Funtober Oktoberfest

Things to Do in Munich

Munich is the capital of Bavaria and home to about 1.5 million people. It’s Germany’s third largest city. The city has many nicknames, from “Little Paris” to “the German Silicon Valley.” It is a very liveable city, with a prosperous economy, vibrant art scene, numerous museums, beautiful architecture, wonderful shopping, thriving nightlife, and amazing outdoor recreation nearby. Although seven million people descend upon Bavaria for Oktoberfest, its most popular event, there is much more to see and do here.

Here are some attractions in Munich if you want to see the city as well as drink the beer:

Olympic Stadium and Olympic Park
Restoring the grass in Munich Olympic Stadium
Munich Olympic Stadium is a 80,000 seat stadium with partial roof made of acrylic glass that was built for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Its use of canopies of glass held by steel cables was considered revolutionary at the time. You can get a great view of the city from the Olympic tower. Honor the Israeli atheletes who were killed in the terrorist attack and failed rescue known as the Munich Massacre. Or enjoy some of the attractions in the area like the Walk of Stars, Sea Life Munchen or Rock Museum.

BMW World & BMW Headquarters
The BMW Museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of BMW and see 125 of BMW’s cars, motorcycles and engines. The BMW Tower and bowl were designed by Viennese architect Karl Schwanzer and opened in 1973.

Isar River