Munich in 1 day
The capital of German Bavaria occupies an honorable third line in the list of the largest German cities. Its main attraction is its brewing traditions and six large factories, which are honored to supply the famous Oktoberfest with a foamy drink. Once in the city in late September, you can easily see Munich in 1 day if you take a seat at the Oktoberfest. And the neighbors on the table will willingly tell about the sights of the city, because German beer, like nothing else, brings together a variety of people.
Two eras - two town halls
Fly to Munich for 1 day is a great idea for other seasons as well. It is best to start the walk from Marienplatz, where a pedestrian zone is organized, and the Old and New Town Halls become objects of close attention of tourists. These buildings served in different years as premises where the city council met..
The construction of the Old Town Hall dates back to the end of the 14th century, and the New Town Hall was erected at the beginning of the 20th century. The Second World War caused the destruction of the Old Town Hall. Its restored building now serves as the Toy Museum. In the New Town Hall, you can take an elevator to the 85-meter tower and admire the panorama of Munich from a bird's eye view. The clock on the tower puts on a real show every day for everyone who happens to be on the Marienplatz. At exactly 11 o'clock in the morning, the bells begin to ring, and the figures in the windows of the tower act out scenes from the life of Munich. The action lasts 15 minutes, and in the summer it is repeated twice more - at noon and at 5 pm.
City of churches
It is quite possible to get around the old part of Munich in 1 day. There are many churches here, each of which is an interesting architectural monument. The symbol of the Bavarian capital is the 99-meter Cathedral of the Holy Mother of God. Its construction began in the middle of the 15th century, and since then the two towers of the temple with rounded domes and clocks are visible from anywhere in the city. By the way, according to the decision of the city authorities, it is forbidden to build higher buildings in Munich, so as not to obscure the view of the magnificent Frauenkirche..
For fans of ancient architecture, Munich offers an impressive list of cathedrals worthy of leisurely contemplation:
- Church of St. Michael at the end of the 16th century with the tombs of the kings.
- St. Peter's Church is the oldest in the city. The first stone in its foundation was laid in the XII century.
- Azamkirche in the late Baroque style.
- Theatinerkirche with a huge 70-meter dome.