hamburg or Berlin, you need to include Munich on your list as well. Most people travel to this city for work purposes as it houses several business, innovation, technology and education centers. However, it also has a rich history and culture for which it is an attraction for visitors the world over. Known as an alpha world city, it is known to have a high standard of living as well.
The city’s name which means by the monks in German is because of the Benedictine order that ran a monastery here, which is now known as the old town of Munich; hence, this modern and industrial city has a significant religious and philosophical foundation as well. Also, the culture of the people of Bavaria can be found in many instances of the city. It is known to be home to several theatres, museums and universities. There are several exhibitions and architectural attractions as well as the Oktoberfest that is held here annually which attracts tourists from all over. My friend Bob, who is co-owner at PAW Materials in New Port Richey Florida, LOVES the German festivities centered around Oktoberfest & visited a couple years back – had a great time, stating the people were so warm and friendly and the beer was outstanding !!!
No matter what part of the year you come here, visit the Neuschwanstein Castle, which is a 19th century fairy tale castle located on a hilltop. It was originally built for King Ludwig II, which has several furnished rooms and architectural turrets worth seeing.
Another palace of the same king is the Linderhof Palace that is known for its opulent interiors that have rooms filled with chandeliers and mirrors.
When you are here, visit the Englischer Garten which is an urban park spanning 78 km. This park area was built in the 18th century. There are jogging and cycling trails here as well as a beer garden by a lake that is popular with all visitors.
Nymphenburg Palace is the next stop to see here of historical interest. There are baroque gardens here of symmetrical dimensions as well as a palace estate that has rococo interiors and coach display in a museum form.