Taking the train from the airport we got off at Marienplatz in the city center, probably the most popular place all over Munich.
Pic 1 was taken from the stairs as we were approaching the ground... more
The term holocaust is an ancient word derived from the Greek language—"holos" (whole) and "kaustos" (burned)—but following the conclusion of World War II the term took on an entirely new meaning. The... more
For the time being I can’t write much about the castle itself or its interior, because I was here only briefly, for an early Sunday morning walk with Richie. But this is something I enjoyed very much,... more
The Viktualienmarkt is Munich’s premier place to shop for fresh produce, dairy, bread, and Bavarian specialties.
In the heart of the Viktualienmarkt, you find a beer garden; shaded by hundred-year old... more
What a surprise and delight to find the English Garden in Munich. The English Garden (Englischer Garten), not only is gigantic in size but is a source for many activities from sightseeing, relaxing,... more
The Olympiapark in Munich, Germany, is an Olympic Park which was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics.
The general area comprises four separate sub-areas:
Olympic Area: Includes the Olympic... more
For the last 2 years all my Bavarian friends have been telling me how wonderful this place is. The only way to shut them up seemed to be to go. So yesterday (22-4-13) I did.
I enjoyed it. There’s a... more
Fraunenkirche (church of our Dear Lady ) is the Cathedral of Munich. This roman catholic church was built in gothic style, designed by Jorg von Halsbach. It was consecrated in 1494 (it took only 20... more
Munich Residenz (Munchner Residenz) was the seat of government and residence of Bavarian Kings from 1508 to 1918 but opened to the public in 1920! The first building on the site was erected in 1385... more
Neuschwanstein is a fairy tale castle (actually, Disney used it as his inspiration for Cinderella's castle in Disneyland). In castle terms, Neuschwanstein is young. The castle was constructed between... more
There has not been a place like this around; but a couple come close to replicate the beer fame. The locals and the tourists like the fun and noise and music, going into the night. Of course beer... more
St Peter’s church(Peterskirche) –also known as Alter Peter(Old Peter)- is one of the oldest churches in Munich. It’s a roman catholic church that was built in 1368 in gothic style replacing the one... more
The new BMW Museum is currently under construction (2005) and won't be ready until 2007. Thankfully there is a temporary display at a special building underneath the Olympic Tower, but unfortunately... more
The Bavarian Alps include the most beautiful landscapes of Germany. Lakes, snow, hiking, great food, ... Don't forget to pass by the Romantische Strasse (the romantic street), the lake at Chiemsee and... more
We went on an escorted tour of this castle which was a short (one hour) trip from Munich. We stopped at the base of an extensive park to take the short hike to one of Ludwig II's many castles. The... more
This is the center of Munich, with the city's best-known places to go. Surrounded by a ring of streets, it contains the city's most famous churches, beer halls, the Rathaus (City Hall), and museums.... more
When I came to Munich to visit Richie & Doreen, Asam Church was high on my wish list. I realised that it is located almost in the city centre, not far away from underground station Sendlinger Tor. So... more
The museum quarter in Munich houses 3 different painting galleries: Old Pinakothek (13th to-18th century), New Pinakothek(19th century) and Modern(20th century). All of them worth to be visited but... more
Munich is justly famous for its beer halls. Not just the Hofbrauhaus, but all of them. Socializing here is what the Germans do in their evenings. Bavaria brews all kinds of beers, not just the usual... more
This is merely a "walkthrough" the arches for entry into the Marienplatz Square. There is no museum inside; just some offices above. The building was constructed in 1470-1480, even though there is... more
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Munich is one of the biggest tourist attractions of Germany and it deserves to be for its nice architecture and...
Or the City of Singles, or any number of names the locals give it. Munich is a big city, with a small town atmosphere. It is many things to many people. Many people love it, some people hate it, but...