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Germany Travel Guide: Take a City Tour in Munich
By:Bettina Kraft

For many Munich is famous for its Oktoberfest. But Munich has more to offer in addition to this annual fest.

Munich is the capitol of Bavaria and divided into 25 districts. The most expensive and picturesque areas are located closest to the cities center, the Altstadt (historic old town) which is very popular for both tourists and locals since most shopping, restaurants, culture and the arts, as well as parks are located here.

Other popular areas/districts are Maxvorstadt which hosts the University of Munich, museums and famous artists, Haidhausen, which is close to the Isar river, and Sendling - famous for its Oktoberfest, Westpark and Bavaria's largest market hall.

Entertainment and Culture

Munich has an array of annual and seasonal events year round. Make sure to visit the Bavaria Film Studios where many German movies such as "Das Boot" were shot. Many film festivals, radio and TV events take place here in the close by stations. Also check out the Film Museum as well as the original 40 plus movie theaters which show movies in their original versions in many languages. Last not least, one of the most famous museums to go is "Deutsches Museum", is the world's largest museum of technology and science, with approximately 1.3 million visitors per year and about 28,000 exhibited objects from 50 fields of science and technology.

In terms of art, Munich offers a variety of museums with famous ever changing exhibitions and those that are permanent. Old masters of the art have their pieces exhibited in many museums from Picasso to Rubens. Make sure to also view the small and large galleries throughout Munich.

Shopping

You can find everything in Munich when it comes to shopping. Be it a famous designer with an international line of clothing, or Dirndls and Lederhosen. Shopping can be a diverse experience in Munich.

Please be aware though that most shopping malls and super markets may be closed on Sundays.

Restaurants and more...

Munich offers various spectacular to traditional restaurants throughout the city, be it dining on a sofa to bavarian and austrian cuisine in Munich's oldest townhouse, a Brauhaus (beer house) or a little castle.

Nightlife

The nightlife is endless in Munich. You can go to bars, clubs and the trendiest parties throughout the year.

Public Transportation

Munich offers an online search for public transportation (MVV) with updated itinerary planners that will help you find the quickest way to reach your destination including alternative routes and more.

Tourist Information

Below are contacts for additional tourist information:

1) Tourist Office at City Hall

Marienplatz 2, 80331 Munich

Open: Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 p.m.

2) Tourist Office at Main Station

Central Train Station

Bahnhofstrasse 2, 80331 Munich

Open: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 8.30 pm, Sunday 10 am - 6 pm

3) Munich Tourist Board

Tourismusamt Muenchen

Sendlinger Strasse 1, 80331 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89-233 96 500

Fax: +49 (0)89-233 30 233

This article has been written by Bettina Kraft. She likes to write Germany related travel articles on Live Like a German - a site for exploring Germany, to learn more about its culture / language, and to find a great Germany vacation rental or holiday apartment http://www.live-like-a-german.com/vacation_rentals when going on a Germany vacation. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.






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