The capital of Bavaria is not only a beautiful, historic city, but also a good starting point for exploring the area famous for its scenic views. The large industrial and cultural center is famous for its great museums, including the Old and New Pinakotka, the Old Town with numerous churches, and the Oktoberfest that takes place every year.
The Old Town of Munich covers the area around St. Mary's Square. Its characteristic points are the twin towers covered with copper domes of the Frauenkirche cathedral. A little further visible is the Gothic tower of the church of St. Peter, whose origins date back to the 12th century. The area of the historic center is marked by three preserved city gates, and on the outskirts of this district you can see Baroque and Classicist palaces formerly owned by the local aristocracy.
Munich has one of the most important art collections in Germany. The collection of European paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries is presented in the Old Pinacoteca, while the 19th-century paintings and Art Nouveau art in the New Pinacoteca. In addition to them, dozens of other museums and galleries are operating.
Contemporary Munich is a large industrial center with plants such as BMW and Siemens, but also one of the football capitals of the world. The famous Bayer Munich club is located here, where the stadium and the museum that works with it can be visited. The capital of Bavaria is also a well-known center of international fairs, and every year hundreds of thousands of tourists come here to the Oktoberfest beer festival.