MUNICH — (MunichNOW Arts & Culture) — It’s never too early to begin planning your 2018 getaways. According to Noelle Neff, one of the hottest travel destinations this year is Munich, Germany. Munich is a vibrant and exciting city with sights and activities for couples, families, and singles. No matter what you love to do or the pace you prefer, Munich has what you need for a fantastic getaway.
One of the first things that you will notice upon arriving in Munich is the marvelous way the city seamlessly blends its bucolic German way of life with the chic modern atmosphere of a European metropolis.
Often called “the city of laptops and lederhosen,” Munich is one of Germany’s top cities for visitors.
Part of Munich’s charm comes from the city’s well-preserved history. Initially, Munich was a small town on the road between Augsburg and Salzburg. It grew in prominence and began a legendary appreciation for the arts. Much of the opulent architecture and art collections were a result of the influence of the Wittelsbach dynasty.
They ruled the region for 800 years. Intermingling with the well-preserved history of Munich is a cosmopolitan city which technology giants, Microsoft, SAP, and Siemens call home. This conglomeration of rustic old-world and innovative technology gives tourists a sense of Munich’s past and present while offering a charming ambiance.
Munich gives lovers of history and architecture an abundance of unforgettable sights. A stroll through the City-Center will bring you up close with enchanting baroque adornment and majestic neoclassical architecture from the nineteenth-century. The Schloss Nymphenburg palace is an outstanding example of rococo and baroque stylings and is a must see when in Munich.
Other venerable locations include: Asamkirche, the most grandiose church in the region; Andechs Monastery, one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the area; and The Cuvilliés-Theater, once called the New Opera House, this theater is a stunning example of rococo architecture at its finest. These sights are just the beginning of the fantastic historical wonders that Munich has in store for you.
If you are fortunate enough to visit Munich between mid- September through early October, you will experience the unparalleled treat of attending Oktoberfest. People around the world celebrate this annual tradition, but it has its roots firmly in Germany, as Munich is the birthplace of Oktoberfest.
Attending the festival gives you an up-close look at this celebration of Bavarian culture, beer, and folk traditions. Be sure to visit the Hofbräuhaus and take advantage of the chance to join the six-million people who enjoy this unforgettable experience.
Munich is just north of the famous Bavarian Alps. A visit to the Alps gives visitors the unique opportunity to spend some vacation time enjoying all this astonishing area has to offer. In addition to the glorious opportunities for outdoor adventure, you can take advantage of other unique experiences such as learning to make cheese, visiting local monks, and golfing in one of the most remarkable places on Earth.
The technology industry is one of the reasons that Munich and its surrounding area are enjoying excellent financial success. Opportunities for job-seekers are abundant and the healthy economy ensures that Munich will remain on the forefront of technological advancement.
A welcome result of the healthy tech economy is Munich’s remarkably low crime rate. It is widely considered to be one of the safest cities in Europe. The city has the moniker “toy-town” because it is such a safe and family-friendly area.
If this sounds like your dream vacation, make the time to visit Munich, Germany. You will have the time of your life and bring home memories that will last a lifetime.