Today it is mostly seen as an icon of the Oktoberfest. But the figure of Bavaria cast in Munich, designed by Ludwig Schwanthaler, is considered the first colossal sculpture of modern times and is one of the most important castings of the 19th century. Before it was erected in 1850, the Hall of Fame was created in its background. A columned hall made of 48 Doric columns, according to the idea of King Ludwig I a "fatherland monument" like the Walhalla near Regensburg and the Liberation Hall in Kelheim, equipped with marble busts "excellent Bavaria". So it is definitely a "place of pilgrimage" for Bavaria, even outside the Oktoberfest season.
Karl Valentin, however, the great Munich comedian and lateral thinker said about Bavaria, which is considered a symbol of Bavaria's "strength": "Actually, a large beer keg should have belonged, because the symbol of Bavaria's strength is beer brewing, which happens every year at the Oktoberfest and Salvator time proves. "
At the end of September you should not visit the Bavaria.
During the Oktoberfest, you sometimes have to wait for hours until you can see through some body parts.
On the other hand, you can get a good overview during the Oktoberfest time.
Otherwise you can see the Theresienwiese.