Most amazing places to see in Munich Germany
Most amazing places to see in Munich Germany
Munich is a halting place of Bavarian traditions and art heritage with an eponymous Nazi past. The city center of Bavaria is filled with European shops with Gothic style buildings and façades with Bavarian lineages. Glockenspiel is an acclaimed cuckoo clock.
Dachau Memorial site is dedicated to preserving the first concentration camp during the Nazi regime. There are barracks, model gas chambers and guard towers in the original form. This Nazi Concentration camp memorial has reconstructed cell blocks.
Nuremberg is the town out of Munich two hours apart. Kaiserburg Castle Hill is a quaint Bavarian castle with rust hue brick roofs and Gothic spire.
The town center is replete with stalls serving the staple menu of Weisswurst is a veal and bacon sausage served with potato salad and wheat beer.
The Palace of Justice is a courtroom since the times of Nazis with original layout of the room still preserved used for post war military tribunals. The museum exhibits include audio excerpts from the trials.
Oberammergau is an hour drive outside of Munich and less than an hour from the Austrian border is a quaint town famous for staging Oberammergau passion plays depicting the life and death of Jesus Christ since 1634 every 10 years as the next play is scheduled to be staged in 2020. The buildings and houses wear a classic fairy tale look with murals from the Disney world of Prince and Princess. There are permanent Christmas shops on every street in every settlement with utmost festive feel.
Neuschwanstein Castle sits between the urban and hamlet vibe of Munich and Oberammergau respectively is an inspiration for Walt Disney’s ubiquitous logo with interiors replete with frescoes and chandeliers depictive of royalty. A horse drawn carriage ride down the hill is a must do.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a turreted 19th century structure built for King Ludwig II with furnished rooms. Füssen is the nearest railway station from where buses ply till the foothills of the castle. It is a Romanesque Revival palace with Marienbrücke bridge which is a pedestrian bridge with exclusive views of the castle.
Kehlsteinhaus or Eagle’s Nest is considered to be Adolf Hitler’s mountaintop retreat used for celebrations with tunnels and brass elevators. It was a less frequented place because Hitler suffered from a severe case of vertigo. The house is currently converted into a restaurant.
The best time to visit Munich is December for its Christmas celebrations. Marienplatz is the central square filled with Christkindlmarkt especially for Christmas.
Munich is the capital of Bavaria. There are centuries old structures. Munich is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebrations. Hofbrauhaus beer halls is the most famed beer hall in Munich. The Old Town or Alstadt in the central square has the landmarks with the Neo Gothic Neues Rathaus town hall way back from the 16th century.
Rathaus Glockenspiel is a New Town Hall or Neues Rathaus clocktower figurines depicting events from the history of Munich on a daily basis in Marienplatz. Jousting and dancing barrel performances are must see during Fasching Fest which is a German Carnival.
New Town Hall or Neues Rathaus has 260 feet tower with carillon as a distinctive feature in the skyline of Munich. It has an ornate structure in neo-Gothic style.
Marienplatz has a vintage European vibe as a central square in the city center of Munich.
Hofbraühaus München is a popular beer hall dating back to the 16th century with a Bavarian style restaurant and brewery.
Beer and Oktoberfest museum is a 14th century restored townhouse offering brew tasting. Breze bier is must drink during the beer tasting tour.
Linderhof Palace is 19th century palace of King Ludwig with mirror and chandelier filled interiors. This Schloss has grotto structures.
Nymphenburg Palace is a 200 hectares Schloss estate with Rococo interiors, Baroque gardens and late Renaissance structures. It dates back to the 1700s. It is also called the Castle of the Nymph.
Karlsplatz Stachus is a large square in central Munich in front of the ancient gate Karlstor is also called Stachus after the pub Stachusgarten. An ice skating rink is set up during Christmas. The site is filled with huts selling glüwein and Bratäpfel in the backdrop of Christmas carols.
Englische Garten of Munich is one of the largest urban parks in the world since 18th century with multiple trails is a lakeside beer garden.
Allianz Arena is a football home ground to FC Bayern Munich with tours to the world’s finest football arena.
Bavarian National Museum is a cultural history museum with collections of art and antique clocks since 5th century.
Theatine Church is a domed baroque Catholic Church with chrome façades and ornate stucco interiors in ivory tone.
Church of St. Peter or Kirche St. Peter is one of the Munich’s landmarks and the oldest parish Church in the inner city of Munich.
Frauenkirche or Cathedral Church of our Lady is a restored Gothic Church that was bombed in 1945 as it was used as a marker. It is well known for Devil’s footprint. It has onion domes and Gothic arches. The stained glass, crypt houses, vestibule and altar as main features of the hall church.
Munich Residenz is a former Royal palace with ten courtyards and Grotto courtyard or Grottenhof and the Treasury are must see.
Viktualienmarkt or Victuals Market is a 209 years old market with over 100 stalls selling fresh artisanal produces right behind Peterskirche. Some of the must buy specialized products are Austrian delicacies, bakery items, variety of cheeses, fish shops, et alia and others.
Maximilianstraße is one of the Munich’s four royal avenues next to Brienner Straße, Ludwigstraße and Prinzregentenstraße. This boulevard has the perfect setting for high end shopping with the most upmarket shopping streets. It is one of the representative boulevards planned by King Ludwig I.
Bavaria statue is a bronze female statue symbolizing Bavaria overlooking the Theresienwiese which is the home ground for the Oktoberfest which is the biggest bier fest in Germany. It is a sand cast 19th century statue and is a hot spot for Christmas and New Years.
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