This square is a beautiful place. It was my favorite part of Munich. I was living in a village to the south, and whenever I could, I went to the big city, only to go on these streets, which are full of history and culture. It is worth entering the new City Hall (Neues Rathaus), climb the church tower to get a good view of what is around the city, have a few beers and a good meal at the nearby typical Bavarian HB, visit Frauenkirchen, sit and have a beer at the market, stroll along the EnglischerGarten ... If you go in the area, it is a must.
It's one of the most famous beer halls in Munich and one of the city's most important tourist attractions. And, it's the center of attention during Oktoberfest. It's a beer hall with a long history and is known for rallies that Hitler used to give when first starting in politics. It is very large and has several rooms that can hold up to 2500 people.
This is the new Town Hall and can be found in Marienplatz. It is with a Gothic Revival style and was constructed between 1867 and 1909. Its main facade measures 100m in length and 85m in high, and its tower is one of the largest in Europe. Now I'll give my particular opinion. The building is as grand and beautiful as they come, with typically neoclassical decoration, decorated all to no avail. What most caught my attention are the gargoyles and flower decorations on the outside of it. We also noticed a courtyard, where there is a café where you can have a drink in the evening or enjoy a nice dessert.
I am going to share these strange images of famous surfers in the English Garden (English park) in Munich. Although this German town has no beach, if you like surfing you can go to this place and using the force with which the water comes out and the preparation of this part of the canal, you can surf the waves in "Eisbach" a manmade stream, from the Isar River as it passes through Munich.
This year I finally was able to go and experience this event known as "The October Festival". I have no words to describe it. It is amazing because there are people everywhere, sharing tables and of course toasting with these jars filled with 1 liter of beer. Each house has a brand of beer, large or important and there are 6. There are also plenty of attractions.The Germans are almost always with a beer in their hand from 9 in the morning, taking the subway, walking the streets, etc. The smaller size is a pint and the largest I have seen is 1 liter. I found rather drunk people but by the surroundings of the fair. The people are very friendly and very attentive. I recommend it to everyone. I'll be back another year.
About two minutes from Marienplatz is a market where you can buy different products ranging from fruit to Christmas decorations. There are also stalls that sell sausages (delicious, huge and cheap) and beer with typical local food. It's a good way to have a quick bite to eat and continue sightseeing.
Bayern Munich (first team in town) weren't playing that week, but the 2nd division TSV were. But despite seeming boring before we went we had a great time at the stadium. The Allianz Arena in Munich is an ultramodern structure inaugurated in 2005 and it is really quite interesting from the outside. The strange thing is that the outside changes color according to the team playing, so that at night it is even more impressive.
This cathedral was constructed between 1726 and 1738, it was, until World War II, the largest Protestant church in Germany. Destroyed by bombing in February 1945, it was reconstructed by the Communists, because they wanted to leave it as a reminder of the war and barbarism. With German reunification took place, popular mobilization underwent to rebuild the church, which ceased in 2005.
This magnificent museum of the famous automotive brand offers an extensive trip through history, showing their old products as well as the future trends their vehicles will follow. It also highlights the sporting success achieved by BMW cars, advertisements, and their signature engines. Recent renovations have increased the display area which has given the museum a new life and made it more attractive.
Munich Airport is where you'll probably have to stop by if you travel with Lufthansa to Asia. Another possibility is Frankfurt, which is much larger and with more air traffic. Munich airport is very quiet, with typical duty free shops filled with German things, local team memorabilia, etc. Of course there are also bars where you can enjoy a typical German sausage accompanied by a beer HB München, of couse having been brewed in the city.
A huge park that was built for the 1972 Olympics. With the Olympiaturm, the TV tower, 290 feet high, you recognise the place from afar. It has become the symbol of the park. The three fundamental facilities are the Olympic Stadium and the Olympic pavilions and swimming. The place is very original. A transparent cover system stands on facilities like a tent stretched by various posts. Authentic architectural work. In the middle of the park was built an artificial lake and a hill formed with the debris removed after the war. I recommend climbing to the top of the hill. There is a stunning view of the whole. I went in the summer and it was a bright green (take a look at the photos). Olympiapark Today holds various events in the city of Munich: summer concerts, fireworks, etc. .. If you visit the city, it is a must.
