For those who yearn to be in a bustling metropolis of refinement, culture and energy, Munich is a city not to be missed. The capital of Bavaria and renowned for its famous Oktoberfest, this Bavarian city is much more than just a party destination. Its architectural heritage is proof of this, like the majestic neo-Gothic town hall, topped off with a huge tower and a picturesque mechanical carillon ... A delicate and delightfully Germanic touch.
The rich history of Munich is rooted in its central square, Marienplatz, with its 17th century column, which once illuminated, immerses the traveler in a very German-feeling fairy tale. These places exude an enchanting sensuality. Take the time to stop in this square and enjoy a drink while you admire the charms of the colorful houses and buildings all around it.
There are very few places where Gothic, neo-Gothic and Renaissance architecture cohabit with such panache. You will find this sparkling grandeur once again when you head for Nymphenburg Castle, close to the metropolis. There you'll dive even deeper into this magical atmosphere. This German version of Versailles promises a very regal-feeling experience to those who stroll around its huge gardens before entering a lavish bubble, once inside.
There is no better way to punctuate an afternoon in Munich than by tasting some of its specialties. Let the Leberkäse and Bavarian sausages tell you the story of a generous, gastronomic folklore. Enjoy a few of the specialties on the go, and head for the Allianz Arena, a thoroughly modern monumental building. We find more of this modernity in buildings such as the Brandhorst Museum with multicolored, hypnotic reflections or the elegant, Florentine-style Lenbachhaus.