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Top 10 places in Munich
Our app features the history of 90 monuments and great sites including places to discover Munich. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Munich
The "Porte de Charles" is a vestige, restored in neo-Gothic style by Arnold Zenetti, of the ancient fortifications of the city built between 1285 and 1347. It is named in honor of the "Kurfürst" (Prince Elector) Charles Theodor who , In 1791, ordered the destruction of the walls... Read more
This new town hall was built between 1867 and 1909; It was necessary to destroy 24 houses to have enough space to build it. This immense neo-Gothic building contains 6 courtyards. The facade is heavily laden with Gothic architectural elements, with columns, multiple openings, and pinnacles, forming... Read more
The church was built between 1468 and 1488: it replaced an old Romanesque church that was located there. Its architects were Jörg von Halspach, then Lucas Rottaler. Its two towers, which reach nearly 100 m in height, were not completed until 1525; They are surmounted by two characteristic caps in... Read more
The "Place de Marie" is in the center of Munich; It was the market place until 1807 and all the important events for the city took place: announcements, proclamations, tournaments, performances, festivals, demonstrations, Christmas market. The Nouvel Hôtel de Ville is the most visib... Read more
This church was financed, designed and built by the Asam brothers, the most renowned artists of their time, between 1733 and 1746. They wanted to make it their private chapel, but they eventually opened it to all the inhabitants. Since they did not have to obey a sponsor, they could give free rein... Read more
This square was created around 1820 by planners Karl von Fischer and Leo von Klenze. It is surrounded by monuments of classical style: the Königsbau, built between 1825 and 1842 by Leo von Klenze, inspired by the Palazzo Pitti and the Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, the National Theater, and the... Read more
The church was commissioned in 1662 by Duke Ferdinand Maria and his wife Henriette di Savoia, on the occasion of the birth of their heir, long awaited. It is the work of Agostino Barelli, who took as a model the baroque church of Sant 'Andrea della Valle of Rome: one recognizes the style of the... Read more
In 1674, Giovanni Perti, Giovanni Viscardi and Abraham Leuthner began to decorate the interior of stucco: allegorical figures, cherubs, baroque decorations, which create a very luminous interior. The black pulpit and the confessionals of the same color are the work of Andreas Faistenberger;... Read more
The palace which was later called the "Old Mint" was built between 1563 and 1567 for Albrecht V: it was used as a stable in its lower part and as a museum for works of art in its upper part. The museum contained more than 6,000 objects, including valuable paintings; All was plundered by... Read more
This impressive monument, well located in the axis of the Maximilianstrasse, was built by Friedrich Bürklein from 1857 to 1874, 17 years! The unstable terrain on the bank of the river necessitated a modification of the neo-Gothic architecture originally planned. It was Gottfried Semper who finally... Read more
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