Karlsplatz (Stachus), Munich
Stachus is the nickname of the Karlsplatz.The square was named after Elector Karl Theodor, who set the foundation stone of this place. Worth to see is the fountain there, a famous meeting place.
Today, the Stachus is the busiest place in Europe.
Karsplatz is a big square with lots of traffic, it's inofficially called "Stachus" (don't know what that's supposed to mean, though). A 14th centurey gate called "Karlstor" separates it from the beginning of "Neuhauser Straße", the central shopping street, which leads to "Marienplatz".
The Karlsplatz represents the entrance to the Historic City Centre. The Karlsplatz takes its official name from the Elector Karl Theodor, who had the square laid out in 1791. It is better known as Stachus, supposedly named after the popular innkeeper Eustachius Föderl. The name might however also originate from the expression 'Stachel' (prickle). This was the term given to the arrows of the marksmen who used to try their combating skills in front of the Karlstor during the Middle Ages.
During summer it is nice to have a little rest next to the modern fountain.
This is a large open platz with a fountain in it. It was named after Elector Karl Theodor. The Locals did not like him. so called it Stachus after a local beer garden owner. The name stuck and to-day it is referred to by both names.
Wet, wet wet, rainy, rainy and rainy. In July of 1964 I was wet, In May 2010 I am wet again. My bones suffered pain. O dear Sun! I missed you.
Mrs Bonio enjoys trams and fountains, both evident here so usually guaranteed a visit when we're in town.
A wintertime ice skating rink is good entertainment too.
Orginal City Gate (Karlsplatz)
This is one of the orginal gates of the city and is located at Karlsplatz, a popular shopping district in Munich.