Compare cheap city hotels in Germany for great deals. Germany is now double the fun since east and west became one in 1990! Known throughout the world for its efficiency and financial prowess, the country also has an abundance of spectacular attractions/activities to keep young and old…and those in between, very happy campers!
Some of the country’s highlights include the iconic Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building and Museum Island in Berlin, the UNESCO World Heritage listed gothic Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, the stunning hillside Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria (which is like something out of a fairytale!), the Renaissance ruins of Heidelberg Castle in Heidelberg, the stunning Lutheran Dresden Frauenkirche Church in Dresden, the romance of the one thousand, two hundred kilometre long River Rhine and the fifteenth city gates of Holstentor in Lubeck, to name but a few!
However, despite such an eclectic choice of things to do and see in Germany, the calling for many to visit the country (particularly among the world’s student population!) is the infamous Oktoberfest beer festival that takes place in Munich at the end of September and lasts for over two weeks. The festival attracts over six million visitors each year and, as well as consuming copious quantities of the local beer (warning: all festival beers are high in alcohol at a minimum of 6%!) while listening to live music in the enormous festival tents, visitors can also attend the festival carnival and ride the death defying, multi-looped rollercoaster (a slightly less daunting challenge after consuming a few litres of beer!).
Unlike its French and Italian neighbours, when it comes to the important matter of choice of alcoholic beverage, Germany excels in beer (particularly wheat beers) rather than wine. Popular German beers to indulge the thirsty visitor include Lowenbrau, Pauliner and Spatenbrau. And if you still favour a glass of vino, then the most popular choice among locals are the sweet white wines produced from the Riesling grape. Wine tours around the country’s thirteen wine producing regions are available for those who might be particularly thirsty!
The country’s gastronomic delights differ enormously from its European neighbours, using the humble sausage format as the vehicle to serve many of its favourite meats! The tastiest sausage products to wolf down (to compliment the country’s popular two litre glasses of beer!) are the Bratwurst (pork and spices), Blutwurst (for those a little braver, as this one is made from blood) and the Wiener (smoked sausage). A nice slice of authentic Black Forest Gateaux (Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte)) will also hit the spot as a very rewarding dessert! After France, Germany has the most Michelin star awards and so fine dining will always be just around the corner.
Those intending to visit the country to partake in its wonderful sporting activities can attend a passionate soccer encounter between Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach in the enormous Olympic Stadium or suck in the fumes of an exhilarating German Grand Prix! Visitors who might prefer to engage in a sport directly can go skiing in one of the many German ski resorts, particularly in the Alps and German Central Uplands, or take a swing in any one of the country’s six hundred and fifty golf course, many of which are located in scenic forests, beside lakes, along the coast or with the alps as a backdrop!
Shopping in Germany can be an exciting pastime with so many department stores, arts and crafts shops, shopping centres and markets, including some wonderfully atmospheric winter markets, to choose from. The most popular shopping streets in the country include Zeil in Frankfurt, Kaufinger in Munich, Schildergasse in Cologne, Kurfurstendamm in Berlin and Mo in Hamburg. Birkenstock shoes, porcelain figurines and cuckoo clocks are popular German purchases…along with some delicious Ritter Sport chocolate!
To make it possible for the visitor to reach his/her intended destination, be it a short trip to a city attraction or some longer city-hopping journey, Germany has probably the most efficient transport infrastructure in the world. Germany’s impressive autobahns (motorways), speedy Inter City Express rail network, tram and underground metro systems all ensure that every wondrous attraction that this magnificent country has to offer is easily accessible…which are all waiting patiently for you to discover. So get a move on! Make Germany your holiday destination and have the time of your life. Review cheap hotels in Germany online & save!
