The monarchy residing in Bavaria province from 1806 to 1918 left royal remains in the form of residencies and castles where crown holders lived. That is why you will sense luxury and wealth typical of monarchy, so it is not strange that Munich is German capital of life style.
This southern German city is situated between the banks of the river Isar and the slopes of Alps. Tucked in like this, all its most important sights are located in the very center inviting you to walk and feel Bavarian spirit on its streets.
The living room of Munich is Marienplatz where three buildings stand out – Old and New City Hall and Marien Column. Special attraction is Glockenspiel on the New City Hall – clock with figures which twice a day, at the chiming of the bells, recalls two events from the past – the wedding of Duke of Wilhelm V and Renata of Lorraine and the festivities at the end of plague epidemic.
Narrow streets lead you to the oldest sacred building in Munich – St. Peter’s Church, also known as Old Peter. It is the most famous religious building dating back to 12th century. Due to its complicated history it changed styles from Roman to Gothic and Baroque elements which were added in 17th and 18th century. There are 299 steps to the top where a fantastic 360 degrees view of the city, with Alps in the background, awaits.
The jewel of this Munich postcard is Frauenkirche, more precisely the towers of the Cathedral of Our Dear Lady. This church has luxurious interior, but also a mythical story surrounding it. One of the myths is the deal between the architect Jorg von Halsbach and the devil where Halsbach promises the devil to show him a spot where no windows in the church can be seen and in return the devil will speed up the construction. As a proof of this story, we have a monument Devils Footstep, a spot from which no windows are visible and soft breeze that whirls around the cathedral.
Reputable Munich museums will charm you with their exhibitions, whether it’s the fantastic Technical Museum, making boys want to become engineers, or the Pinakothek which provides the best collection of Italian Renaissance, but great works by famous Vincent van Gogh too.
In Munich and its surroundings you will see famous Bavarian castles. These palaces represented centers of most important historic events and were residencies to important people in German history. That is why you should explore “Romantic Street” which depicts old German mythology and fairytale knighthood of medieval times.
At the end of the day, step down into Munich “cellars.” These pubs, where beer is served fresh brewed according to traditional recipe, have cheerful and friendly atmosphere, allowing you to experience true art of living in this Bavarian capital.