Apart from Munich’s „usual“ sights and landmarks, there are a few hidden gems that catch the eye.
Hardly any tourist ever wanders into the yard of Ganghoferstraße 29, the address of a local consultant agency. However, this unobtrusive courtyard hosts one of Munich’s most unusual artworks: Artist Olafur Eliasson has designed a huge infinite staircase that has no beginning and no end. This fascinating sculpture is one of Munich’s most instagrammed artworks and should absolutely be on your bucket list.
True, Munich is not a seashore city but it has a vivid surfer’s scene nevertheless.
On the edge of the English garden, right next to Prinzregentenstraße, Munich’s sufers gather around a standing wave in the river Eisbach. The wave, produced by concrete walls, doesn’t move and thus provides ideal surfing conditions all year round. And mind you – this means that surfing takes place even in the coldest days of winter.
Contemplative silence welcomes the visitor of Promendenplatz in front of Bayerischer Hof. There, a makeshift memorial for the late popstar Michael Jackson, is maintained by a group of loyal fans. After the King of Pop died in June 2009, mourning fans set up candles, flowers and posters at the base of a statue honouring the Renaissance composer Orlando de Lasso. To this day, the memorial is decorated with fresh flowers, letters and pictures, honoring the art and the humanitarian work of Michael Jackson. The superstar loved Bavaria and gave various charity concerts in Munich. Today his memorial is one of the most beloved and colorful sights in Munich’s old town.
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