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Travel to Munich Germany: Bavaria's Gem

Set gracefully on the banks of the Isar River, the capital of Bavaria, Munich, is an amazingly beautiful city with an incredible history, colorful sights, and a lot in store to enchant and even surprise its visitors.

Munich is the third largest German city in terms of population and a popular tourist center of the country. It is one of the few cities the name origins of which don't cause any controversies among historians as "Munich" derives from the ancient German word "Munichen", literally translated as "monks". There is no coincidence because according to historic records it was the 8th century when monks established their settlement here, on Peter's hill.

The city is home to a huge number of attractions a traveler simply can't miss during Munich tours. They include magnificent squares, the Nymphenburg Palace, St. Peters Church and St. Michael's Church, the legendary Allianz Arena, the modern art gallery, and a lot more examples of Bavarian heritage. As for other places to see, consider checking out the Residenz Palace, Marien Square, Hofbrauhaus, and Angel of Peace monument.

The true symbol of the city and one of the major sights of particular interest worth adding to your Munich itinerary is the Gothic Holy Virgin Cathedral, built in the 15th century. It is the place where the remains of Ludwig IV are kept. Moreover, according to the legend, the footprint mark just at the entrance of the cathedral was left by Satan himself.

However, the Bavarian capital attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to not only to enjoy the rich heritage but also to taste the famous Bavarian beer. By the way, Munich houses private breweries which have been supplying their products for the legendary Oktoberfest for almost two centuries! This legendary festival has served as one of the major reasons to visit Munich in autumn.

If you plan to explore not only the inside of Munich but the surroundings as well, you should definitely visit the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. This masterpiece is simply second to none. Lost in the green forest canopy, high in the mountains, this castle looks really fabulous and can become one of the most vivid impressions that a tourist may get in Bavaria.

Best Things to Do During Munich Travel

  • Explore the city-center of Munich and its gorgeous Residenz Palace
  • Visit the historic Gothic Holy Virgin Cathedral
  • Treat yourself to a tasting of delicious Bavarian beer
  • Set off on a day trip from Munich to visit the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle

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