The capital city of a now unified Germany, Berlin is not only historic in so many ways (reflected in the many memorials/museums focusing on its troubled past), it is also filled with natural beauty, as over a 3rd of this great city comprises of parks, woodland, public gardens, lakes and the River Spree. The city is also the 3rd most visited in Europe and has nearly eight hundred hotels to cater for your every need! And to make it convenient for you to take in as much as the city has to offer, the U-Bhan (underground) and S-Bhan (mainly over-ground) rail systems are extremely popular, carrying over eight hundred million passenger trips each year!
Many visitors to this unique city are attracted by its East/West Germany historic significance and of course its place in the world wars, and so typically start their fact finding mission at the infamous eighteenth century Brandenburg Gate. Originally located in what was called No Man’s Land, this huge structure has a beautiful courtyard/plaza at its front to stroll around in…or you can instead take a relaxing trip in one of the many horse carriages onsite. Equally popular is the Berlin Gate Memorial Centre, where visitors can see a watchtower and the remains of the wall that divided east from west. A visit to the significant Checkpoint Charlie booth in the Allied Museum (an open air museum), followed by a visit to the eerie Holocaust Memorial, should put everything into perspective, when the details of the horrors inflicted upon the Jewish race become very real.
The city is filled with wonderful squares and boulevards, including the Gendarmenmarkt square, with its amazing cathedrals and concert house, and the nineteenth century Unter den Linden boulevard, with its opera house, university, museum and cathedral, among many other historic buildings. The city’s main shopping streets/areas are Friedrichstrasel, Hackischer Markt, Kurfurstendamm and Schlossstrasse. Berlin is a shopper’s paradise, filled with department stores (including the popular KaDeWe), flea markets, designer outlets, shopping centres/malls (including the impressive Alexa Mall with nearly two hundred outlets!) and quaint arts and crafts stores. Please keep in mind that many shops remain closed on Sundays.
Berlin even has its own cultural island, The Museum Island on the River Spree, which a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the location of some of the city’s more popular museums, including the Pergamon Museum, Altes Museum, Bode Museum, Neues Musem and Alte Nationalgaleriwe.
1. The Reichstag Building: Enormous nineteenth century building originally constructed to house the German Empire’s parliament. Inside the building is a wonderful glass dome with great city views.
2. The Berlin Television Tower (Fernsehturm): The highest structure in Berlin, standing at over three hundred and fifty metres tall, the tower offers amazing views over the entire city.
3. Pergamon Museum: Located on the city’s Museum Island, the museum is one of the most visited attractions in the whole country, typically attracting over one million per annum. Inside are amazing exhibits/sights including The Pergamon Alter, Market Gate of Miletus and some wonderful Islamic, Middle Eastern, Greek and Roman antiquities.
4. Berlin Cathedral: Stunning fifteenth century protestant (former Catholic), neo-renaissance cathedral with panoramic views across the city. Inside is an enormous dome with wonderfully colourful frescos and an historic pipe organ.
5. Charlottenburg Palace: Eighteenth century baroque-styled palace just outside Berlin City, next to the River Spree. Outside the palace are pretty gardens with a mausoleum, lake and pavilion and inside are some wonderfully decorated rooms including the Porcelain Cabinet Room, and the rococo-styled State Apartments.
6. German Museum of Technology: Museum with rail, space, telecommunications and film exhibits. World war two planes and ships are of particular interest. You could spent up to six hours here and still not see/experience its wonders.
7. The Olympic Stadium: Built in ninety thirty-six and home to the Heretha Berlin soccer team, the Olympic Stadium is the 2nd biggest in Germany. The stadium has a visitor’s centre and also hosts international concerts.
8. Designpanoptikum: One of the most unusual (and popular!) museums in the city, filled with a motley collection of art constructed from everyday industrial items/artefacts.
9. Treptower Park: World War Two memorial park with an enormous soviet war memorial.
10. Alexandarplatz: Enormous public square which also acts as an ideal meeting place due to the transport options operating out of the square, including the S and U-Bhan.
11. German Historical Museum: Museum in historic building with impressive World War One and Two exhibitions, among so much more.
