Sightseeing in Munich, Bavaria

I can’t find an exact word to describe Munich. For me, this city is one of the most beautiful cities not only in the state of Bavaria but in the whole of Germany as well. It is the capital of Bavaria or Bayern and it is also the third largest city of Germany after Berlin and Hamburg.

I love this city and that is also the reason why I keep on visiting it some times in a year. It is not only rich in culture and architecture but it is also very famous for its Oktoberfest, considered as the biggest festival in the world. You can include Munich in your list of cities to visit during your future Europe tours. I am very sure, you will never regret visiting this so called world’s most livable city in 2010 by Monocle.

Here are some of the interesting sights to see especially in the city center of Munich.

Frauenkirche

This is the most famous landmark of the Bavarian capital city of Munich. The Frauenkirche, called in English as the Cathedral of Our Dear Lady is a Catholic church and has a Gothic architecture. Its construction begun in 1468. When you are at the city center, you can immediately notice the church towers due to its wide visibility. The tomb monument of Emperor Louis IV by Hans Krumpper is also located inside the church.

If you want to have a good view of the city of Munich and the Alps, the south tower is open to the public. If I am not mistaken there is an entrance fee for climbing it.

the Frauenkirche, Munich’s famous landmark. taken during my Europe tour last summer 2010.

The Neues Rathaus

The New City Hall or Neues Rathaus is located in Marienplatz of Mary’s Square. This is one of the famous squares in Munich. This building was built between 1867 and 1908 by Georg von Hauberrisser. It has a Gothic Revival architecture style. It houses the city government including the city council, offices of the mayors and part of the administration.

Don’t miss to was the Glockenspiel in the tower of the new city hall during your visit in Munich.

The Neues Rathaus of New City Hall of Munich located in Marienplatz. I took this image last August 2010 when a friend from the U.S. had a tour in Europe and I was her tour guide.

The Residenz

This is located near the Marienplatz. After its expansion by the Wittelsbach rulers, they resided here and also used as their seat of government until 1918.

The Statue of Bavaria

If you happen to visit the famous Oktoberfest in Munich, I believed you also see this almost 20 meters high statue. It stands on the west border of Theriesienwiese next to the Hall of Fame.

A lot of museums and galleries, parks, palaces and castles and most of all the Oktoberfest can be a great experience when visiting this city.

 
 

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