Explore the Major Attractions in Munich

Your trip to Munich will be one of the most memorable holidays that you’ve ever had if you take the time to plan your adventures before you go.  There are some sights and attractions that you must see in order to get the full flavour of this Old Town experience.  Many of the things that you want to see and do are all within walking distance which makes getting around more convenient especially if you have children along on this holiday.  Let’s take a look at the top attractions that you should visit while in Munich.

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  1. In the heart of Munich is the Marienplatz which houses the Town Hall and a golden statue of the Virgin Mary which is a must-see on your travels.  There are a myriad of old buildings, churches, and other landmarks which will develop your appreciation of architecture and history.  You’ll want to visit this spot at 11 a.m. so that you can hear the Glockenspiel chime and get a glimpse of the re-enactment of Bavarian historical events; you’ll know the show is over when you hear a golden bird chirp three times.
  2. Munich’s largest cathedral, the Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady, holds over 20,000 people and helps to define the city’s skyline with its twin towers.  You can climb to the top of the towers to see one of the most beautiful views in all of Germany.  You should definitely put this stop on your travel agenda.
  3. Walk the path of the prisoner.  At Dachau Concentration Camp you can visit exhibits and memorials as well as view where the prisoners bathed, where they lived, and the crematorium where they expired.  When you arrive, you’ll walk the same path that prisoners took when they arrived in camp.  It’s a vivid reminder of history and the power that men seek over each other with sometimes tragic results.
  4. If you need peace and tranquillity after a visit to Dachau you may want to spend some time in the English Garden which is much larger than New York’s Central Park.  You can stroll along scenic paths, rent paddle boats, or visit one of the traditional beer gardens.  This oasis will provide you with a peaceful end to a day filled with historical events and cathedrals that connect with both your own future and past.
  5. You’ll find art galleries galore.  Enjoying the work of the Masters can give you an appreciation of the various styles and textures that they used and how their work has remained popular over the centuries.  Be sure to visit Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, and Pinakothek der Modern for art and sculptures that are known all over the world.   There are over 800 masterpieces contained in these galleries which are a must-see on your visit to Munich.

There are additional Munich Tours that you can take to see the Olympic Stadium, the Deutsches Museum, and the Residence Palace of Munich which once was home to Bavarian monarchs.  On your visit to Munich you’ll want take in as much of the local flavour and historic artefacts as possible.  Your holiday to Munich will be one that you won’t soon forget.

Image courtesy of:  Wikimedia Commons Alexander Buschorn

 

 

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