The Bavarian capital is known for its annual Oktoberfest and its beer halls, most notably the Hofbräuhaus, which opened in 1589.

Munich's cityscape is characterised by centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The Bavarian capital is known for its annual Oktoberfest and its beer halls, most notably the Hofbräuhaus, which opened in 1589. In the old town at the central Marienplatz there are landmarks such as the neo-Gothic New Town Hall, whose popular carillon plays melodies and stories from the 16th century.

Not far away is the Viktualienmarkt. The Viktualienmarkt has developed from an original farmers' market into a popular shopping place for gourmets. The size, variety and exclusivity of its range give this market its very special flair. On a total area of 18,591 square metres, around 110 traders sell fruit, vegetables, tropical fruits, meat, game, poultry, cheese, fish, bread and pastries, spices, flowers and much more. Nowhere in Munich is the selection of fresh food and specialities larger.

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