Munich Journals

Munich, Germany - Spring 2009

A March 2009 trip to Munich by flyingscot4

The sign for the Cuvillies Theater Photo, Munich, Germany More Photos
Quote: Travels in Munich, Germany during March/April - 2009
First day in Munich Photo, Munich, Germany
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Springtime in Munich, and indeed, most of Germany, can be character building when it comes to weather. It is frequently cold, rainy with stinging sleet, and overcast much of the time. Yuk!Munich - Spring 2009I arrived at Munich's Franz-Joseph Strauss Flughafen on March 23rd. I took the S-8 suburban train to Munich's huge Hauptbahnhof, caught the #58 bus to Mozartstr. ("strasse or straße" is "street," "pl" is platz" or "place") and walked the 100 or so feet to my favorite hostel in Munich, The Easy Palace Hostel. I checked in, went to my room, and found a bottom bunk (thank God). After a quick shower, I organized my g...Read More

Schloss Nymphenburg

Attraction | "Oh, Those Wittelsbachs!"

Schloss Nymphenburg Photo, Munich, Germany
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It is indeed difficult for most of us to comprehend the wealth of some of the world's dynasties. The entire wealth of an empire was in the hands of a single individual to do with as he/she pleased. This is especially true in the cases of long-lasting dynasties. Like the Hapsburg's, the Wittelsbachs were around for centuries, seven to be precise. I mention this only in respect to Schloss Nymphenburg which was the summer palace of the Wittelsbach's. Their winter quarters were at the Residenz, an even more opulent palace. Ludwig II of Bavaria abandoned further enlargements of Nymphenburg and the Residenz, and opted to build new palaces, Schloss's Neuschw...Read More

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Schloss Nymphenburg
Schlossrondell
Munich, Germany 80638
+49 89 179080

Munich Residenz

Attraction | "Cuvilliés Theater"

The sign for the Cuvillies Theater Photo, Munich, Germany
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This stunning theater, designed by François Cuvilliés, is another highlight of the Residenz. With a four year renovation completed in mid-2008, the theater has been restored to its rightful place as one of the most beautiful theaters in all of Europe.Cuvilliés, a Belgian-born Bavarian, first came to the attention of Max Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, as a court dwarf. The Elector quickly recognized the the fact that the diminutive Cuvilliés possessed a certain brilliance in designing military fortifications and sent him to Paris to study. (The histories of both men are quite interesting.) Returning to Munich, Cuvilliés brought with him the new designs of Paris. Duri...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 2, 2009

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