Travel to Munich, a city unlike any other in Germany
A city of historic buildings and beer halls that is home to the original, and some say best, Oktoberfest in the world. Munich is the heart and soul of Bavaria, the third largest city in Germany, and an excellent place to come for a long weekend or more, whether you’re into arts and culture, beer and wurst, or you just love spending time in a vibrant city that has so much to see and do. Visit Munich for a vacation you won’t forget!
First mentioned in 1158, Munich evolved from a Benedictine monastery into a town and later a city. Throughout its existence it has always been an important place: the seat of the Bavarian Dukes from 1255, an imperial residence for the Holy Roman Empire, capital of the Duchy of Bavaria, electorate, and a sovereign kingdom. As the Nazi movement got underway, Munich was declared their capital, and during World War 2 most of the historic center of the city was destroyed but it was rebuilt rather than just building the city with completely new architecture.
If you’re not interested in Oktoberfest, be sure to visit Munich at a time other than mid to late September as during this time the city is far busier than normal and you’ll have trouble finding accommodation. The warmest, though also the rainiest month, is July when the average high is a comfortable 24.4C (76F) so if you plan to visit Munich in July, bring a rainjacket or umbrella with you so the summer showers don’t ruin your trip. Winters are far quieter for tourists, but with cooler weather and not much sunshine you’ll need to bring warm clothes.