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Main sights of Munich

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Main sights of Munich

Royal Boulevards
The four royal boulevards contain the main sights in Munich. The royal boulevards are the "Prinzregentenstraße", the "Brienner Straße", the "Maximilianstraße" and the "Ludwigstraße". If you walk along those streets you will get an immediate and authentic impression of Munich and encounter many sights without having to look for them separately!
The Prinzregentenstraße is one of the four royal boulevards of Munich from the 19th century. It hosts various sights, including the Friedensengel (angel of peace), the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian national museum), the Prinzregententheater and the Prinzregentenplatz. There are also some restaurants.
Prinzregentenstraße
The Prinzregentenstraße is one of the four royal boulevards of Munich from the 19th century. It hosts various sights, including the Friedensengel (angel of peace), the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian national museum), the Prinzregententheater and the Prinzregentenplatz. There are also some restaurants.
The Ludwigstraße hosts building in historic architecture. It hosts the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian National library) and the Siegestor.
Ludwigstraße
The Ludwigstraße hosts building in historic architecture. It hosts the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian National library) and the Siegestor.
The Brienner Straße hosts the Karolinenplatz, the Wittelsbacher Platz and several other mansions and buildings.
Brienner Straße
The Brienner Straße hosts the Karolinenplatz, the Wittelsbacher Platz and several other mansions and buildings.
The Maximilianstraße is the luxury shopping area of Munich. It hosts the worlds most famous fashion brands, the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian national theatre) and the Bayerischer Landtag (Bavarian Parliament) in the iconic building, which sits at the top of the street and is named "Maximilianeum".
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Maximilianstraße
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The Maximilianstraße is the luxury shopping area of Munich. It hosts the worlds most famous fashion brands, the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian national theatre) and the Bayerischer Landtag (Bavarian Parliament) in the iconic building, which sits at the top of the street and is named "Maximilianeum".
Sehenswürdigkeiten
The Odeonsplatz is surrounded by the "Feldherrenhalle", the "Theatinerkirche", the "Hofgarten" (a park) and the Residenz (former palace of the Bavarian kings).
Odeonsplatz
The Odeonsplatz is surrounded by the "Feldherrenhalle", the "Theatinerkirche", the "Hofgarten" (a park) and the Residenz (former palace of the Bavarian kings).
The Englischer Garten is the central park for the people of Munich. People go there in order to relax, swim in the streams, picnics, playing ball games and sunbathing.
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English Garden
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The Englischer Garten is the central park for the people of Munich. People go there in order to relax, swim in the streams, picnics, playing ball games and sunbathing.
The Hofgarten is a central garden next to Odeonsplatz. The Bavarian government resides next to it. The garden hosts seasonal colourful flowers. In the pavilion in the centre of the garden musicians sometimes play music, mainly with violins.
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Hofgarten
1 Hofgartenstraße
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The Hofgarten is a central garden next to Odeonsplatz. The Bavarian government resides next to it. The garden hosts seasonal colourful flowers. In the pavilion in the centre of the garden musicians sometimes play music, mainly with violins.
Marienplatz is the central square of Munich. It hosts the city hall, the toy museum and the Mariensäule in the centre of the square. Most locals meet up there when they start their evenings in the city.
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Marienplatz
1 Marienplatz
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Marienplatz is the central square of Munich. It hosts the city hall, the toy museum and the Mariensäule in the centre of the square. Most locals meet up there when they start their evenings in the city.
The Königsplatz has the main museums of Munich. The "Alte Pinakothek" with medieval art, the "Neue Pinakothek" with art between the medieval times and modern times and the "Pinakothek der Moderne" with modern art. It also host the Lenbachhaus, another museum, and the Glyptothek, the largest museum on ancient art outside of Italy.
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Königsplatz
1 Königsplatz
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The Königsplatz has the main museums of Munich. The "Alte Pinakothek" with medieval art, the "Neue Pinakothek" with art between the medieval times and modern times and the "Pinakothek der Moderne" with modern art. It also host the Lenbachhaus, another museum, and the Glyptothek, the largest museum on ancient art outside of Italy.
The Nymphenburg palace used to be the summer palace of the Bavarian kings. It is said to have been home to one of the most luxurious and grandest royal courts of Europe from the 17th to the 19th century.
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Nymphenburg-kastalinn í München
1 Schloß Nymphenburg
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The Nymphenburg palace used to be the summer palace of the Bavarian kings. It is said to have been home to one of the most luxurious and grandest royal courts of Europe from the 17th to the 19th century.
