Place of interest in Munich
The city’s most well-known building is the New Town Hall located in Marienplatz which is the central square in Munich. The Glockenspiel (or a real-life cuckoo-clock) sounds at 11 am, noon and at sometimes of the year 5 pm. The not as impressive Old Town Hall also lies off Marienplatz. Stop by both to compare the differences in architecture and decide which one you prefer.
The Cathedral Church of Our Dear Lady is located near the Marienplatz. In late Gothic style, experience a church that withstood both World Wars and has been lovingly renovated in years since. If you want to see something otherworldly, look for the Devil’s Footprint on the floor of the church. Assam Church is most likely different than any other church you have ever come across. Originally meant to be a private church, the Assam brothers built a unique and enthralling Baroque-styled church. This church almost seems like a secret hidden in plain sight the way it blends in with the surrounding buildings.
Munich Residenz began as a castle and eventually became a place of government. Now it is open to the public as a museum displaying royal apartments, grand rooms as well as rotating exhibits. If the weather is pleasant, enjoy a picnic or stroll around the Court Garden. The admission prices vary for the Munich Residenz depending on which rooms you’d like to explore. Look at your schedule and budget beforehand so you can make the best choice for you.
In the West of Munich, you will find the Schloss Nymphenburg, which was once the summer home for Bavarian royalty but is now open for all visitors no matter their royal status. Entrance to the castle will set you back €5 with a student ID.