- The Deutsches Museum, the world's largest museum of science and technology.
- The National Museum of Egyptian Art.
- The Pinakothek der Moderne, worth the visit just for the building itself, nicknamed the "cathedral of light".
- The Alte Pinakothek which contains one of the world's largest collections of classical paintings.
- The Glyptothek Museum, to admire magnificent Greek and Roman sculptures.
Munich has a variety of architectural styles and monuments. There are some superb examples of gothic architecture. The Neues Rathaus or new town hall, has a belfry that is 280.5 feet high with an animated carillon.
The Michaelskirche church was built in the Renaissance style, also quite prevalent in Munich.
The Munich Residenz will please everyone. It is a blend of many different styles: Renaissance, Classical, Rococo, and Baroque. It was built over several centuries, which explains the unusual combination.
There is nothing better for relaxation in Munich than the many green areas within the Bavarian capital. You can stroll through the old Botanical gardens, Alter Botanischer Garten or the castle grounds at Nymphenburg, which was the summer residence of Bavarian monarchs. One of the first heated swimming pools dating back to the 18th century is located on the grounds, as well as: a tea pavilion, a hunting pavilion, and a neo-classical temple. You can see a fabulous collection of carriages in the stables.
There are year-round events and festivals in Munich: the Munich opera festival in July, the Christmas market in December, the Tollwood music festival from June to July, and the StuStaCulum musical event organized by the city's students.