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Muenchen Tourismus, Foto Tommy Loesch

 In Munich there is so much more than just the Oktoberfest or Lederhosen. The beautiful bavarian capital has much more to offer. A mixture of exclusive shopping, art, culture, indulgence and tradition makes this city unmistakable. Moreover, Germany’s most cheerful residents live here.

currency

1 Euro, € = 100 cents

phone

110 Police
112 Fire brigade, Ambulance

newspaper

Süddeutsche Zeitung
Münchner Merkur
Abendzeitung
tz
Bildzeitung/Munich
Prinz (events)
Prinz (events)

hours

Department stores and large shops are open from about 10am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Saturdays from 10am to 6pm (larger ones until 8pm). Grocery shops often open from 7am. The shops are closed on Sundays. A small selection of food is available in garages, at the central station and also at the airport.

population

1.5 million

info

City Hall (Rathaus)
Address: Marienplatz 2, 80331 Munich
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-7:30pm,
Sat 9am-4pm,
Sun + public holidays 10am-2pm

Grand Central Station
Address: Bahnhofplatz 2, 80335 Munich
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-8pm,
Sun + public holidays 10am-6pm

website

www.einfach-muenchen.de
www.simply-munich.com

City of Munich

The City

In Munich, it’s the mix that makes the message. Old meets new, past meets present and future, the modern blends harmoniously with the traditional, bits and bytes with beer, business and leisure. For the visitor, there is never any shortage of sights to see or activities to engage in.
The Bavarian Metropolis with its 1.5 million inhabitants lies virtually at the centre of Europe.
Munich’s origin goes back to an early settlement of monks from the Tegernsee Monastery which was called “ad Munichen” (the monks’ home).

The situation leading to its later growth was treated by an act of violence of Henry the Lion, Duke of Bavaria from the House of Guelph. At that time the salt transports coming from Reichenhall and Hallein had to go over a bridge spanning the Isar River at Föhring north of Munich. The bridge passage was accompanied by a toll, and this traffic brought considerable revenue to the Bishop of Freising in whose territory Föhring was located. Henry the Lion had this bridge destroyed forcing the salt transports to use his new bridge a few miles upstream in ducal territory. On June 14, 1158, the new bridge, the market, the customs office and the mint at “Munichen” were approved by imperial decree thus in one fell swoop the monastic settlement assumed a completely different function. The rapidly prospering town was selected by the ruling family of the Wittelsbach in the middle of the 13th century as its Residence due to a territorial split and in 1294 it was granted a new municipal charter. During the reign of Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian – of the Wittelsbach family – the city extended its walls six fold and in 1504 it finally became the capital of the reunited Duchy of Bavaria. Under the 700 years of Wittelsbach reign as dukes, electors and kings Munich attained increasingly the reputation of being a European centre of culture.

Year after year, Munich takes gold in German city rankings. When asked where they would prefer to live, most Germans say Munich. The reason is simple: a magic combination of a vigorous economy and top-notch leisure time activities and outstanding cultural offerings.

Welcome back to Munich! Since Pentecost holidays in Munich are finally possible again:
Hotels and guesthouses can welcome guests again, museums and galleries are open again,
Guided tours are again possible, and the catering trade can again entertain guests inside and outside.
We look forward to seeing you again in Munich!

Please continue to keep a safe distance of at least one and a half metres from other people. In addition, wearing a mouth-and-nose protector on public transport as well as in all shops, museums, galleries, exhibitions, etc. is prohibited. It is also compulsory within the catering trade. Non-observance will be prosecuted under criminal law.

Further information can be found at www.muenchen.de/int/en

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Do & See

Munich has come to be associated with the Oktoberfest, the Hofbräuhaus, the Olympic grounds and the Fasching carnival. However, Munich also has an international reputation as a metropolis of both, art and culture. Its music scene ranges from classical to jazz and pop and the many museums display impressive collections.

