Munich gets to the top right for its unfathomable glory and pristine beauty. It stands high with the vibrant hues of history, culture and legacy mingling into one another. Stroll through any of its alleys and find evoking bits thriving at their best. Not just that, many designated corners look forward to serving visitors with enduring Munich vibes. No matter what kind of intellectual interest one supports, there is enough to materialize one’s to-do list. Showers of eternal bliss operate in different forms to bestow one with shimmering revelries. Thus, one can walk down the bustling spheres to finally end up with one’s bubbling dream vacation.
But this German epitome of satiation calls for adequate time for its exploration on the part of visitors. Hence, one needs to plan it to the point to calm one’s wanderlust soul efficiently. Serving that bit to some extent, here is the list of tourist gems in the city that await one’s visit to put up a grand show in the vacation domain.
Step into the artistic aura of Munich by taking to the much-celebrated Alte Pinakothek. Securing a golden place in the world’s old art galleries, it manages to entice one with its stunning collections and art pieces. Tracing its evolution to 1836, it rings in the hearts with its out of the world grandeur. It bubbles with Neo-Renaissance design to stand out in one’s Munich itinerary. One can detect a thread of design binding it with the ones found in Brussels, Rome and St Petersburg.
Treasuring the precious imprints of time, it presents one with the exceptional charm and grace of the place. Not just that, the art pieces on display also take one back to its past when the dynastic rule was at its pinnacle. Making a mark in that domain, it supports 800 German, French, Dutch, Flemish, Italian and Spanish paintings. Their stunning state defies the fact that they date to the period between the 1200s and 1800s.
Exploring the corners, one can come across the stars in the sphere. Peter Paul Rubens, Albrecht Dürer and van Dyck set the stage for art lovers through many paintings. Not just that, one can see the thrill-o-meter getting to its height with the mention of Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Hans Baldung Grien, Hieronymous Bosch and Rembrandt. So unleash your creative nerves to see the best rising from the pool of past at the gallery.
Thriving in the heart of Munich, one can easily stumble across the magnificence of Neues Rathaus while exploring Marienplatz. The New City Hall makes waves with its Neo-Gothic architectural style. It struck the mark of completion in 1874. But then, it had to undergo the period of its expansion to accommodate the ever-rising population of the city. Finally, it got on its mark in 1905. Its design saw the light of the day when its 25-year-old architect Georg von Hauberrisser handled its design.
Thanks to the interrupted efforts and determination, it is cherishing its present-day glory. Alluring eyeballs around, it supports a 100m long façade. Not just that, it also hogs the limelight with its 400 rooms. Many of them remain open to greet visitors. Not just that, one can also pay a visit to the mayor’s room on various occasions. Moving around, one can also see the statutes of the first four Bavarian kings on the bay of the tower. Thus, one can see the past zooming in through the glockenspiel and its exteriors.
The building also holds economic salience in the city. Around 600 employees seal a livelihood in the building. If you are not an avid architecture lover, then you can take to its observation tower to cherish the breathtaking city views. Not just that, one can also see the Alps bubbling around with their beauty on clear days. Adding to that, the balcony has also provided a ground for euphoric moments for the city people.
See the 19th –century art bounties rising to their best by exploring the shimmering corners of Neue Pinakothek. Savoring King Ludwig I’s love for contemporary art pieces, it has evolved into a scintillating art sphere. Celebrating its essence in the art domain, it comes with 400 paintings that go back to the 1800s. Bringing the city’s iconic moments to the fore, it goes a long way in shaping an enduring visit for art lovers.
Taking a round through its celebrated premises, one can come across paintings, sculptures and other art pieces of the Neoclassical, Romantic, Impressionist, Art Nouveau and Gründerzeit periods. Pushing up the best and shimmering bits on the board, one can find the art gems by Max Liebermann, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. Not just that, many art pieces bubble in vibrant hues to unveil an evoking art facet of the city. Traverse across various periods and regimes to find and cherish the city roots.
Many exhibitions and other shows transpire in their premise to facilitate a to-the-mark portrayal of the city’s history. Its structure had crumbled down as a ramification of the piercing world war strikes. But its new architect Alexander von Branca managed to recreate its charm and glory. It finally opened its doors in 1981.
