Fast becoming German’s capital of luxury, cosmopolitan Munich is the country’s southern belle, with highbrow art, a fine-dining scene like no other and awe-inspiring architecture. In case you’re visiting the city during the OutDoor by ISPO and have a chance to explore the city, here is a worthy selection of Munich spots you must-see!
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Marienplatz is the most famous square in Munich. This highly ornate building is a tourist magnet in itself, but what really draws the tourists to Marienplatz is the thrice-daily performance of the Glockenspiel. The famous Ratskeller restaurant is in the basement.
At the New Pinakothek, you’ll find an impressive collection of impressionist and expressionist art dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. The New Pinakothek is the place to go if you’re drawn to works by painters such as Francisco de Goya, John Constable, Eugène Delacroix or Claude Monet.
The Hofbrauhaus dates back to 1589 when it was founded by Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria, when it served as the official brewery for Munich’s royalty.
The Nymphenburg Palace celebrates the birth of an heir to the Bavarian throne, ordered built by the parents of Maximillian II Emanuel in 1664. The palace served as the summer residence of Bavarian rulers.
The Munich Residenz was home to Bavarian rulers, the Wittelsbachs, for centuries before it was opened to the public in 1920. The Wittelsbachs collected fine art and objects for centuries, so visitors will be able to see outstanding collections of porcelain, paintings, silver objects, rare furniture, chandeliers, and sculptures.
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The Alte Pinakothek is one of the oldest art galleries in the world, and it is a must-see destination for classical art fans. When it was ordered built in 1826 by King Ludwig I, the Old Pinakothek was the largest museum in the world.
The Neues Rathaus is enormous and boasts six courtyards, a beautiful spiral staircase and plenty of stained glass windows. Many people come to see it just for its clock, which has 43 bells and goes off three times each day.
You must visit the Odeonsplatz, a major landmark in the city. It is packed with interesting and historically significant attractions. The plaza is also home to the Theatinerkirche, a beautiful Italian-Baroque church, and the Field Marshals’ Hall, also known as the Feldherrnhalle.
St. Peter’s Church
Peterskirche, or St. Peter’s Church, is a Catholic church located in Munich’s city center, or Altstadt. The Romanesque-style church hosts services several times each day, and it’s well worth attending one to admire the interior of the building.
Located between the famed Residenz and the Englischer Garten is the Hofgarten, a beautiful garden built at the beginning of the 17th century in the style of an Italian Renaissance garden.
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