Munich & Bavaria

Glamorous Munich is a place that enjoys the finer things in life. It’s not an overstatement to say it’s one of the foremost cities for luxury holidays in Europe and the high quality of life here is no secret.

Its award-winning restaurants are a big hit on the international dining scene. There’s some of the most stylish shopping in Germany. Culturally, it’s a rich city – with renowned galleries and museums – that balances traditional Bavarian charm with a well-heeled modern lifestyle. In terms of accommodation, Munich’s luxury boutique hotels belong to Europe’s elite.

Bavaria’s capital is a beautiful city too. The rolling peaks of the Alps provide the backdrop, while its palaces and striking Baroque and Gothic buildings make it prominent architectural city.

Start your bespoke cultural tour in the heart of the Aldtstadt (Old Town), Marienplatz square. On the north side lies the stunning neo-Gothic New Town Hall, while a stone’s throw away is the twin onion-domes of Frauenkirche cathedral, the most iconic building on Munich’s skyline. From there, head to the opulent royal palace, the Residenz, which dates back over 700 years. Completing a must-see architectural itinerary is the late-Rococo Nymphenburg Palace on the western edge of the city.

Munich rivals even Berlin for artistic treasures. Namely, in the world-class triumvirate of galleries, the Three Pinakotheks. Between them, the three galleries showcase a world-class collection of works by European Grand Masters, 19th century German art and modern art. Munich’s contemporary innovation can also been cutting-edge Duetsches Museum, and the BMW Museum.

Munich has some of Germany’s most luxurious shopping districts. Exclusive designer stores like Louis Vuitton, Dior and Gucci are located along the grand boulevard of Maximillianstrasse and pedestrianised Theatinerstrasse. Schwabing is a good place to go for independent boutiques.

Munich is Germany’s culinary capital. For classic Bavarian dishes try out the wood-panelled taverns cafes tucked away in the Aldtstadt. The most famous name on Munich’s luxury dining scene is the part-delicatessen, part-Michelin-starred restaurant, Dallmayr. It’s been going for centuries, and stopping for oysters and champagne is a must for any holiday.

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