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BMW Welt

MUCA

MUCA Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art

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Alte Utting

München Tourismus S.Müller

Viktualienmarkt

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Eisbachwelle

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ESO Supernova Planetarium

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Umadum Observation Wheel Munich

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Hey Minga

München Tourismus, Christian Kasper

Alte Pinakothek

München Tourismus, Christian Kasper

Pinakothek der Moderne

München Tourismus, Christian Kasper

Museum Brandhorst

München Tourismus, W. Boehm

Haus der Kunst

München Tourismus, Sigi Mueller

Lenbachhaus

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BMW Museum

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Allianz Arena & FC Bayern Experience Centre

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Schloss Nymphenburg

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Residenz München

Deutsches München

Deutsches Museum

Jens Weber

NS Documentation Center (NS Dokumentationszentrum)

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Olympiapark München

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Bier- und Oktoberfest Museum

Luis Gervasi

Neues Rathaus and Glockenspiel

GreyLine

SIGHTseeing The original since 1890

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Tierpark Hellabrunn (Munich's Zoo)

München Tourismus, Werner Boehm

Altes Rathaus

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Alter Peter (Peterskirche)

München Tourismus, Natalia Michalska

Frauenkirche

München Tourismus, Luis Gervasi

Englischer Garten

München Tourismus - Christian Kasper

Oktoberfest

Kreativquartier (creative quartier)

Tollwood Winter Festival München Tourismus, Foto Werner Böhm

Events

Munich offers a large selection of events when it comes to art, music, sports and traditional "fests" (parties). We have listed some important events below, but you can find more on:
www.muenchen.de/int/en/events

München Tourismus, Werner Boehm

Auer Dult - Pottery Market

UEFA EURO 2020

Bavarian Cuisine Munich Tourist Office, Foto: Guenther Standl

Dining

Perhaps most people associate Munich with beer and there certainly are a lot of breweries and beer halls in the city. But don’t miss Munich’s classic high-calorie everyday cooking! Haxe is knuckle of pork and it tastes good together with sauerkraut and “Knoedel“ (dumplings). We also recommend apple strudel and custard or a Dampfnudel (a kind of cream bun with chocolate or vanilla custard) for dessert.

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Hofbräuhaus

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TIAN

35 milli(m)eter

35 milli(m)eter

Fiylo

Paulaner am Nockerberg

Uhl

Bratwurstherzl

Nürnberger Bratwurst Glöckl am Dom

Nürnberger Bratwurst Glöckl am Dom

Donisl

Donisl

Bistro im Feinkostladen

Käfer Bistro

Bier & Keller

Museumsstüberl

„Das Weinheim – Gastronomie und Handel GmbH

Das Weinheim

Enter the dragon

Enter the Dragon

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Eataly

Rainer Germann

JaVi

Aloha Poke

Aloha Poke

Schwarzreiter

Schwarzreiter Tagesbar & Restaurant

brennergrill

Brenner Grill

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Viktualienmarkt

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NachtKantine

Park Cafe

Park Café

Schuhbeck

Schuhbeck-Restaurants

mapio

Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe

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Andechser im Dom

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Löwenbräukeller

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Paulaner im Tal

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Pfistermühle

Restaurant Pfistermühle

Cafes

The café culture in Munich is rather exclusive. Particularly if you stick to the area around Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz. Most cafés are open from 10am and serve breakfast as well as warm meals.

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Tambosi

Café am Beethovenplatz

Café am Beethovenplatz

Cafe Hardrock

Hard Rock Café Munich

Go Yellow

Café Glockenspiel

S3 Media

Schmalznudel - Cafe Frischhut

Cotidiano

Cotidiano - The Bakery Restaurant

Allerlei GGMTours

Café Rischart

Cafe Fräulein

Café Fräulein

lamoodfood

Gartensalon

Heimwerk

München Tourismus - Christian Kasper

Café Luitpold

Vogelmeier

Kaffeerösterei Vogelmeier

Cafe Jasmin

Cafe Jasmin

Mery Reif / Lova Design für Mary's Coffee Club

Mary's Coffee Club

Fuck the falten

Two in One - store and coffee

Julia Beckert

Café Schneewittchen

Aroma Kaffeebar

Aroma Kaffebar

Café Lotti

Café Lotti

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Cafe im Vorhoelzer Forum

Maelu

Maelu

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Bars & Nightlife

Football celebrities, musicians and media elite, Munich’s nightlife is swarming with celebrities. The city offers a large selection of very trendy bars & nightclubs.

