6. Deutsches Museum
If you love museums, you won’t be disappointed by Deutsches Museum. The museum features almost 12 miles of halls dedicated to science and technology. You’ll find exhibits on transportation, musical instruments, aviation and more. There is a planetarium and a children’s section that features interactive exhibits.
7. Bayerische Staatsoper Opera House
Home to the Bavarian opera and ballet companies, Bayerisches Staatsopera and Bayerisches Staatballett, the Opera House is short walk from the Marienplatz along its northern boundaries. You can tour the opera house or, better yet, splurge for tickets. If you do want to attend a show, make sure you buy tickets a few months in advance.
8. Allianz Arena
Home of FC Bayern Munich, if you’re a sports fan, especiall football/soccer, then you will really love Alianz Arena. The stadium seats 75,000 and is an incredible experience to spend that day within watching a football match. The Arena though is best known for its color changing exterior. It is the first stadium in the world to employ technology that allows the exterior walls to change colors.
You can tour the Arena or go during the season and watch a match. You won’t be disappointed in the experience.
9. Nymphenburg Palace
One of the largest royal palaces in Europe, Nymphenburg Palace is located just west of Munich and was the summer home of the Wittelsbach family. The palace was built in 1664 and sits on over 500 acres of land. It’s best to visit the palace during spring or summer when the grounds are in full bloom.
When visiting, be sure to check out the “Gallery of Beauties,” a portrait gallery of 36 beautiful women during the time the of King Ludwig 1 who commissioned the exhibit. Other attractions: Marstallmeseum, a museum of royal carriages, Amallienburg hunting loge and the Pagodenburg.
A short walk from Marienplatz is the world famous Hofbrauhaus. Founded in 1589, the Hofbrauhaus is one of the world’s best known beer halls. Whether you like drinking beer or not, a visit to Hofbrauhaus is a must to experience a true Bavarian style beer hall and garden. The main floor, called the Schwemme, has space for over 1,000 drinkers. At times, it’s like a mini Octoberfest in the famous beer hall with live music, people randomly dancing and more. By the way, the food is pretty good as well.