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Munich sits 1,500 feet above sea level and is more than a little in thrall to its weather. In winter it's a nearly Alpine paradise just a quick car trip from skiing, in summer a sunny outdoor collection of parks and beer gardens that seem to stretch across the whole city. The Englischer Garten that sits at the edge of the Isar river is a three-mile-long park that presents a uniquely German take on cultivated nature: By and large, the park is unmanicured and scrubby, more like the woods than a garden (49-89-386-663 90; In its center is the Chinese Tower, a huge pagoda surrounded by the city's premier beer garden. A totally democratic warm-weather phenomenon, these places bring together all of Munich's social classes at long tables under towering old-growth trees. In colder weather, such communal drinking happens indoors at the city's several beer houses, as well as Oktoberfest, which runs from the end of September into the first week of October (49-89-233-965-00; But beyond all this is serious culture: Munich is host to several world-class museums and collections, as well as the Residenz palace, one of the most serious Renaissance pavilions outside of Italy.

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Arts + Museums, Munich

Munich's third Pinakothek, the Pinakothek der Moderne, opened in September 2002. It's the little sister to the Old Pinakothek, which houses 14th- to...more

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Beer, Munich

The unavoidable Oktoberfest was invented in 1810 to celebrate the nuptials of Crown Prince Ludwig (later Ludwig I) and Therese von Saxe-Hildburghausen. It...more

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BMW Factory Tour, Munich

BMW's headquarters are a formidable part of the Munich skyline—its four cylindrical towers suggest a car engine. The factory below is a car freak's...more

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Landmarks, Munich

The Altes Rathaus (old town hall) that anchors the central square, Marienplatz, was reconstructed after World War II to appear just as it looked in the 15th...more

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Lange Nacht Der Museen, Munich

A beloved tradition: Every October about 80 museums, collections, galleries, art societies, and churches coordinate programs of tours, concerts, and...more

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Munich Residenz, Munich

The seat of the Wittelsbach dynasty, Bavaria's ruling clan for 500 years, the Residenz was begun in 1385 and grew by fits and starts over the next several...more

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Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

The third Pinakothek, a $170 million building exhibiting contemporary art, opened in fall 2002, bringing together pieces formerly scattered throughout the city....more

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Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich

The summer palace of Elector Ferdinand Maria and his consort, Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, is a huge semicircle in an extended classical park on Munich's...more

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Viktualienmarkt, Munich

The original farmers' market, this has been the city's culinary center and more for around 200 years. More than just a market, it's the village green of this...more

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