As a result of the easing of the corona pandemic, theatre performances, small concerts and other cultural events have been allowed to take place again in Bavaria under strict conditions since 15.6.2020.

The provisional maximum limits for visitors will be increased from 22.6:
- 50 to up to 100 visitors in closed rooms
- from 100 to up to 200 visitors at open-air events
The permitted number depends on the venue - the minimum distance of 1.5m must be kept.

You can find further information at www.muenchen.de/veranstaltungen/aktuell/2020/corona-veranstaltungen-konzerte-kino-theater-regeln.html

Marcus Schröpfer

Ksar Barclub

Daniel Schvarcz

Falk's Bar

Mark Shim

Mister B.'s

PUSSER'S New York Bar

Pusser's

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Zephyr Bar

Schumann´s GmbH

Schumann's Bar (near Hofgarten)

Cocktails

Für Freunde

CafeCord

Cafe Cord

Nina Vogl

Cafe Kosmos

Backstage Concerts GmbH

Backstage

KIDKUTSMEDIA, Harry Klein

Harry Klein

Missmilla GmbH

Milla

Geheimtipp München

Gärtnerplatzviertel (Gärtnerplatz district)

NV Club

NV Club

In München

Call me Drella

089 Bar & Lounge GmbH

089 Bar

Pacha

Pacha

Weinbar Griabig

Weinbar Griabig

Frisches Bier

Frisches Bier

Rose Bar

Juliet Rose Bar

Café Bangkok

Cafe Bangkok

Peter Sechehaye Public Relations

Grapas Weinbar

Luna Party

Luna Party

Neuraum

Neuraum

(c)Press Kilians Munich

Kilians Irish Pub

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NachtKantine

München Tourismus

Bar of Bel Air

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Shopping

No city break is complete without a good long stroll through the shops. Munich offers absolutely ideal conditions for a great big splurge: haute couture in the Maximilianstrasse, Theatinerstrasse, Residenzstrasse and Brienner Strasse, department and chain stores in the pedestrian precinct, trendy and flamboyant clothes between many galleries in such town districts as the Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbach area, Haidhausen or Schwabing, Bavarian local costumes, handicrafts and souvenirs in specialist shops, delicacies from all over the world at Dallmayr’s or Käfer’s, the leading delicatessens in Europe, or at the Victuals Market in the heart of the city. Another typical feature of Munich is the number of small shops that concentrate on a few articles, for example, umbrellas, felt, gloves, candles or wood carvings, and which are still to be found in the centre of town.

Munich’s ultra-chic shopping area additionally covers Perusastrasse, Residenzstrasse, Brienner Strasse and Odeonsplatz. You will discover gems in the shop belonging to the Nymphenburg Porcelain factory (Odeonsplatz 1), which has been based in Munich for over 250 years. In the district of purveyors to the court, where not only the Bavarian king was a customer, you can go on a regal shopping expedition – from porcelain, jewellery and select delicacies to high-quality shoes and clothing.

The recently opened “Maximilianshöfe” – Maximilian’s court yards - will also carry you off into the world of international design. You can take a break from shopping in the columned hall of the former “Marstall” – the royal stables, as a new restaurant has been established in the classified historical building.

Outside the old town centre, for example in Schwabing, Haidhausen, around the Gärtnerplatz and in the Glockenbach area, the shops – and the customers – are quite obviously more unconventional. The Gärtnerplatz and the Glockenbach district are also ideal shopping areas for gays and lesbians. Shop ateliers, boutiques and concept stores, with many cafés and bars in between that are open during the day, invite you to go shopping, to look and enjoy yourself.

