Year after year, innumerable visitors from Germany, Europe and around the globe arrive in the Munich Metropolitan Region. In a region bursting with things to do and places to see, there is certainly no lack of incentive for people to stop by. Whether it is thrills and excitement, culture and the arts or recreation and relaxation, the region has something for everyone.
Culture, excitement and relaxation
The region's seemingly endless list of picturesque landscapes is complemented by an extensive and highly diverse array of cultural offerings and exciting things to do. Magnificent buildings such as Neuschwanstein Castle, the Wieskirche, Kloster Ettal and the Allianz Arena are known throughout the world. Not least thanks to the Oktoberfest, Munich is a magnet for visitors from the four corners of the Earth.
Cities and regions alike exude an irresistible charm, featuring attractions that vary with the seasons, sporting and cultural events and traditional festivals. Examples of the latter include the Landshut Wedding, the Tänzelfest ("Dance Festival") in Kaufbeuren, jazz festivals in Augsburg and Burghausen, and the New Year's Day ski jump event - part of the Four Hills Tournament - in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The Munich Metropolitan Region is a genuine El Dorado for active, outdoor holidaymakers too. Summits commanding majestic panoramas and lush green Alpine pastures are a powerful draw for hikers and climbers alike. Mountain bikers, water sports enthusiasts and winter sports fans likewise find the perfect environment for their outdoor pursuits here. Yet families, devotees of the art of wellness and cultural aficionados will also find exactly what they are looking for.