Spiridon-Louis-Ring 27, 80809 München, Germany
Munich Olympic Stadium
Unmistakable, unique, unparalleled. That is the Munich Olympia Stadium. With its spectacular construction featuring the curved tent roofs the Stadium is the centre of the Olympiapark. Since its opening in 1972 its been the host of many sporting events.
But not only sport fanatics will be astonished here, also music buffs will find something to gaze upon. Countless stars have given concerts here. AC/DC, Robbie Williams, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, we had them all. Nowadays, festivals like "Rock im Park" and "Rockavaria" take place here regularly. Check out "www.olympiapark.de" to see if you find a concert you want to hear!
Museumsinsel 1, 80538 München, Germany
The "Deutsches Museum" (German Museum) or "German Museum of masterpieces of science" was founded in 1925 and is know known as the biggest museum of science and technology. Sliced into 50 theme areas, it offers about 30´000 exhibits ranging from small telescopes to a whole WW2 U-boat. Anyone with even the slightest interest in science will find something to gaze upon. The Deutsches Museum also hosts two sub-museums, the "Verkehrsmuseum" which focuses solely on the evolution of human transport and traffic, and the "Flugwerft Schleißheim" offering detailed views into the world of aviation.
Prinzregentenstraße 1, 80538 München, Germany
Haus der Kunst
One thing that unites all humans is art. Art can make everyone equal, art can blow hostilities away and art changes with time. The Haus der Kunst (House of Art) in Munich aims to celebrate this. But the Haus der Kunst doesn´t have its own collection. Instead, it is a pure exhibition site, meaning that there´s always something new to discover. Artists like Ai Weiwei and Andreas Gursky were here already, being pleased with the mahoosive rooms in which their paintings are brought to the fore ideally. And if you are done with art, the equally famous P1 nightclub is just around the corner.
Schloß Nymphenburg 1, 80638 München, Germany
If you want to find out more about the old Bavarian monarchy, not only the Neuschwanstein Castle but also the Nymphenburg Palace is a must. At just about 500 metres wide, it offers several days of excitement.
Enjoy the palatial interior, stroll around the castle gardens, relax at the great lake, or visit one of the plentiful museums being part of the palace (porcelain museum, natural history museum and others), you won´t be done with it too quick.
Am Olympiapark 2, 80809 München, Germany
Founded in 1916, the "Bayerische Motorenwerke" brand or shortened "BMW" has risen up to what today is one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world, offering everything from luxury saloon cars to supercars and concepts you could otherwise only imagine. The BMW Museum celebrates this evolution by displaying how the brand evolved over the years. Over 125 lovingly crafted cars are free for you to discover and offer a great chance to take a step into the past for a few hours. Besides this, if you want a more technical view of things, you can also inspect single engines and turbines that were once fitted into cars and even the famous warbirds of the Second World War. If you are a car enthusiast or want to know some more detailed bits about German history, the BMW Museum is for you.
Residenzstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany
Here´s a big one. The Munich Residence. Building up in your sight when turning from the Dienerstraße into the Max-Joseph-Place. Being Germany´s biggest City Palace, the Residence has a lot to offer for tourists. It has changed a lot over the past 600 years and was even put to the ground in WW2 once, but nowadays, it shines again in its full glory. You can enter the "Hofgarten", a beautifully put-together garden existing for 400 years, admire old crowns in the treasure chamber, gaze upon the sheer size of the "Herkulessaal" concert hall and much more.
Barer Str. 40, 80333 München, Germany
Pinakothek der Moderne
The "Pinakothek der Moderne" or "Gallery of the modern" is one of the most famous exhibition houses around the globe. As a whole, it contains 4 individual museums, covering 4 different aspects of art.
As you enter the building, you are greeted by blank concrete and a giant rotunda. From there you can access all the 4 museums.
The first one is the collection of modern art, covering expressionsim, cubism, new sobriety and other modern aspects of art.
The second one is the graphic collection, which contains over 350´000 graphics from 7 decades.
