Munich

The snow didn’t do much to restrict activity in the square though
The Marian Column, in front of the Rathaus. The golden statue at the top, sculpted in 1590 shows Mary on a crescent moon as the Queen of Heaven.
One can climb up this 85-metre long tower on the Neues Rathaus, where you can see to the Alps on clear days.
Since 1908 the Glockenspiel has chimed each day at 11:00 and 12:00, and then 17:00 (from March to October). The top half of the Glockenspiel tells the story of the marriage of the local Duke Wilhelm V (who also founded the noted Hofbräuhaus) to Renata of Lorraine.
Altes Rathaus in Marienplatz used to be the seat of the Munich municipality
Viktualienmarkt: The city’s main food market was relocated in 1807 when it grew too big for Marienplatz. There is also a Biergarten in the centre of the marketplace.
Neoclassical front of the Munich National Theatre
The monument Max-Joseph Denkmal was created in the middle of the square as a memorial for King Maximilian Joseph
The sculpture was added to the monument in 1892, after the Franco-Prussian War, representing the victory over the French and the unification of Germany. The lions are an imitation of the Medici lions of the Loggia dei Lanzi.
The high altar has a figure of St Peter sculpted by Erasmus Grasser in early 16th century.
One of the many figurines that adorn the pillars inside the church
Interiors of St. Peter’s (where photography is not allowed)
You may like beer, but not the way Munich does. What better way of showing love for beer than to have a state-run beer hall? Hofbräuhaus dates back to the 16th century and offers the quintessential German beer hall experience, complete with live music.
Gothic elements on Residenz walls
Front facade of the Bavarian National Museum
In the centre of the garden is a pavilion for the goddess Diana. The roof has a replica of a sculpture of Bavaria.
Bayerische Staatskanzle, the Bavarian State Chancellory
Front facade of the Church
The church is modelled as a three-aisled Byzantine basilica with a geometric figure of the cross of tau.
The inscription at the back reads “Dedicated to victory, destroyed by war, urging peace”
Judisches Museum Munchen: There are three floors to this museum, with one housing permanent exhibits and the other two with temporary exhibits.
The Angel of Peace by river Isar
Home to the most successful German football team

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