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Things to do in Munich

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Munich. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Munich attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Munich to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Munich.

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  • Allianz Arena

    Located 15 minutes northeast of the city center, the Allianz Arena is home to Munich’s two major soccer teams, FC Bayern and TSV 1860. Host of the ... More
  • Alte Pinakothek

    Situated in the Kunstareal (art quarter), the Alte Pinakothek museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Old Master paintings, dati... More
  • Art at the Munich Airport

    The big open space atop the long Lufthansa check-in desk is home to an in-house art gallery, which features a changing cast of Munich-based artists... More
  • Atlantik Lounge

    Lucky Lufthansa passengers with first-class tickets or rewards program ID can take advantage of one of the biggest and highest-tech lounges on the ... More
  • Audi Forum

    A serious car fan can while away hours kicking tires and smelling the leather at Audi’s big showroom above Terminal 1. The showroom’s presence isn’... More
  • Bavarian National Museum

    Tucked in the cavernous basement of the Bavarian National Museum are scores of crèches amassed by a local collector. More
  • Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein Store & Gallery

    Housed in two adjoining buildings in the Allstadt district, this contemporary art gallery is one of the largest in Germany. Originally established ... More
  • Boss

    Germany’s big name in international fashion, known for its sober, clean-lined business and leisure wear, has multiple boutiques in the airport that... More
  • Brants Barber & Shop

    Being stuck between continents and time zones is the perfect time to indulge in that old-school male tradition: a true barbershop shave. Brants off... More
  • Church of St. Johann Nepomuk

    Also known as Asamkirche, the church at Christmas is a Baroque jewel redolent of pine boughs and frankincense. Little about the façade of the Asamk... More
  • Cosmetic Institute

    The airport-as-spa-day theme finds its apotheosis here. Facials, body treatments (including 30- and 60-minute massages), and what the Institute cal... More
  • Fit and Fly Spa

    In addition to its 17-meter pool and glass-and-stainless-steel fitness room with Künzler equipment (known for its “standing movement” weight machin... More
  • Glyptothek

    Glyptothek, a Neoclassical temple built in the 19th century houses a collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. The best known of these is the Barb... More
  • Hemmerle

    Internationally renowned jeweler that also makes objects in iron and rock crystal. More
  • Hofbräuhaus, Munich

    This famous beer hall has traditionally-dressed servers touting large steins of beer — even with breakfast. Hofbräuhaus' roots date back to 1589 as... More

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