When people think about Munich, Germany, their minds automatically go to the world’s largest beer festival - Oktoberfest. But there is more to Munich than just drinking beer, even though beer is awesome. The Bavarian city is home for a plethora of historical sites that mirrors the German culture and tradition.
So here are top three historical places to visit when in Munich.
What is a Eurotrip if you won’t visit a palace? Bavaria boasts many palaces but the Munich Residenz takes the cake. This former royal palace for Bavarian monarchs is now a wonderful museum for history buffs and travelers alike. Munich Residenz boasts a glut of antique furniture, tapestries and other art pieces dating from the Renaissance, neoclassical and the contemporary era.
Aside from the arts, the biggest palace in Germany also holds a whopping 130 preserved rooms as well as the Hercules Hall (Herkulessaal) and the Byzantine Court Church of All Saints.
NEW TOWN HALL
While visiting Munich, there is no shortage of architectural and historical marvel, one of which is the New Town Hall located in Marienplatz. Built in 1874 by Georg von Hauberrisser, the New Town Hall is shining example of the Gothic Revival architecture. The Old Town Hall is still well-preserved and used for representative purposes of the city council. In the basement is a large restaurant (Ratskeller), while the ground floor is the main tourist space.
RATHAUS GLOCKENSPIEL CLOCK TOWER
Similar to Big Ben, Munich also has its own historical clock tower, located in Munich’s central square, Marienplatz. In the tower of the New City Hall (Neues Rathaus), the Rathaus Glockenspiel, constructed in the 20th century, is also referred to as the “world’s most extravagant clock”. With over 30 mechanical figures it acts out the story of Germany’s past and mythology, a spectacle which usually last for more than 15 minutes. The show appears daily at 11 am, with extra shows during the summer at 12pm and 5pm.
A frolic down the historic sites of Munich is a great way to appreciate the city. Aside from the given site you can visit the modern places of the city like the Olympic stadium and the village. And the other modern faces of Munich.
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