There are many places to visit in Munich, the capital of the beautiful area of Bavaria and one of the cities you have to see in Germany. Its most prominent place is the historic center, which revolves around the Marienplatz and its emblematic New Town Hall, places that you cannot miss, although you can not stop relaxing in its parks, entering its churches, visiting its museums, or having a great mug of beer in one of its many breweries.
Although Munich is a city that can be visited on a weekend, if you have more time you can rent a car and make a route through the Bavarian area. Another good option is to take day trips from Munich, such as the impressive Neuschwanstein Castle or the stunning Dachau concentration camp, two of the best excursions in Munich.
Based on the time we spent in the city on our trip to Bavaria in 4 days, we have made a list of what we consider to be the 10 essential places to visit in Munich. We start!
1. Marienplatz and New Town Hall
Marienplatz is the heart of Munich and its historic center, where you can see some of the city's most important and historic buildings. The Neues Rathaus or New Town Hall, in a neo-gothic style, is the most emblematic building of Marienplatz and stands out for its high tower from which you get magnificent views of the city. Here you should keep in mind that every day at 11, 12 and 17, it is interesting to see the carillon, on the clock of the New Town Hall, in the mechanical figures that recreate scenes from the history of Munich.
Also in the center of the square is the great Column of Santa Maria of 1638 and aside the Fountain of Fischbrunnen, which you can not miss.
A good time to visit the city and Marienplatz is at Christmas time when a spectacular Christmas market with hundreds of wooden shops with food and Christmas items is set up.
A great option if it is your first visit to the city is to book a guided tour in Spanish for the main attractions of the city or this Free tour of Munich Free!
Visiting hours of the New Town Hall: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Visiting hours of the Old Town Hall: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays closed.
Near Marienplatz and inside the old town you will find Viktualienmarkt, the most famous market and one of the places to see in Munich. In this great outdoor food market, with more than 100 stalls, you can find everything from flowers, meat, dairy products, honey, fish, fruits, cheeses, vegetables, among other products.
A good option is to buy some food at one of its stalls and take it to Biergarten, a typical terrace in this area, where you can have a large jug of fresh beer. And if you are still hungry you can always approach Schrannenhalle, a beautiful market covered with about 30 gourmet stalls.
Market hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday closed. The posts close about two hours before.
Map of the places to visit in Munich essential
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