New Town Hall
With its ornate, Neo-Gothic facade, the New Town Hall at Marienplatz (square) looks slightly older than it actually is. As a matter of fact, initial construction took place between 1867 and 1905 after the neighbouring Old Town Hall became too small for Munich’s city council.
One of the most important attraction is the Glockenspiel in the hall's tower, whose daily performances at 11 a.m. and 12 a.m. (and 5 p.m. in the summer months) attract audiences from around the world.
For a small entrance fee, you can reach the City Hall tower all year round, which offers an excellent view over Munich's old town.
The Munich Residenz is the largest palace in any German city center. Stretching from Dienerstrasse to Max-Joseph-Platz, its imposing façade towers over all those who come to marvel at it.
Highlights of a tour around the Residenz of Bavaria’s erstwhile rules include its many apartments, ballrooms and chapels, featuring different styles ranging from Baroque to Rococo to neoclassical – a testament to the continuous expansion and rebuilding the palace has undergone during its more than 600-year history.
Also worth visiting are the palace treasury, the sumptuous Rococo Cuvilliés Theater and the magnificent Royal Garden.
Built in the 15th century, the gothic "Cathedral of Our Lady" or Frauenkirche in German, was and is an unmistakable symbol of the city. But not everyone knows that the Frauenkirche serves as the final resting place of Emperors.
The 500-year-old brick building is the seat of the Archbishop of Munich and Freising. Visitors can climb one of the cathedral’s two 100-meter towers for spectacular views over the city.
The largest museum of technology in the world: The German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology, as it’s officially called, is both a traditional museum and a modern, hands-on facility. Visitors can get involved with demonstrations, experiments and media.
Over 50 subjects covered by the museum are diverse, ranging from agriculture and food technology to astronomy, chemistry, photography and film, aeronautics and space technology, marine biology and physics to shipping, telecommunications and even clocks.
St. Peters Church
St. Peter’s Church, located just behind Marienplatz, is the oldest parish church in Munich. Alter Peter (Old Peter), as it is lovingly known by the people of Munich, offers one of the best views over the city’s rooftops.
It also houses Munich’s oldest bells and clocks. The tower isn’t the only feature worth visiting. The church’s impressive Baroque high alter and the relics housed in a glass case, specifically the skeleton of St. Munditia, are well worth a visit.
Olympiapark (Olympic Park) is one of the most impressive and popular places in Munich. Created for the 1972 Olympic Games, it is home to some of the state capital's most important buildings: the Olympic Stadium, with its famous canopy top, Olympic Hall and the 290-meter Olympic Tower, featuring a 190-meter platform that affords spectacular views over the city.
The 850,000-square-meter park is home to numerous activities every year, including concerts, spectacular events, festivals and sporting events.