TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS AND THINGS TO DO IN MUNICH GERMANY

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Top 10 Attractions in Munich

Munich is located in southern Germany. It is the third largest city of the country and the capital of the state of Bavaria. The city is a busy traffic hub, because many people travel along their way to their (winter sports) holiday in the Alps. In Munich each year the Oktoberfest is celebrated, the world’s largest beer festival. Also in the area of ​​historical and cultural sights, the city has something to offer.

10. Zum Augustiner (beer house / restaurant)

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In a beautiful old building in the center of Munich is Zum Augustiner . This is a beer house combined with a restaurant. Here the famous Augustiner Beer is donated, from Munich’s oldest brewery. The kitchen also prepares typical authentic Bavarian meals.

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9. Castle Nymphenburg

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On the northwest side of Munich city center is the Schlosspark Nymphenburg. In this 2 km² park with various fountains, ponds and pavilions is the castle Nymphenburg. This palace has been there since the year 1664. Then the couple, Ferdinand Maria and Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, ordered the construction of a palace. The Italian architect Agostino Barelli designed the palace. Over the years it has been expanded. As a result, various building styles can be seen in the Castle. Pavilions were also added to the palace. Different parts of the lock are now accessible to the public, including the stables. There are various historical carriages to be admired. The seven hundred feet wide baroque façade is the main attraction of the castle.

8. Deutsches Museum

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The largest museum in the history of science and technology is located in Munich. It was founded by Oskar von Miller in 1903. It is in a beautiful location: right in the center of an island in the Isar river. In the German museum, no less than 28000 objects in the fields of science and technology are exhibited.Here you will find information about metallurgy, hydrology and geodesy, aerospace, aerospace, trains, tunnel construction, ceramics, pharmacy and telecommunications. The history of the writing and paper is shown here. There is an IMAX cinema and a planetarium. Two special objects are a silver microscope made by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and a reconstructed prehistoric cave of Altamira.

7. English Garden

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In the north of Munich is the vast park ‘Engelse Tuin’. It has a length of no more than 4 kilometers. In this green park there are many statues, water parties, an amphitheater, a Japanese tea house, a meeting room and the Rumford House. The most spectacular building in the park is the 25-meter high Chinese Tower.

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6. Art area (museum district)

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The Art Area is a museum district in the center of Munich. Within walking distance are the following museums: Museum Bradhorst, Glyptothek Munich, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Haus der Kulturinstitute, Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Türkentor, Städliche Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek and Panakothek der Moderne.

5. St. Peter’s Church

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In the historic center of Munich at the Rindermarkt on the Petersbergl (small elevation) stands the St. Peter church. The church is famous for its tower called the ‘Alter Peter’. From here you have a beautiful view (from 91 meters high) over the city. Also the parish church itself is worth a visit. The building dates from the end of the 12th century, but has been adapted many times. Certainly after the bombing in the Second World War, a restoration and reconstruction was necessary. This was fully completed in the year 2000. The churchpieces of the church are the Baroque high altar with a petition from the Holy Scripture (from the 18th century) and the glass shrine of Saint Munditia (a casket with the physical surplus of a sacred woman from Rome in the year 310) .

4. New Town Hall

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Munich’s New Town Hall is located in the main square Mariaplatz (the number 1 of this list). The enormous building (then the new town hall) was built in Flemish Gothic style at the end of the 19th century, designed by Georg Hauberrisser. It is due to its abundant decorated façade and the 79 meter high tower. Furthermore, the stained-glass windows, vaulted ceilings, complex woodcarving and a maze pattern on the inner courtyard floor. The New Town Hall has the fourth largest clock game in Europe. Daily at 11, 12 and 17 hours the 43 bells of the bell play sound. As this happens, the life-sized brass puppets show a show. There are two shows, showing scenes of past events in Munich, one in the upper arch and one in the lower archway: a 1568 tournament and the Schläffertanz from 1517.

3. Our Lady Church

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The largest church in Munich is the Church of Our Lady. This centrally located cathedral has a length of 109 meters, a width of 40 meters and a height of 99 meters. The building built from red brick is from the late 15th century and built in a late Gothic style. Only the domes are added later. The Onze-Lieve Vrouwekerk features a lot of special art from the 14th to the 18th century, beautiful stained glass windows and a print of a devil’s footstep (called Teuvelsstritt).

2. Munich Residenz (palace)

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In the heart of the city, in the Hofgarten park, it is Munich Residenz. This building is a former royal palace from 1385. It has various building styles, since it has been expanded over the centuries. Both the Palladian, Italian and Germanic Renaissance styles are found in the palace. There are 130 rooms and no less than 10 courtyards. The treasure room consists of ten rooms with among others the crown of Empress Cunigunde, the prayer book of Karel de Kale and jewels and ceremonial swords of Queen Therese. A museum is now located in the palace. In addition to treasures from the treasury, there are also 16th and 17th century frescoes, portraits of the royal Wittelbach family, porcelain and carpets from the far east. There are also a Cuvillies-Theater in rococo style, a court chapel and a beautifully decorated grotto in the castle.

1. Marienplatz (square)

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Munich’s main square is called Marienplatz. Here is a golden image of Saint Virgin Mary, there is a small fish fountain and the New Town Hall is located (see number 4 of this list). There is always a pleasant crowd in the square. There are a number of cafés, restaurants and terraces located on the square. Also here are the Christmas market and other events.

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