10 Of the Most Famous Buildings in Munich to Visit
There are many beautiful buildings in Munich, such as the impressive Neo-Gothic architecture of the Neues Rathaus, which dominates Marienplatz, and the many beautiful Neoclassical churches and modern buildings. Here, Travel Pixy has chosen the best of the best, so grab your camera, put on your most comfortable shoes, and start walking around Munich.
The Asam brothers, who were sculptors and architects, built this small chapel for themselves between 1733 and 1746. They hoped that by building it, they would be saved, and the church’s interior shows this: the top of the church is the lightest, representing salvation in heaven, while the pews are mostly dark, representing salvation on earth. It’s a surprise to find it tucked between buildings on Sendlingerstraße. It’s made of marble and has statues and other works of art in it.
Building, Concert Hall, Landmark for Architecture
The New Town Hall is right in the middle of Marienplatz, which has made it one of the most well-known buildings in Munich. It was built in the late 1800s and is a huge 9,159 square meters (98,600 square feet), with more than 400 rooms. Georg von Hauberrisser, who won a competition, was the one who made it. Today, it’s still used as an office by the city council and mayor. It’s also where the football team FC Bayern greets fans when they win the Bundesliga, Germany’s football league. Keep an eye on the time when you visit. One of its most famous features is the elaborate Glockenspiel cuckoo clock, where a carousel of figures dances at 11am, 12pm, and 5pm.
The Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Herz-Jesu-Kirche) in Munich is a beautiful building that will impress everyone, whether they are religious or not. The huge blue glass cube has the largest church doors in the world and hides another wooden cube inside. If you go to Munich on a major holiday, you might see the whole front of the building open up. However, most of the time, you just walk in through a smaller pair of front doors. It was finished in 2000 to replace the church that had been there before. That church had burned down in 1994. The church is a truly amazing place of worship. Its design is amazing, and you should go see it.
The two onion-shaped domes of this church stand out the most on the skyline of Munich. Construction began in 1468, but airstrikes during World War II did a lot of damage. Since then, it has been slowly fixed up. Compared to some of the other churches in Munich, the inside is pretty simple and plain. Instead of fancy stucco work, you’ll find a series of small chapels and the grave of Holy Roman Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian. If you climb the south tower, you can see all of Munich. On a clear day, you can even see the Alps.
Memorial, Park, and Structure
In 1675, the palace was built to mark the birth of the Bavarian heir to the throne, Max Emanuel. It quickly became a favorite of the rulers of Bavaria because of its beautiful gardens and grand rooms. Several of them were born or died here. Tourists can’t see all of the rooms in the palace, but once you’ve seen everything inside, you can head outside to see the formal gardens. There’s even an app that uses augmented reality to help visitors learn more about what they’re seeing.
The tall towers of the yellow Theatinerkirche are right next to the Odeonsplatz U-Bahn station. Each tower is 66 meters (217 feet) tall. A Bavarian nobleman built this Catholic church in the 1700s to give thanks for the birth of his long-awaited heir to the throne. Agostino Barelli, the church’s Italian architect, gave Munich a touch of the Mediterranean with its high-Baroque style, ornate interiors, and yellow Rococo-style exterior. The inside of the Theatine is very beautiful. Make sure to look up at the stucco work and sculptures in the dome, which is 71 meters (233 feet) high.
Pinakothek der Moderne
Building, Art Gallery, Museum
The museum of modern art, architecture, and design in Munich is in a striking building. Designed by Stephan Braunfels, it has a 25-meter-high (82-foot-high) glass dome, large picture windows, and thin, tall pillars. The rotunda is like an Italian piazza and is where all museum tours begin. Inside, the large, white halls are fun to walk through and make a great blank canvas for the art. Don’t miss the only piece of the old Prince Arnulf barracks that still stands. It is between the new Pinakothek and the Museum Brandhorst, where you can see the striking Large Red Sphere by Walter de Maria.
Since it was finished in 1897, Justizpalast has been home to the Bavarian Department of Justice and District Court I. It is close to the city’s main train station. It is best known as the place where the White Rose resistance group was tried in 1943. In room 253, where the trial took place, there is now a permanent exhibit about the Scholl siblings and their fight against Nazism. The Neo-Baroque building was made by the architect Friedrich von Thiersch. In the middle of the ceiling is a complicated glass dome that lets light into the building during the day. Justizpalast is free to get into, and the main entrance is often used for shows about the justice system.
Even though it started out as a small castle in 1385, the Residenz is now a symbol of prestige. Its grand palace is now thought to be one of the largest museum complexes in Bavaria, with many art collections and exhibitions about Bavaria’s history, as well as the occasional classical music concert and competition. Even though it’s closed on some public holidays, it’s usually open until 5pm (or 6pm in the summer), but if you’re planning to go, you should know that you can’t bring in large bags.
Even before you go inside, it’s clear that Museum Brandhorst brings a modern touch to Munich’s art scene. The building’s exterior is covered with 36,000 tubes glazed in different colors, creating a stunning kaleidoscopic effect. Inside, there are permanent shows with works by modern art stars like Damien Hirst, Joseph Beuys, and Andy Warhol. The walls are mostly white, and there are a lot of open spaces. The famous Marilyn portrait by the latter is one of the most popular things to see at the museum.
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