A must-visit for beer lovers, Munich is a city that amazes with its mix of history and modernity, tradition and fun. Not surprisingly, it is the most visited city in the whole of Germany. Capital of Bavaria, in the southern part of the country, Munich enjoys a thriving economy.
The historic center is rich in monuments and charming places. You could start from Marienplatz, the heart of the old town, where traditional Bavarian celebrations and the quaint Christmas Market take place. The square is dominated by the Neue Rathaus or New Town Hall, an imposing neo-Gothic building with a high tower from which you can admire the beautiful landscape of the Alps. It is renowned for its Glockenspiel, the largest carillon in Germany.
Do not miss a visit to the Residenz, one of the largest royal palaces of Europe, inhabited by the Wittelsbach until 1918, the year the monarchy fell. It is a beautiful group of buildings which alternates many styles and houses royal jewels and a wonderful Rococo theater.
Also worth seeing is the impressive Frauenkirche, a late Gothic cathedral. Beautiful buildings are situated along the Maximilianstrasse, the most elegant street of the city, a destination for luxury shopping. We suggest a walk in the English Garden, one of the largest city parks in the world, and a stroll in the colourful market of Viktualienmarkt.
The city houses important art collections: the main three art galleries exhibit masterpieces of paintings from the fourteenth century to the present day, while the Lenbachhaus holds famous pieces by Kandinsky.
Birthplace of the legendary Oktoberfest, an entertaining festival of local beers, Monaco has the best known breweries in the world. The Hofbräuhaus was founded in 1589 to supply the court of Duke Wilhelm V, followed by the Augustiner, the oldest brewery of Monaco, established by Augustinian friars in 1328.