Bargain-hunters are in their element at flea markets and designer outlets, or they amuse themselves in search of curiosities and crockery, junk and antiques at an old Munich institution, the street market-cum-funfair called the Auer Dult (in May, July/August and October).

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Oberpollinger in Munich – Innovative and luxuorious

OUTLETCITY METZINGEN

OUTLETCITY METZINGEN

Ingolstadt Village

Ingolstadt Village

Stachus Passagen

Stachus Passagen: surprisingly stylish and central

Michael Moll

The Pedestrian Area

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Alter Hof / Platzl

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Viktualienmarkt / victuals market

Baureferat

Sendlinger Straße / im Tal

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Theatinerstraße

Maximilianstraße

Maximilianstraße

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Hofstatt

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Fünf Höfe

Olympia Einkaufszentrum

Olympia-Einkaufszentrum

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Accommodations

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Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich

Hotel Excelsior

Hotel Excelsior

Anna Hotel Restaurant

anna hotel by Geisel

Schwabinger Warheit

Hotel Schwabinger Wahrheit

Hotel Platzl

Hotel am Platzl

Bayerischer Hof

Bayerischer Hof

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski

Kings Hotel

Kings Hotel

Hotel Müller

Hotel Müller München

Motel One

Motel One

Haus International

Haus International

A&O Hostels

A&O Hostels

Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental

Hotel Opera

Opera

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Tourist Information

Airport

Munich Airport (MUC) is about 40 kilometres north of the city. The quickest way to get there is by commuter train (S8 or S1), which take respectively 41 and 35 minutes from Hauptbahnhof. S1 starts running at 03.45 and there is one train every twenty minutes until 23.25. S8 starts its first journey at 03.18 and runs every twenty minutes until 00.38.

The Airport-City bus runs every twenty minutes from Hauptbahnhof (Busbahnhof, Arnulfstr.) and takes just over 40 minutes. Please notice, as the bus route goes via the Autobahn, there is heavy traffic every afternoon and it may take up to 2 hours to get to and from the airport. The first bus from the city centre leaves at 05.10 and the last one is at 19.50. Departures commence from MUC at 06.20 (start Terminal 2) and operates until 21.40.

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, international air and travel traffic is currently still restricted. To ensure that passengers and guests can travel safely and enjoy a pleasant stay during this period, Munich Airport has implemented numerous hygiene measures.
You can find more information at www.munich-airport.de

Address: Nordallee 25, 85356 Freising

Email: info@munich-airport.de

Phone: +49 89 97500

Website: www.munich-airport.de

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Internet café

Coffee to fall in love with, that is the heart of Coffee Fellows. Latte Macchiato in all imaginable variations, classic coffee drinks such as espresso, cappuccino and café latte is a lived coffee passion for the Internet Café. The seasonally changing specials ensure more taste and variety.

Please note that due to the Corona pandemic, you must continue to maintain a safety distance of at least one and a half metres from other people. In addition, wearing a mouth and nose protector in public places is mandatory.

Shop opening hours may vary due to the Corona pandemic. Further information can be found under www.coffee-fellows.com

Address: Schützenstrasse 14, 80335 München

Email: muenchen.schuetzenstrasse@coffee-fellows.de

Phone: +49 89 59946818

Website: www.coffee-fellows.com

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M-WLAN: Free WiFi at Munich open spaces

M-WLAN is for residents and tourists - or simply for anyone with a mobile internet device. It's for free and it's fairly easy to use at many well-visited places - for example Marienplatz, Odeonsplatz, Stachus or Münchner Freiheit. Just accept the terms of service (TOS) and go. You don't even have to register. You can simple surf the internet for one hour before you're automatically logged off. If you want to browse a couple of more pages - no problem. Just log right back into M-WLAN.

