Munich (Germany): what to see


What to see in Munich, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including Marienplatz, Carillon, Town Hall, Royal Palace and Cathedral.

Tourist information

Located in Bavaria, Munich is Germany's third largest city by population.

The heart of the city consists of Marienplatz, an enchanting square with the Baroque column dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the center and, on one side, the new Neues Rathaus Town Hall, famous for its Carillon clock with animated figures, representing respectively the upper floor. scene of the tournament of 1568, which was held to celebrate the wedding of Duke William V with Renate von Lothringen, and on the lower floor the one where the scene of Bottai's dance is symbolically recalled, as a celebration for the end of the plague of 1515/17, everything is activated automatically 3 times a day, precisely at 11, 12 and 17.

On this square there is also the old town hall Alte Rathaus.

Continuing we meet the oldest church in the city, Peterskirche.

Frauenkirche is the Cathedral, with two towers dominated by brass domes, which is the most famous construction in the center.

The Theatinerkirche Church, Chiesa dei frati Teatini, is a beautiful church in the high Italian Baroque style and Michaelskirche is another magnificent Renaissance-style church.

What see

The Royal Palace is the Residenz, inhabited by the Wittelsbach royal family until 1918 and can be visited internally.

This city has many important art museums, most of which are located in the Kunstareal such as the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek and the Pinakothek der Moderne.

The English Garden is a park in the center of the city, including a nudist area, jogging paths and bridle-paths.

Deutsches Museum is the museum of science and technology.

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Michaelskirche is the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps.

Theatinerkirche is a basilica in the high Italian Baroque style, which had a greater influence on southern German Baroque architecture.

Asamkirche was wanted and built by the Asam brothers, pioneering artists of the Rococo period.

Nymphenburg Palace, the summer residence of the Wittelsbach family of Bavaria, is an imposing building with large gardens with ponds.

In the National Theater, in neoclassical style, several works by Richard Wagner were staged, at the behest of Ludwig II of Bavaria.

The traditional Oktoberfest beer festival takes place every year between late September and early October, which attracts many people.

Best Things to Do in Munich | Restaurants, Sightseeing, and More (September 2021)

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