The Alte Pinakothek has a great collection of Albrecht Dürer's art, including "The Four Apostles", "Adam and Eve", and his self portrait. The architecture of the museum itself is quite unique.
It is considered one of the oldest and most important galleries in the world. There are more than 800 masterpieces by European artists from the Middle Ages to the end of the Rococo period.
Rubens occupies (with one of the largest collections of his works in the world) the center of the museum.
Tues. - Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Tues. until 8 p.m.,
closed on Mondays
Built for the 1972 Olympic Games it is a must see. One can spend a whole afternoon there to visit the numerous venues and then enjoy the wonderful view from the Olympic tower that is three times as high as the spires of the Frauenkirche. All in all it stands 289.53 metres tall and if the weather is nice you can even see the Alps! I also enjoyed the great food up in the restaurant..
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Schloss Nymphenburg used to be the summer castle of Great Elector Ferdinand Maria von Savoyen and his wife. Built in the 17th century, it was a castle of the Wittelsbach family for many years. Even today, they have the right to live there, but don't own the castle anymore. The castle itself counts as one of the most beautiful castles of the world due to its perfect combination of house and park.
I didn't go inside to see the baroque, rokoko and classicistic rooms, but the park next to the castle is well worth the visit, too. It is a good combination of French and English garden architecture tradition and thereby a wonderful place to have a break during a hot day.
The most famous church of München is the Frauenkirche ("Women's Church"). Besides the main building, the 99 m tall tower is open to visitors and offers a fantastic view on München and the nearby German and Austrian Alps (weather permitting).
The Olympiapark is the site of the 1972 Olympics. It is a lively place with obviously many sports facilities. The Olympic swimming center is open to recreational swimmers and is beautifully located under the world-famous roofs that characterize many buildings in the Olympiapark, including the Olympic stadium.
Besides the swimming center, there are the ice sport center ("Eissportzentrum"), the Olympic tower (very nice to go up and enjoy the beautiful view; you can even see the Alps!) and many many more.
The headquarters of German car maker BMW are open to visitors. They host a museum about the history of automobiles. The building itself -- designed by the Austrian architect Schwarzer -- was completed in 1972 and is situated close to the "Olympiapark", north of the city center.
Munich's Hofgarten once was the park for the regents. It's located just next to Odeonsplatz and surrounded by many former aristocrat buildings.
In addition to its beautiful features, Hofgarten is also a nice place to stay if it's rainy. Usually, there's some violinist in the little pavillion in the middle who plays sad classical music - I sat there and enjoyed it during the day's 25th rainshower and it made me feel better...
Hofgarten is perfect for a leisurely afternoon stroll, especially in nice weather. It's a mix of moms with strollers, bikers, couples, and a few tourists.
Bring a book and read all afternoon on one of the benches, or get a sandwich and have lunch on one of the grassy patches.
You can get a great view of the city from the top of the tower. And, unlike a lot of older church towers, there are very few steps to climb--an elevator takes you up most of the way.
The Frauenkirche ("Dom zu unserer Lieben Frau" - Cathedral of Our Lady) is the most famous building in the city center. At first glance the two towers appear to be the same height but in actual fact one is slightly taller than the other.
Unlike most buildings in Munich's old town, the towers of the Frauenkirche (but not the church itself) survived the war intact, making them more than 400 years old. Frauenkirche's towers (109 meters or 358 feet tall) are also the measurement for a new rule which limits the height of new buildings to the same height. This rule was passed in November 2004 by the people of Munich in a referendum ("Bürgerentscheid") organized by Georg Kronawitter, a former SPD mayor, against the will of the political parties in the city's parliament ("Stadtrat") who feared that it would harm the city's attractiveness to investors.
The Residenz has a history almost as long as that of the Wittelsbach family, and was the official residence of the rulers of Bavaria from 1385 to 1918.
I have to say though, that it's not terribly impressive, compared to all the lavish palaces in Europe. The great dining hall is pretty neat, as is the collection of china.
Keep in mind, people take their palace seriously and will take offense if you don't stay long enough--I only had one hour to get through the whole place, and the ticket-lady in the front scolded me as I was leaving.
The Bavarians give their hearts and souls to opera, and this is one of the world's great opera companies. Its productions are beautifully mounted and presented, and the company's roster includes some of the world's greatest singers. Hard-to-get tickets may be purchased at the box office Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm, plus 1 hour before each performance. The Nationaltheater is also the home of the Bavarian State Ballet.
Theatinerkirche is located next to the Odeonsplatz. The yellow facade is reminiscent of Italy. Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, wife of the elector Ferdinand Maria, donated this church to the Italian Order of the Theatines in gratitude for the birth of the long-awaited heir to the throne Prince Max Emanuel.
It was built in Baroque style and largely completed by 1688 by the masters Spinelli and Zucalli and received finishing touches in Rococo style by the Cuvilliés, father and son, in 1768.
The church's interior is unusual for Bavarian Churches. It is monumental and full of southern pathos, dominated by the white stucco works of the Italian stucco masters Moretti, Brenni and Perti. The church's high altar, whose gable figures represent dignitaries of the House of Savoy gives further evidence of the Italian influence.
Open from May to November, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 - 4.30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A daily market where you can basically find everything and you may be able to sell your goods as well.
The market is filled with history and also has a few nice monuments that that are dedicated to famous Bavarian comedians such Karl Valentin ,Lisl Karlstadt etc. A must to visit..
The opening times are on weekdays between 10 and 6 PM and on Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM.
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Munich was the site of the 1972 Winter Olympics, and today you can still go to the rink for some ice skating.
12 October 2003 to 14 March 2004
Daily 9.30 am - noon / 1 pm - 4 pm / 7 pm - 10 pm
Like the town hall, the old town hall is situated at the beautiful Marienplatz. The old town hall like it is today was constructed in the late 15th century.