Munich city center with a view of the Frauenkirche and the Old Town Hall.
Famously known as Munich, the world capital of beer, Munich is a standout 'Fun City' while traveling through Germany featuring the annual Oktoberfest,
and a laid-back attitude all augmented by storybook castles and fairy-tale Gothic
Easily traversed via a vast network of subway trains (the Munich U-Bahn), streetcars, and buses, Munich is a huge city with plenty to offer in the way of attractions.
Most first-time visitors make their way to Marienplatz, the central square in the heart of Munich for leisurely strolls around the Old and the New Town Hall of Munich. While here, don't miss the New Town hall clock tower, and a view of the famous Munich Glockenspiel as almost 3 dozen mechanical figures parade every hour on the hour.
Nearby, another Munich must-see is the city's central landmark and largest church, Frauenkirche (Church of Our Blessed Lady) with a trip up to the top of the tower -- for breathtaking views of the city and the Bavarian alps beyond.
For other awesome cultural attractions, Munich museums are some of the best in all of Germany, beginning with the massive Deutshes Museum exhibiting the might of Germany's industrial past as well as loads of kid-friendly attractions.
On sunny summer weekends, get out and follow the crowds to the English Garden, one of the largest public parks in the world which is is great for strolling, drinking (at one of Germany's largest beer gardens) and sunbathing (clothes are optional here!)
With more time to spare, also consider day trips from Munich including escorted bus tours of the scenic Alps, the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle (the model for Disney's Cinderella castle), as well as nearby Salzburg, Nuremberg, and the Dachau Memorial.
More about Munich around the Web:
muenchen.de - Munich Tourist Office - Welcome to Munich central, with tons of current and seasonal information and pictures including events, weather, cinema and street markets, sightseeing tours, a searchable city map, beer garden and restaurant guides.
Munich Museums and Tourist Attractions - Durant Imboden's first-class trip through the city features in-depth facts on the top attractions, hotels, airports, museums, restaurants, with a personal guide to Oktoberfest, and more on shopping, sightseeing and finding your way around town, suggested reading and related resources.
Munichfound - The cyber version of the print publication for English speakers offers an insider look at what's happening right now with suggestions for night spots, discos, jazz clubs, Irish pubs, or even best places to go for high tea.