Marienplatz has been at the thick of things ever since the city was founded by Henry the Lion in 1158. It was once a salt and ... More
Marienplatz has been at the thick of things ever since the city was founded by Henry the Lion in 1158. It was once a salt and grain market, but is now a magnet for tourists who flock here to marvel at the Gothic facade of the New Town Hall. The bells in the New Town Hall tower peal at 11a (as well as noon and 5p in the summer) accompanied by a glockenspiel depicting a medieval dance and the wedding of Duke William V and Renata von Lothringen. The Mariensäule stands in the middle of the square.
Students Hans and Sophie Scholl were members of the 'Weisse Rose' (White Rose), a group that fought against war and
state censorship in Nazi Germany. They were seen distributing leaflets in the university on 18 February 1943, condemned to ...
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 ...
This quiet and unassuming church, built by the Cosmas brothers in the 18th century, has an entrance that is framed
by foundations of raw rock. The interior is exquisite, with red stucco and marble walls one reason that this ...
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