Munich is one of the richest and the most expensive cities of Europe, which was founded in 1158 by Henry the Lion, the duke of Saxony and Bavaria. Since 1806 Munich is the capital of Bavaria. In this city take place the most important banks, MSM and enterprises, such as the concern of BMW. The main city of Bavaria can boast of a number of well-known museums, great cultural level, rich nightlife and a such world-famous event as Oktoberfest.
The main architectural monuments and sights of Munich take place at the Carlsplatz and Marienplatz, which are famous for their Old and New City Halls. Around the Marienplatz with its high column of Maria you'll see the picturesque Old city. Not far from it there is the Frauenkirche, the huge towers became the symbol of Munich. The Hofbrauhaus brewery, the Residence and the Viktualienmarkt make the line of unforgettable architect objects. To this list can also be added the Odeonplatz and the Theatinerkirche. From this place starts its way one of the most beautiful streets of Munich – Ludwig-Leopoldstrasse.
The Marienplatz is the most crowded with tourists place in Munich. From that place it's easy to get to the market streets, various breweries and restaurants. But the square itself can be also very interesting. For example, there are the Glokenspiel currants on the pediment of the 19th century. At 11, 12 and 21 o'clock during the chime of bells a true puppet performance starts. It tells us about the historical past of the country. The new city hall is decorated with the 85-meter tower, from which one can enjoy the fascinating view on old area of the city. On the very top you'll see the talisman and symbol of Munich – the small monk Kindl.
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