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.
Built from 1896 99 and funded by the City of Munich, this monument celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Treaty
of Versailles (1871). The golden mosaics in the hall depict nation, war, peace and victory. The Friedensengel, or Angel ...
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 ...
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 ...