Most of you know Munich just because of its famous beer festival – Octoberfest. But Munich is not just about drinking beer. Munich itself is a very nice city. Firstly there is the most important thing to mention. Munich is the capital of Bavaria, one of the states of Bundestag. This should indicate a lot. People in Bavaria are slightly different than other Germans. They are proud of being Bavarians, which sometimes could be really nice but sometimes it could seem a little bit weird. I have never had a problem with their attitude but lots of my friends experienced unfriendly behavior just because they are foreigners and do not speak German.
Shortly what you can see in Munich
Munich is situated near the Alps, so there are amazing possibilities for trips or hiking. Around the city, there are many lakes. During the summer you can swim there but most of the time it is a great place to chill and enjoy the nature.
Now something about the city itself. I would start in the Marienplatz where is a beautiful Town hall, a church with the tower from where is an amazing view of the city! Also, you can find here lots of restaurants, bars, and shops. Near the Marienplatz is a square full of traditional restaurants. Mostly posh and not really cheap one. While you are in Munich you definitely have to eat Weisswurst with Bavarian mustard pretzel and Weissbier. It has its specific taste and is very delicious!! When the weather is nice I could recommend restaurants near Viktualienmarkt. After you can have a look at the market, maybe you will find somethin pretty!!
Another place worth to visit is Englischer Garten. A place to chill and have a good time with friends. This public park offers lots of leisure activities as well as beer gardens!! During the summer you can bike or run and also you can enjoy a little bit of surfing on the river Isar.
For some very important, Munich is a city of cars! You can find a museum of BMW (BMW Museum, BMW Welt) cars and bikes – modern as well as old. Here you can find out and see the history of luxury cars. Overall in Bavaria car lovers will be happy!! Another museum I could recommend is deffo Alte and Neue Pinakothek (Konigsplatz station). On the other hand Lenbachhaus is a small art museum with art collection of the 20th century.
If your passion is history, Munich is amazing place!! NS – Dokumentationszentrum which was the headquarters of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP) and home to Adolf Hitler’s personal office. There you can find out how was the life in Munich during World War and the rise of socialism.
Next to BMW museum is Olympic Stadium, which has a beautiful structure and was a place of Summer Olympic Games in 1972. These games are unfortunately known as a Munich Massacre because during the games were killed, several sportsmen. In nowadays, there are events for a public.
If you do bnot have enough time, you should deffo visit the Munich Residence (Odeonplatz) It served as the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918.
Beer and beer gardens
Of course, Germany and Munich as well are very famous for beer. During the summer there are many of beer gardens, where you can sit outside and have a beer with your friends :). Also, beer festivals are awesome!!! For example, I would suggest Starkbeer fest where is served only strong beer. And the most famous one Oktoberfest. All of them has amazing atmosphere!!! Girls are dressed in dirndls and boys have their leather hose.
Sum it up, Munich is a beautiful city worth to visit!!!