See the religious grandeur zooming in the tourism domain with the mention of St Peter’s Church. Donning the title of being Munich’s oldest church, it situates itself right to the Marienplatz and Viktualienmarkt. It rules the hearts of the locals who have named it “Alter Peter” out of their love. Tracing its completion to 1100, it lost its original aura to a fire that engulfed it in 1347. Revamping its charm to the full, it drew its new look from Gothic style. Not just that, it has gone through many extensions over the years. Thus, one can find it treasuring Renaissance and Baroque elements.
Putting up its signature icon, it supports 15th-century Gothic paintings by Jan Polack. Above them, one can behold the beauty of the Late Baroque ceiling fresco by Johann Baptist Zimmermann. Not just that, it also holds the oldest bells and the privilege of being the first tower clocks in the city. Adding to that, one can also cherish the history of the place through the weathered grave slabs.
Celebrating its essence in the best possible way, it comes with a 300-year-old Baroque high altar. Not just that, it also supports a golden figure of St. Peter. Its prominent location and height provide a suitable ground for exploring the beauty of the city. Take 300 steps to scale its tower and reach the observation platform (56 meters) to see scintillating bits rising to the fore.
Keeping a rich learning experience at the centre of its affairs, Deutsches Museum makes waves with the best in the domain. Located in Museumsinsel 1 (an island in the Isar), it weaves an alluring facet for its visitors. Science and technology occupy the best of the grounds at the museum to throw open the way to the enlightening bits across the land. One can cherish the presence of every kind of enriching domain ranging from nanotechnology to reproduction, aerospace and astronomy to hydraulic engineering. Thus, there is a lot for one to hold on to while getting around with the list.
Not just the content, the presentation and exhibition also harbor the best in the domain. Age is not the bar for one to grab the bubbling bits thriving in its premises. There is enough to cater to the needs and abilities of each group in the domain. One can find it savoring many thrilling bits like push buttons, crank wheels and pull levers. Not just that, there is also a kid’s zone that sticks to the theme of the museum. On the other hand, adults can dive into the complexities of the bits with ease at the museum.
Offering an artistic transformation to the art lovers, Lenbachhaus serves some surprising bits. Celebrating the typical Italian style, its building throws enough light on the rise of alluring 20th-century switch in the German art domain. It thrives in a majestic villa that belonged to painter Franz von Lenbach. Located in the influential area of the city, it forms a part of Munich’s Maxvorstadt (having 16 museums including the Pinakotheken, the Museum Brandhorst and the Glyptothek).
The museum draws its existence from the works and efforts of the Blaue Reiter group. Great personalities like Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Gabriele Münter and August Macke contributed to its cause. Thus, it is not a surprise their works festooning its counters in the best possible way. Not just them, but one can also appreciate the works by great artists like Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol and Jenny Holzer. Adding to that, it has also got the works of the portrait painter Georg Desmarées, the landscape artists Carl Anton Joseph Rottmann and the Biedermeier luminary Carl Spitzweg on the board.
Its premises undertook a further addition with copper and aluminium tubes in 2013.
It is quite queer to come across a church that did not belong to any religious line and house. To the visitor’s delight, Munich has got one in the form of Asam Church. Known as the Church of Saint Johann Nepomuk, it borrows its unofficial name from its architects: Egid Quirin Asam and Cosmas Damian Asam. The artistic duo comprised a painter and a sculptor. Thus, the Church dons every bit of charm and beauty in its premises. Coming up as a private chapel, its construction period lasted between 1733 and 1746.
Its gracious built and figure made it rule the hearts of locals. Thus, finally, it opened up with the title of being a public place. With the gilded gold, grinning cherubs, mosaics, and frescoes, it stands out in the domain for its stunning sight. Entering the majestic grandeur of the place, one can come across a gold-gilded sculpture that features a skeletal image of death with scissors. One can see it about to cut through the life thread of a soul.
Incepted as a private church, it breaks from the typical religious churches at many points in its architecture. For instance, one can find that it faces west with the crucifix opposite the pulpit hanging unprecedentedly low. Thus, the charm of the German Late Baroque style gets to its pinnacle with the mention of the Church in the list.
