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  • 1. Asamkirche

    Altstadt | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Perhaps Munich's most ostentatious church, it has a suitably extraordinary entrance, framed by raw rock foundations. The insignificant door...Read More

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  • 2. Frauenkirche

    Altstadt | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Munich's Dom (cathedral) is a distinctive late-Gothic brick structure with two huge towers. Each is 99 meters (325 feet) high, an important...Read More

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    3. Marienplatz

    Altstadt | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Bordered by the Neues Rathaus, shops, and cafés, this square is named after the gilded statue of the Virgin Mary that has watched over it for...Read More

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  • 4. Neues Rathaus

    Altstadt | Government Building

    Munich's present neo-Gothic town hall was built in three sections and two phases between 1867 and 1905. It was a necessary enlargement on the...Read More

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  • 5. Peterskirche

    Altstadt | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Altstadt's oldest parish church (called locally Alter Peter, Old Peter) traces its origins to the 11th century, and has been restored in...Read More

  • 6. Residenz

    Altstadt | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    One of Germany's true treasures, Munich's royal Residenz (Residence) began in 1385 as the modest Neuveste (New Fortress) on the northeastern...Read More

  • 7. Schatzkammer

    Altstadt | Museum/Gallery

    The Schatzkammer comprises many hundreds of masterworks, including a host of treasures from the Wittelsbach royal crown jewels. A highlight...Read More

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  • 8. Viktualienmarkt

    Altstadt | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    The city's open-air market really is the beating heart of downtown Munich. It has just about every fresh fruit or vegetable you can imagine...Read More

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  • 9. Alter Hof

    Altstadt | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Alter Hof was the original home of the Wittelsbach dynasty of Bavaria (not to be confused with the adjacent Residenz). Established in 1180,...Read More

  • 10. Altes Rathaus

    Altstadt | Museum/Gallery

    Much of the work on Munich's first town hall was done in the 15th century, though various alterations were made through the centuries. Its great...Read More

  • 11. Cuvilliés-Theater

    Altstadt | Arts/Performance Venue

    This stunning example of a rococo theater, originally called the New Opera House but now called Cuvilliés-Theater or Altes Residenz-Theater...Read More

  • 12. Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum

    Altstadt | Museum/Gallery

    This quirky museum is in the enormous former St. Augustus Church, and it contains a large collection of fishhooks, taxidermy animals (including...Read More

  • 13. Dreifaltigkeitskirche

    Altstadt | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Take a quick look at this characteristic church built to commemorate Bavaria's part in the Spanish War of Succession. A further motivation for...Read More

  • 14. Feldherrnhalle

    Altstadt | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Erected in 1841–44, this open pavilion, fronted with three huge arches, was modeled on the 14th-century Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence. Set on...Read More

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  • 15. Hofbräuhaus

    Altstadt | Historic District/Site

    Duke Wilhelm V founded Munich's most famous brewery in 1589; it's been at its present location since 1607. As beer and restaurants became major...Read More

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  • 16. Hofgarten

    Altstadt | Garden/Arboretum

    The creation of the formal court garden, part of the royal residence, dates back to 1613 when it lay outside the Residenz moat. It's now bordered...Read More

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  • 17. Jewish Center Munich

    Altstadt | Museum/Gallery

    The striking Jewish Center at St.-Jakobs-Platz has transformed a formerly sleepy area into an elegant, busy modern square. The buildings signify...Read More

  • 18. Karlsplatz

    Altstadt | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    In 1728, Eustachius Föderl opened an inn and beer garden here, which might be how the square came to be called Stachus—it's still called that...Read More

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  • 19. Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung

    Altstadt | Museum/Gallery

    Chagall, Giacometti, Picasso, and Gauguin are among the artists that have been featured in the past at this exhibition hall in the middle of...Read More

  • 20. Maximilianstrasse

    Altstadt | Neighborhood/Street

    Munich's most expensive and exclusive shopping street was named after King Maximilian II, who wanted to break away from the Greek-influenced...Read More

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