Buried in the Bavarian heartland, Munich represents Germany through and through. The Deutsches Museum boasts a history of all things technological, the large Hofbrauhaus serves litre-sized lashings of pilsner and there are grand architectural stand-outs (see New City Hall and Munich Residenz). Attend in October for Munich’s speciality: beer.
What: Capital of Germany’s traditional Bavaria region, the home of lederhosen and beer halls.
Where: Bavaria, south of Germany.
Top Notch: beer, the Englische Garten park, Hoefbrauhaus, city centre, Oktoberfest.