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  • 1 Alte Pinakothek, Munich Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Barer Str. 27 D - 80799 München

    This immense Renaissance style building was built between 1826 and 1836 to house the collections of paintings of the Wittelsbachs that had been made since the 16C by Duke William IV. Masterpieces of European painting from the 14 -18C are spread over ..

  • 2 Deutsches Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museumsinsel 1 D - 80538 München

    Opened in 1925, the Deutsches Museum - one of the largest science and technology museums in the world - traces the development of science and technology to the present day and explains scientific and physical phenomena. The museum has two annexes: a ..

  • 3 Residenz Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Residenzstr. 1 D - 80333 München

    In 1385, the Wittelsbachs began construction of a new residence that eventually became a much larger complex. The largest part of the work was undertaken during the Renaissance (Antiquarium, Kaiserhof, façade on Residenzstrasse) and Classical period ..

  • 4 Treasury Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Residenzstr. 1 D - 80333 München

    You will not grow tired of these magnificent pieces of goldsmith's work, enamels and crystal work (crowns, diadems, etc.). Do not miss the chiseled cross of the Queen of Hungary (11C) and the statuette of St George on horseback (16C). The royal insig..

  • 5 Residenz Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Residenzstr. 1 D - 80333 München

    The gallery of the Ancestors of the Wittelsbachs and the function rooms are luxuriously decorated. The Antiquarium is the oldest part of the palace (1570), and has an impressive vault with frescos and a number of antique busts. The porcelain rooms an..

  • 6 New Art Gallery Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Barer Str. 29 D - 80799 München

    The post-modernist Neue Pinakothek is the work of Alexander von Brancas (1981). Built in sandstone, the museum houses masterpieces from the early 19C (Gainsborough, Turner and Goya) to the early 20C (Klimt and Schiele). The different schools exhibite..

  • 7 Bavarian National Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Prinzregentenstr. 3 D - 80538 München

    The museum was created in 1855 by Maximilien II to preserve the artistic riches of Bavaria. On the ground floor, the rooms give an overview of arts and crafts since the Romanesque period to the Renaissance. It includes religious gold pieces and statu..

  • 8 Nymphenburg Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nördlich Auffahrtsallee D - 80638 München

    This castle was the summer residence of the Prince-electors and kings of Bavaria. The oldest part of the building (1664-1674) was built by Barelli from an Italian model. The Wittelsbachs then made numerous additions. The function room is decorated wi..

  • 9 Botanical Gardens Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Menzinger Str. 65 D - 80638 München

    Allegedly one of the most beautiful and diverse botanical gardens in Europe. A walk across the Schmuckhof is a feast for the eyes. Its greenhouses contain all sorts of tropical and subtropical plants and some marvellous orchids.

  • 10 BMW Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Petuelring 130 D - 80788 München

    This silver-coloured building in the shape of a bowl is particularly futuristic in style. The tour of the building retraces the technical and business history of the BMW company, which was established in 1916 and specialised in aeroplane motors then ..

  • 11 Modern Art Gallery Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Barer Str. 40 D - 80333 München

    With its glass rotunda and glass roof, the Pinakothek der Moderne building (designed by architect Stephan Braunfels from Munich) deserves its nickname of "cathedral of light". The building houses four museums dedicated to 20C art: the Moder..

  • 12 Amalienburg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    D - 80538 München

    This picturesque hunting lodge is part of Nymphenburg castle. Designed between 1734 and 1739 by the Frenchman Cuvilliés (1695-1768), architect to the court of Prince Elector Charles Albert of Bavaria and future emperor, it is one of the finest exampl..

  • 13 Altstadt Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    D - 80538 München

    Nearly all the best-known symbols of Munich can be found in the Altstadt starting with the red-brick towers of Frauenkirche and the mausoleum of Ludwig of Bavaria. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the first Renaissance church built north of the Al..

  • 14 Farmers' Market Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Viktualienmarkt 6 D - München

    An ideal place to browse on a walk through Munich, this village-style market has been in existence since 1807 and remains popular with gourmets because of its excellent farm and more exotic produce. Its Biergarten is also a popular meeting point - th..

  • 15 Residence Gardens Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Odeonsplatz 18 D - München

    The Renaissance garden of the Residence, surrounded by a peristyle, was laid out in 1613 by Maximilian 1. Separated from Odeonsplatz by a Neoclassical portico, architect Leo von Klenze's first work in 1816, it is an oasis of tranquillity popular with..

  • 16 Sea Life Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Willi-Daume-Platz 1 D - München

    Thirty saltwater and freshwater aquariums provide a journey of discovery through the aquatic worlds of the Danube, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. At the base of one of the tanks visitors are able to walk through a spectacular 10m glass tunnel.

  • 17 Allianz Arena Stadium Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25 D - 80339 München

    Built for the World Cup in 2006, this gigantic 66 000-seater football stadium has an impressive outer ring designed by the architects Herzog & de Meuron. Each of its 2 760 transparent air-filled panels can be lit up in different colours for each matc..

  • 18 Schwabing Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Martiusstr. 5 D - 80802 Munich

    Inhabited as of the 8C, before Munich was founded, Schwabing was first a village and only became part of the Bavarian capital in 1890. Today it is the city's bohemian neighbourhood, a hub of bars and nightlife. As for the architecture, the buildings ..

  • 19 Siegerstor Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ludwigstr. 1 D - 80539 Munich

    Ludwigstraße offers a fine view from the Siegerstor - Victory Gate - the triumphal arch based on the Arch of Constantine in Rome up to the Field Marshals' Hall. It is one of the marks that Ludwig I of Bavaria left on the urban landscape of his capita..

  • 20 St Michael's Church, Munich Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Neuhauser-Str. D - 80331 München

    This Jesuit church was built between 1583 and 1597. It was the first church built in the Renaissance style north of the Alps. Note the façade that is decorated with 15 statues of kings escorting the archangel Saint Michael. The single nave is topped ..

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