See and Do in Munich
Munich magically combines old world allure and modern flair, and there are numerous attractions to entice every breed of expat. Museums like the BMW Museum, Deutsches Museum, Museum Brandhorst, the City Museum of Munich and the National Bavarian Museum will certainly appeal to those who enjoy learning about various aspects of German culture.
Alternatively, there’s Marienplatz and a surrounding historic square brimming with distinctive German architecture for those that prefer to appreciate ground level antiquity, while the revolving restaurant in Olympia Park boasts breathtaking views of the city from above.
For those that prefer to escape the rat race and unwind amidst fresh air and gentle scenery, the Englischer Garten in Schwabing is prime for much needed rest and relaxation. Not to mention, if the lush foliage gets too calming, expats can visit Munich’s second largest beer garden in the midst of this picturesque greenbelt.
For expats looking for a bit more adventure and an adernaline rush, Munich is also the gateway to the Bavarian Alps and sport enthusiasts from near and far flock here each winter.
Those planning on doing lots of sightseeing should purchase the Munich CityTourCard which entitles the bearer to free public transport in Munich and also works as a discount card for many tourist attractions. Cards are either valid for one or three days.
Recommended sightseeing in Munich
Alte Pinakothek is Munich’s premier art museum and home to over 1,000 paintings featuring the work of Europe’s greatest 14th to 18th century painters. Even the gallery itself, spread across two floors with dozens of rooms in a stunning Neoclassical building, are enough to keep expats enthralled for hours.