The fourth biggest city in Germany, Cologne is situated on the River Rhine and has some of the country’s best attractions to spoil the visitor, with literally hundreds of galleries and museums to choose from! The city is also a very popular destination for commercial visitors, as it hosts popular trade shows/exhibitions in its enormous Koelnmesse exhibition centre, including the ever popular food fair, Anuga, games fair, Gamescom and art fair, Art Cologne. The city also has the biggest number of pubs per head in Germany!
Cologne’s most famous landmark, which is renowned throughput the world, is its stunning gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cologne Cathedral is a wonderfully imposing catholic cathedral which reaches an incredible one hundred and fifty-seven metres into the sky (making it the second highest in Europe). It is the most visited attraction in the whole of Germany, typically attracting up to twenty thousand people a day.
The cathedral was built over an extended period from the thirteenth century to the twentieth century and offers magnificent views over the city, if you have the energy to climb the narrow steps to the top! Inside the cathedral is a large shrine said to contain the remains of the 3 wise men. Statues, crosses, carvings and stained windows are just some or the other wonders to be found inside.
Cologne Cathedral is conveniently located next to the city’s main shopping area. In fact Cologne is rated as one of the most convenient cities in Europe to shop in! The pedestrian area around Schildergasse, with its enormous range of shops, attracts around fifteen thousand shoppers every hour and is located beside Hohe Strasse, a street filled with department stores and popular retail outlets. The city also has a number of large shopping malls and markets to accommodate every shopper’s possible desire!
Cologne is also renowned internationally for its festivals/carnivals, which typically start on the eleventh minute past eleven, on the eleventh day in the eleventh month and last until Easter! Cologne Carnival is one of the biggest street carnivals in Europe and during Rose Monday Parade over one million people party on the streets. Review Cologne city hotels today & save!
11 Of The Best Visitor Attractions in Cologne Germany
1. Cologne include Museum Ludwig: Modern art museum that will thrill lovers of pop art/surreal art. The museum has a substantial number of Picasso works, as well as paintings by the infamous Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. There is a good café onsite.
2. Cologne Zoological Garden: The biggest zoo in Germany, spread out over twenty hectares, with over seven thousand animals all vying for your attention. The highlights include an indoor rainforest, the biggest elephant park on the planet and an aquarium.
3. Wallraf-Richartz-Museum: Nineteenth century museum over three floors housing some spectacular European fine art, including Hieronymus Bosch, Van Gogh, Rubens and Lochner’s ‘Madonna in the Rose Bower’.
4. Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum: The kids will love this chocolate museum, which traces the story of chocolate back to the Aztecs! This extremely popular museum operates over five thousand tours each year, during which visitors can see cocoa trees, the chocolate making production processes and a three metre tall chocolate fountain.
5. Botanical Gardens Flora: Cologne’s botanical gardens, located next to the River Rhine, with many plant houses/greenhouses (including tropical hothouses) and some wonderful cacti specimens and a carnivorous pitcher plant.
6. Cologne Tower: Stunning forty-four storey skyscraper with six elevators, a restaurant and a viewing deck.
7. Colonius: Another extremely tall structure! This telecommunications tower stands over two hundred and sixty metres tall and also contains a restaurant, cafe and viewing deck.
8. Hohenzollern Bridge: Large train/pedestrian bridge crossing the River Rhine, where visitors have been known to secure colourful ‘love locks’ to the bridge’s railings as a sign of their love for each other.
9. Schnutgen Museum: Small museum with exhibits from the middle ages housed inside Saint Cecelia Church. Exhibits/displays include sculptures, stained glass windows and garments.
10. Saint Gereon’s Basilica: Eleventh century Romanesque- styled catholic church with a beautiful dome, murals, mosaics and Roman wall remains.
11. Cologne Opera: Atmospheric opera house with seating for one thousand and three hundred patrons, which regularly hosts wonderful operatic performances and world premieres. Review Cologne hotel prices for great value deals!