The Munich Olympic Stadium with its distinctive textile cover was designed by Frei Otto. Until they built the Allianz Arena (2005), this was the official stadium for Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich. It was built to host the 1972 Munich Olympics, and then hosted the World Cup in 1974. The surroundings are of lawns, gardens and small lakes. I found both structures impressive and also the whole area next to the stadium was a pleasure to stroll around.
The Köningsplatz is modern place that creates a very big square surrounded by 3 imposing buildings and an avenue. It was designed by Leo von Klenz ve was also responsible for 2 of the surrounding buildings known as Propylaea and Glyptoteka (which houses a museum of sculpture). The 3rd building is the work of Georg Friederich Ziebland and can be found in the national collection of ancient art. Each of the buildings has its own distinct style, which are Bonico, Doric and Corinthian.
It goes like this: the Devil came to the Church and since it didn't have any windows, he thought he could come and do whatever he pleased. But then, a ray of light came through a window and burned him, leaving a mark on the tile floor in the shape of a hoof. And that is when you walk into the church the first impression is that there is only one window in the background but really there are windows on every wall. This footprint is in the Frauenkirche Cathedral and though I tried not to, I could not resist comparing it to my own foot.
The Pinakothek der Moderne is in Munich, one of the leading museums exhibiting contemporary art, painting and twentieth century industrial design objects such as cars, computers, furniture and jewelry. The Alte Pinakothek and Neue Pinakothek showcase their predecessors and modern classical pieces from the collection. The building of the Pinakothek der Moderne is quite impressive, designed by architect Stephan Braunfels. The concept is that all the exterior is made of reinforced foundation and no coating for a brute style. The interior is very bright and has a nice cafe full of details of northern European design.
In winter the lake is partly emptied and the cold freezes the remaining water so you can skate and play various ice sports late into the night (11 pm is late at night, too late for Germans, and even more so as it's winter).
It was built in 1474 by Jörg von Halsbach and is the 2nd district in the history of Munich. It consists of a large Gothic hall and a tower. In the Second World War it was completely destroyed and later rebuilt with the same look it had when it served as a gateway to the city. Today the tower houses a toy museum called "Spielzeugmuseum".
This church is a Catholic church and belongs to the Jesuits. It was built during the transition from Renaissance to Baroque. During World War II the church was severely damaged. In the basement of the church some royal tombs can be found. I was surprised to find among these graves the graves of two Spanish princesses.
Wondering what to do in Munich? The city offers history and culture in every corner! There is a wealth of attractions in Munich, both cultural and religious, as well as many parks and plazas. One of the top places to visit in Munich is its Old Town, which has a number of baroque and rococo buildings built during the first half of the eighteenth century by the rulers of Bavaria.
Other top Munich attractions include: the Isar Gate, a unique medieval gate that has retained its main tower and outdoor frescoes created in 1835 by Bernhard von Neher; the Siegestor or Victory Gate, and the Feldherrnhalle, a monument to honor the Bavarian army. Other great things to do in Munich include the baroque Nymphenburg Palace, Palais Durckheim, built with red bricks and current headquarters of the Palais Pinakothek, the Altes Rathaus and the Neues Rathaus.
As for religious buildings, don't miss Munich Cathedral or Frauenkirche, two of the most popular things to see in Munich among foreign tourists. We should also mention the Theatinerkirche, the St. Peter's Church and the Church of Sankt Paul.
If you prefer to delve into art, there are Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne and the Deutsches Museum, all of which boast some of the richest collections in all of Europe. And after all of this, there is still much more great stuff to do in Munich! If you're lucky enough to visit this wonderful city, make sure to have a look on minube and discover all the best Munich activities recommended by fellow travelers.