The Karlsplatz only is called Karlsplatz officially - everybody from Munich calls it "Stachus". It is at the end of the "Kaufinger Straße", Munich's main shopping street. It is one of Europe's busiest traffic squares with a very high frequency of commuters passing the square everyday. It is said that the "McDonalds" branch here is the most lucrative branch of McDonalds in Europe.
Karlsplatz
The Karlsplatz only is called Karlsplatz officially - everybody from Munich calls it "Stachus". It is at the end of the "Kaufinger Straße", Munich's main shopping street. It is one of Europe's busiest traffic squares with a very high frequency of commuters passing the square everyday. It is said that the "McDonalds" branch here is the most lucrative branch of McDonalds in Europe.
The Deutsches Museum (German museum) is Germany's largest museum on technical affairs and also one of the largest in the world of its kind.
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Deutsches Museum
1 Museumsinsel
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The Deutsches Museum (German museum) is Germany's largest museum on technical affairs and also one of the largest in the world of its kind.
The BMW World is a museum dedicated to the history of one of Germany's most iconic carmakers. The name of BMW stands for "Bayerische Motorenwerke" (= Bavarian motor works) and the company has a history of more than 100 years, reinventing itself in almost every decade.
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BMW Welt
1 Am Olympiapark
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The BMW World is a museum dedicated to the history of one of Germany's most iconic carmakers. The name of BMW stands for "Bayerische Motorenwerke" (= Bavarian motor works) and the company has a history of more than 100 years, reinventing itself in almost every decade.
The Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world, attracting 6 to 7 million visitors each year, tripling the population of Munich for two weeks. People go there for all sorts of reasons - drink beer, eat food, meet friends, have a ride at one of the stalls and more.
Oktoberfest
The Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world, attracting 6 to 7 million visitors each year, tripling the population of Munich for two weeks. People go there for all sorts of reasons - drink beer, eat food, meet friends, have a ride at one of the stalls and more.
The Theresienwiese is one of the central squares of Munich. It hosts the "Bavaria", the goddess of the state of Bavaria, and each year it hosts the "Oktoberfest", the largest festival in the world.
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Theresienwiese
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The Theresienwiese is one of the central squares of Munich. It hosts the "Bavaria", the goddess of the state of Bavaria, and each year it hosts the "Oktoberfest", the largest festival in the world.
The Franz-Joseph-Straße is a street in the area of "Schwabing", Munich bohemian neighbourhood. It does not host particular sights, but the composition of the buildings and the surrounding area make it worthwhile. It hosts many cafes and restaurants.
Franz-Joseph-Straße
The Franz-Joseph-Straße is a street in the area of "Schwabing", Munich bohemian neighbourhood. It does not host particular sights, but the composition of the buildings and the surrounding area make it worthwhile. It hosts many cafes and restaurants.
The Gasteig is the "school of Munich". It hosts the Volkshochschule, the library for the people of Munich, the Munich philharmonic orchestra and some other rooms for smalls concerts.
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Gasteig Philharmonie
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The Gasteig is the "school of Munich". It hosts the Volkshochschule, the library for the people of Munich, the Munich philharmonic orchestra and some other rooms for smalls concerts.
The Müllersches Volksbad is a public swimming pool in an iconic building. It is one of the most recognisable swimming pools in Germany.
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Müller'sches Volksbad
1 Rosenheimer Str.
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The Müllersches Volksbad is a public swimming pool in an iconic building. It is one of the most recognisable swimming pools in Germany.
The Residenz hosts the Residenzmuseum, a museum on the royal Bavarian history. That museums also hosts the Bavarian crown jewels.
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Munich Residenz
1 Residenzstraße
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The Residenz hosts the Residenzmuseum, a museum on the royal Bavarian history. That museums also hosts the Bavarian crown jewels.
Welcome to one of the cleanest lakes in the world! The Starnberger See can be reached within less than an hour from Munich. Many locals go there to relax, to meet friends and to swim. The panorama at the lake gives you a view of the close alps.
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Lake Starnberg
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Welcome to one of the cleanest lakes in the world! The Starnberger See can be reached within less than an hour from Munich. Many locals go there to relax, to meet friends and to swim. The panorama at the lake gives you a view of the close alps.
The Ammersee is - like the Starnberger See - a lake close to Munich with a beautiful surrounding nature.
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Ammersee
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The Ammersee is - like the Starnberger See - a lake close to Munich with a beautiful surrounding nature.
The Herreninsel is an island in the lake "Chiemsee". On the island, there is a grand palace which is inspired by Versailles. The lake can be reached by train; the island can be reached via boats that go there several times a day.
