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This 18th-century church is one of the finest examples of Bavarian Rococo architecture in town. St Michael in Berg am Laim was built between 1738 to 1751 by eminent architect, Johann Michael Fischer for Clemens August, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne. From its facade to its interiors, the edifice has a serene aura while the ornate altar, fresco, ceiling paintings and columns are an impressive sight to behold.
At the St. Michael's Church the street leads to the Pflanzeltplatz. The church was built in the Baroque style and at the gate a proud old house with a wooden stairway expects the visitor. Church and Pflanzeltplatz still seem to have a touch of pure urban character, the old Perolehe (Bärenwald).
Evidence suggest this church's existence from the 11th Century and it is among the oldest of its kind in the city. St. Maria Ramersdorf is also a substantial pilgrimage church. Its late-Gothic facade with an onion-dome and impressive Baroque interiors were done up in the 17th Century. Its high altar of the glorified Madonna, chancel and religious artworks are a sight to behold.
Managed by Prisco Exclusive Textiles, Priscohaus is a premier event venue in the city. Perfectly located in the heart of Munich, the elegant Art-Nouveau building has a number of showrooms, and multi-functional spaces available for a variety of functions. The top three floors are available for Trade fairs, Expos, Meetings, Wedding receptions and Conferences. Your guests and associates will appreciate the elegant space with their original floors and exceptional architectural detailing. For details, please visit the website.
This 18th century building is one of the few remaining old houses in the district of Haidhausen. With just one floor, it is one of the characteristic shelters or early freehold flats, called 'Herbergen' in southern Germany. They were once very popular in this poor proletarian quarter, and functioned as homes for local workers. In recent years, the area has become very trendy and the houses are now for the wealthy rather than the poor! This particular house shows numerous exhibits detailing life in the Herbergen centuries ago. Temporary exhibitions are also arranged. Admission is free. Check website for exact timings.
St. Georg is a quaint Rococo church with influences of Romanesque and late Gothic styles of architecture. Designed by Johann Michael Fischer it features a dramatic high altar with statues of St Irene, St George on a horse and St Donatus. It also has some impressive fresco and religious artworks of its patron saint. It is the main church for the neighborhood and is famous for its cemetery which is the resting place of many celebrated German artists.
Built in 1896-99 and funded by the City of Munich, this monument celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles (1871). The golden mosaics in the hall depict nation, war, peace and victory. The Friedensengel, or Angel of Peace, provides a spectacular view of the city, and is sited above a superb terrace, which is unfortunately marred by heavy traffic. The name 'Friedensengel' in fact glosses over historical reality. The monument portrays Athena, goddess of wisdom and peace, but also goddess of 'strategic' war, and she holds Nike in her hand, the goddess of victory; an allegory illustrating the victorious peace which followed the Franco-German war of 1870-71.
Across 5000 square meters, is the cumulative technological development of Munich's Transport history. Here you'll find a fascinating array of over twenty cars, trams, buses and more. Along with that, you'll get to learn about the local history of the city, with realtion to the development of technology. Kids will love exploring the old vehicles and you can even the inner workings of a Tram through a fun interactive exhibit. Wanted to know what it feels like to drive a metro train? You can try it out with the fun simulator. Open every second Sunday from 11 to 5, it's best to check the timings online.
Out of town you once again run into an idyllic place: the Lorettokapelle, where a brewery is situated. A big fire in 1987 formed the high bank area.
Home of a gifted students' foundation, Maximilianeum also houses the state parliament (Bavarian Langtag). A palatial structure, this monument overlooks the east bank of the River Isar. The interior is decorated with beautiful work of art and Mosaics. Maximilianeum is also the headquarter of all Landtagsfraktionen. The monument is built joining three sections, a concave massive center building and with several wings added to to it for extra office space.
One of the oldest English-style landscape gardens and one of the largest municipal parks in Europe, the Englischer Garten translated as the English Garden, is Munich's crowning glory. Although perhaps best known for its nudists, the park is popular with all types of people all year round. Other features include a Chinese pagoda with adjoining beer garden, the Monopteros Greek temple, a river and a boating lake. Visitors can also attend a traditional tea ceremony in the Japanese tea house.
Thierschplatz is one of the most quaint and quiet plazas of the city. The square is marked by a little garden and a clandestine fountain stands at the center of the garden. This is a perfect place to sit and relax after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. A number of beautiful buildings with interesting architectural features make the Thierschplatz their address. The tree-lined promenade and chirping birds create an enchanting aura around this place. The plaza looks particular breathtaking when it snows.