Renowned as the financial centre of Europe (with an amazing skyscraper skyline to match!), Frankfurt is situated on the Main River and has the biggest city forest in the country, measuring nearly fifty square kilometres in size. Although many people visit the city on business, typically attending world famous trades shows such as The Frankfurt Book Fair, the city is a wonderland of cultural significance, as well as offering great dining and shopping! Average temperature highs during the summer months of July and August tend to hit over 25 degrees.
The city has its own underground and over ground rail systems (S and U Bhan), as well as a tram and bus network. The main train station, the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, is one of the largest in Europe, offering many national and international connections. Those preferring to investigate the city in a more environmentally friendly manner can avail of the many bicycle rental companies and extensive bicycle lane network.
Shoppers should head for The Zeil, Frankfurt’s premier (pedestrian) shopping street, filled with department stores and shopping malls. The city also has its fair share of markets – the flea market in Sachsenhausen and the indoor market in Kleinmarkthalle, being two of the more popular markets. A trendy area to shop and dine in is on Berger Strasse, a street filled with wonderfully atmospheric restaurants, cafes and shops. The city is famous for the frankfurter and many varieties of this wonderful sausage can be had in the city’s restaurants, cafes and takeaways. The best restaurants in the city can be found on Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse. The local culinary dishes are best washed down with the local brew, Apfelwein, an apple-wine/cider concoction!
The city is also well known for putting on some wonderful festivals, including the Museumsuferfest in August, which is extremely popular and is attended by more than three million visitors each year. Expect plenty of cultural/museum related events, outdoor live music/dancing and an extravagant fireworks display! The city’s folk festival, “Dippemess”, is also a great attraction and takes place typically in April and September.
1. Staedel Museum: Renowned art museum with thousands of paintings, drawings and sculptures, some as old as the sixteenth century, on display. A magnificent library with over one hundred thousand books is also onsite.
2. The Roemer: Stunning fifteenth century city hall beside a square filled with restaurants, cafes, shops and buskers.
3. Naturmuseum Senckenberg: Enormous natural history museum containing the biggest display of stuffed birds on the planet! Dinosaur fossils and so much more to see in this busy museum, which typically attracts over half a million visitors each year.
4. Alte Oper: Originally an opera house, this magnificent building is now a concert venue with capacity for over two thousand five hundred in the larger of its two halls.
5. Goethe House: The home of the Goethe family, where renowned German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once lived. The building still contains some furniture, books and paintings from the time it was inhabited by the writer.
6. Main Tower: Spectacular two hundred and forty metre high skyscraper covered in a stunning blue glass exterior. An elevator takes you to the top where the city views are breath-taking.
7. Frankfurt Zoo: Large zoo with over four and a half thousand animals on display! Covering a vast area of over thirteen hectares, prepare to spend at least a couple of hours animal spotting here.
8. Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (also called Frankfurt Cathedral): Fourteenth century, gothic catholic cathedral with a spire reaching all of ninety-five meters into the sky! Visitors can climb the hundred and thirty-eight steps to the top of the tower for some amazing views.
9. The Palmengarten: The largest botanical garden in Germany, stretching over twenty-two hectares. Visit the many wonderful greenhouses to see some stunning tropical plants/vegetation.
10. Deutsches Filmmuseum: The German Film Museum has many interactive movie related exhibits/memorabilia and a nice café and shop.
11. Museum für Moderne Kunst: This museum of modern art is housed in an unusual triangular-shaped building containing many wonderful pop art/minimalist works. Review Frankfurt city hotels online for great value deals!
The second most populated city in Germany, Hamburg also has the second biggest port in the European Union. Above all, medieval Hamburg is a cultural lover’s paradise, having over sixty museums to investigate! Those fond of some popular entertainment will also be spoilt for choice, as Hamburg has over forty theatres and one hundred clubs/music venues to cater for your every eclectic need…so it is no wonder that the city tends to attract over four million visitors each year!
