Culture & Art

Capital of Bavarian

Marienplatz, one of the places to be seen in the city. Marienplatz, an important area since the city was established in 1158, area is one of the places where criminals have been executed in the past, but nowadays it is the most vibrant spot in Munich with the important structures around and around the street cafes. Mariensaule (Virgin Mary Column) erected in 1638 is located in the square. Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) and St. Peter's Church is among the most important structures of the region.

Neues Rathaus
Neues Rathaus, the New Town Hall on the corner of Marienplatz Square, was built between 1867 and 1909. A typical example of a 19th-century Neo-Gothic architecture, the 85-meter-long tower has a beautiful panoramic terrace where you can enjoy spectacular views of Munich. In the Glockenspiel section on the tower there is a show every day at 11.00 (in the summers also at 12.00 and 17.00). This small show with 43 bells and 32 figurines reminiscent of the show at Prague Astronomical Clock. There is a statue infront of the building which is called Mariensaule.It's made to celebrate the end of 30 Years War.

Altes Rathaus
Altes Rathaus, the old town hall to the east of Marienplatz Square, is not identical to the original design of Jörg von Halspach built in the 15th century. During World War II, tower was bombed. Now the tower is Munich Toy Museum.

St.Peter Church
Munich is the most important and oldest church in our list of places to visit. St. Peter Church (Alter Peter). The history of this church goes back to the beginning of the 11th century. After the fire in 1327, the whole building, except the tower, was rebuilt in Gothic style. By the 17th century, the church was reshaped according to the Renaissance lines. You can watch the view of Munich by going to the tower of church.

The Gothic-style Frauenkirche (Dom zu Unserer Lieben Frau) built between 1468 and 1488 is one of the important and historic churches of the city. The dome of the church with Italian Renaissance style was added in 1524. There are graves of important people in the church.

Maximilianstrasse is one of Munich's most important shopping street. There are many important shops on the street starting from Max-Joseph Platz where Rezidences and National Theater buildings are located on the street.

Deutsches Museum
Deutsches Museum, the largest museum of science and technology in the world, is the most important stop on our list of places to visit in Munich. Founded in 1903, this museum has many divisions addressing both adults and children. You can examine important pieces such as the car made in 1886 in the museum where more than 100,000 pieces of objen are exhibited in different parts. If you have enough time for your trip to Munich, do not miss this world famous museum.

BMW World & BMW Museum
In the museum related to BMW's history you can examine the periods and technological development of the world famous brand over the years. In the areas where cars, motorcycles and aircraft engines are displayed, you can also see cars in many different designs. There is also a section about Mini Cooper on the same museum.

Olympiapark & Olympiaturm
Olympiapark is an Olympic park built for the Summer Olympics in 1972. There are many important sections in the park where you can also have a pleasant walk. The most important of these is the tower called Olympiaturm. You can watch the Munich view through the top of tower. Tower is 291 meters and there is an observation tower on the 190th mistress. There is also a very small museum called Rock Museum.

Other places to visit
Allianz Arena(if you like football or you are a fan of Bayern Münich), Karlsplatz (Stachus), Königsplatz (King’s Square), St. Michael Church (Michaelskirche), Munich Stadtmuseum (Munich City Museum), Feldherrnhalle, Odeonsplatz, Bavaria Statue, Siegestor (Triumphal Arch), Walking Man Statue, Kaufingerstrasse.

When you visit Munich, a must-do is going to a beer garden and eating the typical food of Bavaria. The best thing to try roasted chicken or pork together with “Sauerkraut”. Big “Brezels” and a bit of “Obatzder” (which is a Bavarian kind of cheese dip). Of course German sausages are famous in the city for an example “Curry sausage” are representative for Bavaria.For the last if you’re having food in a beer garden, never forget to get some of Munich’s delicious and original beer with it.

If it is possible don't forget to visit Oktoberfest which is the biggest folk festival. You can go for a ride with roller coasters and delicious Bavarian beers.

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Berfu Özulu

Berfu Özulu is student from Turkey and her major is Economics. She is interested in writing and volunteering. Working for TOG culture-art section and another project which is called Building Bridges for Refugee Children. Lately, she states that the travelling is her passion and she believes that while travelling you can learn more than you can read or hear. It brings great experiences and good people.