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  • 1. Alte Pinakothek

    Maxvorstadt | Museum/Gallery

    With numerous old-master paintings from the Netherlands, Italy, France, and Germany, the long redbrick Alte Pinakothek holds one of the most...Read More

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  • 2. Andechs Monastery

    Ammersee | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Benedictine monastery Andechs, one of southern Bavaria's most famous pilgrimage sites, lies 5 km (3 miles) south of Herrsching. You can...Read More

  • 3. 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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  • 4. Burg Trausnitz

    Landshut | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    A steep path from the Altstadt takes you up to Burg Trausnitz. Trausnitz Castle was begun in 1204, and accommodated the Wittelsbach dukes of...Read More

  • 5. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

    Dachau | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    The site of the infamous camp, now the KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau, is just outside town. Photographs, contemporary documents, the few cell blocks...Read More

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  • 6. Deutsches Museum

    Isarvorstadt | Museum/Gallery

    Aircraft, vehicles, cutting-edge technology, historic machinery, and even a mine fill this monumental building on an island in the Isar River...Read More

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  • 7. Englischer Garten

    Schwabing | Garden/Arboretum

    Bigger than New York's Central Park and London's Hyde Park, this seemingly endless green space blends into the open countryside at the north...Read More

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  • 8. 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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  • 9. Klosterkirche St. Anna

    Lehel | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This striking example of the two Asam brothers' work in the Lehel district impresses visitors with its sense of movement and heroic scale. The...Read More

  • 10. 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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  • 11. Museum Mensch und Natur

    Outside Innenstadt | Museum/Gallery

    This popular museum in the north wing of Schloss Nymphenburg has nothing to do with the Wittelsbachs but is one of the palace's major attractions...Read More

  • 12. Museum Villa Stuck

    Au and Haidhausen | House/Mansion/Villa

    This dramatic neoclassical villa is the former home of one of Germany's leading avant-garde artists from the turn of the 20th century, Franz...Read More

  • 13. Neue Pinakothek

    Maxvorstadt | Museum/Gallery

    Another museum packed with masters, the fabulous Neue Pinakothek reopened in 1981 to house the royal collection of modern art left homeless...Read More

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  • 14. 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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  • 15. Oktoberfest Grounds at Theresienwiese

    Ludwigvorstadt | Carousel

    The site of Munich's famous Oktoberfest and the winter version of the city's Tollwood music, art, and food festival (it's at the Olympic...Read More

  • 16. 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

  • 17. 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

  • 18. 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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  • 19. Schloss Nymphenburg

    Outside Innenstadt | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This glorious baroque and rococo palace, the largest of its kind in Germany, draws around 500,000 visitors a year; only the Deutsches Museum...Read More

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  • 20. Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus

    Maxvorstadt | House/Mansion/Villa

    Art aficionados were waiting in anticipation for the reopening of this exquisite late-19th-century Florentine-style villa, the former home and...Read More

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