Thursday, June 21, 2007

Thursday Thirteen: Munich

Thursday Thirteen - Nymphenburg PalaceI live in the beautiful city of München (Munich), Deutschland (Germany), which is the capital of Bayern (Bavaria). Here are 13 things to see and do in Munich.

#23 - 13 Things to See and Do in Munich
  1. Nymphenburg Palace and Park: The baroque palace in the west part of Munich was the summer residence of the Bavarian monarchs. (The photo above is of Nymphenburg Palace).

  2. Neue Schloss Schleißheim with fountains and gardensSchleißheim Palaces: Together with the Lustheim Palace, the Old and the New Schleißheim Palace constitute one of the major baroque complexes in Germany.

  3. Munich Residence and Treasury: For five hundred years the facility in the middle of the old city was the residence and center of power of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings, but also an expression of art, intellect and passion for building. The Treasury offers unique gold work from the Middle Ages right through to the classicism period. But the eminent collection also comprises precious works made of mountain crystal and ivory, gems, jewelry, tableware, right up to Ottoman daggers. Among the highlights of the collection are the Bavarian crown insignia and the precious statuette of St George the Knight.

  4. Chinesischer Turm at the Englischer GartenEnglischer Garten: Munich's famous 900-acre park has shaded paths, brooks, ponds and swans and is best known for its four beer gardens (Chinesischer Turm, Seehaus, Hirschau, Aumeister) and nude sunbathers. The park stretches from the center of the city to the northern city border.

  5. Munich Court Garden: The Munich Court Garden was begun in 1613 as a complex Renaissance Garden, with a pavilion dating from 1615 by Heinrich Schön the Elder in the middle of a network of paths intersecting at various angles.

  6. Olympic Park: Site of the 1972 Olympics, this landscaped park contains sport facilities, lakes, bicycle paths, concert venues, restaurants and a football (soccer to those in North America) stadium, as well as its landmark "tent-style" roofs.

  7. Frauenkirche: The "Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady" is the largest church in Munich. Located in the city center, the Catholic cathedral is a major landmark and a popular tourist attraction. It has a Late Gothic nave from the 15th century, and an interior with works of art spanning 5 centuries

  8. Tierpark Hellabrun (website in German): Munich's zoo was the first "Geo-Zoo" in the world, with approximately 460 species and a total of about 5000 animals.

  9. Hofbräuhaus: This beloved beer hall has existed since 1644 and lives up to its reputation: beer, food, tourists, oom-pah music, drunken revelry and Lederhosen.

  10. Hieroglyphics at the Egyptian Museum Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (website in German): The Egyptian collection is located in the Residenz. The museum evolved from the collections made by Duke Albrecht V and King Ludwig I and contains pieces from every period of Egyptian history, from the predynastic period (4500-3000 B.C.) to the Coptic period (4th-9th c. A.D.). On exhibit are sculptures, reliefs, jewelry, tools, and weapons, as well as sarcophagi.

  11. Deutsches Museum: This Munich museum was one of the first science and technology museums in the world, and also one of the most frequently visited. It is also one of the largest, covering an area of 50,000 square meters. The museum has been providing visitors with a comprehensive basic understanding of science and technology for one hundred years.

  12. Oktoberfest: Running from late September to early October, Munich is famous for this Bavarian Beer festival that features more than just beer. Visit the Oktoberfest website for more details, including the history of this festival.

  13. Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site: The memorial site was erected on the grounds of the Dachau concentration camp. We can never forget what occurred and we should honour the memory of those who were killed.
References: Munich Tourist Office


45 comments

Benjamin Fuzz said...

ooohhh...mom remembers lots of those places from when she visited munich in the early 80s (mom's OLD!).

dachau was a harrowing experience. mom remembers the monument with the phrase 'Never Again'.

ben fuzz

Daisy said...

You live in a very interesting place! I would like to visit all of the gardens in my stroller. My Mommie wishes she could go to the Dachau concentration camp memorial site and pay her respects.

Parker said...

Munich looks like a lovely place! There are so many things that would be fun to see or do!

Jeter and Mickey said...

yer tt iz verree intrestin dh ...
maybe sumday mi mom will vizit munich.
anudder intrestin thing iz ...
yer yankeez cap wuz returned to me yesturday! pleez send yer address again to jeterharris@optonline.net ... an maybe u can get it by yer birfday!
duhr!
luv--yer grate frend--jh

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hmm, I wonder if da area we live in is covered with parks because of all the early German settlers here? If yoo look at a map of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa it looks like we haf parks every 4 blocks!

Faz the Cat said...

Wow, what an amazing city Munich is. The girl human was very pleased to read this as she will be travelling regularly to Munich when her new job starts in September. FAZ

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

momma has been to munich several times and liked it very much.
Some of the places you described she's already seen, some not.

MamaLee said...

I would love to visit! thanks for sharing those pics - wonderful.

Happy TT!

Caesar and Princess said...

Oh.... Mommie wants to go back to Germany right now. She lived there as a little girl when her daddie worked for the State Dept.
Mommie please please, do not leave us!!!

