Top 15 Instagram-Worthy Spots in Munich

Check out our top 15 Instagram-worthy spots in the Bavaria Capital


Searching for Instagram-worthy spots in Munich?

Munich is indeed surrounded with variety of historic places, lively nightclubs, and beer houses for you to visit. However, when people are travelling nowadays, taking a picture and putting everything on social media is definitely a vacation requisite.

So whether it be for the likes, or just the mere of sharing your travel photos with your family and friends, here are the top 15 Instagram-Worthy Spots in Munich you should check out.

You might also want to check out guide to top cocktail bars and nightclubs in Munich!

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1) Siegestgor


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The 21-meter high Siegestgor or known as the Victory Gate is among the major landmarks in Munich which is worthy of a visit. This is a triumphal arch featuring the statue of Bavaria with a lion-quadriga, and stands as a boundary between the two Munich districts of Maxvorstadt and Schwabing. This magnificent gate is designed by Friedrich von Gartner and was constructed between the years of 1843 and 1852. When it was restored after the World War II, they have added an inscription from Wilhelm Hausenstein that reads “Dem Sieg geweiht, vom Krieg zerstört, zum Frieden mahnend.” It is also considered to be one of the best Instagram-worthy spots in Munich especially at night, as each detail stands out when the lights are lit.


2) Munich Zoo


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Munich Zoo or Hellabrunn Zoo is a popular geo-zoo spanning over 40 hectares, and is situated at the Tierparkstr. 30, at the right bank of river Isar. This is one of most Instagram-worthy spots in Munich as it focuses more on nature preserve within the landscape conservation area where guests can see animals which are normally seen in the Safari. It was designed by Emanuel von Seidl and opened to the public in 1911, where different species of animals grew in number from the gorillas, giraffes, elephants, wood bisons, elk and Arctic foxes. It also ranked 4th as best zoo in Europe in 2013, and is also a zoo where visitors are allowed to bring their dogs.


2) Monopteros In The English Garden


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The monopteros is not only a popular motif in any English and French gardens, but is certainly one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Munich. It is designed by German architect Leo Von Klenz and it features small, circular and colored roofed structure supported by columns. It’s worthy of a climb up the hill where one can have a scenic view of the English Garden. This place can be both enjoyed by children and adults.


4) Eisbachwelle


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Inside the popular English Garden lies the Eisbachwell or “ice brook” in German, which is a two-kilometer-long, manmade river in Munich. What makes this area unique is that they have also created an artificial wave about one-meter on one section to become a surfing spot. This is a known location for experienced surfers and playboaters, as this is not only a great location, but an utter entertainment to the audience, as well as to them. Although this a man-made river, swimming in the Eisbach is prohibited, and only professional surfers are allowed to use it.


5) Pinakotheken der Moderne


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Pinakotheken is the oldest galleries in the world and is also one of the best Instagram-worthy spots in Munich. It is divided into three museums, The Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, and the Pinakothek der Moderne, highlighting different period in art. The Pinakotheken der Moderne, which opened in 2002, is the largest museum for modern art in Germany that houses more than 400,000 prints, drawings and works on paper. It also has a State Gallery of Modern Art, which features works of the stars such as Picasso, Magritte, Kandinsky, Francis Bacon, and Warhol.


6) Flaucher


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The Flaucher located down by the Isar River is an urban beach in Munich that is perfect for swimming, BBQ nights, or just merely lounging. It is an idyllic location surrounded with forest and waterways, and has been one of the most visited beer gardens in Munich since the 1870. Although this is a place for swimming, people are recommended to wear flipflops, as walking through the stones might be uncomfortable for some. Overall, its’s a perfect place in Munich to unwind, chill, and cool down away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


7) Law Library


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The Munich’s municipal law library which is housed in the New Town Hall, is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. This 30-ft high hall is featured at numerous travel blogs and website because of its dreamy features and iconic interior, making it also one the most Instagram-worthy spots in Munich. Inside the law library is a spiral staircase with ornate railings that depicts a winding vine, and dripping lamps to add more charm. It was built between the years of 1867 and 1908 by Georg von Hauberrisser in a Gothic Revival architecture style, and is now of the most loved places in the city.


