Munich is one of Germany’s most popular travel destinations – the main sights are “Marienplatz”, the square in heart of Munich, where the City Hall with its famous “Glockenspiel“ (carillon) is situated, the nearby “Viktualienmarkt“ (food market) with culinary delights both Bavarian and international, the Isar river, the Cathedral and – last but not least – the Hofbraeu House – just to mention a few ! But Munich has much more to offer: let me take you through the fashionable shopping malls, let me provide you with the background to the sculptures, paintings and other artworks to be found in the many world-class museums of our „art district“, visit with me the Olympic grounds and take the elevator up the Olympic tower to see Munich’s skyline with a view all the way to the Alps.
Marvel over the futuristic architecture of the new “BMW-World” with its floating roof – one of the first constructions of a new generation of 21st century communication buildings – and realize that the roof of the Olympic buildings of 1972, is still today a fascinating structure.
If you have any special wishes for your stay in Munich please let us know – I am sure that together we can work out a memorable Munich-experience for you ! Here are some suggestions as to what you can see on a Munich walking tour:
- Munich’s Historical Centre:
A stroll through the Old Town of Munich begins at the main square „Marienplatz“ (heart and soul of the city) with the Old and the New Town Hall and the carillon. We continue on to beloved Old St. Peter’s Church, to the food market, through the pedestrian zone to our monumental Cathedral of Our Lady. Of course this walk can be combined with other high-lights. My aim is to show you art, culture, and to provide insights into the life of Munich’s past and present.
- Art District in Munich:
A Mecca for art lovers is the Museums’ Quarter or “art district” located between the Königsplatz (King’s square) and the Tuerkentor (Turkish gate). Here we have some truly remarkable structures created to house the marvelous old collections of the Bavarian rulers and works of contemporary art: the Old Pinacothek, the New Pinakothek, the Pinakothek of Modern Art and the Brandhorst Museum with an impressive contemporary collection.
Munich’s Residence, Cuvilliés Theater and Opera House: The residence of Bavaria’s royal family is a vast complex of different architectural periods. One of its most beautiful attractions is the 18th century Cuvilliés Theater in rococo style closely connected with the history of opera in Munich. Next door is the large Opera House, witness to triumph and tragedy: world famous premiers, terrible destruction, and then beautifully rebuilt – thanks to the strong will of some of Munich’s citizens.
- Olympic Park in Munich:
Post-war Germany’s first Olympic Games were held at the site of a former airport. The architecture was an overwhelming success in 1972 and the tent-like transparent roofs electrify us still today. Marvel over the ever changing history of the so-called “Oberwiesenfeld”, the Olympic mountain, and the fate of father Timmofei from Russia. From the soaring Olympic tower you have a brilliant view not only of the Olympic Park, the BMW World, but also of Munich’s skyline and of the not so distant Alps.