You might just think of Oktoberfest when you think of Munich, but there’s really a lot more to this culturally rich city. The wealth of beautiful architecture is a reason to visit in itself. There’s the Schloss Nymphenburg, Germany’s largest Baroque palace with beautiful sprawling gardens. Then there’s the imposing Frauenkirche, with towers taller than any other building in Munich. The historic city center has many of the biggest attractions, including the old city gates Isartor and Karlstor. The main square, Marienplatz, is packed with important buildings; don’t miss the glockenspiel–it rings at 11, noon, and 5 PM. And don’t skip the Residenz, the grand palace where Bavarian royalty lived for centuries. Today, the Residenz is among Munich’s best museums, of which there are quite a few. The Glyptothek and the Staatliche Antikensammlungen both have world class collections of ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art and antiquities. If you’re more into technology than art, the Deutsches Museum has you covered. This is the world’s largest science and technology museum. Finally, enjoy the mild summer weather in the English Garden. This massive city park is the perfect place to relax with a German beer. Munich has a little of everything, so it’s a great destination no matter what you’re interested in.