An open attitude to the world and pride, trends and traditions, the maypole and modernity: Many contrasts cancel each other out under Munich’s white/blue sky. In the streets and parks a distinctive lifestyle takes centre stage: a city full of contrasts that wants to tempt you to engage with life to the full. With beer gardens and the "Blaue Reiter" in the Lenbach House, the Oktoberfest and the Opera House. Whether as a sun worshipper in front of the sculpture gallery or as an observer of the surfers in the Eisbach, whether you enjoy attending the Christmas market, the city foundation festival or a football game in the Allianz arena: In this metropolis on the River Isar you can experience everything from culture to culinary treats right through to nature.
Our excursion tips:
Simply art and culture
With fairytale king Ludwig II in its line of ancestors, the Wittelsbach dynasty have made Munich into a leading art metropolis over a period of more than 700 years. It is essential that you visit the centrally located Art District. It showcases the finest art from the days of antiquity to the present day. The State Museum of Egyptian Art offers an excellent exhibition, for example. Multimedia guides and tours in sign language are offered among other services. You can gain further insights into the history of Munich in the Municipal Gallery in the Lenbach House and in the Pinakotheken (Picture Galleries).
A visit to the GOP Varieté Theatre in Maximilianstraße entices visitors into a fascinating world that flits between the avant-garde and tradition. Impressive artistry in an atmospheric atmosphere and culinary delights guarantee you will have a quite unique experience. All the areas in the Varieté theatre are accessible and in the auditorium itself suitable tables are provided for wheelchair users. Not far from the Varieté theatre is the Haus der Kunst (The Arthouse) which is a leading centre worldwide for contemporary art with its changing exhibitions which are also completely accessible for handicapped people.
Tired from all that sightseeing?
Munich’s parks and gardens - in particular the beer gardens – invite you to while away a few hours to give you a bit of a change of scene and allow you to recharge your batteries. Then you can try out Munich’s restaurant scene fully revitalised and get stuck into the nightlife. The numerous festivals, celebrations and markets are also worth a visit.
The webpage www.muenchen-tourismus-barrierefrei.de offers a whole host of useful information which will make your stay in the state capital even more pleasant.