Munich Sights and Landmarks Guide, Germany
Although Munich, Germany is a dense city, you can effortlessly spend some days walking around its architectural treasures, relaxing surroundings and museums. It is always a pleasure to walk around the old town of Altstadt - its splendid avenues and airy squares which remind you of the glorious Bavaria's dominion.
When it comes to entertainment, Munich provides a brew of city style and laid-back southern feel of Gemutlichkeit, meaning a hale and hearty combination of amusement. It offers everything from the simple beer gardens and refurbished clubs to top-notch opera, traditional music and ultramodern theater.
Besides the world-famous Oktoberfest and the Hofbrauhaus, Munich gives so much more. It has been among Europe's highly affluent and posh cities since it was founded by Henry the Lion in 1158. From 1806, the city has been Bavaria’s capital and a significant hub of media, high-powered manufacturing such as BMW and media. It is the home of first-class art museums, vigorous cultural sight, lively nightlife and extravagant attractions such as the Oktoberfest.
Its famous landmarks include:
· The Frauenkirche Church with twin towers
· The Munich Marienplatz, Odeonsplatz with the Theatinerkirche and the Munich Residence loaded with museums.
· The Marienplatz, which is often pictured by tourists who are in Munich. This is the city’s historical plaza.
· Munich’s neo-Gothic New Town Hall shows the Munich Glockenspiel - among the biggest carillons all over Europe.
· Visit the Nymphenburg Palace. The huge baroque palace which served as summer home to Bavarian monarchs.
· The Munich’s Botanical Garden in Nymphenburg Castle is also a must see for tourists.
· Munich Hofbrauhaus is the home of the world's very prominent beer hall, it was already opened way back in 1644, living up to its reputation for grand beer, customary food and lovely music. It is open seven days a week and it is among the widely known and highly visited sites in Munich. It is a place that can really make the natives very proud of Munich.
· The Odeonsplatz. Located on the right, into the Hofgarten. This is a beautiful playground in Munich boosting with fine beer gardens along with a kid's place to play around.
· Englischer Garten. Take a stroll along this pretty park that stretches for more than 5km down the Isar River in the city. It is also among the main destinations in Munich.
· Berchtesgaden National Park. Because the city of Munich is only a few 1.5 hours away from Germany’s Bavarian Alps, you can likewise make short day trips all the way from the city. Better yet, spend several days in the nice mountains. It is just ideal for all of your outdoor activities. In the winter time, it also gives you exceptional ski resorts which are not very far from the city.
· Neuschwanstein Castle. This renowned edifice is just one and a half hours from the city. If you are planning a day trip in Munich, never forget to come to Fussen. It is the pleasant small town just around Neuschwanstein Castle.
So visit Munich, Germany now and have fun!
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