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.
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 ...
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 ...
Set against a clear blue sky, the towers of the Frauenkirche (Cathedral of our Dear Lady) form Munich's most celebrated
landmark. The distinctive towers, built in 1525, make the church of considerable architectural interest as they are considered to ...
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