Provided by: Munich Tourist Office; Photo Bernd Roemmelt

Die Residenz

The extensive complex was the home of the Wittelsbach dynasty until 1918 and is one of Europe’s most prestigious palaces. The building houses the Residenz museum and the Schatzkammer (Treasure Chamber). The perfect place for children to relive four centuries of royal culture. Don’t miss Hofgarten park on the Odeonsplatz near the Residenz. It is one of the finest Renaissance gardens north of the Alps, and a peaceful oasis commanding a splendid view of the Theatinerkirche.
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Deutsches Museum

The world’s largest museum of technology and science on the Isar River in Munich. You can find everything here from mining techniques to astronomy, with lots of original historic artefacts such as the first diesel engine. Large test workshop and tours for children. There are two annexes: one in Schleissheim to the north of Munich devoted to airplanes, and one at the Theresienhöhe exhibiting all kinds of land transportation. The latest addition to the main museum is the ZNT, Center for New Technologies featuring Nano- and Biotechnologies.
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Commencing in the second half off September and for 16 days on, Munich’s Theresienwiese transforms into something that might seem like the world’s largest fun fair! The Oktoberfest, or "Wiesn" as the locals call it, is a beer festival above all, but also with lots of sale stands and other events and exciting happenings. In 2010, the Oktoberfest celebrated its 200th anniversary. Starts second last Saturday of September and ends on the first Sunday of October. Don’t miss the Bavaria and the Hall of Fame on the hill above the Theresienwiese. It was built between 1843 and 1853 and was commissioned by Ludwig I of Bavaria to honour prominent Bavarians to whom the country, science and the arts are indebted.
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Pinakotheken (Art Museum)

In the Alte-, Neue, and Moderne Pinakothek there is art from just about every century. The old Pinakothek covers the era from the Middle Ages to the end of the Rococo period. (Brügel, Dürer, Raphael, Rubens and Rembrandt). The more recent European masters (Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh) are hanging in the new section. The modern Pinakothek exhibits classic works by Kandinsky, Klee, and Picasso. In addition, you can acquaint yourself with 100 years of design and architecture.
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BMW Museum

Built in 1973 near the BMW tower on Petuelring, the BMW museum set new benchmarks with its timeless architecture and is now world-renowned. After extensive refurbishing, the museum reopened in June 2008, with a new design based on a novel concept. Historical vehicles and a wide range of themes, such as the company’s history, technology, motorbikes, model ranges, as well as architecture, design and media design come together to create a unique brand experience and an unprecedented exhibition ensemble. BMW recently opened the BMW World, which complements the company’s state-of-the art museum.
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Do & See

Bier- und Oktoberfest Museum

Munich is the capital of beer – with seven breweries, the world-famous Hofbräuhaus and the Oktoberfest. Interested in knowing more about the brew? Then the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum is for you: here you will learn all about the history of beer, from the great migration to the monasteries, the brewing and the “purity“ law of 1516, and the quality of Munich beer. The Oktoberfest also has a long history, beginning as a national holiday to celebrate the wedding of Ludwig I. with Princess Theresa von Sachsen-Hildburghausen and becoming in time the largest folk festival in the world. The museum also shows the interior of a traditional middle-class Munich home.
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Allianz Arena & FC Bayern Experience Centre

The futuristic stadium is home to Munich’s two leading clubs, FC Bayern and TSV 1860. Apart from matchdays it has also become a must-see attraction for every visitor to the city. Take a guided Arena Tour of this extraordinary stadium for a unique glimpse behind the scenes including the players’ tunnel and the dressing rooms. At the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt, Germany’s biggest club museum, the history of one of Europe's most famous and successful clubs comes to life via a captivating blend of information and emotionally-charged stories.
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