Sightseeing in Munich

Munich!!!!! Yes today we will explore attractions in Munich which is the third largest city of Germany. Munich is a city that has something to see for every one who visits this beautiful city. Have you ever been to Munich? If no then this post is going to be quite beneficial for you as I am going to give you a list of some of the most popular tourists’ attractions in Munich. After reading this post, you will definitely make a plan to visit this wonderful place.

Hellabrunn Wildlife Park / Hellabrunn Zoo 

The most popular family attraction in Munich is the Hellabrunn Wildlife Park. It is a unique zoo because here, animals are grouped according to the continent they belong to. This 89 acre park is located on the right bank of River Isar. Having more than 5000 animals, this zoo also has some enclosures which allow you to see the animals without cage and bars. Attractions in this zoo include:

  • The New Jungle House which is a home to gorillas, alligators and chimpanzees.
  • The Old Elephant House which was constructed in 1914 and has largest concrete dome all over the world.
  • Dracula’s Villa where you will find bats flying around you.
  • Guided tours provide you the facility to visit the zoo when it is dark or you are alone in zoo.
  • Here you can also organize birthday parties for your kids.

Bavarian State Library

Munich’s Bavarian State Library is the best attraction for those people who love books and want to see great architectural work. This library contains a huge collection of books as well as it is featured with great architecture. It is the biggest brick building in Germany and people often come here to see its beautiful structure and huge staircase. As far as collection of books is concerned, let me inform you that this library boasts of having about 9.39 million books along with many historical manuscripts. Other things which you will find in this library include paintings, important local documents and prints. A visit to this library is a treat for book lovers.

River Isar/Flaucher

Flaucher Beach area is another family attraction where people come to enjoy their picnics and have some sunbath. This area is capable of attracting large number of people in site of the fact that there are a number of other beaches in Munich. This beach area is located alongside River Isar and close to the Thalkirchner Bridge. Here you will also enjoy swimming and paddling. It is a great place to visit and enjoy holidays.

Bavarian State Opera House/ National Theater Munich

The National Theater Munich is an opera house and is home to Bavarian State Opera House. This building is featured with eight columns at the entrance which have become recognition of this building. This building is visited by a large number of people every year due to its fine architecture. It is one of the famous buildings of the city and another interesting thing about this building is that it had to be rebuilt twice as it was first destroyed by fire and then with the bombing raids in second World War. Different musical events are held here which are popular among the tourists. Specialty of this building is the summer Munich Opera Festival that is held every year in the month of July.

Viktualienmarkt

 It is a daily food market having 140 stalls and shops where you can find fish, spices, cheese, exotic fruits, flowers and vegetables. This market is well known as it hosts traditional and cultural events including asparagus season, summer festival, brewer’s day, gardener’s day, dance of the market women etc.

These were some of the most popular attractions of Munich. If you ever get a chance to visit Munich, must see these places.

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