Hamburg is also a fantastic city for entertaining kids and so is a prime family holiday destination. The kids will simply adore Miniatur Wunderland, where they will see one of the biggest (if not the biggest) model railways on the planet, consisting of twelve thousand metres of railway track! Hamburg Zoo will also impress with its polar bears, aquarium, penguins, crocodiles and a cave with spiders!
A more unusual experience for the kids can be found at the popular Dialog Im Dunkeln, where blind people escort visitors through an exhibition in complete darkness! A more enlightening family experience can be had at the ever running, ever popular The Lion King show at the Theatre im Hafen, where after the show visitors can dine in the skyline restaurant. Kids with a sweet tooth (basically all kids!) will love the Chocoversum experience where they can make their own slabs of delicious chocolate! Visits to the Hamburg Planetarium, a U-434 submarine, the Hamburger Dom amusement park and the Hamburg Dungeon are also popular family attractions.
Shoppers will adore the great variety of shopping experiences on offer in the city, from enormous shopping malls and department stores to fascinating flea markets. Popular shopping areas in Hamburg include the Monckebergstrase, Spitalerstrease, Jungfernstieg and the Colonnaden. And if you find yourself in the city in December, one of the best Christmas markets ever can be found at Rathausmarkt. And if all this extravagant shopping tires you out, a visit to the enormous forty-seven hectare Planten un Blomenhen city park will soothe those weary feet!
Not surprisingly, the original hamburger had its origins in Hamburg, although it tends to be served up with vegetables in the city rather than in a bum/bap. Pan fried fish is also a popular local dish. The Hafencity quarter of Hamburg, situated on the Elbe River Island is one of the more popular locations for dining as it has a wonderful eclectic mix of restaurants to choose from. Those needing to quench a thirst can try the local shandy, Alsterwasser. Review Hamburg city hotels online & save!
9 Of The Best Visitor Attractions In Hamburg Germany
1. Hamburg Museum: History museum in a building whose courtyard is covered in a giant glass dome. The displays/exhibitions include artefacts relating to Hamburg’s history in the middle ages/medieval times/twentieth century.
2. St Micheael’s Church: Seventeenth century, baroque-styled Lutheran church. This is an iconic building in Hamburg, primarily due to its massive, one hundred and thirty-two metre high spire, which provides stunning views across Hamburg City. The church is also well known for its dramatic ‘Victory over the Devil’ sculpture.
3. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe: Nineteenth century arts and crafts museum, with porcelain, musical instrument, furniture, carpet, photography and modern art exhibits, among so much more. Kids get in for free.
4. The Town Hall (Hamburg Rathaus): Neo-renaissance, nineteenth century government building with wonderful plaza outside its front door. This impressive seventeen thousand square metre building has a three hundred and sixty feet tower which offers amazing views (once you manage to climb its four hundred-plus steps!).
5. Treppenviertal: Wonderfully quaint village just outside Hamburg, with winding streets, riverside cafes and charming shops. Those who climb to the top of the village are rewarded with fabulous views.
6. Hamburger Kunsthalle: A nineteenth century art museum covering 3 interconnected buildings, with paintings from artists from Belgium, Holland, Germany and France, as well as local works. Artists include Paul Cezanne and Casper David Friedrich.
7. Hamburg Port: A great place for discovering some wonderful nearby restaurants, taking romantic pictures against the harbour backdrop, visiting some of the really old harbour houses or taking a harbour boat trip on one of the public transport ships.
8. The International Maritime Museum: Large maritime museum in nineteenth century warehouse with over forty thousand display items, including model boats, shipping uniforms and hundreds of thousands of shipping- themed photographs.
9. Alter Elbtunnel: Historic tunnel running under the river used by cars and pedestrians. Pedestrians can take a lift or descend using stairs. There are even large car lifts, which are an experience in themselves.
