In 1385 the ruling Wittelsbach family decided to erect a new palace as the Alter Hof had become too small for their needs. ... More
In 1385 the ruling Wittelsbach family decided to erect a new palace as the Alter Hof had become too small for their needs. The main building was the first part of the royal residence to be erected. The palace grounds include numerous grottoes, courtyards (in particular the Brunnenhof ), fountains, a medicine room, antiquarian, Hofkapelle and the delightful Wittelsbach fountain built by Duke Otto from 1611-23. The Residenz houses the Crown Jewels, the State Collection of Egyptian Art, the late-baroque Residenz Theatre and the classicist Herkulessaal, a concert hall with amazing acoustics.
A visit to Dachau, the remains of Germany's first concentration camp, is an experience you will never forget. Built shortly
after Hitler seized power, its aim was to extinguish opposition through incarceration and/or murder. Dachau has been preserved and ...
One of the oldest English style landscape gardens and one of the largest municipal parks in Europe, the Englischer Garten
(English Garden) is Munich's crowning glory. Although perhaps best known for its nudists, the park is popular with all ...
With more than 4,000 paintings on display, the Neue Pinakothek (New Picture Gallery) is regarded as one of Europe's most
important museums of art from the 19th Century. Erected in 1853, the original building was destroyed during the Second ...