Visit Munich, where the traditional and modern stand side by side
As the capital of Bavaria, Munich offers its many visitors a unique experience that's all-at-once steeped in history, bursting with tradition and celebrating the future. Its vibrant cultural scene and colourful, art-covered streets are interspersed with impressive Neo-Renaissance and Art Nouveau architecture. For those interested in history, explore Nymphenburg Palace, the former home of Bavarian monarchs and one Europe's largest palaces. Or, walk in the Devil's footsteps at the Frauenkirche and enjoy “la dolce vita” at the Italian-style Odeonsplatz. Those wishing to grasp Bavarian traditions won't want to miss the Old Town with its boutiques and the Viktualienmarkt and its local specialities and famous maypole. And those looking for something a bit more modern might want to check out the Olympic Park, offering breath-taking views from its tower, the state-of-the-art FC Bayern München stadium, or the German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology, one of the world's largest museums.