Rapidly becoming the German centre of both history and luxury, Munich is the capital of Germany’s Bavaria region and best known for its invigorating festivals. But, there’s more to Munich than just beer and bread, its an eccentric city brimming with strange quirks and boasts an impressive food scene.
Munich is considered as the cultural hub of Germany, with a rich history incomparable to its sister cities. Although much of the city was heavily damaged during World War II, many of the historic buildings have since been rebuilt and appears almost exactly as it did in the late 19th century.
Toytown, as it’s affectionately referred by locals, also embraces several quality museums for every interest under the sun. Be sure to visit the Lenbachhaus, one of Munich’s finest museums and former house of renowned painter Lenbach.
And as autumn is fast approaching, there’s no better time to visit Munich than during the city’s annual Oktoberfest! The city welcomes more than six million travelers from all across the globe to enjoy an enthralling 16-day to 18-day folk festival filled with parades, food, music, and so much more. Top foods you should definitely check out include the classic roast chicken, pork knuckles, sweet roasted almonds, and of course beer (which is actually considered food in Munich, funnily enough)!
Munich is also a very green city, which means you can almost always find a lush and verdant park. From the enchanting English Garden to Tierpark Hellabrunn, nature is truly woven throughout this southern city.
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Golf in ‘Toytown’
Open 9 Golf EichenriedMoosinning, Germany
The OPEN.9 golf course was designed by renowned golf course architect Thomas Himmel and is considered as the ideal golf course for ambitious players of all skill levels and age groups looking for high-quality standards. A jewel among the 9-hole courses, a true golf course to international standards.
Golfclub Munich-RiemMünchen, Germany
Just minutes by car from the city center, this 9-hole championship course is characterised by its large ponds and bunker-backed greens. Players can enjoy a round on the double-decker driving range with 50 tee-offs under floodlights, a huge putting green and the 3-hole course with 70-80 meter fairways.
Münchner Golf Eschenried (Platz Eschenhof)Bergkirchen, Germany
Located within the Munich area, the Golfclub Eschenried is equipped with a pristine 18-hole golf course “Eschenhof“ and offers both club members and club-free golfers sporty, varied public play facilities. A peculiarity of the place is the bog soil, which not only ensures a lush green in the summer, but also protects the joints.