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Munich Travel Guide

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Plan Your Munich Vacation

Known today as the city of laptops and lederhosen, modern Munich is a cosmopolitan playground that nevertheless represents what the rest of the world incorrectly sees as "typically German": world-famous Oktoberfest, traditional lederhosen (leather pants), busty Bavarian waitresses in dirndls (traditional dresses), beer steins, and sausages.

Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Deutsches Museum The museum has an impressive collection of science and technology exhibits, and its location on the Isar River is perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll.
  2. Englischer Garten With expansive greens, beautiful lakes, and beer gardens, the English Garden is a great place for a bike ride or a long walk.
  3. Gärtnerplatz Gärtnerplatz and the adjoining Glockenbachviertel are the hip hoods of the moment, with trendy bars, restaurants, cafés, and shops.
  4. Views from the Frauenkirche This 14th-century church tower gives you a panorama of downtown Munich that can’t be beat. There are 86 steps in a circular shaft to get to the elevator, but the view is worth it.
  5. Viktualienmarkt Experience farmers'-market-style shopping, where there’s fresh produce, finger food, and a beer garden; it’s not to be missed.

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