Munich: Main Sights

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Munich Main Sights

There is plenty for visitors to do, and Munich offers a wide range of attractions, with the city boasting historic architecture and museums, breathtaking and scenery.

Residenz Palace

The spectacular Residenz Palace at Max-Joseph-Platz 3, features crown jewels, a collection of Egyptian art works and treasures, in addition to a large concert hall. The 14th century Residenz Palace also houses a number of attractions within the surrounding gardens, such as grottoes and fountains.

Cosima Pool (Cosimabad)

The Cosmabad is a popular family attraction where children can enjoy the indoor wave pool, whilst adults can relax in the sauna, and Jacuzzi, amongst other facilities. There is also a sunbathing area for those who wish to top up their tan. The Cosimabad is open daily between 07:30 to 22:00.

Bavaria Film Studios (Bavaria Filmgelände)

Located on the southerly outskirts of Munich, in the Grünwald area, the Bavaria Film Studios is another popular family attraction. Over the years, many films and television shows have been shot here, and visitors will enjoy the fast-action stunt shows, the breathtaking special effects and the diverse range of German film memorabilia. This attraction is open from 10:00 to 15:00 Monday to Friday.

Bavarian State Library (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)

Munich's Bavarian State Library features eye-catching architecture and a number of impressive attractions inside. The country's biggest brick building, visitors often come here to simply witness the architecture and huge staircase. The other literary attractions include millions of books, paintings, prints, and many important local documents, in addition to exhibitions. The Bavarian State Library is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 19:30, and on Saturday from 09:00 to 16:30. Admission is free.

Forum der Technik

The Forum der Technik boasts a number of science attractions including the sky simulator and star constellations within the planetarium, whilst older members of the family can enjoy films in the huge IMAX theatre. The Forum der Technik is open between 09:00 to 23:00.

Hellabrunn Wildlife Park (Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn)

The Hellabrunn Wildlife Park (Tierpark Hellabrunn) is a popular family attraction, and is often referred to as Munich's 'geo-zoo', comprising distinct zones where animals are grouped according to continent. In total, there are more than 5,000 animal attractions and almost 500 different species. Many of the enclosures are naturally landscaped and allow visitors to enjoy the animals without bars or cages. The park is open from 08:00 to 18:00 between April and September, and from 09:00 to 17:00 between October and March.