Meaning “(Our) Lady’s church”, Frauenkirche holds an important place in the city. The 15th-century grace of the Church manages to conquer hearts around with its sanctity. Standing through centuries, it has managed to witness the ups and downs of time. Not just that, it has also noted the historical moments of the city with the imprints of time on its structure. It lost its original design to the damage that World War II unleashed. But it somehow managed to bounce back to its glory. Its ruins gave the terrible sight of the outcomes of the war around.
It bubbles with the presence of pair of towers, crowned with onion domes. Not just that, it rises enough to catch the heed of the visitors around. Its design stands out with a few window openings in the domain. Not just that, one can also find plain walls that let behold the spiritual beauty of the place. Its choir springs up with busts of prophets and apostles for the delight of the visitor. Not just that, one can also find it supporting a tomb monument dedicated to Louis IV (the 14th-century Holy Roman Emperor). Adding to the curiosity of visitors, it has got a shoe-shaped impression at its entrance.
Another Munich trip bit is the exploration of the majestic Bavarian National Museum. Located south of the Englischer Garten in Munich, it weaves the best in kind experience for its visitors. Securing a golden place in the list, it goes a long way in highlighting the history of the city. It treasures pieces that vary in different dimensions. For instance, one can find masterpieces of sculpture and painting, craft items, tapestries, and furniture. Not just that, one can also see a section displaying weapons from Western art epochs ranging from late antiquity to Jugendstil. To one’s delight, it supports some specialist departments. Taking a stroll through them, one can find ivory carvings, musical instruments and games, and porcelain.
Adding to that, one can also cherish art pieces celebrating the fine art of goldsmithing. Apart from that, one can also see the world-famous Nativity collection making waves. They trace their roots from Naples, Sicily, and the Alps and dating from between 1700 and 1850.
The grandeur of the museum got into its shape with the inauguration by King Maximilian II in 1855. Many of the starring bits come from the House of Wittelsbach. The Historicism style of the museum rises to the fore with the architectural flair of Gabriel von Seidl. One can also live the leisure times here to the full. One can relish many delicious bits and menu of the restaurant. Not just that, its terrace also bestows one with the chance of grabbing the best in the city.
If you wish to slip back in time to cherish the Olympic bliss, then you can turn to the bustling sphere of Olympiapark. Located in the Olympiaberg (north) in Munich, it stores the Olympic charm of the city. Pitching in for the 1972 Olympics, it goes a long way in retaining the bubbling bits in its sphere. To one’s delight, it does not shine only as a souvenir of the Olympics. One can leave one’s soul free to cherish the activities at sports facilities, lakes, bicycle paths, concert venues, restaurants and a football stadium. Not just that, one can also live to the full with landmark “tent-style” roofs.
The Olympic Tower shines to its best with its location on the highest hill in the city. Cherishing a height of 50 meters (150 feet), it lets one snap some of the best views of the city. The area also provides the best in kind bits to skiers that long to slide over the best slopes. The 300-hectare-sized park manages to draw a crowd of joggers, cyclists, and walkers. Adding to the delight of the visitors, it also supports the Sea-Life Center, an aquarium and zoo with more than 10,000 different aquatic creatures.
Illuminating the sphere of stars of fame, it has also got the BMW Museum. It throws open the door to entice the visitors with its four-cylinder engine shape. One can tune in to the events and activities to cherish one’s Munich visit to the full.
Football lovers can head straight to Allianz Arena to pump up their football fever. The home ground of FC Bayern is all there to set in the euphoric waves for their delight. The 75,024-seater stadium comes with the best in class experience that looks ahead to last long. The 2,874 luminous panels get on the right spot to put up a breathtaking show with the club’s colors on match days. Throwing its stands open for the match fervor in 2005, it has gone a long way in setting the match motion right.
One can get into the stadium to find every refreshing bit that makes up a perfect football match stadium. Splash in the match hues and history to see the best rising in the domain. Pushing up the vibrancy limits in the sphere, it gets scintillating bits on the board.