Munich is one of the few landlocked cities where you'll come across surfers, board and wetsuit included. When you go running in Munich, you will discover their favourite spot, but also the impressive Nymphenburg castle and the futuristic BMW headquarters.
Munich, located not far from the Bavarian foothills and Lake Constance, is Germany's third most populous city. It is Germany's second most popular tourist destination and has a relatively recent history for an Old World city. Indeed, the village of Munichen was founded in the 9th century around a Benedictine abbey. Situated on one of the "salt routes" that brought the precious commodity from the producing towns to the south, it has an important architectural and historical heritage as the capital of Bavaria. In the decades following the Second World War, it was notorious for being the 'capital of the Nazi movement', but it maintained a major political, economic and cultural role. This earned it its nickname: the "secret capital". During your run, you can watch the surfers on the Eisbach, the artificial river that runs through Munich, whose name literally means "river of ice". It's a great way to cool off on a summer's day! While you walk or jog around Munich, we will show you, among other architectural wonders, the two town halls located on Marienplatz, in the heart of the city. The Altes Rathaus is in Gothic style and the Neues Rathaus in Neo-Gothic style, inspired by the Brussels Town Hall. The Olympic domain is another great place to stretch your legs. Finally, you can admire some of the ornate fountains that Munich has to offer. There are almost 1200 of them!
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A tour of the city centre
Explore the culture in the centre of Munich with this touristic route. You will come across Odeonsplatz, the Karlstor, the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum and Saint Peter's Church.
Discover the district of Nymphenburg, famous for its magnificent palace surrounded by the sumptuous gardens, a palace which was once the residence for the kings of Bavaria. The beautiful decor will plunge you into the life of the royal court.
The Bavarian Capital
Bavaria’s capital is a cocktail of breathtaking sights, magnificent Baroque churches and world-renowned museums. The Alte Pinakothek, the Feldherrnhalle, the stunning Asamkirche and many more beautiful sights await you!
A tour of the museums
Set out to conquer the city's museums with a short route. Discover Munich's three pinacothecas, the Glyptothek and the Lenbachhaus. Don't forget a quick trip to the Old Botanical Garden!
This route will allow you to discover the east of Munich. What's in store? An ancient medieval gate, a royal avenue and a 19th-century palace. Time to dive into the city's history!
Time to explore nature, with a run through a magnificent English garden. Near the park you will also find the Bavarian National Museum, and the Haus der Kunst. At the heart of the gardens, the Chinesischer Turm, a famous beer garden, will simply mesmerise you.
This route will take you on a beautiful journey through the sporting and automotive history of Munich. En route, you will come across the BMW Museum, the Olympic Park, the Olympiaturm radio tower and the Olympic Stadium.
The Secret Capital
Munich is nicknamed Germany's Secret Capital. Indeed, Munich certainly has no reason to envy Berlin! With its prestigious landmarks, impressive squares and enormous parks, the city's rich Bavarian heritage will not fail to impress.
Have you always dreamt of knowing the city of the Oktoberfest? Follow your dreams, with a route which will take you to the famous Theresienwiese! You will pass by a number of churches, and a medieval gate.
Ready to run through Munich's bohemian district? Discover the Bavarian State Library, the beautiful Siegestor, and the Alte Pinakothek. You will also come across the mystical Englischer Garten.
The banks of the Isar
Follow the banks of the Isar and discover the beautiful monuments around it. From the Holy Cross Church to the Deutsches Museum, from the cultural hub of Gasteig to the Maximilianeum, Munich will reveal a secret or two...
Munich and beer
Munich is world-famous for its beer. During this themed route, you will discover the most famous and the oldest breweries in the city, with their subtle backstories which are often unknown to the general public! This route will give you an anecdote or two to tell!