Munich is Bavaria’s capital and Germany’s southernmost major city. It is also the gateway to the Alps, which makes Munich the most scenic city in the country. Art, culture and history combine in a forward-thinking city with an appetite for raucous fun. With its ancient city centre and breathtaking surroundings, Munich offers much more to travellers than its famous Oktoberfest (but if that is the only reason you are visiting, you will not be disappointed). For adventure hounds, the Alps, as well as countless magnificent lakes are within an hour’s drive from Munich. And if castles are your thing, Neuschwanstein Castle (widely considered the most beautiful castle in the world) is a picture-perfect example of Romantic era architecture nestled on a steep hill above the Alpsee Lake.