Cultural Gem Of Munich, Germany

Munich is a city in southern Germany really has a lot to offer the traveler. A major destination in Europe, Munich is a perfect blend of casual modernity with timeless story. Ageless buildings sat quietly next to modern skyscrapers, cafes scattered among the historical places all contribute to the feeling of comfort that emits Munich.

The best place to start your exploration of Munich in Marienplatz, the heart of Munich. City farm is easy from here to all the major sites are easily within reach. You will find a number of cafes, restaurants and museums to entertain. The main feature is the Mariensäule, a large column topped with a status of the magnificent gold Virgin Mary. Frauenkirche is the church of Our Lady of Munich, and also one of the most impressive sights of Munich has to offer. The church was rebuilt after the war in 1953. The highlight of the Frauenkirche is the two red-brick towers that rise 1,065 feet to provide the best views of Munich.

Munich is also home to many museums that offer a variety of exhibitions. Claiming to be the largest science museum in the world, the Deutsches (German) Museum has an 8-story building packed with exhibits ranging from windmills to space probes. Seeing all the museum has to offer would take at least a few days, but organized excursions can be organized to see the highlights of the museum in one trip. Children will be especially fun with interactive displays and exhibits that encourage active learning and fun.

Another place that deserves attention is the Museum of Bavaria. No need to talk about Munich if you do not mention Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest quickly grew to become the largest public festival in the world, attracting more than 7 million people each year. Elaborate costumed parades, dancing, concerts and lots of sausage and oompah music you can handle, and all beers from around the world that is available to prove. The dates 2010 Oktoberfest is September 18 to October 4.

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