Munich trekking information


48° 8' 4.7148" N, 11° 34' 40.098" E

Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria which is also the 3rd largest city after Berlin and Hamburg. Munich lies on the high plains of Upper Bavaria at an altitude of about 520m

Munich is an ideal city for sightseeing trips.

The main attractions are:


1. Dachau Concentration Camp – It was Nazi Germann concentration camp and it was the first concentration camp which was open in Germany.

2. Deutsches Museum – It is world’s largest museum of technology and science. With 1.3 million visitors each year. It was founded on 28 June, 1903

3. Pinakotheken - A museum quarter in the city.

4. Statue of the Bavaria – A bronze cast statue of a female figure which represents Bavaria’s “secular parton saint”. It was specially made by Ludwig I of Bavaria and the design was chosen by a competition.

5. Nymphenburg Palace - A Boroque palace in Munich which was the summer palace of the rulers of Bavaria. It has become the most famous sights of Munich.

6. Residenze – Former royal residence of the Bavarian Dukes, Electors and Kings. It is the largest downtown palace in Germany and it is one of the finest room decoration museums in Europe.

7. Englishcer Garten – 18th-century Englischer Garten which borders Schwabing on the east and extends almost to the Isar River. Englischer Garten is one of the largest and most beautiful city parks in Germany.

8. Hellabrunn Zoo – It is situated about 6km south of the city centre. It is rated as one of the largest zoos in the world with hundreds of animals roaming in natural surroundings.

9. Botanischer Garten – The garden is spread in 20 hectares of land and has more than 15,000 varieties of flora. The main highlight of it is a alpine garden which laid out according to geographic region and altitude.

10. Hirschgarten - Known as a beer garden Hirchgarten is an open air area where alcohol is served legally. It has gained the popularity as the world largest beer garden which has the capacity of fitting 8000 people at the same time.

11. The Olympic grounds – Constructed in 1972 for the Summer Olympic Park this park is spreads on 300 hectares area of the city’s northern edge. It is well known area for cultural, social and religious events.

12. New Town Hall – Town hall at the northern part of Marienplatz which was built in-between 1867 and 1909 in Gothic Revival architecture.

13. Altes Rathaus – It was built in-between 1470-1480 which was originally used for dancing. It was built in a simple Bavarian Gothic style after the 2nd World War.

14. St. Peter’s Church - This Catholic Church is the oldest church of Munich. Inside the church there is high altar to which Erasmus Grasser contributed the figure of St. Peter.

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