Landmarks in Munich

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Party Earth Review Named for the tall, centuries-old Chinese pagoda rising at its center, Chinese Tower is reportedly the second largest beer garden in the world and can accommodate up to 3,000 guests. Situated in the middle of Englischer Garten, the outdoor bar features row upon row of picnic tables that are regularly flooded with a mix of locals, students, business people, and travelers. As is true of most beer gardens, everything is self-service, so patrons have to line up at the various counters for drinks, food, and snacks before weaving their way to a table under the trees. On the weekends, a traditional brass oom-pah band entertains the crowd from its ... more


Inside Englischer Garten
80538 Munich

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Munich Landmarks Overview

Chinese Tower - Beer Garden | Drinking Activity | Landmark in Munich

Munich is Germany’s third-largest city and one of its most iconic. Located in Bavaria on the Isar River, Munich’s architecture, culture, and annual Oktoberfest attracts millions of visitors each year.

Although it was heavily damaged during World War II, Munich’s city center is a hotspot where international tourists mix with trendy locals. It contains the Marienplatz, a central square with the popular Glockenspiel, a giant cuckoo clock that re-enacts stories from sixteenth-century German folklore. The Glockenspiel is situated atop the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall), which was constructed in the late nineteenth century. Near that is Hofbräuhaus, one of Germany’s most famous beer halls, which was founded in 1589 by the Duke of Bavaria. And a short walk from there is Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady), a church built in the fifteenth century that offers views of the Alps from its south tower.

A landmark in Munich outside the city center, and somewhat more modern, is the Allianz Arena. Home to Munich’s football teams and a feat of modern architecture, the arena changes color depending on the home team.

Also west of the city center is the Englisher Garten. Built in the eighteenth century and attracting leisure seekers of all ages, the park is larger than New York’s Central Park and home to a variety of sites, such as the Chinese Tower, the Kleinhesseloher See, and the Hirschau, where herds of sheep can still be seen grazing.

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