SIGHTS / ATTRACTIONS
|Schlichtweg 15, 81543 München, Germany|
It’s easy when traveling through big European cities to follow the throngs to the large churches or cathedrals in town. Huge European cathedrals can be very impressive, of course. But the Marienklause Chapel, about 3-4 miles south of the city center of Munich, Germany, is certainly worth a close look.
Kleinhesselhoer See, Englischer Garten
|Kleinhesselohe 3, 80802 München, Germany|
The Englischer Garten in Munich, Germany, is one of the largest city parks in the world. And, we can attest, it provides for a magical and wondrous escape from the clamor and bustle of Munich’s busy urban streets.
Marienplatz / Glockenspiel
|Marienplatz 8, 80331 München, Germany||Since most tourists head straight to city center, you may as well check off this total tourist draw – that nevertheless is pretty adorable. The “Glockenspiel”(or bells with dancing figurines) plays at the top of the tower in the New City Hall at 11 a.m. and 12 noon, with an added 5 p.m. show spring to fall.||Directions|
Spielzeugmuseum / Toy Museum
|Marienplatz 15, 80331 München, Germany||Enjoy a visit to the Toy Museum (“Spielzeugmuseum) in the Old City Hall Tower. We love toys and have found it adorably delightful! Great prices on family entrance tickets too.||Directions|
|Residenzstraße 1, 80333 München, Germany||Enjoy the grand “Feldherrnhalle” with its great lions guarding the stairs and offering a look straight up Ludwigsstrasse at the Triumphal Arch (Siegestor) about a mile away.||Directions|
NS Documentation Center
|Max-Mannheimer-Platz 1, 80333 München, Germany||Dubbed “a place of learning and remembrance,” this is a center that will leave you thinking pretty hard about what happened to bring Hitler’s National Socialist party to power, what happened during the Nazi regime, and how that relates to current world events.||Directions|
Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art
|Hotterstraße 12, 80331 München, Germany|
Tagged as Germany’s first museum for urban art, MUCA (opened in 2017) shares a building with a restaurant/café and an architectural gallery in an old electrical substation tucked in a corner not far from Marienplatz. If you are a lover of street art, as we are, then in addition to visiting this museum.
Man-Made Wave For Surfing
|Eisbach, Munich, Germany||A fun oddity in the Englischer Garden is the man-made wave for surfing.||Directions|
Memorial artwork for gays and lesbians
|Dultstraße 1, 80331 München, Germany||Memorial artwork for gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis – So new there is very little online about this memorial unveiled in summer 2017.||Directions|
Sophi Scholl Memorial
|Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, 80539 München, Germany||Easily missed, the Sophie Scholl memorial looks like loose pieces of paper scattered on the ground in front of the university building. In actuality, they are attached permanently to the ground in front of the main entrance on the so-called “Geschwister Scholl Platz.”||Directions|
|Olympiapark, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21, 80809 München, Germany||If you are a fan of parks, athletics or just sports history, a look around the still rather spectacular Olympic Park is worth the trip (It is the same underground stop as the BMW World – Olympiazentrum on the U3 / U8 lines). From special events and concerts, to space for athletic endeavors like running or swimming, or sweeping greenspaces, the park is a grand place.||Directions|
|Kaufingerstraße 1-5, 80331 München, Germany||Need foods, chocolates, fruit, a beverage or other goodies? Forget the expensive tourist markets. Head to the basement of the Galleria Kaufhof department store right on Marienplatz.||Directions|
Schwabing / University Area
|Haimhauserstraße 3, 80802 München, Germany||The Schwabing / University area is a good place to wander and “fall into” someplace to eat in Munich, offering many fast casual, but also international and trendy places.||Directions|
|Viktualienmarkt 3, 80331 München, Germany||Viktualianmarkt is a vast and eclectic collection part farmers market, part food stalls, part beer garden, part restaurant, part take-away, part bakeries and you-name-it related to food.||Directions|
|Sebastianspl. 3, 80331 München, Germany|
Pizzeria Grano is veritable hole-in-the-wall smack in city center but nestled into a side street that isn’t easy to find. Make reservations (for what some call the best pizza in town), go at off times, or be prepared to be turned away. Maybe 30 or 40 seats if you squeeze.
Cafe Riding School
|Königinstraße 34, 80802 München, Germany|
Café Riding School (Café Reitschule) sits on the edge of the English Garden and is a delightful place for any meal or great cake. Casual, well priced, and yummy.
Schneller Pastry Shop
|Amalienstraße 59, 80799 München, Germany||Schneller Pastry Shop (Konditorei Schneller) – You can’t go wrong with cakes and coffees at great prices from Schneller in Schwabing.||Directions|
East-West Peace Church
|Spiridon-Louis-Ring 100, 80809 München, Germany||The epitome of non-touristy and off-the-beaten-path, the Ost-West Friedenskirche is a small “village” hidden in a grove of trees in busy Olympic Park. You find several homemade buildings, gardens, a church and a small chapel.||Directions|
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