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The Essential Guide to Munich

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One of Germany’s must-see cities, Munich manages an alluring balance of folksy tradition (lederhosen and dirndls, oompah bands, Oktoberfest), contemporary culture (major museums, hip restaurants), and access to some of the country’s most beautiful scenery (including the Bavarian Alps). Highlights range from the world-renowned Deutches Museum and English Garden to the Nymphenburg Palace and Alte Pinakothek.
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Barer Str. 27, 80333 München, Germany
One of the oldest art galleries in the world, Munich’s Alte Pinakothek hosts a formidable collection of European artworks, including masterpieces from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque era all the way to the late Rococo...
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Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München, Germany
With more than 100,000 items in its collection, the Deutsches Museum is one of the most important science and technology museums in the world. Even though only around a quarter of the collection is on display at any one time, the breadth is...
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Munich, Germany
One of the largest urban parks in the world, Munich’s English Garden was founded in 1789, when Elector Carl Theodor ordered a public park to be built along the Isar River. Having undergone many alterations over the centuries, it now offers a...
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Residenzstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany
The seat of government and home of Bavarian royalty between 1508 and 1918, the Munich Residence now houses a treasury (where the royal jewelry collections are stored), the Residence Museum, and the Cuvilliés Theatre, all managed by the...
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Schloß Nymphenburg 1, 80638 München, Germany
Built in the 17th century, Nymphenburg Palace is one of the largest royal castles in Europe. Planned as a summer residence for the Bavarian monarchy, it was expanded over time and now features additional pavilions and gallery wings, plus a French...
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Barer Str. 40, 80333 München, Germany
Spanning a massive 129,166 square feet, the Pinakothek der Moderne is really four different museums: the Sammlung Moderne Kunst, the Design Museum, the State Graphic Collection, and the Architekturmuseum. As such, it’s one of Europe’s...
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Sonnenstraße 19, 80331 München, Germany
Hidden away in a backyard, this hip restaurant and bar is a popular spot no matter the hour. By day, its chic interior, complete with colorful artwork, large windows, and simple wooden tables, functions more as a laidback café, with daily...
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Türkenstraße 55, 80799 München, Germany
Open since 2012 in central Munich, this simple restaurant serves excellent, often creative vegan dishes. While it can get crowded, the freshly made dishes are worth the wait for a table, especially the cauliflower tempura, mushroom risotto, chili...
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Wittelsbacherpl. 1, 80333 München, Germany
Influenced by Japanese izakayas, this Munich haunt serves meat, fish, and other seafood cooked over a robata grill. In the stylish, low-lit dining room, complete with dark-green walls, tables made from Japanese driftwood, upholstered benches, and...
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Spiridon-Louis-Ring 7, 80809 München, Germany
Named for its location 181 meters above the city, at the top of Munich’s Olympic Tower, this popular restaurant makes a complete rotation every 49 minutes, giving diners a 360-degree view of the city. Guests take a high-speed lift to the top...
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Maistraße 63, 80337 München, Germany
This South African restaurant is a big hit in Munich, not least because there aren’t many places in town where you can try exotic meats like zebra, crocodile, and ostrich. However, even the more standard dishes here, like Namibian beef filet...
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Lilienstraße 51, 81669 München, Germany
Tradition meets innovation at Wirthaus in der Au, where Bavarian specialties are updated for modern tastes—especially the dumplings, which are so popular the restaurant sells its own dumpling cookbook. Open since 1901, and conveniently...
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Promenadepl. 2-6, 80333 München, Germany
This five-star, 19th-century hotel, commissioned by King Ludwig I, commands an imposing position on Munich’s grandiose Promenadeplatz. With its seven bars, five restaurants (including one with a Michelin star), fitness studio, and private...
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Viktualienmarkt 6, 80331 München, Germany
Set in a historic building renovated by local architects Hild and K and Albert Weinzierl, Munich’s Louis Hotel has a prime location on the edge of the vibrant Viktualienmarkt. Stylistically, it mixes the Baroque with the contemporary,...
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Neuturmstraße 1, 80331 München, Germany
Built into a medieval city wall, the Mandarin Oriental immediately impresses with a lobby and reception area dominated by two grand staircases. The rooms are no less dramatic, with elegant gold-and-cream color schemes, cherry-wood desks, Italian...