A for "Allianz Arena"
Since 2006, the soccer club FC Bayern has played its home matches in the Allianz Arena, an architectural landmark of the city. The stadium with its 75.000 seats was the official venue of the Football World Cup 2006 and the UEFA Champions League final in 2012.
B for "beer gardens"
Drinking a cool beer under shady chestnut trees in summer has a long tradition in Munich. There have been beer gardens in the Isar metropolis for over 200 years.
C for "Chinese Tower"
The 25-meter-high wooden tower in the traditional style of a pagoda is the landmark of the English Garden. The beer garden next to the Chinese Tower is a famous meeting point of inhabitants and tourists.
D for "Deutsches Museum (German Museum)"
The German Museum is the largest museum of natural science and technology worldwide. Every year, around 1.5 million people visit the exhibitions with its 28.000 objects from 50 areas of natural science and technology.
E for "English Garden"
With an area of more than 375 ha, the English Garten is the largest city park of Munich. It was named after the English landscaped gardens that served as a model for this green and recreational space.
F for "FC Bayern München"
The soccer club Bayern, München e. V., referred to as FC Bayern München, was founded in 1900 and is by far the most successful German soccer club. The German champion is also one of Europe’s best soccer clubs and the strongest-member sports club worldwide.
G for "Glyptothek (Sculpture Gallery)"
The museum of historical sculptures was constructed around 1820 under the reign of Ludwig I. It exhibits stone sculptures from the ancient Greek and Roman period. The gallery is the only one of its kind in Germany.
H for "Hofbräuhaus"
The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is a Munich institution and the world’s most famous beer business. The traditional brewery, which had its headquarters in the impressive neo-Renaissance building for a long time, has brewed beer since the 16th century. Around 10.000 liters are served daily.
I for "Isar"
The river Isar flows through Munich for 14 kilometers. With its varied river landscape, it is a popular urban natural area and recreational space with green shores and wide gravel banks.
J for "Justizpalast (Palace of Justice)"
The Palace of Justice, built between 1891 and 1898 in neo-baroque style, is the seat of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice and the provincial and higher regional court. The impressive building is close to the Stachus and easy to recognize by its 66-meter-high glass dome.
K for "Königsplatz"
There are three classicist buildings on the spacious square in Munich’s district Maxvorstadt: the Propyläen (Propylaea), the Collection of Antiques and the Glyptothek (Gallery of Sculptures). The Königplatz is a popular meeting point with many open-air concerts in the summertime.
L for "Lenbachhaus"
The Städtische Gallerie (Municipal Art Gallery) is a Munich art museum, known for the world’s biggest collection of works by the group of artists “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider). It exhibits, among others, world-famous artworks by Wassily Kandinsky, August Macke, Franc Mark, Paul Klee and Gabriele Münter.
M for "Marienplatz"
Situated in the city center, the Marienplatz is the heart of Munich and an important transport hub. The Mariensäule in the middle of the square is also known for Pope Benedikt XVI. who once said his prayers there. Further tourist attractions are the New Town Hall, the Old Town Hall and the Fischbrunnen (fish fountain).
N for "Nymphenburg"
The district Nymphenburg is often called Munich’s “green oasis” where you also find the famous Nymphenburg Castle, the park of the same name, the Botanical Garden and the royal Hirschgarten.
O for "Oktoberfest"
The annual Oktoberfest takes place on the Theresienwiese in Munich. It is the biggest fair worldwide. In 1810, it was celebrated for the first time on the occasion of the marriage between the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
P for "Pinakothek (Picture Gallery)"
Munich is home to three famous picture galleries: Alte Pinakothek (Old Picture Gallery), Neue Pinakothek (New Picture Gallery) and Pinakothek der Moderne (Modern Picture Gallery). They rank among the most renowned art collections worldwide.
Q for "Quintana"
This is the name of the little ice bear in the zoological garden Hellabrunn. She was born there in November 2016. It was not easy to find a name for her because every animal born in the zoo was supposed to get a name with the initial Q. The name Quintana is the result of an online poll.
R for "Rathaus (Town Hall)"
Next to the Marienplatz, you find two town halls: The Old Town Hall had been the seat of the Munich magistrate until 1874. The New Town Hall is the home of the famous glockenspiel whose 43 bells ring daily at 11 am and noon. Additionally, they ring at 5 pm between March and October, too.
S for "Stachus"
Its official name is Karlsplatz, named after the Elector Karl Theodor. Because the population liked the beer of his inn “Stachus-Garten” but disliked him as a person, Munich inhabitants just call the square Stachus.
T for "Theresienwiese"
The Theresienwiese is as large as 60 soccer fields and thus, the place for well-attended festivities in Munich, for example the annual Oktoberfest with around six million visitors. The huge open space was named after Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, the wife of the later King Ludwig I.
U for "University"
The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (referred to as LMU) with more than 50.000 students is Munich’s biggest university and the second biggest in Germany. Additionally, it is one of the most renowned and most traditional establishments in Europe. It was named after its founder Duke Ludwig IX. and King Maximilian I. Joseph.
V for "Viktualienmarkt"
The Viktualienmarkt is the culinary center of Munich. The former farmer’s market has turned into the most popular shopping place for gourmets. It is open daily except on Sundays and holidays in the old town. Nowhere in the Isar metropolis you will find a bigger selection of fresh food and specialties.
W for "Westpark"
The park in Munich was created on the occasion of the Internationale Gartenbauausstellung (IGA) - International Horticultural Exhibition - in 1983. The 60-ha-large Westpark consists of artificial hill and valley landscapes, two lakes, a rose garden and an ensemble of Asian gardens and buildings.
X for "X-Bar"
The “X”, as the guests call the bar, is located in Schwabingen and an insider tip among fans of the alternative scene. The establishment in the Clemensstraße 71 is a bit outdated and has its own quite special charm with the old leather sofas, the antique flea market lamps and the foosball table.
Y for "Y Julieta"
The Y Julieta in the Brienner Straße 14 is a cigar specialist shop with a neat cigar lounge in which aficionados can enjoy their well-chosen cigar, served with a selection of rums and whiskeys.
Z for "Zaubertheater Krist & Münch (Magical theater Krist & Münch)"
The Krist & Münch – Table Magic Theater is a private theater in Munich which exclusively presents magic shows. It was founded in 2007 under the name of “Zaubertheater München“. It was Germany’s first settled theater that focused on the so-called close-up magic which allows to observe the tricks from a short distance.