Swing a stein, explore Bavarian history or simply experience life in a modern German powerhouse.
The bustling home of Oktoberfest, Munich has an eclectic mix of medieval and postmodern architecture, and a proud royal heritage, as well as a sporting pedigree like few other cities. The capital of Bavaria and Germany's third-largest city is a cultural and economic powerhouse.
Both traditional Bavarian sensibilities and 21st-century youth culture are represented in Munich's mixed nightlife scene. Whether you're seeking authentic local cuisine, a trip to a beer hall to see an oompah band, or a Big Night Out, you have options.
Munich's bierkellers are an institution dating back centuries. Step inside one of these huge beer halls for Bavarian hospitality at its best – atmospheric, at scale, and with non-stop catering. Hofbräuhaus is a fully-fledged tourist landmark, having been established in 1589 as the Royal Brewery of the Kingdom of Bavaria.
For bars and nightclubs, there are two key destinations – Schwabing and Glockenbachviertel. The former is Munich's bohemian quarter, a pub-heavy hangout for artists and university students; the latter has a high concentration of nightspots and is home to a vibrant LGBTQ scene.
The former industrial area of Kultfabrik and the busy side-streets around Gärtnerplatz are also worth a visit.