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"Munchen Siegestor - Triomf bow" Germany Things to Do Tip by speed4turtles

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by speed4turtles

Start in the Viktualienmarkt, which sells every kind of flower, fruit and sausage. Walk through the Marienplatz, the old city centre, with its splendid neo-Gothic town hall, and go down Neuhauserstrasse to Michaelskirche, which has the largest barrel vault of any church apart from St Peter's in Rome. Nearby are the onion domes of the Frauenkirche, at whose entrance it is said the devil left his footprint, and the yellow Theatinerkirche, Bavaria's first baroque church. From there cross Odeonsplatz and walk through the formal garden of the Hofgarten, making for the far left corner, where the Englischer Garten begins. This park stretches for three miles along the River Isar. Head for the Monopteros, a classical-style temple on a hillock that affords good views of the city. Close by is the Chinese Tower, a beer garden that can seat 7,000 people beneath its chestnut trees in summer.

Magnificent "showpiece" of Munich, extending from the Siegestor (Triumphal Arch) to the Feldherrnhalle (Commanders' Hall); built under King Ludwig I in the first half of the 19th century, it marked the transformation of Munich from a medieval town to an imperial residence.



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