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Attractions in Munich

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MARIENPLATZ AND FRAUENKIRCHE

Cafés, restaurants, modern and traditional stores are awaiting visitors at Marienplatz. There are also many sights to see, such as the Munich City Hall, whose neo-Gothic exterior facade and famous Glockenspiel have shaped the image of Munich since the 19th century.

Munich’s proud landmark, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), with its two onion domes, towers over the old town. The Gothic cathedral is made of red brick and was built in 1494. Because no building in the area of Munich’s city centre is allowed to be higher than the Frauenkirche, the nearly one-hundred-meter-high towers are visible from very far away and the church still defines the skyline of Munich today.

 

MUNICH RESIDENCE

For centuries, Bavaria’s rulers lived in the Munich Residence. Today the extensive complex, which combines elements of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Classicism, is open to visitors. The many different parts of the palace host original furnished living quarters, the large treasury, which includes crown jewels and art objects, and the magnificent Cuvilliés Theater. After a tour of the Residence, the adjoined Hofgarten invites visitors to take a stroll.

VIKTUALIENMARKT

The Viktualienmarkt in central Munich is one of the oldest and best known markets in Germany. Covering an area of more than 22,000 square meters, visitors will find a wide variety of fresh food and regional specialties from Monday through Saturday.

The market is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike and offers a unique atmosphere of traditional Bavarian culture. Beer gardens and restaurants are also located nearby and invite you to enjoy a break.

 

ENGLISH GARDEN

The English Garden in Munich is a great excursion destination that has something to offer for everyone: historic landmarks, traditional Bavarian food, and space for sports activities such as cycling and hiking. With a size of 373 hectares, the English Garden is one of the largest inner-city green spaces in the world.

Start your tour at the Eisbach, where you can watch locals surfing the famous Eisbach wave. Nearby, the Monopteros, a circular colonnade in Greek style, offers a picturesque view of the city. After a walk through the park, you’ll arrive at the Chinese Tower with its lovely beer garden, where you can enjoy delicious Bavarian beer and pretzels.

ART DISTRICT

The Kunstareal, or art district, is home to some of the world‘s most well-known art museums. The three Pinakothek galleries (Alte Pinakothek/Old Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek/New Pinakothek – currently closed for renovation – and Pinakothek der Moderne/Modern Pinakothek) and the Brandhorst Museum contain artworks ranging from the Old Masters to contemporary art.

At Königsplatz, the Lenbachhaus gallery exhibits paintings from19th and 20th century, including from the artist group Blaue Reiter, and antiquities collections Glyptothek and Antikensammlung display antique vases and sculptures.

The NS Documentation Centre at Max-Mannheimer-Platz addresses the history of National Socialism.

DEUTSCHES MUSEUM

The Deutsches Museum, or German Museum of Art and Technology, is the largest science and technology museum in the world. It is located on the Museum Island in the Isar River, directly across from the Old Town, and includes 19 newly designed exhibitions on an area of 20,000 square meters.

Visitors can learn about developments in aerospace, chemistry, physics, astronomy, as well as marine research and energy technology. Technology enthusiasts can experience science live in programs that change daily.

OLYMPIC PARK

The Olympic Park in Munich is a beautiful spot that attracts thousands of visitors each year and is easily accessible by public transportation.

The extensive area with its green meadows, whose landmark is the unique tent roof construction over the Olympic stadium, was originally built to host sports facilities for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Today, the Olympic Park offers a wide range of leisure and cultural activities.

The observation deck of the Olympic Tower is at a height of 185 meters and allows visitors to enjoy an impressive view over the city.

NYMPHENBURG PALACE

Nymphenburg Palace was the summer residence of the Bavarian kings for over two centuries. The large baroque palace complex includes the main palace, which can be toured, as well as the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory with a showroom. Nymphenburg Palace is located in the middle of a magnificent park including an artificial canal. Swans and deer can be spotted in the extensive palace parks.

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