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National Theater HDR Munich is one of the richest and most expensive cities in Europe. It was founded in 1158 by Henry the Lion, the Duke of Saxony and Bavaria. Since 1806 Munich has been the capital of Bavaria. The most important banks, media companies and large enterprises, such as, for example, BMW, are headquartered in this city. The main city of Bavaria is home to a large number of museums of world importance, an unforgettable cultural environment, a vibrant nightlife and such world-famous events as the Oktoberfest.
Discovering the architecture of Munich from bird's eye view! New Town Hall, Deutsches Museum, Bavarian State Opera, Bavarian National Museum, Olympic Tower, Schleissheim Palace, Angel of Peace, all those monuments are defining the image of Munich … Open
All main architectural monuments and sights of Munich are, without a doubt, located in Karlsplatz and Marienplatz . The squares are also known for their Old and New Town Halls. The picturesque old town is located around Marienplatz with its tall Mary column. You will find Frauenkirche not far away from the square. The powerful towers of the church have become a symbol of Munich. Hofbräuhaus brewery, the Residence and Viktualienmarkt form a number of beautiful and amazing buildings. Odeonsplatz and Theatinerkirche church are also popular places of interest in Munich. This part of the city is the place, from which starts one of the most beautiful streets of Munich - Leopoldstrasse .
Marienplatz square.
This is the busiest tourist spot in Munich. You will easily find shopping streets, various pubs and restaurants in this square. All of them will be in a walking distance from Marienplatz. However, the square itself contains many interesting objects, such as Glockenspiel chime on the front of the New Town Hall . The tower was built in the XIX century. When it’s 11, 12 and 21 hours, the chime is accompanied with a puppet show that is usually dedicated to different historical events. The New City Hall is decorated with an 85m tower. The tower provides a beautiful view of the old part of Munich. The top of the tower is the location of the mascot and symbol of the city - a small Kindl monk. Copyright
Munich Frauenkirche, Blutenburg Castle, Maximilianeum, Glyptothek, New St. John Church, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Munich … Open
The main church in Munich, Frauenkirche, is located in Frauenplatz near Marienplatz in the center of the city. Two 99-meter towers of the church have largely determined the look of today's Munich. The church was built between 1468 and 1488 in the Baroque style and is considered one of the best examples of the Bavarian architecture. By the way, not everyone is equally positive about the beauty of Frauenkirche. Some visitors consider the church too gloomy inside. However, in any case, the church is definitely worth visiting and making your own opinion about its look.
BMW building Munich North of Marienplatz is the location of the Residence, a large complex of buildings constructed by the Vittelbachs, a family that brought fame and prosperity to Munich. The construction was carried out up to the XVIII century. After World War II the areas, which had been damaged severely, were rebuilt. Currently, the former ducal palace has become home to a number of museums (the Museum of Ancient Coins and Porcelain), a large concert hall and a small theater. Without a doubt, the Residence museum and treasury are also worth your closest attention.
Coco Loco remains one of the most popular play centers in Munich, so it can be recommended for travelers with children. It’s a true paradise for kids who can easily spend a whole day … Open
Munich is internationally famous for its Oktoberfest that takes place in Theresienwiese meadow. However, the city has much to offer to its guests, not only beer, salted pretzels and girls in national costumes. Munich is home to an incredible number of museums , the most significant of which are the German Museum, the National Prehistoric Collection, the Old Pinakothek, the Museum of Ethnography and the Munich City Museum, housed in the former arsenal.
The Propylaen at Konigsplatz in Munich Deutsches Museum.
The huge German Museum (Deutsches Museum) , which is located on the Museum Island on the Isar River, is dedicated to various aspects of science, technology and transportation. The museum is so large that it is simply impossible to watch its exposition in one day. A section with miniatures is one of the most interesting parts of the museum. Visitors are also recommended to visit the planetarium and the new transport section.
In order to appreciate a culinary variety, which is offered to guests by Munich restaurants, you should spend a bit more time in the most popular dining facilities of the city. Casa de Tapas … Open
Alte (Old) Pinakothek is the largest and the oldest museum of art in Munich. It was built in the XIX century by order of Duke Ludwig I. When the construction was finished, he immediately placed his collection of art there. Today, the museum exhibits a very large collection of paintings by masters of the XIV-XVIII centuries.
New Town Hall, Munich Despite the status of a big city, there are many green areas, gardens and parks in Munich. For example, world-famous English Garden stretches from the center of the city and to its northern suburbs. This is one of the most popular attractions of the city, loved by both tourists and Munich residents. The total area of the park is even bigger than New York's Central Park. Olympic Park is also very popular with visitors . It attracts people by its numerous lakes and spectacular views of the city from the Olympic hill. Certainly, do not forget to visit Park Nymphenburg, which is the location of a beautiful palace. Isarauen Park is a favorite place for swimming and a barbecue. If you want to enjoy an unhurried walk and get away from the city noise, Westpark will be your best choice. Tourists are usually fascinated with various botanical gardens, Deer Garden Park or the Court Garden.
Local residents are characterized by careful attention to compliance with all regulations and laws. Respect for law is one of the main national features. Besides this, the residents of … Open
Munich is also a wonderful place for shopping. Maximilianstraße is, without a doubt, the most elegant shopping street in Munich . However, even far away from luxury boutiques and elegant passages one will find an incredible number of shops that sell everything you can think of and even more. When it comes to food, you will find restaurants of different culinary trends in Munich. The capital of Bavaria itself is famous for boiled veal sausages, salted pretzels, different sorts of beer, and, the last but not the least, its hospitable people.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Munich
♥   Shopping area ' Kaufingerstraße' Munich, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area 'Neuhauser Straße' Munich, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' upscale' Munich, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Munich
♥   Castle 'Alter Hof Munich' , 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nymphenburg' , 5.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Amalienburg Munich' , 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Blutenburg' , 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dachau Palace' , 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Munich
♥   Nature Park 'Karwendel' , 80.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Naturpark Weißbach' , 111.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Ötztal' , 114.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Tiroler Lechtal' , 120.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Hochgebirgsnaturpark Zillertaler Alpen' , 126.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Munich and around
♥   Art museum 'Pinakothek der Moderne' Munich, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Die Neue Sammlung' Munich, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Staatliche Antikensammlungen' Munich, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Brandhorst' Munich, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Glyptothek' Munich, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Munich from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Asam Church

From the series “Rococo Architecture – Famous Monuments”
Visitors to the church can admire the elaborate wall paintings, stucco work, and beautiful sculptures today. The main decoration of the church is a two-level altar. The most unusual element of the church's design is the carved cornice It is formed in such a way that it seems to float freely in the air. The Asam Church is quite small despite all of its unique features. Its main hall is 22 meters long and only 8 meters wide. But the Asam Church remains one of the most beautiful churches in Germany for several hundred years. … Read further

Ohel Jakob Synagogue

From the series “The most luxury and famous synagogues”
The interior design of the synagogue is very restrained and elegant. There is modern light wood furniture inside. Natural light enters through the glass roof during the daytime. The very first synagogue was built on the site of the modern one in the 19th century. It was destroyed in 1938. It was not fully completed until 2005, despite earlier attempts to restore the religious monument. … Read further
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