Local Tips: Munich, Germany

I lived in München, Bayern (Munich, Bavaria) from September 2010 – August 2011. Read on to see what I’ve enjoyed!

Touristy Sites


  • Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Tower)
  • Englisher Garten
  • Hirschgarten (Deer Park)
  • Marienplatz
  • Odeonsplatz
  • Olympia Park
  • Rathaus (City Hall)


  • Museums
    • Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
    • BMW Museum
    • Münchner Stadtmuseum
    • Oktoberfest und Bier Museum
    • Residenz
    • Schloß Nymphenburg
  • Winter –
    • ice skating – Olympia Park, etc.
    • skiing, snowboarding, sledging – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, etc.
  • Summer – anything!


March – mid-April: Starkbierzeit (strong beer)
April – May: Frühlingsfest (spring festival) – Theresienwiese
   April: Riesenflohmarkt (ginormous flea market)
April: Ballet Fest
May: Feuerwerk (fireworks)
June: Munich’s Birthday & “Blue Hour” (dedicated to Ludwig II) – Rindermarktpl.
June – July: Tollwood Summer
June – July: Opera Fest
July: Open Air Klassik – Odeonspl.
July – August: impark Sommerfest – Olympiapark
September – October: Oktoberfest
December: Christkindlsmarkt (Christmas market)

Must Eat

Must Drink

  • Paulaner
  • Augustiner
  • Hofbräu Original
  • Sips n Dips (?) – between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz, tea/coffee & warm beverages

Pubs, Bars and the like


  • KultFabrik – near Ostbanhof. The biggest clubbing district in Europe apparently.

Further Education



Founded by the monks of the Benedictine order (means “by the monks’ place”) around 1158, Munich became a city in 1175. It eventually became the capital of a reunited Bavaria in 1506, and the capital of the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1806.

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