Munich is the third largest German city in terms of population and a popular tourist center of the country. Munich is one of the few cities which name origins 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 history, 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. They include magnificent squares, the Nymphenburg Palace, St. Peter’s Church and St. Michael’s Church, the legendary Allianz Arena, the modern art gallery and a lot more examples of Bavarian heritage.
The true symbol of the city and one of the major sights of particular tourist interest 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 capital of Bavaria 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!
If you plan to explore not only the inside of Munich but the surroundings as well, you should 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 impression that a tourist may get in Bavaria.