Traditional heritage meets contemporary luxuries in Munich, showcasing attractions from historic architecture to the latest high-tech cars. Known as the 'city of art and beer', it's no wonder that Munich is home to the world-famous Oktoberfest. With a brewing culture that only grows more popular, beer has been a part of this city for at least seven centuries, and trying the vaunted craft beers here is all part of the Bavarian experience. Amble through Munich's beautiful Altstadt (Old Town), and spend time in the Marienplatz, the city's most famous square and home to historical attractions like the Old and New Town Halls (Neues Rathaus and Altes Rathaus). Then explore the city's arty side; take a trip to Kunstareal, Munich's Art Quarter, with four hotspots to choose from including collections of Dutch masters and 1960s design. You'll also find some alternative must-see museums, ranging in subject matter from Oktoberfest to BMW cars. This city is also a dream for shoppers, whether you're hoping to take advantage of the legendary Christmas markets, want to duck into boho boutiques, or are hoping to investigate the designer fashion houses, Munich has it all. Then, if you can, make your way south to see the magical Neuschwanstein Castle, a fairytale palace that perches on a rugged hill, and is surrounded by the snow-capped Bavarian Alps.