Munich, Germany – Travel Guide One of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany is Munich, the capital of Bavaria. The city was founded in 1158 and it was named München, "home of the monks," after the first monastery which was built in the city in the 8th century. As the third largest city in Germany and having an ideal location just north of the Bavarian Alps, Munich has become a very popular tourist destination. Compare airfares and find cheap flights to Munich with eDreams. The melange of architecture: Gothic, neoclassical, Renaissance and Baroque, is one of the attractions in Munich, along with its world-class museums and galleries. The city is also famous for its beer brewing traditions, Oktoberfest, BMWs, beer gardens and Christmas markets. Munich awaits you with its strong cultural influences to intrigue and captivate you!