Historic Sites

Every city has its own unique feel and vibe, which is determined by a number of things. The local historic sites are no doubt one of the largest contributing factors to the aura that surrounds a city. When in Munich, users recommend paying a visit to Alter Hof, in the City Center - Altstadt area to get a feel for what truly makes up the city.



This lovely garden west of the city center features 67 acres of green space, which was built in the 19th century as a royal deer park. The gardens house one of the largest beer gardens in the world with a capacity for 8000 people. This is a popular spot for locals to picnic and enjoy nature walks.

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This sweeping building is one of the most impressive sights in the city. It was the first home of the Wittelsbach, who were the first and most powerful of the ruling families. This medieval castle is one of the most beautiful and vibrant sights in the city.

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This is the largest Renaissance-style church north of the Alps. Constructed in 1583, the beautiful site features a large vaulted roof, and on-site crypts hold remains from the region's royalty. Amazing to behold. U/S-BAHN: Marienplatz

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This church is considered the finest example of Italian Baroque architecture in the city. Completed in 1786, the church features a panoramic nave and ornate gallery.

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This 14th century city gate marks the northern most point of Munich's central walking district. After a day spent touring the city, walk to the north of the Karlsplatz section of the city center and see this breathtaking sight.

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The dramatic 14th century city gates represent the strength and history of Munich and the region of Bavaria as a power in the growth and development of Germany. Many walks in the city begin here and lead visitors through the old town to the bustling public market (Viktualienmarkt). U-BAHN Sendlinger Tor

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At the heart of the city, this town gate is a symbol of the history and strength of Munich and Bavaria. The gate has been beautifully renovated and is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in the city. Adjacent to the Valentin Museum, the Isartor is a must-see while in this marvelous city. METRO: Isartor

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This marvelous building faces the Odeonsplatz and resonates with Italian style and architectural flourishes. The hall commemorates several 18th century generals and was later used by Hitler as a meeting point. The building is unique and forms the focal point of the Odeonsplatz.

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Teeming with travelers and chic college students, this area is north of the city center and is a bastion of culture and historic sites. An array of bookshops lines the streets that house coffee houses and quaint restaurants and bars. Take the metro to the Universität Station and walk south on Ludwigstrasse. The metro station is centrally located in the middle of the university region. Walk south past the Ludwigskirche monument and the library. To get a real flavor of this region, continue south to the Leuchtenberg Palace and Odeonsplatz and then west of the Odeonsplatz metro station onto Briennerstrasse, which features international stores.

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Altes Rathaus

This easternmost building on the bustling Marienplatz is the old town hall and center of political life early in the regions history. Renovations to the building have focused on retaining the 15th century style and artistry of the original structure. Visitors should make an effort to tour the structure while on a walk around the Marienplatz.

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