Munich is Germany's most popular city and is a famous tourist destination. Munich's rich history will satisfy any history buff on a senior travel tour.
Not only does Munich have a perfect modern feel, it also retains a lot of its historic past. As the city that native Germans love to live in, it's no wonder that the views of the Alps combined with rustic charm can make anyone fall in love with its skyline.
Travelers will find Munich's city center in Altstadt, between Karlstor, Isartor, Sendlinger Tor and Odeonsplatz. About 80 percent of Altstad was destroyed by the Allies in World War II, yet the city has worked hard to restore its historic buildings and restore the old town feel. Tour members can get an idea of what life was like in Munich after it was destroyed by visiting the City Museum of Munich. Those who stop by the museum will get to see more than 2,000 musical instruments from Africa, America, Asian and Europe.
Car lovers who stop in Munich on Germany river cruises can check out the headquarters of the German car company BMW. The legacy of this car manufacturer is obvious in Munich - the streets are filled with various models of this impressive auto company. The BMW museum offers visitors with a more detailed history of the brand as well as the development and future of the company. While at the museum, guests can see some of the first BMWs manufactured and even a permanent exhibition of the BMW Roadster.
Anyone who remembers the controversy that surrounded the 1972 Olympic Games should visit Olympic Park. The complex is an iconic part of the cityscape of Munich and is the former home of Munich's professional soccer team Bayern Munich FC - Germany's most successful soccer club.
For those who want to live like a king for a day, stop by Schloss Nymphenburg. The palace is surrounded by Parisian-style gardens as well as several ponds. The Wittelsbachs, a former European royal family, once called the palace their summer home. The Stone Hall in the palace contains the famous Gallery of Beauties.
While Munich may have been on the list of things to do, once travelers see what the city has to offer they'll wonder why it wasn't higher up on that list.