North of the Bavarian Alps, Munich is famous for its stunning architecture, world-class museums, galleries, charming locals and it’s penchant for past traditions. Although half the world descends to Munich during the legendary Oktoberfest, there’s plenty more to Munich than a Dirndl and a couple of beer steins. After the mass destruction of WWII, this city rebuilt, and emerging today is a much more eclectic Munich than ever before. A jumbled cityscape of rare historic buildings and ultra-modern architectural gems provide something profoundly different, making this German up-and-comer a key spot on traveller’s European checklist. Nowhere else does high-tech industry and Bavarian custom go hand-in-hand other than Munich. Indeed, the charm of this city lies in it’s happy contradictions, and whether it’s Morris dancing, the live music around Marienplatz or one of the largest modern science museums in the world, the Munich of today has something to offer all tastes.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.