The Bavarian capital of Munich has long been among the most popular destinations in Germany, and for good reason. This city is full of architectural marvels, from the neo-Gothic New Town Hall and the medieval main square of Marienplatz to the Gothic-meets-Renaissance cathedral of Frauenkirche. Sports lovers will surely be familiar with the Bayern Munich soccer team, while the annual Oktoberfest attracts beer lovers from around the world.
Plus, if you feel like getting out and exploring for the day, there’s plenty to do and see in the surrounding region, from the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein to the sobering Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial. Here are some of Munich’s must-do activities.