Isar River is the fourth largest river in Bavaria (295km in length) and the second most important after the Inn. We walked a bit near the river when we visited Deutsches museum so most pictures you... more
Munich Stadtmuseum (Münchner Stadtmuseum) is the Munich’s municipal museum, the largest municipal museum in Germany. It is housed in the former arsenal and stables that date from late gothic period,... more
on the opposite end of the konigsplatz from the proplaen is the fuehrerbau. this was adolf hitler's office in munich. this building was the site of the 1938 munich agreement between hitler, mussolini,... more
When walking from Marienplatz, down Tal, past Isartor and crossing the river Isar, you will find the Muellersches Volksbad. The building is very beautiful and there is a small Cafe outside. Nice place... more
I have no particular interest in cars, but if you do, the cylindrical building of BMW, and its adjoining museum must be a mecca. When we passed by, they were expanding it, so this photo shows a bit of... more
We just got back from a bike tour of Munich with Mike's Bikes. Our tour guide was Kyle. He has degrees in history and German, he is hilarious AND a native English speaker--from California. We did 3... more
Feldherrnhalle (Field Marshals’ Hall) is a nice structure we noticed on Odeonsplatz between Residenz and Theatinerkirche. It was built in 1844 by Friedrich von Gartner that had as a model Loggia dei... more
This gate entry from the north side is a monument to the good times even back in the 14th century. It was demolished in 1800's to expand the city center and Felderrnhalle took its place in 1844, with... more
Approaching the Karlstor (one of the three surviving 14C town gates) while walking west on Neubauer Strasse, one see the fountains in the square beyond (plus the late 19C Justizpalast). Outside the... more
First of all I need to say: I am not a fan of FC Bayern Munich. Not at all. Or let me put it this way: In my family, we don't have a particular favourite club, we are just AGAINST Bayern Munich and... more
Hofgarten (Court Garden) is the small symmetrical park behind the Residenz complex. It was built in 1617 by Maximilian I in renaissance style and has cross-shaped and diagonal paths.
I walked for... more
This triumphal arch (in the ancient roman fashion) was erected by Bavarian King Ludwig I. in the mid 19th century to honour the role of the Bavarian army in the struggle against Napoleon, conveniently... more
I am putting this in red, as you will have to watch it with the spending, your card can get into the red quite quickly. If you want to shop, you just go to Maximilianstrasse. This street is renowned... more
This house was originally built as the residence of a well-do-do and evidently rather eccentric Munich painter named Franz von Lenbach (1836 – 1904). It now belongs to the City of Munich and is the... more
The whole year you can visit the zoological garden. The garden is subdivided in parts of different continents. Europe, America, Australia, Afrika, Asia......
adults 9 €
under 4´s free
children 4-14... more
By far one of the better museums that features many statues of the period back into the Greek/Roman eras spanning 1000 years. The building is Greek-Italian design and was built 1816-30 by way of the... more
It's always nice to go for a walk in Munich. Here in the early morning you see the medieval Gothic Gates (in German Tor) of the ancient city wall. There are still three gates in the city. Here you see... more
The tour of the National Theater also includes a look at the backstage areas, provided no rehearsals are going on and the stagemaster on duty gives his approval.
The last time I took the tour they... more
Starnberger See is the largest lake in Bavaria's "Five Lakes County." The five lakes are comprised of Starnberg, Wörthsee, Pilsensee, Wesslinger See and Ammersee.
To get here from Munich, take the... more
From my emails:
"It was while walking along this street (Neuhauser Strasse) that I was reminded of the humorous signs that I had come across. There was a "Moll" and then "Schmuck" (pic 2), an odd name... more
These film studios are nothing compared to Hollywood or so. But here some succesful German movies like 'Das Boot' were filmed! You can take part in a guided tour where you can have a look into U41 for... more
At the eastern end of the Hofgarten stands the Bayerische Staatskanzlei or Bavarian State Chancellery. After decades of dispute and several designs the building was finally completed in 1992.
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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...