Top Things to Do in Munich

You might know Munich for being home to the legendary Octoberfest celebration. But the city also houses dozens of artistic and historical landmarks worth visiting—whatever month you're visiting the city.

Scattered through Munich's city center are beer gardens, museums and galleries, in addition to public squares and manicured parks that are free—or mostly free. The city, and the nation's history, can be traced through the art found through these locations in Munich during an afternoon stroll.

For the adventure-driven, there are sporting events at Olympiapark, outings and drinking to be done. For a day trip, don't miss one of the dramatic castles which stand triumphantly, with history tucked into each stone and turret on the grounds.

Start your visit with these essential stops in Munich: