Munich Bavaria Germany

After leaving Zermatt (Switzerland) I was on a 8hr Train ride to Munich Via Visp and Zurich, I did not arrive at the Munich Bahn Hof until 17:30 that afternoon. As I made my way out I must say it was not the best introduction to Munch from not being there since 2001, It was rather dirty with bier bottles and plenty of "city street Bums" hanging around (It is a big city right?) The good thing was that my Hotel for the next three nights was only a 5 minute walk from the Bahn Hof and a 15 minute stroll to the city centre (Marienplatz). Once set and ready for a wonder I ventured into town and tried to recall many buildings and landmarks from when I was here last, I struggled for a while not recognising particular buildings and on the flip side a lot of recent construction had been completed -

I also had the opportunity to do a 3hr Third Reich tour which was really good with a very knowledgable guide, We visited all the Munich sites or points of interest that impacted the rise of the Third Reich - With some buildings being totally re built it felt like it visually had less of a impact though it was still good to learn where these events unfolded. Some of the places are listed below -

The City tour would have been just as fascinating -

Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Rathaus (town hall), with the popular glockenspiel show that chimes and re-enacts stories from the 16th century.

Population: 1.43 million - (2015)

district: Urban district

Elevation: 520 m (1,710 ft)

I visited everything that I have listed below

Places Of Interest:

Linderhof Palace: is a Schloss near Ettal Abbey. It is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria

Nyphemburg Palace: A Baroque Palace which was a summer residence of former rulers of Bavaria

Frauenkirche: Church of the Bavarian City near the Marien Platz

Englischer Garden: 18th century park that has over 78km of cycling paths

Marien Platz: City centre with two big churches and town halls

Old Town Hall: Town Hall history from the 14th century which has had gothic facelift after lighting and Bombing.

Rathaus Glockenspiel: The Rathaus-Glockenspiel of Munich is a tourist attraction in Marienplatz, the heart of Munich - it dates from 1908

Munchen Residenz: The Residenz in central Munich is the former royal palace of the monarchs of Bavaria. Which is the largest city palace in Germany

BMW Museum: The BMW Museum is an automobile museum of BMW history located near the Olympiapark in Munich, Germany.

Odeonsplatz: The Odeonsplatz is a large square in central Munich which was developed in the early 19th century by Leo von Klenze

Konigsplatz: Königsplatz is a square in Munich, Germany. Built in the style of European Neoclassicism in the 19th century, it is a center of cultural life

So the next few days were all about Drinking Bier (real bier) and eating sausages and cakes -

Bayerische Chancellery

Marienplatz from Dom

Marienplatz/ Rathaus


Nyphemburg Palace

Indigo Photography

Yours in Adventure

Norman Herfurth

This Blog is of the Opinion of my own Personal Experiences and are not necessarily Fact

and is written to the best of my knowledge, but that there may be omissions, errors or mistakes. This blog is for entertainment and/or informational purposes only and shouldn’t be seen as any kind of advice.

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