The Can’t Miss List – Part I
Things to Do and See in Munich, Germany
The capital of the German state of Bavaria, Munich lies in the southeast corner of Germany and is home to historic sights, museums, and fascinating architecture. It also happens to be the starting point for all of Blue Rim’s European tours, which means that over the years we’ve spent quite a lot of time here. If you decide to arrive early or stay late for a tour, you’ll want to check out a few of Munich’s “can’t miss” attractions:
Since Munich is home to BMW’s headquarters it’s no surprise that the city is also home to the brand’s museum. The museum’s extensive displays include cars, engines, aircraft, and motorcycles from the company’s storied history. The building itself, affectionately referred to as the “salad bowl,” is quite the architectural wonder as well.
Cost: Entry costs €10, but the BMW Welt (World) across the street is free
Find it at: Am Olympiapark 2, 80809 Munich, Germany
English Garden (Englischer Garten)
At 1.4 square miles Munich’s English Garden is one of the largest urban public parks in the world. Within its boundaries you’ll find beer gardens, lakes, numerous outdoor activities, and even a nudist area, if you’re so inclined.
Find it at: in the heart of the city (literally can’t miss it)
Originally Munich’s primary farmer’s market, the Viktualienmarkt has morphed over the years to become a huge open-air market catering to foodies. In the market you’ll find fresh flowers, exotic fruit, game meat, cheese, spices, fish, and plenty more local goods. The market covers over five acres and is one of the oldest in Munich.
Find it at: Viktualienmarkt 3, 80331 Munich, Germany