Things To See in Munich, Germany

Munich Things To See

Walking around Munich’s city centre, it is difficult to believe that it was all but reduced to rubble during World War II. It’s main focal point Marienplatz, where some of the city’s most breathtaking architecture can be found, and surrounding area (known as the Altstadt) have buildings glorious as any other European cities.

Around the city’s main square are a host of churches, each one as breathtaking as the other. The best known of these is the Frauenkirche thanks to its onion-shaped domes which dominate the Bavarian capital’s skyline. The other churches in the Altstadt might not be as recognisable from the outside but are just as memorable once you see their interiors.

Due to Munich’s role as an independent kingdom, it has the appearance of a city of great importance, and it is full of majestic, imposing buildings. It is also home to some of Europe’s finest museums, most of which can be found in the museum quarter, just east of the city centre.

Attractions in Munich

  • Neue Pinakothek

    Barerstrasse 29, Munich, Germany

    The collection here isn't as impressive as in the Alte Pinakothek but still has a good collection of European paintings and sculptures from the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • Schloß Nymphenburg

    Nymphenburg, West Munich, Munich, Germany

    This castle situated in West Munich is one of the city's finest buildings. Also on the grounds are botanical gardens which are worth the visit on their own.

  • Rathaus - Munich Town Hall

    Marienplatz 8, Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

    This Gothic style building is one of Munich\'s most famous and took over 40 years to complete. The hall\'s 260-foot tower with carillon is one of Munich\'s most recognisable landmarks.

  • Marienplatz

    Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

    Munich's best known square was named after the column of the Virgin Mary which stands in the middle of the square. One of the biggest attractions in the square is the mechanical clock, or Glockenspiel, that rings at 11am, 12pm and 5pm.

  • Englischer Garten

    Corner of Köningstrasse, and Prinzeefentenstrasse, Munich, Germany

    Europe’s largest inner-city park is beside Munich’s River Isar. The park is a great place to spend summer days. On hot days the park is full of people drinking beer, playing football and just plain ol’ relaxing.

    Some of the stranger attractions in the park include two beer gardens – “Chinesischer Turm” and “Seehaus”. Add to this a nudist area and you see why tourists always make their way to this park.

  • BMW Museum

    Petuelring 130, Opposite Olympic Park, Munich, Germany

    A visit to the mushroom shaped BMW museum is a nice change from Munich's other museums. This particular BMW museum's main aim is to educate it's visitors about mobility, communication and society.

  • Frauenkirche Cathedral

    Frauenplatz, Munich, Germany

    Munich’s cathedral, completed in 1488, took a total of twenty of years to complete. Today the cathedral’s onion-domed twin towers dominate the city’s skyline reaching 99 meters in height.

  • Schatzkammer Der Residenz

    Max-Jospeh-Platz 3, Munich, Germany

    This is where the palace treasury is kept. A fabulous collection of items ranging from medieval religious artefacts to the nineteenth-century crown jewels of Bavaria are on display here.

  • Alte Pinakothek

    Barerstrasse 27, Munich, Germany

    One of the world's greatest art galleries, housing outstanding paitings by Rembrandt, da Vinci along with a room full of paintings by Rubens. What's nearly as impressive as the paintings is the musuem itself.

  • Residenz

    Max-Jospeh-Platz 3, Munich, Germany

    The Residenz is a splendid Mannerist palace built for the Bavarian dukes by a team of mostly Dutch artists. When Bavaria became a kingdom in the early nineteenth century, it was given Neoclassical extensions.

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