5 good reasons to go to Munich
To see / do
Culture and history
Munich's St. Peter's Church
The Cathedral Church of Our Lady is easy to spot thanks to the teal domes that top its bell towers. But the most eye-catching church here is St. Peter's Church. This 13th-century building underwent countless alterations. While the outside is decked out in Gothic splendour, the inside is a fine example of Baroque design. Climb to the top of the spire for breath-taking views.
The unmissable Olympic Park
Built in 1972, the Olympic Park boasts a stadium and an arena. A host of different sports events take place here, as well as general public events. Explore the area on foot or use the little sight-seeing train or zip-line! For sweeping views over Munich, head for the top of the Olympic tower.
Meet the nymphs
Nymphenburg Palace or 'the Castle of the Nymph' is just as impressive as Versailles. This 17th-century gem was the summer residence of the princes and kings of Bavaria, and is a staggering blend of Baroque, rococo and neoclassical styles. Examine the intricate details of each of the opulent rooms, and follow up with a stroll around the gardens.
Enjoy a pint in a Biergarten
Meeting for a beer at the weekend or in the evening is a German tradition. But choose your watering hole wisely! Locals prefer hanging out in biergartens, or beer gardens. These are the perfect places to sip at a pint in the fresh air, sitting at one of the long tables and soaking up the atmosphere.
A night at the Gasteig
If it's music you're after, head to the Gasteig cultural centre. This is where the Münchener Philharmoniker orchestra performs. Opened in 1985, the venue hosts a number of events for you to enjoy during your stay in Bavaria.
The Bavarian sausage with Austrian roots
Sausages are a staple on all restaurant menus, and Munich's favourite is weißwurst. This white sausage is made from pork, veal and a scattering of herbs. Germans and Austrians adore this sausage, and generally eat it for breakfast. For lunch or dinner, it's served with potatoes and cabbage.
Kaiserschmarrn, a must-try for pancake fans
Another Austrian speciality that Munich locals have embraced is kaiserchmarren. This dessert is made up of thick shredded pancakes. The pieces are slathered in fruit, especially raisins, and sugar. Add ice-cream, compote, jam, and just about anything else you can think of to build your own.
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