There is much more to Munich than Oktoberfest and other beer festivals. Munich, Germany’s third largest city, is widely regarded by most Germans as the ideal German city to live in, enjoying a relaxed lifestyle, world-class museums, beer halls and a music and art scene that has produced such famous artists as Richard Strauss and Werner Herzog.

Apart from incredible tourist attractions, Munich is also home to famous brands like Siemens, Audi, and BMW. Many visitors opt for tours of these innovative factories, but keep in mind you’re not likely to get a free sample!

Munich’s world-class architecture is a must-see. It blends old and new seamlessly, while boasting hundreds of architecturally significant and fascinating buildings.  The city’s grand avenues and wide, open squares are also a major attraction. These connect the city centre with its suburbs.

If you’re tired of all the sightseeing, take a break in Englischer Garten – one of the largest urban gardens in the world. Apart from natural and man-made beauty, which includes waterfalls, tea gardens, and monuments, there’s even a wave-pool where surfers try to stand on the wave for as long as possible.

Finally, when all is said and done, Munich is the city of Oktoberfest, with a huge concentration of beer halls serving copious amounts of great German beer and huge portions of Sausages. During this period, the city comes to life with visitors from all over the world engaging in the serious disciplines of drinking, eating and dancing the Cowboy und Indianer.