Featuring among the top cities to live in many surveys, Munich makes an appealing city to visit too. The best viewpoint for admiring the charming old churches, gingerbread houses and castles of the old city is the 85 metre-high tower of the Marienplatz Town Hall. Children love the tower’s "Glockenspiel", the famous carillon whose life-size figures representing different trades dance as the bells chime.
The Isar River flows through the city and the Englischer Garten which is full of lovely tea houses and pavilions. The beautiful park is an ideal spot for sunbathing, picnics or leisurely strolls. The fabulous Pinakothek museums introduce the entire history of world art whereas the Deutsches Museum is hard to beat when it comes to masterpieces in science and technology. For anyone who likes beer, the Munich Oktoberfest is the highlight of the year. Open around the year, the Hofbräuhaus brewery is the place to learn about the brewing traditions of the city.