Munich is the third largest city in Germany located in Bavaria, southern Germany. The city is home to many national and international authorities, major universities, major museums, castles and theatres, including a large selection of architectural attractions and is host to numerous international sports events, exhibitions, conferences and of course the world famous Oktoberfest.
The staff’s top ten choices at Luxury Car Rental Club are the following:
- MARIENPLATZ – MUNICH’S MOST FAMOUS SQUARE
Located in the heart of Munich, Marienplatz is a great way to begin your tour of the city. Back during the medieval times, as far back as the 12th century, Marienplatz hosted various events, medieval markets, tournaments and other local celebrations. The location itself is surrounded by spectacular medieval buildings.
- NEUSCHWANSTEIN AND LUDWIG II
This beautiful castle is located on the outskirts of Munich, and stands as a proud symbol of the medieval period and its interior a homage to Wagner’s opera. Commissioned by Ludwig II, the castle was his most ambitious project. Ludwig II also commissioned two further castles, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee. Located up in altitude, the castle offers majestic views of its surrounding and visitors get the feeling that they have been carried into a fairy land, indulging in its splendour and fantasy like atmosphere.
This world renowned German feast attracts millions and millions of visitors every October. During this time, five million litres of beer, 200,000 pairs of pork sausages, and 100 spit-roasted oxen are consumed by its festive participants. It is officially the largest folk fest in the world! Taking place every October at the Theresienwiese, beer tents are set-up by traditional breweries, rides, and a variety of vendors selling gingerbread hearts, roast chicken and fresh pretzels to people who are there to party and enjoy a very traditional German folk fest together for 16 days. The atmosphere is exciting, fun and many locals dressin traditional costumes indulging in Bavarian revelry.
- BEER GARDENS
In Munich, the summer unofficially begins during Lent in March. The German breweries market their bock beers, including Salvator, Maximator or Triumphator. And so on. The choice is mindboggling and certainly a beer connoisseur’s paradise. This is a unique Munich experience not to be missed, to sit on a wooden bench in the beautiful outdoors on a mild summer’s night , enjoying a nice German beer accompanied by some delish grilled pork sausages or fish, in good company.
- SCHLOSS NYMPHENBURG
West of Munich, lies the beautiful SchlossNymphenburg, a summer castle commissioned by the Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife Henrietta Adelaide of Savoy in 1664, to celebrate the birth of their son. Agostino Barelli designed the castle. The wings and annexe building were added from 1701 onwards. Famous for its beautifully ornamented Baroque style rear garden, the site offers a delightful stroll through its system of canals and decorative pavilions throughout.
An airfield was transformed into a spectacular Olympic park for the 1972 Olympic Games. The park features landscaped hills, an artificial lake, a communications tower, and sports facilities. Considered a masterpiece of modern architecture, the transparent tensile tent-shaped roof, covering part of the stadium was designed byFrei Otto.
- DEUTSCHES MUSEUM
Founded in 1903 by Oskar von Miller, the Deutsches Museum is located on the island in the Isar River. It is the world’s biggest technology and engineering museum, boasting the German’s exceptional engineering genius and other world masterful inventions. The museum is so grand and complete that it is impossible to view everything in one day. It is undoubtedly one of the most interesting, informative and mind stimulating experience.
- MUSEUM DISTRICT
The Museum District includes three major museums: the AltePinakothek, the NeuePinakothek, and the Pinakothek der Moderne. The AltePinakothek was initiated by Ludwig I, designated by Leo von Klenze, and it opened its doors in 1836. The museums hold an array of artefacts from Bavarian dukes, electors, and kings, including various treasures of past monasteries, some of the world’s most valuable items all during the period from the 14th – 18th century.
Home to the Wittelsbachlocated in the heart of the city, this former residence of Bavarian kings and home of the Wittelsbach dynasty until 1918 was gradually transformed from moated castle (1385) into an extensive complex with seven courtyards. Highlights include the largest secular Renaissance building (the Antiquarium), interiors from the 17th century and the Rococo period, and Leo von Klenze’s Classicist Konigsbau. The complex also houses special collections such as the silver and church vestments collection, and porcelain from the 18th and 19th centuries.