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Munich is the well-known capital of Bavaria, Germany’s largest state, and widely recognized as one city all beer-lovers should visit. Read our Munich, Germany travel guide to discover the top things to eat, beers you need to try, most authentic souvenirs to buy, and the best things to do in Munich, Germany.
Languages: German. You’ll find that the majority of Germans speak English in Munich. Just make sure to ask them if they’re comfortable speaking to you in their second language.
Best way to get around: By foot or u-bahn. U-bahn translates to underground train, and is what most Americans know as a subway.
Phrase to know: “Ein bier bitte” means “one beer please.” Most locals can agree that if you only have time to learn a single phrase in German, it should be this one! Want to learn more? Keep reading our Munich, Germany travel guide for a few more phrases that will come in handy when you travel to Munich.
The city of Munich has so much to offer travelers year-round. Whether you’re seeking out a famous festival, marketplace, or just want to stroll around this architecturally pleasing city, we’ve laid out some of the annual highlights you won’t want to miss.
No matter when you visit the city, one of our tips for Munich is to pack layers so you know you’ll be comfortable throughout the day. The summer is typically beautiful and sunny, but it’s smart to be prepared for a possible shower. In the winter, come prepared with a warm jacket, hat, and gloves so you can explore the Christmas markets all day long without being cold.
Raincoat and umbrella. Always pack a raincoat and umbrella to have with you on tour. You never know when you’ll need them.
Comfortable walking shoes for cobblestone streets. Munich, and other German cities, are filled with cobblestone streets that lend themselves to the authentic European feel. You’ll want to make sure you wear very comfortable shoes or sneakers for your time in Munich—because why deal with sore feet when you could be oo-ing and awe-ing at the top Munich tourist attractions.
German phrasebook. Most Germans to speak English very well, but locals truly appreciate when Americans makes an effort to speak in their native language. Try learning a few German phrases before packing your bags. Two that we know will come in handy?
Wo ist die toilette? (Whoa - es - d - toilet-a)
Where is the toilet?
Die rechnung, bitte! (D - ruk-nun - bit-a)
It’s difficult for our travel experts to narrow down the impressive Munich attractions, as this city is full of history, architectural masterpieces, and natural beauty. Here’s our list of the best thing to do in Munich!
No matter where you go in the city, there is always something beautiful to be discovered around each corner. Our Munich travel guide will come in handy when you first arrive and you’re asking yourself what to do in Munich. And once you read it, we promise you will never run out of things to do in Munich during your free time.
German food is known for being rich and filling, and Munich’s traditional food definitely does not disappoint. We’ve come up with a list of foods for this Munich travel guide that are not to be missed while you’re staying in this Bavarian city.
You guessed it! The most traditional (and arguably best) thing to drink in Munich is beer. No Munich travel guide is complete without a list of which beers to try, so here’s a sneak peek at our favs!
German souvenirs are some of the most recognized in the world. We’ve come up with a few traditional options that you won’t want to leave the city without.
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