Munich is an important cultural center of Germany. It is the city of numerous historical and cultural monuments, festivals and beautiful parks. On this page you will be able to see the full list of the most well-known tourist attractions and sights to see in Munich. This list is interactive, allowing you to see where an attraction is located as well as to see numerous photos, so that you may decide which sight you want to visit.
Marienplatz is the central and most important square in Munich. The square got its name after Virgin Mary, the patron saint of the city, who after hearing the prayers of the citizens of Munich saved them from the cholera epidemic. During the medieval Marienplatz was actually a local market, called Shrenen, where the citizens used to gather and discuss social and political issues of their society. At the time, various events and manifestations took place at this market, as well as the hanging of the political opponents which all the citizens could attend.
The popular Hellabrunn Zoo stretches on over 40 hectares, located in the southern part of the city along the Isar River. The Zoo was founded in 1911 as the first geo-garden. The main characteristic of this complex is that animals are not classified by species, but according to their geographical position in the world. Therefore, for example, a tiger is not located near other animals from the feline family, but next to the rhinoceros.
English garden is one of the most beautiful and largest parks in the world, even bigger than the New York Central Park. The word English in this case depicts the gardening style used in the landscaping of the park, which was represented in England at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. The beautiful green area is designed for various activities, from long walks and biking tours to surfing on the waves in the park (waves are artificially created through a pumping mechanism from a stream flowing through the whole park).
Odeonplatz is a large square located in the very center of Munich. The characteristic appearance of the square is a work of a famous architect Leo von Klenze (court architect of Bavarian King Ludwig I). The square was named after the concert hall, which was also built by Klenze. In 1862, a monument of Ludwig I on horseback was placed on the square, and in the base of this monument, there are four statues representing art, religion, poetry and industry.