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The Nymphenburg Palace
The ‘Schloss Nymphenburg’ is a 17th century fairytale palace hosting several museums and set in wooded grounds with sculpted gardens. The palace itself began as a summer palace with similar architecture to Paris’ Versaille palace, then in the 18th century was given a baroque facelift, changing the geometric complex into a more natural design. Easy to get to from town (it’s just 13 minutes on the tram from central station) you can even just check out the grounds for free if you don’t want to pay for the entrance ticket (prices vary depending on season – check here). For summer 2017 there is some restoration work taking place in the Southern Salettl so see their site before you go!
The Olympic Park
A must for all architecture and sporting fans, the 1972 Olympic Park (containing the Olympic Stadium, Tower and the Hill) is also now emblematic on the city’s skyline. Plenty of events take place in the park now including concerts and fairs, and of course sporting events. Originally built for “The Cheerful Games” of 1972, the Olympics were aimed at presenting a better (West) Germany since the last Olympics under the Nazi regime in 1936, but unfortunately has been remembered in history for the massacre which took place of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorist. Two years after the Olympics were held here it hosts the World Cup Final where the West Germany football team beat the Dutch to claim the winning top spot. These days the Park is also the mecca for BMW fans. The tower and the Hill here are also two of the city’s best spots to see a panoramic view stretching out to the Alps!
Munich’s Football Mecca – The Allianz Arena
The Allianz Arena is home to multi European Cup winners FC BAYERN MUNICH and 1860 Munich – a Mecca for all footy lovers and a huge 70,000 seater stadium. Affectionately known as a spaceship after dark, you can catch tours of the stadium, or better still – a home match. Tickets for Bayern are harder to come by than 1860 Munich, but check out our article on how to here…
This palace was modelled on Versaille by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who wanted to create a “temple of glory” here in 1873. It’s set on the island of Herreninsel, on the lake between Munich and Salzburg – with quite a view! The Schloss Herrenchiemsee was never finished actually (some of the rooms inside were never decorated), but the ones that were are exquisitely done in French Rococo style. When the king died only the gardens and fountains were finished. To get there from Munich you can take the train to Chiemsee then a steam train (or by foot) and then a boat. It’s an adventure but we think it’s worth it!
The Bavarian Alps
Within an hour you can be outside of the city and into the Alps in nearby Tegernsee. 20 minutes more and you can be at Garmisch Partenkirchen – home to the 1936 Winter Olympics and a great place to hike in summer. From here you can check out Germany’s highest mountain – the Zugspitze and the beautiful Partnachklamm gorge. For the adventurous you can also hike up to Ludwig’s lodge up the Schachen. Plan your trip here
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