Munich is the capital of Bavaria. It is the home of the world-famous festival, Oktoberfest. (If you plan on going be sure to book hostels early!) Munich is a diverse city and is by no means a strictly German population. The people of Munich are interested in travelers and very friendly.
There is much to do and see in Munich. Marienplatz is the Old Town Square of Munich, so be sure to book hostels around this center area! The Deutsches Museum is one of the largest technological museums in the world. Munich is rich with history, including Hofbrauhaus, a historic beer hall with traditional German cuisine. Hofbrauhaus is where Hitler and his henchmen devised their "Final Solution."
Munich is not far from Dachau, which is a preserved former concentration camp from World War II. The history of Dachau is shocking and disturbing, but a potent reminder of this country's not-so-distant involvement in a horrendous tragedy.
Also close to Munich--the Bavarian Alps! Take a trip the the Alps for breathtaking scenery including the very castle that inspired Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
Despite its history of being practically destroyed during World War II, Dresden is now a thriving city full of artists. There is so much happening in Dresden, from street art, to a Big-Lebowski-themed bar, and a thriving music scene. There is also an older, more traditional section with a beautiful palace. Try staying in the themed hostel Lolli’s (ask for the Giant Room).
Heidelberg, Cologne, Stuttgart, and Bonn are also worth checking out!