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Munich is a city where visitors would never go bored. The capital of Bavaria boasts of fine culture, elegant architectures and the world-famous Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest is the most famous festival in Munich. It is a 16-day long celebration with overflowing beer and wine served in the beer tents and gardens. The festival was originally held in celebration of the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The celebration usually starts mid-September until the first week of October.
Munich’s fine culture means opera houses, theaters, music venues, galleries and museums are abundant in the area. As early as the 1800s, Bavaria was known to be the art capital of Germany.
Some of the well-known museums include the Glyptothek, a gallery of ancient Grecian sculptures. Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst displays ancient Egyptian art. Staatliche Antikensammlungen, on the other hand, is a mixed collection of Roman, Greek and Etruscan art. Other galleries worth mentioning include Lenbach Haus, Museum Brandhorst and Pinakotheken.
For museum-lovers, a day’s worth of sightseeing is needed to cover some of the best exhibits in town. This includes exhibits in the City Museum of Munich, Jewish Museum, German Theater Museum, National Bavarian Museum, Haus der Kunst, Villa Stuck, National Museum of Egyptian Art, Treasury in the Munich Residenz and the Schack Gallery.
For opera and music lovers, some of the best performances can be found in the National Theater, Residenz Theater, Deutches Theater, Herkulessaal in der Residenz, Kammerspiele, Philharmonie im Gasteig and Volkstheater.
Munich also has many historical churches, which were erected during the Baroque period. Some of the popular churches include the St. Peter’s Church, Theatine Church St. Cajetan and St. Ludwig’s Church. St. Michael’s Church, on the other hand, was built during the Renaissance period. St. Johann-Nepomuk, also known as Asam Church, sports a Rococo façade, which is renowned in the world.
Bavarian food staples, mostly include meat, soup and dumplings. For breakfast, try the Bavarian veal sausage known as Munchner Weisswurst. Most of the time, the sausage is paired with pretzel (Brezel or brezn). Other must-try includes Schweinshaxe, a dish made of roasted pork knuckle; Schweinsbraten, which is made of roasted pork; Brathändl, which is roasted chicken; Bauernente, which is roasted duck; and Spanferkel, which is a roasted suckling pig.
Definitely, one must not leave Munich without tasting locally brewed beers. In Munich, beer comes in different sizes, color and types. Get a taste of everything if you can. Start with Weissber for breakfast. It is light in color and is made from wheat. Weissbier Dunkel, on the other hand, is the darker version of Weissbier.
Meanwhile, Dunkles contain malt and is dark in appearance. Additionally, Helles is a light colored lager beer. During the Oktoberfest season, beer makers manufacture a much stronger brew known as Oktoberfest-Marzen. Lent also has its own seasonal beer known as Starkbier.
For a night of fun, go to Haidhausen to popular bars and discos. Visitors need to be at least 18 years old in order to enter bars, discos and clubs. There are club parties, though, that requires a minimum age of 30. If you plan to go bar hopping, better bring your passport or ID license with you.