About Munich

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‘Auer Dult’ is one of the oldest of Munich’s markets, held three times every year in the square around Mariahilf church. Its name Auer is derived from its location in the Munich district of Au and Dult simply means fair. The fair comprises of three parts – Maidult or May fair, Jakobidult or July fair and last but not least Kirchweihdult. Over the years this annual market has evolved into a fair, a festive occasion for people to enjoy and vendors, performers, junk-dealers and quacks to work. Today it serves as one of the largest jumble sale, a place where … Continue reading

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Located near the Olympiapark in Munich and established in 1972 shortly before the Summer Olympics opened, the BMW museum is one of its kind focusing on the history of the automobile manufacturer BMW. When the construction of BMW Welt began directly opposite the museum, it was renovated from 2004 to 2008 and later reopened on June 21, 2008. The museum is a very popular one with about 250,000 people visiting it each year. The tourists get a detailed overview of BMW’s technical development throughout the company’s history with a varied display of engines and turbines, aircraft, motorcycles, and vehicles in … Continue reading

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The city museum of Munich or The Munich Stadtmuseum was founded in 1888 by Ernst von Destouches. Located in the former municipal arsenal and stables, both the buildings of the museum are of late Gothic period. The museum hosts a number of fascinating exhibitions all year round. Most of these are in German however, English translations are available in the form of audio guides and language booklets. All these exhibitions display the entire history of Munich. It relates the story of Munich’s transformation and the various stages of its development. The exhibition encompasses around 850 precious years of Munich’s history, … Continue reading

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The Frauenkirche or the “Cathedral of Our Dear Lady” is a church in the Bavarian city of Munich. It is the seat of its Archbishop and serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. This plainly designed church is made from red bricks in the late Gothic style. The church towers are widely visible because of local height limits. The two towers of the church are almost of same hieght- the north tower is 98.57 metres (323.4 ft) while the south tower is only 98.45 metres (323.0 ft), 12 centimetres (4.7 in) less. The south tower is open to those … Continue reading

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The visitors to the beautiful city of Munich find no dearth of places to visit here as the city is dotted with exotic tourist spots. Among them is the Munich’s Nymphemburg Palace, which is surely a delight for the tourists. The central pavilion is the oldest part of the palace, built (1664) as a gift from Elector Ferdinand Maria to his wife Adelaide of Savoy. The ground floor here has a gift shop. The palace was mainly used as a summer residence. The main structure is over 650m long. The palace has the Stone Hall, a massive Rococo ballroom with … Continue reading