Munich Attractions: Recreation, Shopping, Nightlife and Dining in Munich

Munich is a beautiful German city with lots of colors, scenes, wonderful people and even more fun places to go to and things to do. While Oktoberfest is the event that almost everyone can related to Munich, the German capital has definitely more to offer than a good “bottoms up”

Recreation Sites and Scenes

A huge number of Munich attractions come in the form of historical and art museums. Munich holds the record for the most number of museums, collections and even monuments in all of Germany. Free your Sunday for museum visits to the Old and New Panikothek, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum the Antikensammlungen as they always offer free admissions on this day of the week.


In the city square itself are countless Munich attractions. Just as the square itself- the Marienplatz is an attraction. The Mariensäule is the square’s main legend. However, right in the square are even more sights. These include:

On the north side of the Mariensäule:  The Glokenspiel; The Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) andThe Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall;) and
On the south side of the Mariensäule: Peterskirche (St. Peter’s Church) which is the oldest church in Munich and the Viktualienmarkt where people get-together to socialize.

Also, there are landmarks located in walking distance from the Marienplatz itself. Munich’s most lovely square, Odeonsplatz, is to the north of the Marienplatz; The Royal Palace and the National Theater are on its east; and to the west of the Marienplatz is the Theatinekirche.

Dining and Nightlife

The locals in Munich love good food—and of course, they love great beer. This is the very thing that makes dining, drinking and nightlife among the most sought after Munich attractions.

Beer and Food in Munich, Germany

The places of Haidhausen in the east of Munich’s city center and Maxvorstadt in the north of the city center are not only known for the many Munich attractions they home. They are also home to the best places to dine in Munich. Schwabing is another home to fine restaurants and a great place for those who are into Oriental and Medditeranean Cuisine.

However, to get an authentic Munich dining experience by heading to the Altstadt and have a taste of Weisswurst, the traditional white Bavarian sausage made from minced veal and pork bacon.

Drinking and night outs are fun in Munich. It is not hard to find a good place to have glasses of fine beer. But of course beer and nightlife are among the many Munich attractions that pulls people to the city. Hofbräuhaus is one of the biggest names that is not only for Oktoberfest but for the whole year as well.

Munich attractions include not only the great beer- tents also give an extra to their customers. This comes in the art of merry-making. Liters of beer are accompanied by waitresses in traditional Bavarian clothing with oompah bands making music.

Best Places to Shop

Munich attractions come in the form of shopping spree places too.

While there are a lot of stores in Munich that tends to the fashion tastes and demands of almost every fashion meticulous person, there are boutiques, store and even art shops that sell traditional German clothing and art goods.

Among the best places you can head to for authentic German-brand shopping sprees would be the artistic Schwabing and Gärtnerplatz.

Munich is undeniably among the best places in the world to spend a vacation on anytime of the year. Munich attractions in the form of sights and sounds are one reason to give the German capital a shot.

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