Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Toy Museum, Munich.

The Spielzeugmuseum (as it is known in German) is a huge museum of toys dating back to the 1800's. It has 4 floors packed with displayed dolls, aeroplanes and other toys from all over America and Europe. You can have a wander round for a couple of hours for just a 3 fee.  

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Max-Joseph-Platz, Munich.

Max-Joseph-Platz is a large square in central Munich, named after King Maximilian Joseph, King of Bavaria from 1806-1825. It is home to a statue of the King himself, erected in 1835, the National Theatre Munich, The Residenztheatre and the Munich Residenz, a former Royal palace of Bavarian monarchs, which is open for public viewing.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Englischer Garten, Munich.

Englischer Garten is a 910 acre public park in Munich, much bigger than Central Park in New York, that is styled on an 18th-19th century style popular in Britain at the time. It was opened in 1792 and now contains a Japanese tea house, a nude sunbathing area, streams, an artificial lake, beer gardens and the Chinesischer Turm, as well as gardens and other architecture. This makes it a perfect place to relax in the sun, go for a jog  or have a beer or two!!

Friday, 11 January 2013

Heiliggeistkirche, Munich

Heiliggeistkirche is a Gothic hall church which originally belonged to the Hospice of the Holy Ghost in the 14th century but was remodelled in 1724-1730. After the hospice buildings were demolished in 1885, Franz Lšwel added three bays at the west end of the church and gave it a neo-Baroche facade.

The church, like many buildings in Munich, suffered severe damage during WWII and was restored afterwards.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

BMW headquarters, Munich.

Built by 1972 and standing at 331ft, the BMW warehouse is one of the most notable landmarks in Munich. The main tower consists of four vertical towers separated in the centre. The four towers are suspended from the main tower, not actually touching the ground. There is also a museum across the road which you can visit.
 Located near the Olympic Village (for the 1972 Munich Olympics), it is easy to get to via underground train and holds tours (in German and English) which last up to two hours, allowing you to see firsthand how BMWs are built (it may be worth booking your tour in advance ). If you don't get time to go, you can get an amazing view from the Olympic Tower in the Olympic village, which is only a short walk away.