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5 SIGHTSEEING TIPS IN MUNICH
THE MOST FAMOUS LANDMARKS IN THE BAVARIAN CAPITAL
The Bavarian capital has countless attractions and sights to offer, from castles and churches to parks and squares to world-famous museums. Discover the city on the river Isar from its most beautiful sides – whether during your studies, between business-meetings or on holiday in Munich.
The late Gothic Cathedral ‘Frauenkirche’, which official name translates to ‘to our dear woman”, is the undisputed landmark of Munich and a very popular sightseeing spot. The city parish church with its two onion domes holds more than 500 years of history within its famous brick walls. One of the towers is accessible and offers an incomparable view over the city at almost 100 metres. To ensure that the towers of the Frauenkirche remain visible from afar, no other building in Munich may be built higher than it.
Nymphenburg Palace is one of the main tourist attractions in Munich. The magnificent baroque palace with its extensive gardens is worth seeing from the inside as well as the outside. Visitors love to stroll through the vast baroque gardens, enjoy the lakes and canals and marvel at the exhibitions located inside the palace. The beauty gallery or the famous Nymphenburg porcelain collection during your visit.
Marienplatz is the heart of the city that is always full of life. During Advent, the bustling square is transformed into a magical Christmas market. From Marienplatz you can also reach many other important sights in Munich on foot. One of the most beautiful attractions on Marienplatz is the famous New Town Hall. You can take the lift up to enjoy a beautiful view over the city.
The Residenz is the largest inner-city palace in Germany. Behind the impressive façade you will find state rooms and treasure chambers, bronze halls and royal chambers in various styles from different eras. On the west side of the Residenz is, inspired by the classicist architecture of Italy, the Odeonsplatz – one of the most important and largest squares in all of Munich. In addition to the impressive rooms and halls, the palace also houses the Cuvilliés Theatre, where concerts and smaller operas are performed to this day.
Another worthwhile sightseeing spot to visit in Munich’s city centre is the Viktualienmarkt. For over 200 years it has served as a meeting place, an attraction and, above all, a place where you can buy a wide variety of delicacies. From Monday to Saturday, you can stroll along the stalls all day long, get advice from traders and saleswomen and enjoy the special atmosphere and the colourful hustle and bustle. In winter, the stalls are atmospherically decorated with lights.