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See and Do

There are many things to do and see in Munich.

Munich is perhaps most well known for the Hofbrauhaus and the Oktoberfest, but it is a city with so much more to offer.

Munich has over 80 museums and galleries including the Deutsches Museum which is one of the first science and technology museums in the World. The Stadtsmuseum hosts exhibitions detailing the city history. The Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest galleries in the World with over 800 masterpieces from the likes of Titian and Reubens. The Neue Pinakothek next door exhibits paintings from the 18th to 20th century with the focus on German art, it also houses the private collection of Ludwig I.

For music fans Munich attracts world famous orchestras, conductors and bands to it's high quality venues. Wagner and Mozart both wrote pieces of music for Munich. It is a favourite city of the Rolling Stones.

Families are attracted to the zoo at Hellabrun, with over 5000 species this ecological zoo never fails to entertain. Also a family favourite is the Bavaria Filmstadt with it's live action stunt show.

Schloss Nymphenburg is a Royal Palace in the city with beautiful rooms, 2 museums and fabulous parkland. One of the oldest Royal Palaces, the Residenz is right in the heart of the city and offers a lot to see.

Other popular sights include the Olympic Park with it's tours, walks, festivals and concerts. The Allianz Arena is a mecca for football fans and tours take place most days. Car enthusiasta head to the BMW museum and the BMW Welt just next to the Olympic Park.

Add to this the shopping, the parks and gardens and you may feel you need a longer holiday to appreciate it all.

Many of Munich's attractions are listed in the German National Tourist Board "Top 100 Sights in Germany" and here they are: Marienplatz, Allianz Arena, Englischer Garten, Deutsches Museum, Schloss Nymphenburg, Hofbrauhaus, the 3 Pinakotheken Galleries, BMW Welt and Museum. Further afield in Munich's surrounds are: Schloss Neuschwanstein, the Zugspitze, Koenigssee and St Bartholoma, Herrenchiemsee, Linderhof and the Berchtesgaden National Park.

Events for the next few months

July 26 & 27

Opera for Everyone

www.staatsoper.de

27 July

Munich Summer Nights Dream, Olympic Park

Music and fireworks display at 22.20pm

27 July - 4 August

Jakobidult, Mariahilfplatz

Traditional Fair

www.auerdult.de

Until 15 September

Open Air Kino, Olympic Park

Films shown on large outdoor screen at the Olympiasee at 21.15 every evening, gated open 19.00

August 1 - 25

Summer Festival, Olympic Park

www,olympiapark.de

August 24 - September 8

Bayernmarkt, Orleansplatz

Traditional Festival

www.derbayernmarkt.de

Until Early September

Munich Blade Nights

Join 20,000 skaters on journeys around the city every Monday evening

14 & 15 September

Streetlife Festival

Promoting a greener city with live music and entertainment

www.greencity.de

17 September - 13 January

Andy Warhol Exhibition

www.museum-brandhorst.de

21 September - 6 October

180th Octoberfest

www.insidersoktoberfest.com

October - January

Gerhard Richter "Atlas" Exhibition

www.lenbachhaus.de

19 October

Long Night of Museums

Munich museums open until early hours of the morning

www.muenchner.de

19 - 27 October

Kirchweihdult

Traditional Fair

www.auerdult.de

To check out Public Holidays in Bavaria see here