Experience Munich with KING’s HOTELS’ travel tips
Even though over one million people live in the Bavarian metropolis, all of Munich’s major attractions are within 5 km (3 miles) of the KING’s HOTELs in the city center. You can easily explore Munich on foot or by bike, and all public transit can be reached within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The Museum Quarter, which houses the three Alte Pinakothek Munich, the Brandhorst Museum, the Lenbachhaus and the sculpture collection of the Glyptothek, is only a few minutes’ walk from the KING’s HOTELs. The Deutsches Museum on the banks of the Isar and the Philharmonic at the Gasteig are only two or three S-Bahn (suburban rail) stations away. We can also organize a city or sightseeing tour of Munich for you, which you can book as part of your hotel package when making your reservation.
If you want to go all-out on shopping, it’s best to start at Karlsplatz/Stachus and then stroll through the shopping streets to Marienplatz, where you will find city hall and the famous Glockenspiel. From there you can continue to the elegant Theatinerstraße, which is full of small boutiques. At the end you will find the Feldherrnhalle and the Hofgarten, where you can take a tour of the city’s history. You may also want to visit the Opera House and the Royal Residence. The neighboring Maximilianstraße offers numerous luxury boutiques that are ideal for more extensive shopping. We are happy to give you the best possible personal tips on what to do and what places in and around Munich are worth visiting. Just ask at our reception.
Like any medieval city, Munich has its landmarks. The best known is certainly the Frauenkirche with its two onion domes. Munich’s coat of arms shows a monk, which indicates that the city was founded by monks.
The construction of Nymphenburg Palace in the west of Munich was commissioned in 1664 by Elector Ferdinand Maria as a gift for his wife on the occasion of the birth of the heir to the throne. It was built in what is now the Nymphenburg-Neuhausen district. This palace is surrounded by a huge, beautiful park, which was initially designed in the style of Italian garden architecture.
Munich’s Olympiapark (Olympic Park) is not only known for its athletics competitions, but also for its historic building complex The park was built for the 1972 Olympic Games. Since then, the Olympic Stadium has fascinated millions of visitors every year with its extraordinary architecture, especially the glass tent roof designed by Behnisch & Partner and Frei Otto.
When you hear BMW, the first thing you probably think of is its factory and the high-quality cars that are made there. BMW Welt, on the other hand, is more like a vehicle exhibition with a wide range of events. Not only is it the place where ordered cars are delivered and exhibited; it is also a venue for large-scale events.
In the north of Munich, in Fröttmaninger Heide, you will find a breathtaking soccer stadium that never ceases to amaze visitors with its unique architecture. Allianz Arena has hosted the home games of FC Bayern Munich since 2005.
The Bavarian capital offers visitors a very wide variety of world-famous art and culture.
Munich is known not only for its annual Oktoberfest, but also for its artistic vein. Yes, Munich is also referred to as the “City of Art.” In 1885, the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) was opened in Munich, and as a result Schwabing and the neighboring Maxvorstadt developed into real artists’ quarters.
The Bavarian capital offers unique variety for culture-loving visitors. From opera to musicals to countless cabarets and variety theaters, Munich has as much to offer as any other cosmopolitan city. Guests from all over the world visit the Munich Opera Festival to hear famous singers and the Bavarian State Orchestra. So you should book your tickets as early as possible.
A special attraction that you should visit is the Münchner Volkstheater, which always stages both modern and classical pieces. Musicals can be enjoyed at the Deutsches Theater, and the Münchener Lustspielhaus is an example of the city’s colorful cabaret scene.
Museum Brandhorst is right in the center of Munich’s Kunstareal (Art District). Also located in Maxvorstadt, it is home to a proud collection of 700 modern works of art.
And Munich’s Deutsches Museum is not just for kids and field trips. There is also a lot for adults to discover in this museum on rainy days, it being the largest museum for science and technology worldwide with 1.5 million visitors every year.
Take advantage of our hotel offers during popular events and festivals and stay right next door to all the action.
One of the most beautiful Christmas markets can be found in the Bavarian capital. The largest Christmas market in Munich has been held at Marienplatz since 1972 and has become a fixture of the holiday season. Every year from the end of November to December 24, many guests visit the Christmas market in front of the stylish backdrop of the old town. One hundred and fifty stalls offer guests Christmas goods and delicious treats. The 25-meter-high Christmas tree is worth seeing. It is put up in front of the town hall at Marienplatz every year. The market at Marienplatz is open every day. However, very few guests are aware that there are also many other Christmas markets in Munich that you definitely should not miss.
The Tollwood Festival is held every six months, alternating between Theresienwiese (winter) and Olympiapark (summer). Originally, artists from the region took part in it, but over the years more and more international performers have been inspiring audiences. In general, the festival consists of a creative market, organic food and an arts program with plays, music and visual art.
Munich’s largest and most famous event is, without a doubt, Oktoberfest. Originally the wedding ceremony of the Bavarian Crown Prince, it now attracts guests from all over the world. When “O’zapft is” (“It is tapped”) rings out in the beer tent, that is the signal that the start of the two-week festival has finally arrived. The Munich Oktoberfest is an extremely popular attraction for people from nearby, but also from all over the world. Every year millions of visitors come to Munich to experience and celebrate Oktoberfest. Not surprisingly, many guests from Japan, the United States and Italy keep coming back to be part of this huge event. After all, the most diverse cultures gather here to peacefully celebrate one of the greatest folk festivals in the world.
Messe München, Munich’s convention center, can be easily reached by public transit from the three KING’s HOTELs.