Often overshadowed by Germany’s capital, Berlin, this southern Bavarian city is a powerhouse of culture, entertainment, and history. Travellers and explorers, we welcome you to the animated destination of Munich.
This cosmopolitan playground boasts fashionable boutiques, traditional eateries, and the rhythm of the Mediterranean, all of which help to showcase this beautiful city as the go-to place in Europe.
Where Past Meets Future
You’ll be charmed by Munich’s Old-Town fairytale setting. It is home to some of the world’s most famous monuments, churches and, of course, beer halls – steins at the ready! You’ll be greeted by its medieval feel, which is paired with beautiful contemporary architecture. You won’t know what to take a picture of first.
Set your sights on views of the Alps and relish delicious food served up in cosy cafes. Don’t be fooled into thinking Munich is all about bratwurst and strudel – the Bavarian capital has been awarded Michelin stars for a reason.
Munich is steeped in history, and Marienplatz is the perfect historic landmark from which to explore the world before us. Known as the heart of Munich since 1158, the buzzing square showcases the famous twin-domed Frauenkirche cathedral and the gothic-style Alte Hof palace.
Experience Munich’s oldest traditions with the incredible Rathaus-Glockenspiel performance, where you’ll be entertained by life-sized motorised figurines dancing, jousting, and twirling around the tower. This is classic Munich, displaying one of the world’s finest artistic structures with elegance and excitement.
Bright Lights and Beer
There are very few cities that can compete with Munich for a night out – especially when it comes to the largest beer-themed festival in the world: Oktoberfest. Steins upon steins of beer, traditional food, parades, fair rides, and of course lederhosen for men and dirndls for women.
Don’t hold back from the city’s bright lights – Munich offers a night of fun for all! Whether you’re looking to dance, to discuss Munich’s culture over sophisticated drinks, or to listen to live music in a brewery – Munich is for you.
If you’re after the twinkle and sparkle of fairy lights then the pretty Christmas markets will be right up your street. Winter in Munich captures the true essence of an atmospheric holiday season. The city is laced with over 750 miles of tree-lined bike paths bringing the countryside into the city. The famous river Isar is the perfect location for an unwinding walk, a picnic, or even a swim!
And don’t forget the world-famous Allianz Arena. The stadium itself is steeped in years of football history and will have you in awe as you step out into the 75,000-seat arena.
Escape From The City
If you’re keen to flee the urban hustle-and-bustle, it’s only a short drive from Munich to some of the most dazzling scenery in Europe. Take a boat tour of Lake Königsse and feel your stress ripple away as you float on calm waters washing towards the fir forests and snow-garnished mountains of the Bavarian Tyrol.
For those looking to journey back to their childhood, the mesmerising, Disney-esque castles of Neuschwanstein, Hohensalzburg, and Hohenschwangau are unmissable. Fairytale spires rise from dense forests making these beautiful relics of medieval history well worth a visit.
The Dachau Concentration Camp is a must-see site for history buffs, with its chilling feel of past tragedies and an educational look at Munich’s darker side.
A city full of life (and beer), with an abundance of history – Munich awaits all those who are open to experiencing a contemporary take on traditional German culture. What are you waiting for? Find flight dates for Munich below, view details on departing from Glasgow Airport and get your Bavarian journey underway!