Munich is probably Germany’s most well-known city worldwide after Berlin. It is of course most famous for the Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival. However, Munich is much more than the Oktoberfest. It is not only the capital of Bavaria but also Germany’s third-largest city with a population of 1.5 million. It is also a cultural hotspot in Germany. Founded in the year 1158 AD, Munich can look back on almost 900 years of history, during which it became the capital of its own sovereign kingdom in the 19th century until the end of World War I.
Munich is world-renown for its major attraction, the Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest was first held in the year 1810 AD to celebrate the marriage of crown prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. It has evolved into the annual and worlds biggest beer festival we know today since then. Linked to the Oktoberfest and Munich is also the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl. This “brewing house” is most likely the most famous beer hall worldwide, where visitors from all over the world come to taste traditional bavarian food consisting of “Weisswurst” white sausage, pretzel and, of course, a beer. However, Munich is much more than Oktoberfest and Hofbräuhaus. Due to its long history, Munich has a lot of sights to offer. A must-see for all visitors is the Marienplatz, the large square in the center of the city. This square is named after the Mariensäule in its center and the Munich town hall is situated here as well. Twice a day, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. a chime of bells is sounded and tells a little story, played by some tin figures. Munich also houses a lot of different churches which are worth a visit. The Peterskirche for example is the oldest church in Munichs city center, dating back all the way to the 11th century. Most famous is probably the Frauenkirche which acts as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich. Also of interest is the Residenz palace complex, former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs, which is Germanys largest urban palace and today a museum of interior design. For those visitors who would like to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Munich the Englischer Garten park should be the number one choice. Covering an area of 3.7 km2, it is one of the worlds largest urban parks and even bigger than Manhattan´s famous Central Park. For those seeking some refreshments, there are several Biergartens located throughout the park, the most famous one located at the Chinese Pagoda. Often there is even a Blasmusik Brass band playing traditional Bavarian music, all clad in Lederhosen Tracht.
Finally, Munich also has to offer a lot to visitor´s interested in sports. Not only is it the home of the football team Bayern Munich, Germany´s most successful team but it also hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics. Most of the sport facilities still exist today and can be visited in the Olympic Park, including the Olympic Village where the Munich Massacre took place.
A Food Tour Munich is a guided walking tour, which will give you the opportunity to explore Munich in a way you never have before. Not only will you be able to visit some of Munich´s most famous sights, along the way you will be able to experience different kinds of foods and drinks such as Pretzel, Weisswurst, Leberkaes, Kaesspatzn or Germknoedl, and of course the variety of local beers. A Food Tour Munich will also let you get in contact with locals and their culture, an experience few others get. A Food Tour Munich is a perfect fit for those who enjoy discovering new things.