Bavaria’s capital, Munich, is the third largest city in Germany. More than a million people live here and numerous other guests visit the city for its many museums, exhibitions, shops, excursions and, last but not least, for the city itself.

Munich attracts visitors with its numerous cultural highlights, sensational attractions and exciting sights. For example, BMW World, which draws tens of thousands of visitors every year. Or, for something more classical, the Pinakothek Galleries: the New Pinakothek, the Old Pinakothek and the Pinakothek Gallery of Modern Art contain paintings, sculptures and installations by almost every prominent artist. In the area around the Pinakothek Galleries there are also several other exhibitions that could keep you busy for days.

Football fans are probably more interested in the impressive Allianz Arena. But you don’t have to be a FC Bayern fan to marvel at the modern architecture and the technology behind it.

Munich itself attracts visitors with beautiful parks, its landmark Bavaria statue and the widely renowned Church of our Lady (Frauenkirche) near the popular shopping street behind Stachus Square (Karlsplatz). Nearby you will also find the world famous Hofbräuhaus with Bavarian cuisine and the finest beers.

Hellabrunn Zoo is a particular highlight for the whole family. Here you will find many wild animals, from giraffes and polar bears to elephants. Equally as exciting is exploring Schloss Nymphenburg.

Munich is only about an hours drive away from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and is most certainly an option for a day trip.