Munich loves you, at least that’s what the city’s motto claims. Founded in 1158, the city is regarded as the capital of Bavaria and home to an inspiring mix of historic buildings and impressive architecture.
Highlights include the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, a large open square featuring the Rathaus Glockenspiel clock. Three gates of the demolished medieval fortification have survived to this day and are also worth visiting. The Romanesque Peterskirche is the oldest church in the inner city, dating back to before the city’s foundation, while the Frauenkirche is the most famous building in the city centre and nearby Michaelskirche, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps. Spend the evening soaking up the atmosphere with a stein of beer at one of the beerhalls, for which Bavaria is world-renowned.