Thank you Dragonheart for sharing these very interesting areas. Everyone needs to go and visit beautiful countries. This planet is so beautiful!

The Furry Kids said...

Thank you for sharing all those neat photos of your city. It looks very beautiful.

Eric and Flynn said...

The photos and the information about Munich was very interesting. It looks a beautiful place.

Lara Croft said...

Beautiful. I hope to visit some day. My father was stationed near there between the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. He loved the people there. I have a lot of heritage there to. LC

mar said...

Even though I am not a beer drinker (I will drink anything else though, lol) I loved Oktoberfest (I have been there once) and the Englischer Garten offers the most beautitiful scenario for a gepflegtes Bier, a nice beer :)
Happy TT!

The Meezers said...

sounds like you live in a furry interesting place!

jcfloresinc said...

Wow, those are some nice places to go. It is a very beautiful place. One day Mom wants to go there. Great T13.
Samantha & Tigger

P.S. Computer is still on the fritz, Mom's taking it back in a few minutes. Hopefully, she can bring it home with her.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Incredible! I can't believe how amazing it is where you live. I wish I could come and visit.

Kaze

MamaArcher said...

hubby grew up in Germany we are hoping to get there some day. Thanks for your list!

Forty Paws said...

Munich sounds like a wonderful place!! Uhm, nude sunbathers in a city park? Wowee. That's furry inchrestin.

Luf, Us

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Wow, thats a lot of pretty buildings. Such an interesting place to live.

Cindy Swanson said...

What a beautiful city! I'd love to visit someday. Thanks so much for sharing!

My TT is up...all about movies.

The Meezer Gang said...

Living in Munich seems so much more interesting than living in Florida! All we have is BEEEG lizards and sharks.

I am doing great today, thank you for asking. I am beginning to "show" now!!!

Purrs,
Stella

Yoggie said...

Although I am a German cat I never was in Munich before. That seems to be a very nice place to be.

Darla said...

I've been to most of those--not the gardens, though. Maybe one of these days.

Skittles, The Huntress said...

you live in a very nice place!

Skittles, The Huntress

Judi said...

Very cool list!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

mm, those all look like wonderful places to visit. I want the palace. I dont mean I want to visit it, I mean I want it to be mine.

Number 13 looks like somewhere my human would like to visit.

Robin said...

It looks like a beautiful city.

Julia said...

Oh what a beautiful city Munich is! Someday when I go Germany, I visit the places you spoken of :)

Happy TTs - have a good day

Julia-Yen

Gretchen said...

Wow...you live in a very old, very pretty place.

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, Munich sounds superduper! Momma sez it sounds like a place she'd love to visit.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Lulu said...

Oh! I am so printing this list! My husband and I are supposed to be visiting the Munich/Bavaria area at the end of October. As long as I can find some cheap airfare from Atlanta!

Nice TT! Thank you!

jazper said...

not the mama wants to visit now... esp for number ten!

Hot(M)BC said...

Wow, yoo live in a furry interesting place, Dragonheart! Do yoo get to see all those places? I guess yoo can telerport to them if nuffin else.
Purrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Beautiful place! We are making mommy takes notes, so that when her health is better and she is more confident travelling again, she and daddy can go to Europe and visit Munich!

~Donny, Marie, Casey

Monty Q. Kat said...

You're quite the tour guide, Dragonheart!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Wow, Munich looks like a lovely place to visit. Thanks for a fascinating post, Dragonheart!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Joy T. said...

Excellent TT. I printed this out. It's always been a dream to visit Germany and now I have lots of ideas of where to go.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

You live in a neat place, Dragonheart. Meowmie enjoyed reading about your town, because she was there in 1971. Can yew beleive anyone can ackshualy be that old?
~Maggie Mae

Katie said...

Wow what a lot of nice places to go and see! I'd love to go to Munich one day, that's on my list of things to see. You're lucky living in such an interesting place!

Auf weidersehen! (or something like that, haha German class in grade 9 was so long ago!)

Chen & Ollie said...

Dragonheart, Munich looks lovely. We would like to visit sometime.
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Mommy's had several friends go to the Oktoberfest and they raved about it. She's hoping to make it there someday.

Rosie & Cheeto said...

HEHEHE, sumthing tells us yer favurite is the Englischer Garten whare yoo can ware nothing and make stinkies while on the paths!

Tara (not the cat) said...

I lived in Germany when I was a child, and my parents wanted to make sure that even as children we visited Dachau. I think I was 9 or 10 years old at the time (25 years ago) and I can still remember the impact it made on me. I think it is something that will live with me for the rest of my life. It is a very powerful and moving place to visit.

Tara (not the cat)

TorAa said...

Have you really visited all these wonderful places? Not just passing by running with your mom and dad?LOL;)

Wonderful post. I have not been to Munich since 1975 - on a 2 weeks media training course.

claudie said...

I was in München for a few days several years ago and really I found this town beautiful! So lovely memories in the englishen Garten, at the super stadium, I visited the zoo too and the restaurants...
You live in a marvelous place!