The main city of Bavaria is a lot more than Lederhosen and Oktoberfest – though the latter is a great chance to attend one of the most amazing parties on Earth with six millions of visitors attending each year. But outside this period, Munich is a green, stylish, liveable city with a huge wealth of museums and culture to share. Whether you decide to walk around town, or enjoy a ride on its 750 Kms of tree-lined bike lanes, Munich will captivate you with its subdued charm. But if after your power walk or ride you fancy a bit of fun, there is actually a lot to do! Most of the LGBT venues are in the centre, just south of the Marienplatz.
Germany has some of the best legal provisions when it comes to LGBT rights, though same-sex marriage has not arrived here yet (but civil unions give equivalent rights). Munich and Bavaria as a whole are often considered slightly more conservative than the rest of Germany, but fear not: LGBT visitors are welcome without exceptions and will find a very established gay scene, with venues catering for all tastes.