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Munich Sparkles

A June 2003 trip to Munich by akakd

Romantik Hotel Insel Muhle Photo, More Photos
Quote: In the words of Thomas Mann, "Munich sparkles". Our introduction to Munich was the soothing sounds of a brook from our balcony at the Romantik Hotel Insel-Muhle, a calming respite from the noise and crowds of the city.

Munich Sparkles

Overview

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Start in the Marienplatz for an old world feel. Visit Hofbrauhaus, historic beer hall, for fun & refreshment. The Residenz & Cuvilliés Theater are of interest. For a sight not on the typical tourist route, visit the tiny Asamkirche Rococo Church. If you like art, particularly Impressionists, take in Neue Pinakothek.

Quick Tips:

Time your visit to the Marienplatz to coincide w/ the Glockenspiel Performance at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m.

Purchase a Welcome Card, which is good for ALL public transportation, as well as discounts on entrance fees.

Best Way To Get Around:

Most sights are w/in easy walking distance of metro stations.

Romantik Hotel Insel Muhle

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Hotel | "Romantik Hotel Insel-Muhle"

Romantik Hotel Insel Muhle Photo,
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The Romantik Hotel Insel-Muhle, on the outskirts of Munich, provided a welcomed respite from the hustle & bustle of the city crowds. The Insel-Muhle boasted huge, comfortable rooms w/ private balconies overlooking a garden & babbling brook. Very soothing after a day of sightseeing. While there was no air conditioning & no elevator, the other amenities well made up for it. On-site parking was free. There was a restaurant on site, as well as a huge Biergarten w/ a pond, shade trees, & even a playground for children. German families came w/ picnics & drank beer, played cards, & relaxed. The Biergarten offered a variety of foods, from pretzel & ice cream snacks to full meals. Full breakfasts were ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 23, 2003

Romantik Hotel Insel Muhle
VON KAHR STR 87
Munich, Germany 80999
49-89-81010

Marienplatz

Attraction

Marienplatz Photo, Munich, Germany
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Our first stop was the Marienplatz w/ the beautifully ornate Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) & the Alter Rathausturm (Old Town Hall). The "New" Town Hall was built between 1867-1909. Beyond it, rising steeply to the sky, the distinctive copper onion domes of the Frauenkirche. Time your visit to the Marienplatz for 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. for the Glockenspiel Performance. Then head over to the Hofbrauhaus (Beer Hall), a short walk away.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 23, 2003

Marienplatz
Marienplatz 8
Munich, Germany 80331

Munich Residenz

Attraction | "Residenz & Cuvilliés Theater"

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For centuries, the Residenz was the political & cultural centre of royalty, as well as the former residence of Bavarian Kings. Various rulers furnished & extended the rooms to suit their personal tastes. This was also where rulers kept their art collections & treasures. The collections were opened to the public in 1920. Worth the visit alone is the magnificent vaulted chamber w/ stunning frescoes. Also notable are the five rooms of wall paintings in the Konigsbau depicting scenes from the great German epic, the Nibelungenlied. Behind the Residenz is the Cuvilliés Theater, a lavish Rococo style theater still in use today.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 23, 2003

Munich Residenz
Max-joseph-platz 3
Munich, Germany 80539
49 (89) 290-671

Asamkirche (Asam Church)

Attraction | "Asamkirche Rococo Church"

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The Asamkirche Rococo Church, built as a tiny private family church, is an explosion of decoration w/ no surface left unembellished. It was completed in 1746. It's a bit overpowering, w/ so much crammed into so small a space, yet definitely worth seeing. The house next door was the residence of the stuccoist & sculptor. From one of his windows, he could see the richly decorated altar.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 24, 2003

Asamkirche (Asam Church)
Sendlinger Strasse 32/singlspieler Strasse
Munich, Germany