Munich is one of the most iconic cities in continental Europe and thousands of tourists visit the city every single year. Although it ranks behind Berlin and Hamburg in terms of size and population, Munich has a cultural history and heritage unlike anywhere else in Germany. From the famous German street festivals to the Olympic Stadium, from Germany’s political centre to the Bavarian National Museum, there is something for everybody and you will find there is more than enough to keep you occupied during a short, three-day city break. Here are five places you must visit when you travel to Munich.

Munich

Munich

Oktoberfest

Possibly the most popular European attraction in recent times, Oktoberfest is the world’s largest ‘Volkfest’, which essentially means beer festival and travelling fun fair. Lasting 16 days, there is plenty of opportunity for visitors to check out other attractions but tourists must be sure to take in the finest sights at Oktoberfest if they are in Bavaria’s capital city from late September to mid-October. Many celebrities travel to Munich for the event and it’s well worth a visit, especially if you are a fan of your lager!

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Englishcher Garten

This colossal park spans over 3.7km squared and is one of the world’s largest urban public parks. If you enjoy long walks and visiting plenty of long-standing monuments and attractions, this is the place for you. Many people travel to Englishcher Garten and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grounds, while others check out the historical sights around the park. If you have a spare few hours, you can even take a quick stroll through the gardens before moving on to one of Munich’s other attractions.

English Garten Munich

English Garten Munich

Allianz Arena

Home to Bayern Munich, the Allianz Arena is a daunting stadium for any opponent. With a capacity of over 75,000 fans, it is one of the largest stadiums in Europe and is well suited to the current Bundesliga champions. You can take the Allianz Arena tour and bear witness to Bayern’s fabulous array of trophies or buy tickets to see Pep Guardiola’s side, who are 4/1 in the uefa competitions betting markets to win the Champions League, in action. If you can get your hands on matchday tickets, it’s certainly worth a trip.

Hellabrunn Zoo

One of Europe’s finest zoos, the Hellabrunn Zoo is accessible and is just a short drive away from the centre of Munich. They cater for over 1.7 million tourists every single year and these visitors can check out over 750 species of animal across the 89-acre complex. With over 19,000 animals on their books, there is plenty to see and you can spend a full day at the establishment if needs be. There are plenty of restaurants and other attractions to take in, while you can get a guided tour at quieter times.

Hellabrunn Zoo

Hellabrunn Zoo

Olympiapark

Munich hosted the 1972 Olympics and many of the attractions, stadiums and monuments are still standing today. Sport fans will enjoy the opportunity to visit the Olympic Stadium, as well as the rest of the Olympic Village. Easily accessible, this is one of the easiest places to visit in Munich and you can either spend a couple of hours or a couple of days at the venue, such is the sheer amount of attractions at the Olympiapark. It’s well worth a visit, especially for those who enjoy their sport and history.

Olympiapark

Olympiapark

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