Please note that due to the Corona pandemic, you must continue to maintain a safety distance of at least one and a half metres from other people. In addition, wearing a mouth and nose protector in public places is mandatory.

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Website: www.muenchen.de/leben/wlan-hotspot

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Tourist information

The tourist information offices in the town hall and at the main railway station arrange hotel rooms, book city tours and guided tours or provide city maps. The Tourist Information at Marienplatz has been open again since 30.05. The Tourist Information Office at the Central Station is currently closed.

What you have to pay attention to:

Please maintain a safe distance of at least one and a half meters from other people. In addition, wearing a mouth-and-nose protector is prohibited on public transport as well as in all shops, museums, galleries, exhibitions, etc. It is also compulsory within the catering trade. Non-observance will be prosecuted under criminal law.

Address: Marienplatz 8 or Bahnhofsplatz 2

Email:

Phone: +49 89 233 96500, Mo - Fr 9-17 Uhr

Website: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/home_en/Tourist-Office/Service/Tourist-Info.html

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Rental bicycles

For 8 cents / minute you can discover Munich by bicycle. 1200 bicycles are available at central locations. To use them, you have to download the cost-free app "MVG more" and register once.

Please note that due to the Corona pandemic, you must continue to maintain a safety distance of at least one and a half metres from other people. In addition, wearing a mouth and nose protector in public places is mandatory.
You can find more detailed information at www.mvg.de/services/mobile-services/mvg-rad.html

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Phone: +49 800 344226622

Website: https://www.mvg.de/services/mobile-services/mvg-rad.html

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Public Transport

There is a large network of underground, commuter trains and buses centered around Marienplatz and Karlsplatz/Stachus. It functions excellently in the inner city and is considerably easier than trying to get around by car.

Please note that due to the Corona pandemic, you must continue to maintain a safety distance of at least one and a half metres from other people. In addition, wearing a mouth and nose protector in public places is mandatory.
You can find more information on purchasing tickets at www.mvv-muenchen.de/tickets/tickets-tageskarten/index.html

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Phone: +49 89 41424344

Website: www.mvv-muenchen.de

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Taxi

All registered taxi drivers have a numbered identity card on display for passengers.

Taxi München eG.
+49 89 216 10
www.taxi-muenchen.de

IsarFunk.
+49 89 45 05 40
www.isarfunk.de

Please note that due to the Corona pandemic, you must continue to maintain a safety distance of at least one and a half metres from other people. In addition, wearing a mouth and nose protector in public places is mandatory.

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Post

In addition to the transport of letters and parcels, the larger post offices also offer service and advice. As a special service, most have a small shop with postal and writing articles attached. At the same time, the larger branches also offer all Postbank services. The numerous small post offices with a letterbox and a stamp machine also ensure a nationwide service throughout the city.

Address: Bahnhofplatz 1, 80335 München

Email:

Phone: +49 228 43 33 112

Website: www.deutschepost.de

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Pharmacy

There is a pharmacy emergency service throughout Germany. The telephone number of the pharmacist on duty is displayed at the entrance door of every pharmacy.

You can find more information at www.aponet.de/service/notdienstapotheke-finden

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Website: www.aponet.de/service/notdienstapotheke-finden

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Telephone

Country code: +49

Area code: (0)89

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Electricity

Stadtwerke München (SWM) is firmly rooted in the city of Munich as a regional electricity provider. For more than 100 years, Germany's largest municipal energy supply company has been ensuring a secure, economical and environmentally friendly supply of electricity to Munich.

In comparison to other suppliers, SWM offers a favourable tariff for green electricity. By 2025 they want to produce so much green electricity in their own plants that they can cover the consumption of the whole of Munich. Munich will thus be the first city in the world to reach this goal. This is why SWM is actively promoting the expansion of renewable energy plants.

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Website: www.muenchen.de/leben/strom-erdgas-fernwaerme-wasser/strom

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