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  • Munich History
    Leisure Activities Shopping Events Festivals Nightlife Food Drink Beergardens Oktoberfest Transport Munich Hotels Munich 850th Anniversary Top 10 Munich Sights Isar in Munich Isar in Munich History Home Munich History Areas Munich Map Weather Places Castles Gardens Parks Museums Theater

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  • Munich Sights: Friedensengel
    Activities Shopping Events Festivals Nightlife Food Drink Beergardens Oktoberfest Transport Munich Hotels Munich 850th Anniversary Top 10 Munich Sights Friedensengel Friedensengel at the Isar in Munich Munich Sights Home Munich History Areas Munich Map Weather Places Castles Gardens Parks Museums

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  • Munich Squares: Isartorplatz
    the Emperor Ludwig IV As the third and last of the three city gates of this second fortification it has a medium main tower that projects above the rest of the gate In 2005 it received a large clock at the main tower As the Isartor accommodates the Valentin Karlstadt museum Karl Valentin and Lisl Karlstadt are two famous originals of Munich and in Bavaria everything is different one of

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  • Munich Squares: Koenigsplatz
    road between Residenz and Nymphenburg Palace to become the luxurious main road Briennerstrasse In order to interrupt the rigid pattern of the Maxvorstadt he expanded the road to create space for a square The Königsplatz was not only supposed to show the connection with Italy but also to be a center of cultural and social life as well as to combine Catholizism royal administration and military embedded in lawn and trees It was completed by the architect Leo v Klenze who kept the basic concept of Karl v Fischer The arrangement of the Königsplatz with temple buildings at three sides is purely symmetrical the Antikensammlung collection of classical art by Karl v Fischer in the south with Corinthian columns and the Glyptothek of similar design but with Ionic columns by Leo v Klenze in the north The propylaea with columns of Doric style in the west were also designed by Leo v Klenze according to the propylaea in Athens and viewed as symbolic city gate The antique appearance of the Königsplatz is enhanced by its slight inclination towards the propylaea which creates the impression of the temples being on a hill like in Athens During the Nazi regime the Königsplatz

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  • Munich Squares: Marienplatz
    with the name Schrannenmarkt because corn was the main product that was sold In the area where the Fischbrunnen Fish Fountain is now there was held a fish market As Munich was shielded from the Swedish occupation during the Thirty Years War Elector Maximilian I ordered the construction of the Mariensäule Column St Mary in 1638 In 1853 the corn market was moved to the Schrannenhalle in Blumenstrasse and the

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  • Munich Monuments: Maximilianeum
    of an academic foundation for talented students from Bavaria and Palatinate In 1852 Maximilian II put the architect Friedrich Bürklein in charge of constructing the Maximilianeum as conclusion of the Maximilianstrasse and the building works started Despite the fact that the architect died in 1864 and in addition the plans were changed to Renaissance style the Maximilianeum was finished in 1874 Until the year 1918 the Maximilianeum accommodated a German

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  • Munich Squares: Odeonsplatz
    and the Ludwigsstrasse from the north Already in 1790 plans were developed to create a central square instead of the northern city gate the Schwabinger Tor in order to design the exit from the Residenz to the royal path now Briennerstrasse to the Nymphenburg Castle in a more attractive way Within the scope of the defortification and enlargement of Munich crown prince Ludwig later King Ludwig I decided to have created this square as well as a luxurious main road to the north of Munich and put Leo v Klenze in charge of the design in 1816 As there were no private sponsors available mainly official buildings were constructed at the Ludwigsstrasse that now accommodates many faculties of the University of Munich the Ludwig Maximilians University The Feldherrnhalle 1841 1844 that is located at the Odeonsplatz between Theatiner and Residenzstrasse was designed by Friedrich v Gärtner on the model of the Logga dei Lanzi in Florence Ludwig I wanted to have erected a victory monument on the Bavarian army and its generals The two bronze statues in front of the Feldherrnhalle designed by Ludwig v Schwanthaler are cast from melted canons and represent Earl Tilly and Prince Wrede The statue

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  • Munich Monuments: Olympic Tower
    in the north of Munich At a speed of 7 m s an escalator brings you to the view platform of the Olympic Tower which is at a height of 190 m When the weather is clear you have a great view of Munich and its surroundings and sometimes you can see up to the Alps The Olympic Tower was built in 1968 with a height of 289 53 meters Therefore it is almost 3 times as high as the Wahrzeichen of Munich the Frauenkirche In 2005 it received a new antenna and now its height is even 291 28 meters It provides TV and radio to about 6 000 000 users in Munich and in the south of Bavaria If you are hungry or just want to relax and enjoy the view there is also a restaurant on the Olympic Tower The great thing about the restaurant is that it revolves very slowly around the tower so that you can enjoy the great view even more In 2004 the Olympic Tower was enriched by another attraction the highest rock museum throughout the world There you can view interesting paraphernalia of famous rock stars like the Rolling Stones Pink Floyd

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