Your holiday: Munich
1 Get a bite-size history lesson Head to Marienplatz, the vibrant main square, to take in one of the city’s unique sights, the Glokenspiel. Built on the side of the New Town Hall – dating from around 1903 – this quirky mechanical clock acts out stories from Munich’s history in a 15-minute show. 2 Get the best view For a bird’s-eye view of the city, make time to climb the 299 steps to the top of St Peter’s Church tower. It’s hard on the legs, but well worth it for the panoramic views. 3 Footie fan? Home to the mighty Bayern Munich team, the Allianz Arena is a mustsee. Join a group tour for a behindthe-scenes look. 4 Pause to remember… Just a short bus ride from the city centre lie the harrowing remnants of the notorious Dachau concentration camp. Now transformed into a museum and memorial site, it’s a poignant reminder of the Holocaust. 5 Raise a stein No trip to Munich is complete without a visit to the lively Hofbrauhaus beer hall. Sip on a stein of Bavarian beer with a traditional meal, and enjoy the live music. 6 Get festive… From the end of November, the city’s Christmas markets have all you need to get into the festive spirit. Browse the handmade goods, indulge in a mulled wine, and admire the giant Christmas tree with its 3,000 lights!