A Day in Munich: Sites to See

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Ahhh, Munich. One of the last/most recent cities we were able to visit in the grand country of Germany. And while I didn’t not like any of the cities I’ve seen in Germany, I do believe we saved one of the best ones for last.  They say Bavaria (the state where Munich is) is the Texas of Germany. And other than hosting the annual Oktoberfest, Munich is filled with lots to see! Here’s a list of some of the top Munich Sites.

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Siegestor (Victory Gate)

I always love seeing different countries’ version of the Arc De Triomphe. This is the view from the rear side – in the front of it There are also lion carrying that carriage in the statue up top! This arch used to be a tribute to the Bavarian army, but was later deemed a reminder of peace. What I like about this arch? For some odd reason it was completely empty when we visited – which mean free reign to take any pictures we wanted!

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Whenever I visit a city, I always enjoy exploring the parks for a while to escape the busyness. Most great cities have them. And this park, is one of the largest in all of Europe – go big or go home, right? Even bigger than central park! It’s very well maintained, and filled with random statues and history.

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This is a monumental loggia in the Odeonsplatz corner, that was originally built to… of course… honor an army! It’s meaning has changed over the course of history though – during the nazi period it served as a monument commemorating the death of 16 members of the Nazi party. This place was a lot more crowded than the arch, but my favorite were the lions.

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Munich Residenz

The Residenz is the largest city palace in all of Germany, and used to be occupied by Bavarian Monarchs. Today it is open to visitors for its architecture, room decorations, and displays. We didn’t get a chance to tour the Residenz, but we did layout in the Hofgarten for a while. A great place for picnics!

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The main city square of Munich, Germany is Marienplatz. This is the place to go to find unique restaurants and to get your shopping fix in. This is actually where we went to get our traditional Oktoberfest attire.

Some other awesome notable sites to not pass up while in Munich: Nymphenburg Palace, Olympia Park, and the BMW museum.

What are your favorite Munich Sites?

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