One of the methods that many travellers use to prepare for their vacation is to read about the area. The following books are recommended for travellers planning a trip to Munich:

 

GUIDEBOOKS
Eyewitness Travel Guide Munich & the Bavarian Alps (Izabella Galicka and Katarzyna Michalska), Dorling Kindersley, 2008
Past Finder – Munich 1933-1945: Traces of German History – A Guidebook
(Maik Kopleck), Christoph Links Verlag, 2007
Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest (Andrea Schulte-Peevers), Lonely Planet, 2008
Only in Munich: A Guide to Hidden Corners, Little-Known Places and Unusual Objects (Duncan J. D. Smith), Christian Brandstätter Verlag, 2009. This richly illustrated off-the-beaten-track guide to more than 80 fascinating and unusual sights will appeal to explorers and independent travellers 

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

München – Kunst und Kultur (Josef H. Biller & Hans-Peter Rasp), Südwest-Verlag, 2005

ARCHITECTURE AND MONUMENTS
Architectural Guide Munich (Various), Reimer, 2008

HISTORY
Streifzüge durch Münchens Kunstgeschicht von der Romanik bis zur Gegenwart (Lothar Altmann), Verlag Schnell & Steiner, 2008
Geschichte Münchens (Richard Bauer), Beck, 2003
Kleine Geschichte Münchens (Reinhard Bauer & Ernst Piper), DTV, 2008
Münchner Stadtgeschichten – Von den Ursprüngen bis Heute (Fritz Fenzl), Stiebner, 2004
Münchens Weg in die Gegenwart: Von Heinrich der Löwe zur Weltstadt (Peter Claus Hartmann), Verlag Schnell & Steiner, 2008
Kleine Kunstgeschichte Münchens (Norbert Huse), Beck, 2004

HITLER’S MUNICH
Where Ghosts Walked: Munich’s Road to the Third Reich (David Clay Large), W. W. Norton & Co., 1998
Hitler and Munich: A historical guide to the sights and addresses of Munich important to Adolf Hitler, his followers and his victims (Brian Deming), Verlag Anton Plenk, 1988
Munich and Memory: Architecture, Monuments and the Legacy of the Third Reich (Gavriel D. Rosenfeld), University of California Press, 2000
National Socialism in Munich (Themen Gesichts Pfad) (Various), Landeshaupstadt München, 2007

WEBSITES
www.muenchen.de
(Munich’s Official Internet Site)

www.muenchen-touristeninformation.de (Munich Tourist Information)

www.holidayen.com/explore/Munich (Munich Travel Guide) 

www.inside-munich.com (Information about things to do in Munich)

www.best-of-munich.com (Munich Tourist Information, including museums)

www.mvv-muenchen.de/www.mvg-mobil.de (Munich Public Transport Network)

www.stattreisen-muenchen.de (Munich City Walks)

www.spurwechsel-muenchen.de (Munich tours on foot, and by bike, tram and bus)

www.munichwalktours.de (Munich Walk Tours)

www.radiusmunich.com (the original Third Reich walking tour)

www.munich-insider.de (Third Reich and Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial tours)

www.stolpersteine-muenchen.de (Jewish memorial stones initiative)

www.toytowngermany.com/munich (English-language community website for Germany)