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Herreninsel
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The Herreninsel is an island in the lake "Chiemsee". On the island, there is a grand palace which is inspired by Versailles. The lake can be reached by train; the island can be reached via boats that go there several times a day.
The "Allianz-Arena" is one of the largest German football stadiums and home to the football club "FC Bayern München", which is one of the most successful football clubs in the world. More than 75'000 people fit into the stadium. The closest underground is "Fröttmanning".
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Allianz Arena
25 Werner-Heisenberg-Allee
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The "Allianz-Arena" is one of the largest German football stadiums and home to the football club "FC Bayern München", which is one of the most successful football clubs in the world. More than 75'000 people fit into the stadium. The closest underground is "Fröttmanning".
The Westpark is the second biggest park in Munich (after the park "Englischer Garten"). There are wide and large lawns, people walk their dogs and there are several artificial lakes and streams. There are also Japanese temple buildings in the park.
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Westpark München
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The Westpark is the second biggest park in Munich (after the park "Englischer Garten"). There are wide and large lawns, people walk their dogs and there are several artificial lakes and streams. There are also Japanese temple buildings in the park.
The Frauenkirche gives Munich its "skyline" with the two domes on the church towers. From inside, it is not that spectacular - but as it is located in the city centre, you can as well stop by and have a look!
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Frauenkirche
12 Frauenplatz
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The Frauenkirche gives Munich its "skyline" with the two domes on the church towers. From inside, it is not that spectacular - but as it is located in the city centre, you can as well stop by and have a look!
The "Alter Peter" is one of the central churches. I highly recommend going there because for just 2 Euros you can climb up the tower and get an unrestricted view of Munich, its city centre and the surrounding area. It is a perfect starting place for any tour through the city.
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St. Peter's Church
1 Rindermarkt
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The "Alter Peter" is one of the central churches. I highly recommend going there because for just 2 Euros you can climb up the tower and get an unrestricted view of Munich, its city centre and the surrounding area. It is a perfect starting place for any tour through the city.
Hellabrunn is a zoo which is more than 100 years old. It has the first "Geozoo" in the world that places animals and their compounds according to the original geographical areas so that the environment of the animals resembles their natural habitats closely. You can watch several animal feedings during the day.
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Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn
30 Tierparkstr.
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Hellabrunn is a zoo which is more than 100 years old. It has the first "Geozoo" in the world that places animals and their compounds according to the original geographical areas so that the environment of the animals resembles their natural habitats closely. You can watch several animal feedings during the day.
Gastroszene
The Viktualienmarkt is the local market of Munich. People buy food, flowers and cooking ingredients here. There is also the "Schrannenhalle", where people can buy even more food. The Viktualienmarkt is almost like a "farmers' market" in the centre of the city.
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Victuals Market
3 Viktualienmarkt
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The Viktualienmarkt is the local market of Munich. People buy food, flowers and cooking ingredients here. There is also the "Schrannenhalle", where people can buy even more food. The Viktualienmarkt is almost like a "farmers' market" in the centre of the city.
The restaurant and cafe "Glockenspiel" is hard to find but after finding it you can enjoy a great view over Marienplatz while enjoying a cake.
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Cafe Glockenspiel GmbH
28 Marienplatz
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The restaurant and cafe "Glockenspiel" is hard to find but after finding it you can enjoy a great view over Marienplatz while enjoying a cake.
Nachbarschaften
If there is something like a "party area" in Munich, it is the Glockenbachviertel. But it actually is very quiet during the day and quite orderly. It has some pretty spots like the "Gärtnerplatz" (= Gardener's square) with the "Gärtnerplatztheater".
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Glockenbachviertel
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If there is something like a "party area" in Munich, it is the Glockenbachviertel. But it actually is very quiet during the day and quite orderly. It has some pretty spots like the "Gärtnerplatz" (= Gardener's square) with the "Gärtnerplatztheater".
Schwabing might be the most characteristic neighbourhood in Munich. It hosts several mansions from the "Gründerzeit", which describes the time of the German industrialisation in the 19th century. Company owners built large mansions in order to show off their new wealth - and that is how Schwabing got its character with many buildings in the style of Baroque Revival architecture and Jugendstil.
Schwabing-Freimann
Schwabing might be the most characteristic neighbourhood in Munich. It hosts several mansions from the "Gründerzeit", which describes the time of the German industrialisation in the 19th century. Company owners built large mansions in order to show off their new wealth - and that is how Schwabing got its character with many buildings in the style of Baroque Revival architecture and Jugendstil.