Pulsing with prosperity Munich revels in its own contradictions. Folklore and age-old traditions exist side by side with sleek cars, designer boutiques and high-powered industry. Despite all of its sophistication, Munich retains a touch of provincialism that visitors will find charming.
Things to see and do
- Pay a visit to the Marienplatz and watch the daily performance of the Glockenspiel, the giant animated clock high in the Neues Rathaus central tower.
- Frauenkirche, the symbol of Munich. Two onion-shaped domes on their matching square towers sating back to 1468.
- Relax with a beer or two and mingle with the locals at the Hofbrauhaus - probably the world's most famous tavern.
- Spend the afternoon at the Nymphenburg Palace and wander in the beautiful gardens and park.
- Mingle with the locals at the Viktualienmarkt, the city's oldest food market that is still its most popular gathering place.
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5th October 2019 by The Daily S'elf24 hours in Munich city guide
Post Oktoberfest, I had a day free to spend in Munich with no plans. When I asked for recommendations on my Instagram story, responses were limited. So I’ve put this 24 hour Munich city guide together. Whether you’re visiting for a city break, heading to Oktoberfest or planning a Bavarian road trip, here are a few ideas for a day or two in Munich....
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