8) Hofgarten


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The Hofgarten or Court Garden is a famous garden located in the center of Munich. It’s a tranquil place in the city where guests can stroll and chill after their busy day. Inside the Hofgarten are 16th-century water features from the fountains spray water vapour, flowerbeds, and rows of tall. There are also plenty of benches and mowed lawns to rest to. There are also few musicians who play the cello and other instruments neat the gazebo for additional entertainment.


9)  Nymphenburg Palace


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Nymphenburg Palace is a scenic place located at the west part of Munich. This baroque palace is one the favorite attractions in the city that gathers around 300,000 visitors per year in the building itself, as it is one of the largest royal palaces in Europe. The palace is designed by Italian architect Agostino Barelli in 1664 and have maximized the use of limestone as the building material. It features the 299-hectare-large expansive landscape garden, Museum of Man and Nature, former bedroom of King Ludwig II and the banquet hall adorned with ceiling frescoes by Johann Baptist Zimmermann.


10) Hotel Opera


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Art, culture, and old-world charm are very well depicted at The Hotel Opera in the Lehel area of Munich. It is one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Munich, because of its elegance and beautiful location in the Maximilianstreet where anyone can revel into an impressive evening performance. The rooms at Hotel Opera is guaranteed to please guests with its charm and elegant, with other having their glass-in balconies. This boutique hotel is sure to satisfy even their discerning guests, be it a local or foreign one.


11) The Residenz


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Nestled at the Central Munich lies The Residenz which was once a former palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria. It was introduced as a museum in 1920 and is today one of the most renowned palace museums in Europe. The palace has a total of 130 rooms, and features a museum that houses the images of its patrons, the rulers from the House of Wittelsbach from the 17th century onwards as electors and from 1806 to 1918 as kings. It is also considered to be a notable landmark in Munich because of its exquisite decoration of the rooms from the furniture, paintings, tapestries, treasures, portraits, and religious devotional items.


12) Justizpalast


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Jutizpalast or Palace of Justice is another iconic landmark in Munich that deserves a visit. It is designed by Friedrich von Thiersch in neo-baroque style and was constructed in 1891-1897. This place is currently home to two courthouses and an administrative building that dominates the west side of the famous Karlsplatz Square and is also one of the historic buildings in the 19th century that survived the bombing during the World War II. The Justizpalast is one of the most picturesque spots in Munich because of its grand exterior which cannot be found elsewhere in other countries.


13) New Town Hall


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The New Town Hall or Neues Rathaus in german, is a 259 foot town hall that looks like towering cathedral because of its grandiose Flemish gothic  exterior. It was designed by then 24-year-old Georg Hauberrisser where the construction began on 1867 and ended in 1874. It is located at the northern part of Marienplatz in Munich. Aside from being the current home of Munich’s city government, this building stands out among the rest of other establishments because of its features such as the stained glass windows, amazing vaulted ceilings, intricate carvings, and a labyrinth-patterned floor in the inner courtyard.


14) St Quirin Platz U-Bahn


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The St Quirin Platz U-Bahn is often described to have an outer space ambiance because of its futuristic and spatial design. It crosses path with an inner-city green space, making it fitting to create a uniquely design station in the area. This station which was completed in 1997 is built in a shell-shaped glass dome with a curved opening in the ceiling and continues down the southwest side wall. It got a very efficient design where natural light can pass through its walls and ceilings. Overall, it’s one of the most fascinating architectural achievements in the city.


15) Marienplatz 1


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Marienplatz 1 is not only a perfect hangout area in Munich but is also very outstanding for being Instagram-worthy. Plenty of beautiful landmarks, stores, boutiques, and cafés are close proximity and is only walking distance which makes it an ideal starting point for sightseeing tours through the Bavarian state capital. Some of the tourists visit Marientplatz 1 to have a great view of the Rathaus glockenspiel while having a beer on hand. It’s one of the most recommended places in Munich to immerse in the city’s old-world charm and enjoy its lovely cafes. To get a wonderful view of Marienplatz, guests head over at the Old Peter, a tower which stands 50-meter-high above the ground.




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