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From its innumerable stellar museums and galleries to the buzzing inner-city surf spots and biergartens that overflow in summer, Germany’s southern metropolis serves up a winning combination of culture and good cheer.
The whole city really is rather lovely, so if you’re still undecided as to where to stay in Munich, we don’t blame you. To get you started, here’s a quick summary – then you can start whittling down your choices. Looking to admire historic squares and churches? Munich’s Altstadt, with its parade of renaissance, Baroque and neo-Gothic buildings, could become your home away from home. If art’s your bag, try the Maxvorstadt and its world-famous Pinakothek trio, the Haus der Kunst and Museum Brandhorst, which are all within walking distance of one another. For a more laid-back vibe beyond the tourist drags, increasingly desirable Schwabing overflows with top-notch cafés and bistros, while LGBTQ+ friendly Glockenbach undoes some of Munich’s stiffer Bavarian buttons with some of the city’s best cocktail joints and clubs. Want to know more? Read on for our complete guide to the best places to stay in Munich.
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