Top 5 Off-beat Attractions in Munich


Munich has something to offer to each visitor, no matter if you are looking for architectural uniqueness, the tranquility of nature, a part of the city historical heritage or the modern lifestyle and nightlife.

  1. Nymphenburg Palace

This is one of the renowned landmarks of Munich. This grand Baroque palace used to be the summer residence of the Bavarian rulers.

  1. Munich Residenz

This was the seat of Bavarian rulers from 1508 until 1918. In the beginning, in 1385, it was a small castle, which was transformed into the present magnificent palace, with each monarch adding galleries, ballrooms, apartments, chapels, gardens and fountain courts. The Munich Residenz brings together the style of the Italian Renaissance and the Palladian.

  1. Viktualienmarkt

The Viktualienmarkt is not only a market where you can find anything you can dream of when it comes to fresh products,delicatessensandexotic ingredients that you cannot find anywhere else. It is also a cultural and social hub hosting various traditional and folkloric events such as the summer festival, the asparagus season, the gardeners’ day, the Brewers’ day and the dance of the market women on Shrove Tuesday.

  1. The English Garden

A magnificently landscaped garden, and one of the largest in the world, built in the late 18th century. It is one of the first public gardens in the country. You can also enjoy a nice local beer at one of the beer gardens.

  1. Marienplatz

This is the central square of Munich, with buildings dating back hundreds of years. It received its name Marienplatz, translated St. Mary’s Square, when the town folks asked Virgin Mary to protect Munich from a cholera epidemic. The tourists come here also for the Glockenspiel, the 100-year-old carillon. Each day at 11 am and 12 pm you can hear the Glockenspiel chime and watch the 32 life-sized figures perform the coopers’ dance.

How to get there

There are several Munich airport transfer options to choose from,such as the train, the bus or a hotel shuttle.

You can take the S-Bahn and in 45 minutes you will be in the city. By purchasing a Single Day Ticket Entire Network for one person for11 € you can travel the whole day on the public transportation network (buses, U-Bahn or S-Bahn).

The Lufthansa Airport Bus will take you to the main train station in the city in 40 minutes and the ticket will cost 10,50 €. Some of the hotels offer shuttle transportation to their customers, which would be convenient for you. So, when it comes to Munich airport transfer, there’s nothing to worry about.