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  • 1 Siegerstor Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    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..

  • 2 St Michael's Church, Munich Interesting

    Religious buildings


    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 ..

  • 3 German Hunting and Fishing Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Neuhauser Str. 2

    Housed in the former Augustine church, the museum has a lovely collection of old and new weapons and works of art (paintings and drawings) representing hunting scenes. A diorama shows the different species of freshwater fish.

  • 4 Marienplatz Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This is where the heart of Munich beats hardest. In the centre of the square, admire the Column of Mary and the chime of the new neo-Gothic town hall. The town hall is an attraction in its own right - the coopers' dance and princes' marriage tourname..

  • 5 Residence Theatre Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This rococo theatre was built by Cuvilliés from 1751 to 1753. The box of the Prince-elector, situated in the centre, is luxuriously decorated with red, gold and ivory colours. In 1868, the Master Singers by Wagner was performed here for the first tim..

  • 6 Glyptothek Interesting

    Museums and art

    Königplatz 3

    A thousand years of Greek and Roman sculpture are gathered in this classical-style building by Klenze. Don't miss the Apollo of Tenea (6C BC), one of the kouroi (large half-human, half-divine figures), the Barberini Faun (Hellenistic period), and the..

  • 7 Collection of Antiquities, Munich Interesting

    Museums and art

    Königplatz 1-3

    Housed in a building with a corinthian colonnade porch, a large collection of ceramics shows the development of pottery and painting on vases in Ancient Greece. There are examples of successive styles (geometric décor, black faces, red faces) present..

  • 8 English Garden Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    This park, with its lawns, fountains and lake, was built in the late 18C. It is particularly busy in summer, near to the Chinese tower, where there is an open-air tavern with no less than 7,000 seats. From the Monopteros, a round temple built on a hi..

  • 9 Nymphenburg Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nördlich Auffahrtsallee

    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..

  • 10 Munich History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    St-Jakobs-Platz 1

    The Munchner Stadtmuseum houses major collections relating to the history of Munich, including interior decoration of Munich houses, craftwork, paintings, music, puppet theatre, photography and cinema. Don't miss the Moorish dancers , ten magnificent..

  • 11 Church of St John Nepomuk, or of the Asam Brothers Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Sendlingerstr. 34

    Dedicated to St John Nepomucene, this church is mainly known by the name of its builders. Built in 1733, its inside structure is remarkably harmonious. The ceiling fresco shows episodes from the life of St John Nepomucene

  • 12 Hellabrunn Zoological Gardens Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Tierparkstrasse 30

    Munich's zoo was built in 1911 on the right bank of the Isar, and is also a natural park. Its 5,000 inhabitants are divided into geographical area. See the elephants' pavilion (1913), the grand aviary and the polar buildings.

  • 13 Fünf Höfe (five courtyards)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    The reworking of the area (1998-2003), partly designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, is a mix of courtyards, covered passageways, hanging gardens, office buildings and shops. On Theatinerstraße, the building is covered with metallic shutters deco..

  • 14 Sankt-Jakobs-Platz

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    At the centre of this square is Munich's new synagogue, inaugurated in 2006, 68 years after the pogrom known as the Night of Broken Glass ( Kristallnacht), when Jewish places of worship were torn down. The building recalls the lines of Jerusalem's te..

  • 15 Feldherrnhalle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    This gallery, built from 1841 to 1844 by Friedrich von Gärtner, is based on the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence. Behind the building is Viscardigasse, an alleyway with a line of gold on the ground, in tribute to the resistance of those who took this rou..

  • 16 Haus der Kunst

    Museums and art

    Prinzregentenstr. 1

    This building by Paul Ludwig Troost, built 1933 -1937, is typical of Third Reich architecture and was used to house exhibitions of propaganda devoted to official art. The gallery now hosts international contemporary art exhibitions.

  • 17 Ethnographical Museum

    Museums and art

    Maximilianstr. 42

    Founded in 1868, the Staatliches Museum für Volkerkunde is the second largest ethnographical museum in Germany, housing more than 200 000 exhibits from the Americas, India, the Middle East and Oceania. The collections once belonged to the royal famil..

  • 18 Olympiapark

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21

    This is where the 1972 Olympic Games took place. The old velodrome now houses an Olympic Games Museum. From the top of the television tower, 190 metres up, you can enjoy the spectacular view right over the Alps.

  • 19 Hofbräuhaus

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Platzl 9

    Famous across the world, this brewery dates back to 1589. The current building dates back to the 19C and it is the temple of beer. There is much to admire - the waitresses with their 1 litre Maßkrugs of beer, the clients in traditional costume and th..

  • 20 St Peter's Church, Munich

    Religious buildings

    Rindermarkt 1

    This Gothic basilica (13C) was given a Baroque facelift in the 17 and 18C. A statue of St Peter (1492) stands on the main altar. Underneath stand the statues of the four fathers of the Church (1732). The belltower (1386) is called «Old Peter». Climb ..

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