Even visitors who spend just one day in Munich can see an impressive array of sights. The Hofbräuhaus beer hall, the Frauenkirche, the Rathaus, Isartor and Karlsplatz (which the locals call Stachus) are right in the center of the city within the historical circular road. This is where the first foundation stones of Munich were laid around 1000 AD. Today several thousand people stroll through the pedestrian zones every day. In fact the city center is a great place to combine both shopping and sightseeing. No matter what the weather, the area around the town hall is very busy.
The 92-meter high Frauenkirche, which is the symbol of the city, rises up to the heavens at Frauenplatz, high above the neighboring stores. Sooner or later every Munich newcomer must visit the Hofbräuhaus at the Platzl. You’ll have fun here even if the ubiquitous souvenir sellers and the somewhat artificial Bavarian atmosphere seem a little too commercial. Right behind the Viktualiemarkt, a famous permanent farmer’s market, the “Schrannenhalle” (granary hall) was re-opened about one year ago.