Nymphenburg Palace
Munich's Top Ten Sights

Top ten things to do when visiting Munich

Go to the heart of the city, Marienplatz and join the audience for a performance of the famous Glockenspiel. 32 mechanically moved figures re-enact scenes of Munich's history.

Climb up the 306 steps to the tower of St.Peter's (called "Alter Peter") and enjoy the best overwiev of the city. St.Peter's is Munich's oldest parish church.

Stroll among the colourful food stalls of the bustling Viktualienmarkt, installed in 1807.

Feel the atmosphere of Munich's beer halls at the famous Hofbräuhaus drinking a Maß Beer (or two) and eating Weißwurst.

Visit the New Residenz palace of the Bavarian rulers. More than 130 splendid rooms including the treasure room with the crown jewels are open for the public.

Have a look into the Cathedral (Frauenkirche). The Gothic style church with its twin domes is one of Munich's landmarks.

Be dazzled by the sumptuous rococo interior of St.Nepomuk's (called "Asamkirche") - an orgy of stucco work, gildings and colourful frescos. The 1746 completed church was the private church of the brothers Asam.

Admire the Old Masters in the Alte Pinakothek. You will find masterpieces of Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphael, Da Vinci, Dürer and other more. The Neue Pinakothek across the street houses an excellent collection of French Impressionists.

Take in the glories of Ancient Greece at Königsplatz with its three Greek style buildings Propyläen, Glyptothek and Antikensammlung.

Strip off and get naked at the English Garden, where this is legal along the Eisbach river. Of course the attractions of Germany's largest park can be checked out also dressed. You will find one of Munich's most popular beer gardens around the Chinese Tower. The surfers on the Eisbach river at the southern entrance are a world-wide known attraction.

  Additional visits outside the city center:
Go by tramway nr.17 or taxi to Nymphenburg Palace, built as a summer retreat for the Bavarian royal family. Visit the main palace, the wonderful park and the museum of royal coaches.

Take the subway U3 to the Olympic Grounds with its unique tent construction. An ascent to the 190m high platform of the Olympic tower by elevator provides an excellent view of Munich and the mountains.

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