Munich: the city of the Oktoberfest, friendly citizens, and the most important city of southern Germany. In the old town you can find Maurienplatz, the heart of Munich. It’s a beautiful square surrounded by historic buildings, including the New Town Hall. The New Town Hall has a wonderful 85-metre high clock tower. The puppets of the clockwork still come to life three times a day.
Fresh produce at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich
At the Viktualienmarkt in Munich you can buy all the food that you can imagine. Of course you will also find Bavarian specialities here, such as Schweinhaxen, Weisswurste, Polnischers and Regensburger. The huge square of over 22,000 square meters has been the market place of Munich for more than two hundred years. In addition to the food market, there are regular cultural events at the square, and there is also a beer garden.
Three important museums in Munich
Munich has three important art museums that are all located in the Barer Strasse: Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, and Pinakothek der Moderne. In the Alte Pinakothek you will find a wonderful collection of paintings from the 14th to 18th century. The Neue Pinakothek has art from the 18th to the early 20th century. If you prefer modern art, then visit the Ponakothek der Moderne. A few streets further on, you will also find the Glyptothek and the Antikensammlungen, where you can see art and antiques from Ancient Greece.
Points of interest in Munich
Munich Residenz, the huge city palace of Munich, can be found in the city centre. It has 10 courtyards and 130 rooms, not counting the theatre and concert hall. The treasury even consists of 10 rooms! The Frauenkirche – which is 109 meters long, 40 meters wide, and 99 meters high – is the largest church of Munich. The stained-glass windows, the art, and the Devil’s Footstep make it interesting to visit this church.
Visit the Oktoberfest in Munich
From mid-September until the first Sunday of October, Munich is turned upside down because of the annual Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest in Munich is world-famous and annually attracts 6 million visitors. The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810, on the occasion of the wedding of crown prince Ludwig of Bavaria with Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. It may look like just a party with food and drinks, but all kinds of traditions are also observed, such as a special Mass and a parade.
Munich – Eindhoven airline tickets
From Eindhoven Airport you can fly to Munich with Transavia.