Top sights Munich

Top sights Munich

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Olympic Tower

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The Olympic Tower is a TV tower, one of the landmarks and the tallest building of the city. From the viewing platforms visitors have an astounding view. Furthermore there is a revolving restaurant and the rock museum in it.

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Bavaria Statue

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The Bavaria is a gigantic bronze statue and stands as a symbol and worldly patroness of the Free State of Bavaria. She was established on behalf of King Ludwig I. and stands in architectural unity with the Ruhmeshalle on the edge of the hill above the Theresienwiese. In the head of the statue there is a viewing platform.

The wide corridors of the 3 wings of the column hall are lined with busts of important Bavarians from the last centuries.

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Maximilianeum

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The Maximilianeum is located at the eastern shore of the Isar inside the Maximiliansanlagen and is visible from the whole Maximilianstreet beyond the Maximilians bridge. It shines especially nicely in the evening sun. It accommodates an endowment for gifted students and is the seat of the Bavarian Parliament since 1949.

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Asam Church

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The Sankt Johann Nepomuk Church stands out a lot with its ornate facade and is better known as the Asam Church, named after its builders, the Asam brothers. As formative forces of Bavarian Baroque, which is also reflected here magnificently, both of them are among the most important artists who had an influence on Munich's cityscape.

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New City Hall

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Since its completion the New Town Hall on the north side of Marienplatz is the seat of the mayor, the city council and the city administration. Although the magnificent Neo-Gothic building may suggest it, it is not as old as it looks, as its construction was finished in 1905. Many of the historic rooms inside are open to the public and even the Mayor's office may be visited on the Open Day.

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Nymphenburg Palace

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Being one of the largest royal palaces in Europe, the famous Nymphenburg Palace, together with its huge, magical garden, invites you to discover the splendor of court life in the footsteps of the Wittelsbachs.

Commissioned by Kurfürst Ferdinand Maria as a gift to his wife for giving birth to his successor to the throne, the most famous sculptors, plasterers and painters of their time had part in the construction of the beautiful baroque palace. Later it was altered in the style of rococo and classicism.

Both the well-known places such as the Steinerner Saal, the beauty gallery of King Ludwig I, and King Ludwig II's birthplace, as well as the many other rooms are worth a look.

Because, among other things, Nymphenburg Palace also houses museums for young and old:
The Museum of Natural History “Mensch und Natur” provides information on the history and diversity of Earth and life. The Marstallmuseum shows the sleighs and horse carts of the Bavarian aristocracy and their accessories, the Porcelain Museum is dedicated to almost 200 years of history of the famous Nymphenburg porcelain manufactory and the Erwin von Kreibig museum displays works by the eponymous artist and other well-known regional artists in changing exhibitions.

Together with the enchanting palace garden and its beautiful little castles the visit is easily worth a whole day trip. Please note that some of the buildings can only be visited during the summer season. More detailed information is available on the website.

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Frauenkirche

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The "Frauenkirche" or "Dom zu unserer lieben Frau" is a Gothic cathedral from the 15th century and not only the distinctive emblem of the city, but also a resting place of emperors. Even the devil is told to be one of its visitors.
The Episcopal Church owes its name to its patron saint, Virgin Mary. The nearly 100-meter-high towers with the so-called "Welschen Hauben" as spires are based on the cathedral in Jerusalem. Since a referendum in 2004 buildings, that reach above the towers, mustn't be erected in the city of Munich.

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Platzl

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As the name suggests, this place is not very big: old, magnificent town houses are very close together and give an idea of how Munich has once looked.
What made the Platzl famous in the world was certainly the Hofbräuhaus, which takes up almost the entire eastern half.
Furthermore, here you can find the Hard Rock Cafe and numerous souvenir shops. Celebrity chef Alfons Schuhbeck has also found a place to stay at the Platzl: The Bavarian chef leads the "Südtiroler Stuben", the "Münchner Kindl Stuben", and a number of catering establishments and shops located at the Platzl.

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Odeonsplatz / Feldherrnhalle

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Since 1827 the Odeonsplatz owes his name to the former concert hall, the Odeon, that Ludwig I. had built on the southwest side of the square.
Hardly any place in Munich could be more Italian than this one with the Theatinerkirche to the west in late Italian Baroque style and the Feldherrnhalle to the south as a loggia oriented on Florentine model. Also, the west wing of the royal residence including the Hofgarten is adjacent to the east side of the square.

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