All tours of Munich start off in Marienplatz, the city’s main hub, where the famous Football Club FC Bayern Munich celebrates their championships and titles. It is dominated by the Neues Rathaus (“new city hall“), a richly decorated 19th Century building.
Also in the square, but more modest, is the Altes Rathaus (“old city hall“), a charming medieval
building. Don’t miss the mechanical figures which appear when the Neues Rathaus clock hits 11:00 am and 5:00pm (the latter only from June to September) and which represent historical Munich events. Just south of Marienplatz is the Peterskirche, the oldest and tiniest church of the city, which has, nonetheless, an impressively tall tower. Cross the street named Tal and go along Burgstrasse, you’ll soon find yourself in the quiet and large Alter Hof, the original hall of the government palace, first used in 1253. Just across the street is the most famous bar in Munich, the Hofbräuhaus, ideal for either a break from a tiring touristy day or as a kick-off to Munich nightlife.
Kunstareal is Munich’s artistic district. Between Türkenstrasse and Luisenstrasse streets there are seven museums which host both old masters and contemporary painters.
It is good to know that entry into Munich’s museums is free of charge on Sundays.