The beautiful capital of Bavaria is one of the largest cities in Germany. Munich lies on the River Isar on the edges of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is all about history, the city is full of famous and popular attractions, the reason why is one of the most popular cities in Germany. The city features numerous churches from Romanesque period, like the Cathedral of Our Lady and Michaelskirche or the largest Romanesque church in the northern area of the Alps.
Are you ready to discover the fabulous attractions in Munich? Check out this post regarding Munich Tourism and discover why this German city is perfect for enjoying a lovely getaway of for disconnect from the routine.
This German city has the perfect size for being enjoyed by foot. Most of its attractions are concentrated in a small area, so you can enjoy a pleasant stroll along its beautiful streets and discover most of the attractions. Firstly, we suggest you visit Marienplatz, the central square of Munich.
In this very place, you will see 4 of the most important attractions in the city: The New Town Hall, the Old Town Hall, the Virgin’s Column and the Fish Fountain. Furthermore, the area is quite popular for shoppers, as on the nearby areas you will find numerous shopping opportunities. All Munich Tourism focuses on this beautiful square.
The New Town Hall and the Old Town Hall
The imposing building of Munich’s “Neues Rathaus” dominates the beautiful square of Marien. The façade overlooking Marienplatz has a beautiful decoration with numerous decoration and figures, including famous local characters and other Bavarian historical characters. It’s advisable to visit this beautiful building, not only for its beautiful inner attractions but also to enjoy its stunning views over the city.
After visiting the beautiful New Town Hall, we suggest you visit the Old Town Hall. Built in 1480, features a beautiful Gothic design, however during the late 1500s and early 1600s some elements of Baroque and Renaissance were added. The interior of the Altes Rathaus features an incredible medieval design. A beautiful barrel-vaulted timer roof, stunning decoration and numerous decorative elements. Today, the Old Town Hall is home to the Toy Museum, so if you are travelling with kids you can spend some time in this area.
The Englischer Garten is a beautiful and large park in Munich. The English Garden was established in 1789, dedicated to becoming one of the best urban open spaces in the world. In fact, this beautiful green space is twice the size of 2 of the biggest parks in the world: Hyde Park in London and Central Park in New York City. In addition to its numerous pathways, English Garden features numerous attractions like the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection and the National Museum.
The Cathedral Church of Our Lady
The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of Munich is the famous landmark of Munich. Beyond its beautiful architectural style, the church is the protagonist of a very interesting story.
According to the local legend, the architect Jörg Von Halsbach needed money to build the cathedral in Munich, so to get the funds he ended up making a pact with the Devil. The Devil will provide the funds if he constructs a church with no windows to let the lights in. Jörg accepted the challenge. The construction lasted only 20 years, very little time for that era (from 1468 to 1488).
When the cathedral of Munich was finished, the devil looked out of the doorway and saw that there wasn’t any window (the window at the bottom was covered by a large altarpiece). However, he discovered that from the main entrance the columns cover all the windows of the church. When he found out he was tricked, he gets angry, so he left a footprint in the cathedral of Munich. The architect was cleverer than the devil.
During some months Munich Tourism focuses on beer. The city is famous for its Oktoberfest, however, for the rest of the months you can still visit the area and enjoy the beer garden of the Löwenbräukeller. For more than 130 years, the beer garden has been one of the most popular areas in the city.
As you can see, this German city not only offers beautiful areas and attractions but also interesting stories.