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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.

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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