The capital of Bavaria, is home to centuries-old building and numerous museums. The city also known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and cavernous beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus founded in 1589. Marienplatz, is a central square containing landmarks such as Gothic Nueus Rathaus with a spectacular glockenspiel show.
The central city square in the heart of Munich houses many spectacular sculptures and buildings. It houses the Mariensaule, the Marian Column topped with the golden statue of Virgin Mary, The Glockenspiel show where 32 life sized mechanical figures reenact events from Bavarian history.
The Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed lady is Munich’s landmark and is the city’s largest church. The view of the Bavarian Alps from atop the towers is breathtaking. This church also houses Emperor Ludwig IV’s sarcophagus.
Dachau Concentration Camp
This was the first concentration camp built by the Nazis during the Third Reich and it served as a model for all the other camps. The original prisoner baths, barracks, courtyards and the crematorium all have been conserved along with an extensive memorabilia of the past.
Pinakothek Art Galleries
It is a unique ensemble of three art galleries: the Alte Pinakotheken, Nueue Pinakotheken, Pinakothek der Moderene, each highlighting a separate period in art. Together they offer a unique art-history-culture experience that combines the past and the present like no other.
Residence Palace of Munich
At the edge of Munich, lies the Residency, the former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs. Today it houses some of the best European interior decorations with antique art, porcelain and tapestries spanning over the renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical era.
The German Museum is one of the largest museums on science and astronomy in the world. It houses the first electric dynamo, the first car and the laboratory bench where the first atom was split, along with marked milestones in the fields of telecommunication, mining, music and weaponry.
Olympic Stadium of Munich
This was the site of the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics and its design was futuristic and revolutionary for its time. The sweeping and transparent canopies that were modeled on the Alps are the signature characteristic of this monument.
BMW Welt and Museum
The BMW World and Museum is adjacent to the company’s headquarters. It has an interactive museum, an exhibition centre for new cars in a spectacular biomorphic complex that resembles a cloud.
The world’s most famous beer was first brewed in 1589 in this brewery. On the surface a long wooden table can be seen the names, comments and the date carved over 100 years ago. This brewery is located close to the Marienplatz.