The third museum is the new collection of design, being the first design museum in the world. Important designs from cars and objects of modern consumerism are displayed in gigantic shelves.
Finally, the fourth museum, the museum of architecture keeps loads of plans and blueprints from over 700 architects. Also, students from the famous Technical University of Munich are contributing to keeping the museum fresh and modern.
Lerchenfeldstraße 2, 80538 München, Germany
While the German Museum delivers a good view about science and the history associated with it, the state collection of archeology contains many exhibits about times when a civilised life was non-existent or scarce.
The stone age, the Roman empire, the Middle Age and the New Age, these are the topics being displayed with hundreds of exhibits being there for you to discover.
Luisenstraße 33, 80333 München, Germany
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus
"Der blaue Reiter" (the blue rider) describes an art movement that was present in Munich from 1911 to 1914, founded by Russian immigrants like Wassily Kadinsky and native German artists such as August Macke. The urban gallery in the Lenbach-House features over 300 "blue rider" artworks from Kadinsky, Klee, Münter and others.
The bright, colourfully designed building also contains light art and the Lenbach-Villa, being a palatial construction.
Tierparkstraße 30, 81543 München, Germany
Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
What if you wanted to take a break from the hustled, crowded life in Munich? What if you just wanted to have a few relaxing hours in the open, breathing some fresh air? Then fear not, the Tierpark Hellabrunn is for you! On a scale of about 89 acres some 19´000 animals from 771 species live in here. Being the first geological zoo in the world, the animals are are assorted after the continents they live in and therefore give a good view about which animals live together. The zoo also is an enemy of conventional fences, so the ones found here give the whole site a more natural touch.
So if you want to have a quiet and unhasty day, the Tierpark Hellabrunn should be your go-to.
Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 München, Germany
The Olympiapark is located north of the downtown area of Munich and houses the Olympia Stadium. Constructed for the Olympic Games in 1972, the park nowadays offers a great variety of outdoor activities, events and various sporting activities. Want to go swimming? Take a dive into the Olympic Swimming Pool! You like boats? Row your way through the Olympic lake! Want to get up high? Walk up the Olympic tower! And if neither of that is for you, you might as well just find a good spot in the park and enjoy the fresh air while taking a nap. It is up to you to decide.
Neuhauser Str. 2, 80331 München, Germany
Deutsches Jagd- Und Fischereimuseum
Opened in 1966, this museum presents the history of hunting and fishing. There are paintings, glasses, porcelain, and other graphics for you to see. Also, old hunting rifles and weapons have made their way into the museum, providing an interesting time for most history buffs.
Of course, in modern days, environment protection needs to be taken into account, and because of that, parts of the collection address how hunting changed over the years.
Theresienstraße 35a, 80333 München, Germany
Still can´t get enough of art? Well fear not, the Museum Brandhorst is for you!
Along with the "Pinakothek der Moderne" Brandhorst presents impressive artworks from well-known artists of both the 20th and 21st century like Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst. Opened in 2009, at first the collection solely consisted of what art-lovers Udo and Anette Brandhorst had collected over the years, hence the name "Museum Brandhorst". Since then, it has consistently grown and now features over 700 pieces of modern art.
Still haven´t got enough of art? In that case find out about the "Pinakothek der Moderne"!
Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany
German History and in particular, Bavarian History is closely related to Beer. The malt liqour is a central part of Germany since the Beer Purity Law of 1615, regulating the making of Beer in Germany.
Along with German Beer, German cuisine is very distinct and unique, based a lot on meat. In the Hofbräuhaus, you can experience both these in an imposing building. On a busy day, the Hofbräuhaus welcomes a good 30´000 hungry and thirsty customers, giving them distinctive Bavarian foods such as pork roast.
Along with the food and the drinks, often special events are taking place in the Hofbräuhaus, filling it with Music and other sources of life.
If you want to give the Hofbräuhaus a go, be sure to book in advance so that you will get a seat. Go ask at the reception for help!