Taking advantage of the fact that in a few days the Oktoberfest in Munich will take place (we remember that Madrid will celebrate its own Oktoberfest from September 15 to 21 at the Sports Palace), today we want to visit this German city that has so much to offer to tourists . In fact, it is one of the best destinations to travel during the fall.
Munich is not only the capital and the most important city of the federal state of Bavaria, but it is also the third city in Germany in number of inhabitants. Thus, as you can imagine, in it you will find many attractive places to visit. Today at Vuela Viajes we are talking about some of the main places of interest in the city. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to tell you about the Hofbräuhaus Brewery, today the most famous in the world. And the truth is that it is not surprising, because it mixes history and a peculiar atmosphere that is worth knowing. In fact, it is said that 35 people pass through its enormous rooms every day.
If you are lucky enough to travel to Munich, you will not be able to miss the Mienplatz, the nerve center from which the rest of the city develops. Around it you will find the main buildings of the capital of Bavaria, such as the New Town Hall, where every day (at 11:00, 12:00 and 17:00) you can enjoy the carillon, where large figures Royals perform the Cooper Dance to commemorate an act that took place in the early 16th century to celebrate the end of the plague. In addition, you can also visit the Old Town Hall, which despite being more than 500 years old, still retains its Gothic appearance and a medieval interior.
Witelsbach was built in 1664. It is located in the eastern part of the city and has huge and beautiful gardens, from where you get magnificent views of the city. In addition, it has a truly surprising interior, with period decoration: old and beautiful frescoes, a collection of portraits, a rococo-style ballroom … In addition, if you visit the palace you can discover the Museum of the Floats and the different constructions located in the gardens.
The most important churches
If you have enough time, don’t forget to visit the most important churches in the city, among which we find the Church of San Pedro, which is the oldest Catholic temple in the country; the Church of Asam, which mixes the Baroque and Rococo styles; the Munich Cathedral, which was built between the late 15th and early 16th centuries on Roman remains; the Church of San Miguel and the Church of the Teatinos.
Munich Olympic Park
We also recommend a visit to the Munich Olympic Park where, among many other things, you will discover the Olympic Tower ( Olympiaturm ), a 291-meter television tower built between 1965 and 1968. From the viewpoint you can enjoy impressive views of the park and the city. In addition, in the tower there is a revolving restaurant awarded with a Michelin star.
We also have to tell you about the Residence, a building used as an official residence by the country’s monarchs between 1385 and 1918. It is the largest urban palace in Germany and has a complex history and architecture. Although it began as a modest castle, over the years it was transformed into an extensive and luxurious complex with 10 patios and 130 rooms. If you have the chance to visit this castle, don’t forget to visit the most striking rooms: the Cuvillés Theater, the Treasury, and the Antiquarium.