Bavaria's favorite, Munich has an appetite for the good life, effectively led by beer halls in its vibrant Old Town, Bavarian cuisine restaurants, the spirit of Oktoberfest, and a mix of architecture, history and thought-provoking culture. In a city such as this, Munich makes one enjoy the charms of its inherent Bavarian heritage – be it the lederhosen-bearing festivals, or the ever famous Weissbier. But, Munich doesn't rest on its Bavarian attractions, extending its scope to serious musical passions that transcend schuhplattler. Included within this scope are illustrious landmarks that deem it one of Europe's major cultural centers, from the importance of the Nationalteater, to the more urbane Gasteig, home to the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Munich's historic sprawl also explores its royal heritage that comprises of well-preserved baroque residences like the Nymphenburg Palace and Oberschleißheim. At its periphery exists its constantly developing modernity, from hip nightclubs and bars, to trendy cafes.