The quintessential University city, Heidelberg is located on the River Neckar in the Rhine Rift Valley. The beautiful backdrop of the Heiligenberg Mountain gives this city a truly romantic ambience and when you add in the fact that it typically attracts the finest weather in Germany it is no surprise that over three and a half million people visit Heidelberg each year. The city has a good bus and tram network in place so there is absolutely no excuse for not visiting every nook and cranny of this unique holiday destination!
Heidelberg is best known for its stunning fourteenth century castle ruins, situated eighty metres up Konigstuhl Hill. The observation platforms around the castle offer magnificent views of the town. Some of the castle’s more popular sights include the main gate, forecourt, the Goethe Memorial Tablet, harness room and Upper Prince’s Fountain. Those fit enough can walk up the three hundred steps to the castle, although there is also a rail option for those less able! Audio tours are available and there is a nice restaurant onsite.
A great way of taking in the city’s sights and soaking up its heady atmosphere is by taking the popular Philosophenweg (or Philosophers’ Way) path up the hillside, where once philosophers and poets used to thread to stimulate their creative juices! There are a few benches/picnic tables along the pathway for taking some time out to enjoy the wonderful views of the old city and River Necker.
Most visitors congregate around the Old Town (Alstad) area of the city. Here visitors can discover the Market Place, medieval bridge gate, Church of the Holy Spirit, university and of course Heidelberg Castle. The area is filled with some wonderful restaurants and bars, where you can sample some of the delicious Heidelberg beers and tasty and very filling Bratwursts! Heidelberg’s main shopping street, a long pedestrian street called Hauptstrascan, can also be found in the Old Town.
Those who like a vibrant and colourful festival or two won’t be disappointed when visiting Heidelberg. One of the more popular is the Ball of Vampires in February, when everyone dresses up as vampires! The city also has film, jazz, photo, Easter egg, music, drama, literature, castle illumination and firework festivals.
1. Carl Theodor Old Bridge: Eighteenth century stone bridge crossing the River Necker, offering wonderful views of the riverboats and the castle. The bridge oozes romance and is the perfect spot for that special photograph.
2. Heiliggeistkirche (Church of the Holy Spirit): Rising above the Old Town, The Church of the Holy Spirit is Heidelberg’s most historic church. Its steeple can be viewed throughout the town and once you climb the spiral staircase to the top of the tower, you are welcomed with stunning views.
3. Botanischer Garten Heidelberg: Heidelberg’s sixteenth century botanic gardens are spread out over a two hectare plot and contain over fourteen thousand plant groups. The collection of preserved plant specimens at the gardens stands at a quarter of a million! Entrance is free.
4. Kurpfälzisches Museum: Nineteenth century archaeological/art museum containing sculptures, paintings, textiles, coins, furniture and seven thousand watercolours/drawings.
5. President Friedrich Ebert Memorial: Birthplace of renowned German politician/president Friedrich Ebert. This ten-roomed exhibition celebrates Ebert’s life. Onsite is a wonderful library containing over seven thousand books/magazines.
6. Thingstaatte: This old amphitheatre was originally a meeting/rallying place for Nazis. The amphitheatre’s stone benches remain intact.
7. Alte Universitat: The old Heidelberg university was founded in the fourteenth century and is a must see, particularly its museum, pretty campus, student kitchen and student prison! It is the oldest university in the country and audio tours are available.
8. Rathaus: Heidelberg’s eighteenth century, baroque-styled town hall is located in the Market Place and has a pretty bell tower and balcony. The area outside the town hall has many wonderful cafes and restaurants and is home to the wonderful Christmas Market in December.
9. Deutsches Apotheken Museum: Unusual medical/apothecary history museum with lots of old remedies to marvel at.
10. Heidelberg Zoo: Smallish zoo with a wonderful elephant enclosure and the usual ‘feeding the sea lions’ display to enthral the kids! Watch out for the wandering peacock.
11. Konigstuhl Funicular: Enjoy a trip up the mountain to the castle in this wonderful cable railway. Get there early as queuing is quite common.
The capital of the Bavaria region in Germany, Munich lies on the River Isar, next to the Bavarian Alps. Its main square, the Marianplatz, is a hive of activity and has some wonderful buildings including the New City Hall with its mesmerising Glockenspiel, as well as a large seventeenth century Marian column. The square has its own U-Bhan and S-Bhan rail station and a good selection of restaurants, cafes and shops…as well as free Wi-Fi!
Munich is internationally known for its Oktoberfest. This wildly popular two week long beer festival is the largest festival in the world and attracts up to six million visitors! The festival is dominated with huge tents, all selling some of the strongest beers on the planet and offering live music sessions to add to the euphoric party atmosphere. (Don’t forget to buy a pretzel to soak up some of the alcohol!) The festival also incorporates an enormous carnival for those who want to work off some of the alcohol!
Munich is also renowned for its sausage, pretzels, pot roasted pork, cabbage, apple straddle and dumpling dishes. Those looking to source their own fresh deli food can visit Munich’s favourite market, Viktualienmarkt. Munich is not all about beer, sausage and culture! Those looking for a sporting-themed day out can visit the futuristic Olympiapark, built for the 2002 Munich Olympics. Inside this massive complex are the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Tower, Olympic Swim Hall, Olympic Ice Rink, Olympic Shopping Centre and an Olympic Park with an Olympic Mountain and Lake!
A haven of tranquillity is Munich’s English Garden, spread out over nearly one thousand acres (which makes it one of the largest public city parks in the world). Inside can be found The Japanese Gardens and Tea House, a nude sunbathing area (Schönfeldwiese), a Greek temple, a Chinese tower, eight kilometres of streams, one hundred bridges and seventy five kilometres of walkways! The English Garden is definitely a place where you (and the kids!) could easily spend a full day.
If punctuality is your thing then the city’s transport network will impress! The Munich U-Bhan underground system, S-Bhan train network, city trams and busses are frequent, clean and very prompt! Those preferring to walk through the city can avail of the lengthy, seven hundred metre, pedestrian Kaufinger Strasse. There are also many bike rental outlets for those who want to feel the wind in their hair. Review Munich city hotels online & save!
1. The Nymphemburg Palace: This massive seven hundred metre wide, baroque-styled palace complex was built in the seventeenth century and is home to the renowned Nymphemburg Porcelain Factory. Inside the palace are some truly impressive frescos, tapestries and paintings. The palace is located within a two hundred hectare park with fountains, lakes and various pavilions.
2. Duetsches Museum: The German Museum is the biggest science museum on the planet with nearly thirty thousand exhibits from the fields of astronomy, chemistry, computers, energy and so much more!
3. BMW Museum: Museum related to the history of the popular BMW car, housed in an iconic, modern (four cylinder) silver building. Many of the cars on display can be sat in, so you get to experience the real thing! Motorcycles and planes also form part of the exhibition.
4. Asam’s Church: Rococo-styled eighteenth century church with wonderful decorations and statues inside. Although small in size this church is extremely popular with tourists.
5. Munich Residence: The biggest city palace in the whole country, this former royal palace has one hundred and thirty rooms and ten courtyards to investigate! One of the more popular sights is The Treasury, which houses a substantial collection of jewels across ten rooms.
6. Neue Pinakothek: Impressive European art museum with works by Constable, Gainsborough, de Goya, Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Pissarro, among others.
7. Alte Pinakothek: One of the most ancient art galleries on the planet, this wondrous building is home to popular works by da Vinci, Raphael, Titian and Rembrandt, and has the biggest Rubens collection on display in the world.
8. Municipal Gallery in Lenbach Hous: German art gallery (including works done in Blue Rider style) with wonderful parkland/gardens outside.
9. Bavarian National Museum: Decorative arts museum in a stunning nineteenth century building, housing Baroque, Romanesque, Gothic and other works in forty individual rooms. Review cheap hotels in Munich for great value deals!